A Game Without Game Over is No Challenge to me
Special shoutout to Mr. Trickster on this subject that was originally tweeted by spIARMSy Omni bringing the attention that Mario Odyssey will not feature a Game Over. Check out the tweet below.
Why are people upset about no game overs in Mario Odyssey? What purpose do game overs serve in a non-arcade game? >_>
— splARMSy Omni™ (@artsyomni) July 6, 2017
I already commented as I thought about other games without a game over and the only other game I thought of was Sonic Boom where it gifts you ten rings everytime you die, so you never have a game over. This is a crutch that I feel is bad for any gamer. “but Kuma, why should the game be frustrating? Also, kids will be playing it, so why not make it easier?” Because No! Let me tell you something, these kids are not as timid as some of you assume that they are. They are like us when we were there age having all the time in the world to be better than us at any game while claiming to sleep with your mom. As a child, I played far more difficult Mario games which did have a game over.
I was even worried when the WiiU Super Mario 3D World which featured a “safety net” granting you an invincible tanuki suit. When you die too many times the game will throw you a Bell that grants you this glowing suit that makes you untouchable. The only way you can die is if you fall to your death and then you still get a game over. So if after getting that powerful suit and you still lose, then you need more practice.
As I addressed in my previous post on “Wtf Gamers” addressing if gaming is too hard, well there are options where you can change the level already. The on thing I did enjoy as a kid was the challenge and the thought of defeat and having to try again. Without that ambition of failing or being good so you don’t have to fail is cheating the gamer. Here is a scenario.
Let’s say you are playing Sonic the Hedgehog on your first try with all the gems and you are stuck being Super Sonic going through every level without a problem. Yes, this is a bit of an exaggeration because I am sure that Mario Odyssey will have player error to make it challenging, but I still stand on having these weird handicaps for gamers. I don’t know since I hardly see a Game Over screen these days since we have save points. The only time I see a Game Over screen is in the recent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. There is a minor level of frustration, but it keeps me going to better my skills.
However, this is not a long thing to keep talking about so I want to open up to chat with you fine gamers. How do you feel about this topic? Do Game Over’s bother you? Please leave a comment in the area below and I hope to have a discussion with you on this. – Beast Out –