Super Mario Odyssey
GENRE: Platformer DEVELOPER: Nintendo EPD PUBLISHER: Nintendo
A sandbox 3D Mario game done right, Super Mario Odyssey is everything you’d hoped for and more. Sure, Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser once again, but Mario’s journey this time around sees him taking over enemies (or inanimate objects) with the help of new sidekick Cappy to solve platforming challenges, discover hidden areas, and gather enough materials to fly the titular airship from one wondrous Kingdom to another. There’s plenty here to delight younger players, but longtime fans will get a kick out of Mario’s expanded moveset, outlandish worlds, and the charming, but short 8-bit excursions.