When they first announced the new Mario game I made a really loud squeal as a girl that just got asked by her crush to marry him. Mario is not just a game for me. It is something I grew up with and enjoyed for countless of hours with my dad and friends. The trailers got me even more excited and the whole thing screamed Mario64 to me. This game was one of my favorites and go-to games out of my youth and made me go into a blind preorder, before any reviews came out.
Sadly even though I preordered it. I was forced to wait with playing the game till I was back from my event in Hamburg. Something that was extremely hard as all my friends were freaking out over it on social media, but holy moly the wait worth it. From the moment I clicked on start game. I got sucked into a world were I played the game with a huge smile on my face. The game feels and plays just as how I remembered it in my youth and the beautiful graphics and different worlds make me want to continue playing it even far after I told myself to go to bed. The worlds feel alive and make you want to explore every single centimeter of it to find hidden secrets. The gameplay itself is even better. I am not sure what it is, but the controls feel extremely smooth and responsive and the huge amount of different combinations and moves make you constantly learn and find new ways to get to places you couldn’t go before. That combined with the uniqueness of every world and boss keeps making you run into new problems and puzzles for you to solve.
I got a decent amount of hours in to the game and I am not even half way trough it. I keep on finding new things to do that distract me from finishing the world and every little part of it feels rewarding. Overall this game is amazing and I can only rate it a 9+ for it. I honestly hope Nintendo will keep this quality of games up in the future.