While Super Mario Odyssey isn’t set to release for a few more weeks, expectations are high for Mario’s first mainline solo journey on the Nintendo Switch. Apart from the creative gameplay shown so far, the hype can get even more intense, as the first review for the game has given it a solid 10 out of 10.
Edge magazine was given the exclusive opportunity to review the upcoming title before the rest of the gaming world. While the group’s full review is still waiting to be released, the perfect score was leaked. Due to an embargo for the review of the game, Edge was forced to delay the release of the magazine until October 12th. However, Nintendo Everything found a copy of the magazine already on retail shelves, which revealed the perfect 10 score.
Edge is notoriously stingy when it comes to handing out 10s, and Odyssey is just the 20th game in the publication’s nearly 25-year history to nab the honor. Other titles to have earned a 10 include Super Mario 64, Gran Turismo, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Halo: Combat Evolved, Half-Life 2, The Last of Us, and Grand Theft Auto V, which should put this accomplishment into perspective.
What’s more, the magazine handed out its most recent 10 to Breath of the Wild, meaning the Switch now has two games Edge considers all-time classics—and it’s not even a year old. If the high scores continue once the rest of the publications can get their Odyssey reviews in, then Nintendo will have had an impressive 2017.
Odyssey is taking an expansive approach to the typical Mario romp, allowing the player to travel to new lands via an airship and interact with enemies in a new way by using Cappy. Nintendo has also been transparent about stepping away from several mainstay features in past Mario entries, like the life system. All in all, it’s hard to overlook how unique and exciting the game could be, and that’s not just because Mario can possess a dinosaur.
Super Mario Odyssey launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on October 27th.
Source: VG 24/7