Friday, October 4, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 96 - Super Mario World

There's 96 exits in the game, so what better game to play on day 96 of Eric Vs. 365 than Super Mario World. There isn't much that needs to be said about this game, other than it's a top 2 Mario game of all time (along with SMB3), but we played it a bit and shared some fun stories, so pull up a chair and stay a while. Click to read more and watch some gameplay why not.

Super Mario World is great. It's easily my second favorite Mario game. It's also a million years old and has been dissected to death, so I don't feel like I need to say much more.

What I do want to talk about is the ol' Lets Player complaint that talking and playing is hard to do. Most of the time I don't really agree with that, but playing a game like Super Mario World ramps up the difficulty level a lot more than you'd expect. You never really think about how much concentration and precision is required in a Mario game, because most of us can play them in our sleep at this point, but as soon as you have to divide your attention to something else all of a sudden the games get really tricky. I cut out most of the really embarrassing utter failures in this video, but there was more than I thought there'd be.

I also want to address the fact that playing all time classic universally beloved games like Mario or Zelda and the like adds a ton of extra pressure to perform. People expect you to know these games inside and out and execute everything perfectly, and that added pressure combined with having to talk and play makes things even more stressful. It's honestly kind of not fun to play them on camera because you always feel like you're letting everyone down unless you pull off something really impressive.

Anyways, this video turned out OK. I did a couple funny edits and it ends with Mario's peach-shaped butt, so that's cool.