Bowser's Fury | Games of the Year

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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No, the headline is not lazy shorthand. As much as I enjoy Super Mario 3D World, it’s Bowser’s Fury that has delighted me the most this year — for many, many reasons, which I shall now inflict upon you.

Let’s skip the part where I praise the quality of the 3D platforming and controls. Mario has been the leader in his genre since his Nintendo 64 debut, peaking (so far) with the sublime Odyssey. “It plays good” is pretty much a given when it comes to justifying a 3D Mario game as your pick of the year.

“It’s fun” also

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