Why it's on the list: It's a new 3D Mario platformer - I had to!
How I played it: Nintendo Switch
When I played it: November 2017 - January 2018
How far I got:
- Finished the main story
- Got enough moons to unlock the bone-crushing final world - and proceeded to give up on that
What I thought:
Between this coming out at the peak of my end-of-year assessments and Zelda releasing in week one of first semester, it felt like Nintendo was trying to wreck my university career. It failed (barely). Odyssey is a hell of a game, with a fine mixture of new mechanics and Mario nostalgia - plus some awesome moments and one heck of a soundtrack. My friend Joy, who has barely touched a video game in her life, couldn't put my Switch down the whole time she was visiting me this summer, all thanks to Super Mario Odyssey.