Okay, I just have to say it . . . if your children like video games, Mario Odyssey is wonderful. It is only on the Nintendo Switch so that is a drawback. Sean recently purchased one and got the Mario game.
This game, as well as other games, I would think, has some benefits to your children. It helps with coordination and motor skills. It has puzzles to solve but not in the way most people probably think of puzzles. These puzzles are the kind where you have to figure out how to achieve the stated goal.
There are maps, which is a good skill to learn. And there is even an bit of aerobic workout. Okay, that one is probably stretching it a bit, but my heart definitely was pumping and I even broke into a slight sweat at one time.
I wouldn’t call this an educational game but it is fun and has some good qualities (listed above). I cannot think of any reason that I could not recommend this game.
If you played Mario 64, you will notice some nods to that game. It made me smile. And it had some “flat” Paper Mario type segments with game play like the first Super Mario I played when I was younger. Lots of fun!
OH! And after you beat the big boss and see the credits, there is still some adorable game play left!!! They definitely did this game right! Okay, I’ll stop gushing now.
Hope you didn’t mind my little review of this wonderful game today.
Until next time, God bless