Hand a Joy-Con controller to a friend to enjoy simultaneous multiplayer: Player 1 controls Mario while Player 2 controls Mario's new ally Cappy.
I'd argue that the former plumber isn't even the star of this game; that honor goes to Cappy, his new symbiotic hat that does most of the work for combat and exploration.
Cappy is a ghostly entity gifted with the power of possession.
Where Breath of the Wild reinvented the Zelda experience, Odyssey is more of a structural sequel, reacquainting gamers with the rambunctious, free-form 3D play coined in Super Mario 64, but in a much bigger way than we've seen before.
Odyssey is a love letter to that Nintendo 64 classic, with tips of the hat and references littered liberally throughout.
Few games exemplify the 3DS' status as a haven for JRPGs as well as Square-Enix's Bravely Default.
This epic adventure takes a plucky team of four heroes on a quest to revive a dying world, combining the airships-and-crystals feel of Play Station-era Final Fantasy titles with all mod cons, including adjustable random encounters, fast-forwardable battles, augmented reality cutscenes, and a fantastic Street Pass implementation.
When it comes to Nintendo's stable of iconic characters, the Switch is off to an amazing start.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched to a chorus of "best ever" proclamations, and similar sentiment will undoubtedly (and rightfully) be showered upon Super Mario Odyssey.
They can be found in various corners of the internet, usually on sites reserved for adults.
The majority of these games often have two people engaged in sex.
As the 3DS's sixth year in the world draws to a close, we can already look back on its impressively varied library with wonder; along with plenty of standout platformers, life sims, rhythm games, and puzzlers, it's also carved out a particular niche by delivering an almost non-stop barrage of first class RPGs.