Finally! I just finished 100%-ing Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch. I collected all of the power moons in all of the kingdoms, including the "bonus levels" Dark Side and Darker Side, completed all of the achievements, collected all of the purple coins and bought every item in the stores in each kingdom as well as in the universal store.
So what do I think of the game? I've got to be honest and start off by saying that I'm actually not that much of a Mario fan. Sure I played the shit out of the old NES games but they never really left the same kind of impression on me as games like Metroid or The Legend of Zelda. I've only played a few of the later 3D Mario games and the very child friendly goofy tone of them have never felt that interesting to me. In that regard, this game is no exception. All of the characters are goofy and cartoony and the plot is beyond corny. I guess it's sort of charming in its own way but it's not really my bag.
When I first started playing I thought the difficulty level was way too low and I didn't think the game would really challenge me at all, but as I progressed I realized that some of the power moons were actually quite hard to get and I felt more and more compelled to try to get them all. Towards the end the game got quite difficult and some of the areas really proved to be brutally challenging. One of the toughest areas were in the Dark Side where you have to replay the room with all of the Bullet Bills without using your cap (the cap is very essential to the gameplay, and is almost necessary to use to get past certain areas). There were several places like that, that really forced me to step my platforming game up, and the sense of joy and achievement when I finally grabbed those moons at the end was priceless each time. (Due to lack of writing space I conclude this review in the following comment) 🎮 #bowersgotgame #supermarioodyssey #nintendoswitch