This game is a mix of XCOM turned based strategy gameplay and Mario exploration. Each world is divided into sections as are most Mario games but they are also broken into segments for each area. So, let's say you are in world 1-2, there may be a couple segments you have to explore or battle in to get through the 2nd act of world 1. The combat is very strategic, yes it starts off easy but it ramps up in difficulty quickly and you have to plan and play smart. The exploration areas in between battles offer up environmental puzzles, mazes, etc and many areas are blocked off by obstacles that you learn to eliminate as you play the game, this encourages you to go back and rock out the previous levels again for more collectibles, coins, etc.
Many people seem to not like the Rabbids, which is understandable from their minigame collections, however they absolutely shine in this adaptation. I have to say that Rabbid Peach has made me literally lol many times so far. The humor throughout the scripting and little cut scenes is all great, and even the things that happen sometimes in battle will give you a laugh.
-The graphical quality of this game is absolutely top notch! The people at Ubisoft clearly did this as a passion project and it shows in every scene. I did notice frame drops a couple of times but it was never actually during a battle.
-The sound effects are incredible and the music consists of modified versions of the classic Mario tunes we all know and love.
-All of the weapons have unique effects and every character has their strengths and weaknesses. You have to adapt your team or you will die horribly.
Overall: Graphics 10/10 (Absolutely Beautiful artwork and animations) Sound: 10/10 Great Effects and the music is excellent. Gameplay: 10/10 if you are good at strategy games like XCOM and Fire Emblem, but it may be a little too hard for the strategy newbie or for small kids.Read full review
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