Super Mario Odyssey has given me quite a bit of fun since it’s release. There were many things I was looking forward to with the game, which all have mostly met my expectations. There is one feature that I kind of forgot about and didn’t really keep track of that I unexpectedly just adored, and that is the photo mode.
Once upon a time outside of gaming, I really adored photography. It was only five or so years ago that I picked up a DSLR camera when I started messing around with the hobby with some friends. Since then, I’ve taken 10000 or more photos and posted many to flickr. I tried to take all sorts of photos, but most loved taking photos of wildlife. Sadly, those days are a bit behind me now as I’m not as passionate as I once was about photography. I tried to make money through it, and it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth.
But lately, through the nifty quick screenshot button of the Nintendo Switch, and photo modes from games like Hellblade, this spark has been slightly re-invigorated for me. This time however, in the virtual 3D worlds. Everytime I get a new game, I can’t help but take hundreds of screenshots within the first hour of my playing. It’s a bit unhealthy, but when I get to doing posts or reviews on here, I’m so happy I have a plethora of great shots to go back to.
I tend to get quite carried away taking some of the shots I do. I purposely avoid killing bosses so I can get that money making shot where say, I shoot an arrow down it’s throat and capture it at the right time. It could make a short boss battle take 20 minutes for me, and make me face death many times throughout as I effectively toy around until I get that shot.
But Mario Odyssey is something different. The game is pretty relaxed and chills, that toying around to get great shots only feels natural, and to me, is what the game really is about. Like Breath of the Wild, the game feels very much like a sand box, and it lends perfectly to this mentality of just goofing around. I’m technically a bit behind in finishing this game, considering it’s overall length, which can probably be attested to jumping into photo mode, setting up the shot and apply filters to take that special shot, but I can’t help it.
Even so, I’m surprised that this was the ‘thing’ in Super Mario Odyssey that I enjoyed the most. Not only because I just like taking photos and screen shots, but some of the moments I captured range from being breath taking, to down right touching.
I like when a game can make me forget about the stress of saving the world, or princess in this case, and have me fixated on such a thing. It just helps cement Super Mario Odyssey is something great, where not only can we share crazy stunts, or how many moons we’ve all collected, but share those special moments as stories, or in this case, as a very tasteful photo.
So to celebrate my new found love for Video Game photography, I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite photos from Super Mario Odyssey that I’ve managed to capture so far.
I’d also love to issue out a sort of challenge to my fellow bloggers and reads out there. If you’re are just as crazy and passionate about Super Mario Odyssey’s photo mode as I am, why not post about it and link back to this post and provide you link in the comments? I’d love to see what else people have managed to capture out their.
Until then enjoy!
How do you enjoy Super Mario Odyssey’s photo mode? Have you also taken an unhealthy amount of screenshots? Let’s talk all about it in the screenshots! Or better yet, if you have shots you want to share, make a post and share the link in the comments!