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Super Mario Sunshine Discussion (Nintendo Gamecube) [game]
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Of all the games that apparently didn't have a thread before now.

I'm playing through this one right now and it's an interesting experience. I don't know what to think about Mario's island adventure. It's pretty weird.

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Posted: 07/12/17, 09:24:58  - Edited by 
 on: 07/12/17, 09:27:41
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My favorite Mario game second only to Mario 64. I loved the creativity, and the addition of Fludd (though I don't really LIKE Fludd as a character) made the whole thing feel so fresh and interesting. I also loved the setting, and the feeling of a new world. It seems like today Nintendo wouldn't do something like that and it would just be populated by Toads (I'm looking at you, Color Splash), but then along comes Odyssey to prove me wrong. In some ways it feels like Odyssey is the spiritual successor to Sunshine, so I can't wait.

Also if they would ever make my dreams come true and put GameCube titles on a Switch VC, I would buy this game again in a split second. No question.
Posted: 07/12/17, 15:32:56
It introduces Bowser Jr, which is a bummer.

Everything else about it is pretty cool, though.
Posted: 07/12/17, 19:00:50
It definitely has some flaws, but it has the best and most fun mobility in a 3D Mario game, and, therefore, in a 3D platforming game. Odyssey looks to be taking a page from Sunshine in terms of mobility. Fingers crossed!

Also, I DON'T agree with the consensus that the FLUDD-less parts were the best sections. I really liked the extra options that FLUDD gave the player. Slipping and sliding was amazing.
Posted: 07/17/17, 23:46:52
My main problem with this game was the extreme lack of polish, but I still enjoyed parts of it. The FLUDD mechanics worked pretty well and added to the game, though I think it was a mistake to make it a character. I understand why they did though, since Mario doesn't speak.
Posted: 07/18/17, 20:03:36
Posted: 07/19/17, 03:26:22
@Mop it up
What is the extreme lack of polish?

Not trying to argue, I actually don't know what you mean since it's been a few years since I last played
Posted: 07/19/17, 03:38:16
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