Super Mario Odyssey #002 – Cascade Kingdom Overview

This post contains spoilers on Cascade Kingdom (early game version) and the general gameplay. Click here for my first impressions of the game.

First things first

I got something wrong in the first post. Actually not only Princess Peach was kidnapped (again). The same happened to Tiara, the younger sister of Cappy. She is – of course – a living, talking and flying Tiara. Bowser kidnapped her to use her as a headdress for Peach during the planned wedding. Yep… this guy is sick.

Now that we are clear on that, we are ready to jump into the action. Bowser got away in his flying ship and we are following him on his heels. For this we need a vehicle of our own. And Cappy just knows where to find one…

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Gloomhaven #000 – What is Gloomhaven?

This is my first post about Gloomhaven. It contains minor spoilers from the first two missions unlocked at the beginning of the game. 

What is Gloomhaven?

In essence Gloomhaven is a board game with a strong legacy part. The players take on the role of mercenaries based in the city of Gloomhaven. Through adventuring and undertaking missions a bigger storyline is revealed. Every mission is played in co-op mode against the game itself. There are special rules and cards, which make sure, that the enemys feel alive and behave realistic.

The characters have their own personal goals that can affect the playing style and the outcome of the missions the party undertakes. Through experience points the characters level-up and learn special abilities. On their path they find money and better equipment. After achieving their personal goal these characters go into retirement which again affects the city and the world of Gloomhaven. After a character retires, it’s player chooses a new class and creates a new character in the same game world. Continue reading “Gloomhaven #000 – What is Gloomhaven?”

Super Mario Odyssey #001 – First Look

This post contains minor spoilers for the first 15 minutes of gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey.


Besides”The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild” this was the most anticipated game after the release of the Nintendo Switch console earlier this year.

I have to be honest here. The “newest” Super Mario game I played was Super Mario 64. Since it’s release in the 90’s I was playing Super Mario World (SNES) a few times and that is pretty much it. Still, I have great childhood memories of the original Super Mario games on NES. I played Super Mario Bros. 3 for years and even if it didn’t age too well for me (I know a lot of people think different about this), it will always be one of my favorites.

But back to the present: After many trailers and small gameplay snippets Super Mario Odyssey was finally released on October 27th.  The first reviews were crazy good. The game scored around 95% (or 9.5 out of 10) on average, so my expectations were actually pretty high.

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