The first review of Super Mario RPG was published in Japanese magazine Famitsu.
according to Ryukotia2089Famitsu’s team of four reviewers gave the Switch RPG an overall score of 34/40 (10, 8, 8, 8), praising the new quality of life features.
The review reportedly says that the game’s graphics are richer and make the game look more exciting.
She also says that the addition of new triple moves – which use all three characters in the player’s party – adds new tactics and a “constant sense of tension”.
The addition of “useful” new features is credited with making the game easier to play overall, but the review reportedly says the game still has a “nostalgic feel” and is a “timeless masterpiece that will make anyone happy.”
“Originally released on the Super NES, Super Mario RPG has been overhauled with new graphics,” Nintendo says.
Co-director of the original game, Chihiro Fujioka, said he was not involved in the remake, but is happy Nintendo is remaking the game.
In a recent hands-on preview of Super Mario RPG, we wrote: “It’s so authentic that you can almost imagine transforming the visuals back to the original, previously rendered objects by toggling a menu option, as — brilliantly — you can with the game’s soundtrack.
“For many people, this will seem incredibly appealing, as the Mario RPG remains one of Nintendo’s most beloved games of the 1990s. For those with fewer memories of the original, the Square adventure will undoubtedly hold up well into 2023.”
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