MopeyBloke
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Tl;dw Hat kid isn’t tight enough for Jim.

paul
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paul

I Jim’s written reviews so much they were Roger Ebert quality or better.

Jarin
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Jarin

Methinks thou doth protest too much in regards to carnal relations with Super Mario Odyssey, Jim. It’s okay, we accept you anyway.

AntarcticOasis
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AntarcticOasis

It’s a shame I got virtually nothing out of this Jimpressions other than Jim kinda liked it and he preferred it when it wasn’t open world. Fair enough but I really wish Jim went more in-depth into the mechanics etc. of the game so I understood more about it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
He probably didn’t feel he could add anything, since it’s a mascot collectathon platformer. We’ve had many many games in the same genre, some of them this year and some of them he spent ages gushing or complaining about. You can watch the Odyssey Jimpressions for a positive take on the mechanics, and read the Yooka-Laylee review or watch it’s Jimpressions for a negative take. Super Lucky’s Tale was a few weeks back, and it was another one in the same genre. My take on Jim’s take: This game is well-made and cute, but doesn’t offer anything new or unique… Read more »
Nitrium
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Nitrium

That said, it seems a lot more original than, say, Mario Odyssey, which is… you know just more Mario. The fact that you have to keep playing the same protagonist you’ve possibly already played like 10 times already alone is surely ripe for at least some criticism? Or is it the exact opposite: “oh look, it’s Mario! [squee]”.

Riuny
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Riuny

Well, I can see why someone would argue it is kind of unfair to compare this game to the most beloved, popular platformer IP on earth.

It is inevitable that Mario game is better polished than this game. But at least for me, this game does stand out when I compare it with rest of the platformers.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
That is looking at Odyssey through a very narrow lens. That’s easy to do if you’ve never actually played it, because at the surface level it is “just another mario”. Once it’s in your hands though, I daresay it has the most charm and sincerity of any game released this year and it may have done sandboxes right for the first time in many years. Exploration isn’t just rewarded with a pretty vista or generic filler collectible like other open-world games, you more often than not get additional world-building or a necessary power moon. Cappy’s powers reward just being an… Read more »
Riuny
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Riuny
I haven’t played the Odyssey yet and Hat in Time is first 3D-platformer I’ve played in many, many years. It is not a GREAT game but it is decent enough. On the contrary to Jim’s opinion, I really liked the control of this game, especially in terms of character maneuver. Most of the times, in games like this, you have to get certain items or upgrades to be able to do double-jump, wall-run, air-dash, etc. In this game, all of these come as basic maneuvering skill. So you can just almost literally jump, dive, slide around everywhere from the beginning,… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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A Lord of the Rings reference is neither late nor early, it arrives exactly when it means to.