Though press reviews dropping for a game less than 12 hours before its release is typically cause for concern, Super Mario Odyssey is most certainly an outlier in this regard.
Odyssey is currently sitting in the high-90s on Metacritic, making it one of the best-reviewed games of all time and yet another universally-acclaimed masterpiece for the Nintendo Switch. Without question, it's safe to say that Mario's latest adventure duly lives up to expectations.
The litany of 10/10 reviews have praised Odyssey in practically every aspect, and even though it has a few minor imperfections like any game does, it stands as monumental proof of Mario's enduring ability to change with the times while still straying true to his roots.
Whether or not it dethrones The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the Switch's most-beloved game will remain to be seen, but make no mistake, Super Mario Odyssey is every bit the Game of the Year contender you want it to be...
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