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Análisis de Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope*
the start of Nintendo Switch in the market could not have been better, since we could see how the hybrid console of Nintendo received all kinds of titles in its first year, which managed to make the console the success it is today. In itself many names stood out, but the summerand specifically the end of August, was without a doubt the time of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom of Battlea title with a premise that might seem madness worthy of Ubisoft rabbitsbut has ended up becoming one of the best console titles. In this way, knowing that companies like to reap success, it should not surprise anyone that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hopethe sequel to the homonymous title, is a reality, thus giving rise to 6 of the 8 original characters return with a renewed look, as well as in an adventure that far exceeds what was seen in the original. And it is that, being quite direct from the beginning, it must be said that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope It is a title that surpasses the original in everything, in the same way that it offers a greater background both in its combat and in a story that has gone from being a rogue to offering us an entire universe to go through. Therefore, we can only begin by talking about what is undoubtedly one of the best games of this stage that closes the year, so, with half a spoiler already done, it’s time to ask: ¿Merece worth Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope?
Travel the galaxy together with Mario and the Rabbids
Obviously the story of the title is the first thing I have to talk about, being that, despite not being a direct continuation, we can see that the events from the first game are keptthereby allowing us to see how the Rabbids have learned to coexist in the Mushroom Kingdom with the rest of the characters that inhabit this world, having a very special role here Beep-o. In fact, although it is not yet time to talk about it, I have to say that one of the first surprises I have had was when I have heard the characters speak with voices that go beyond simple sounds, thus giving rise to the characters of Ubisoft have voices in spanish even for the Rabbids, this being something that although it may shock you at first, it even becomes fun. Be that as it may, the truth is that the events of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope They don’t take too long to show us Sparks as the objectives pursued coursea mysterious character who, using the ascoruity has been conquering different regions in the vast universe, being so our mission here now part of travel these same worlds, save the Sparks y clean the remains of Ascority that open the doors for us to new lands.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope will take us to travel through different worlds of the galaxy
Several worlds make up the ecosystem of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
The most interesting part of the title starts here, since, unlike the previous one, we now have open areas where exploration prevails and in which we will even have a map that shows us all the points of interest, as well as the possibility that we can even deviate from the main path to meet those secondary missions that require us. Because in fact the title boasts of a percentage in each world that shows us how completed it is, this being something that, personally, has encouraged me to leave me nothing before continuing the adventure or when deciding to leave it for later to catch up. And as if that were not enough, all this comes from the hand of that humor so characteristic of the Rabbids that makes all situations a real display of jokes, although some more successful than others. Be that as it may, the end result of this experiment is on the one hand that the title has its own personalitythus allowing it to differentiate itself and not feel so much like a sequel while, on the other hand, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope features more vivid worlds that don’t feel so much like a hallway, this being, in fact, where it comes into play combats with their own scenarios.
Mario, Rabbids Peach and Rabbids Estela are three of the main protagonists
A dynamic and strategic combat
I have to admit that leaving the grid system was a bit scary for me, since the fact that the title gave so much freedom he even saw it as counterproductive for what he wanted to find in it. However, despite everything, it must be said that the final result with Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is that the combat is even more strategic and dynamic, being so that each situation can be completely different depending on the position of our characters and even having the option to move them and then return them to the starting square. In fact, when talking about these same fights, it should be noted that the title offers a greater variety of strategic combinations thanks to the Sparkswhich are recruitable on the one hand, as well as customizable for each character, so that we can adapt each Spark to our liking and our way of fighting. This is coupled with a series of unique skills that they can achieve by themselves Mario, Luigi, Rabbids Peach and the others manage to take advantage of the rival’s own AI to execute more than one attack per turn, although this is something that you better discover yourself. However, another point to bear in mind is that all the characters feel uniquethereby allowing us to see how each one specializes in a field, being Mario the versatile multi-attackwhile, on the contrary, Luigi focuses on shooting oncebut going to raze.
All characters from Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Every character in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope feels unique
In this way, we must speak here of these options offered to us not only by the charactersbut also the game itself with this customization that we mentioned, since one of the great features and that is greatly appreciated in order to do not artificially lengthen the game is the fact that all characters level up equallyso that it doesn’t matter if at one point you wanted to go with Mario, Peach y Bowser and later I want a team of Rabbids, since I won’t have to train with the latter to catch up. Where a certain individuality does exist, on the contrary, it occurs in the trees of skills available for each character, which we can customize to our liking so that we have the character we want at all times. In fact, it is quite likely that if we complete 100% of the title we can see this complete improvement tree for all characters, but the truth is that, until that time comes, adapts perfectly to each moment of the adventure. And if all this was not enough, it should not be mentioned that, unlike in the previous title, now the map is not the same as in battlesbut as it happens with many games, when an enemy approaches us, a black screen will give way to the battlefieldwhich helps a lot so that each one is unique to their way of being, thereby giving rise to the fact that, in case of repeating a level let’s not have that feeling of deja vu.
Mario World + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope has a world full of humor
Now, if before we have mentioned three key points of the title, now these converge in the same place of this analysis, since it is time to talk about the humor, side missions and dubbing, these last two being the great novelties that come with this title. And not for nothing, it has been seen that the title boasts not only voices in English as usual, but also Ubisoft has unleashed all the narrative potential with dialogues that are completely dubbed into Spanish from beginning to end, although this does not mean that some of them are simple single words of phrases when the dialogue is minor. Similarly, the side quests They can be of all kinds and are, in essence, the girl behind each world once overcomebeing so that now we can monitor the progress of all these, thus motivating not only the return to areas that we have already visited, but also, it will allow us train indirectly for level up and get more resources, this being a task that becomes fun. Finally, when mentioning his humorI can only highlight the fact that it’s a rabbids gameso we already know what kind of humor we are going to find, being so that although they do not end up getting a constant laugh, the truth is that it does make it possible for us to sketch a smile with things that are mere nonsensebut what are they doing very nice. With its pluses and minuses, none is wasted.
All kinds of worlds await you in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope The technical deployment of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Being near the end, it’s time to talk about the Technical section of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hopebeing so as far as graphics are concerned the title meets quality standardsbeing in certain ways better than the previous one (something obvious if we take into account that five years have passed), although curiously presenting a certain air and touch with more plasticine.
On the other hand, the title boasts a spectacular soundtrackthis being a seal that the previous one had and that does not fail if we take into account that Grant Kirkhope is behind his music. In fact, I encourage you to listen to the themes of the worlds without advancing on occasion. Finally, as regards the difficulty and durationit has to be said that the title gives the option at the beginning that we choose how the adventure will be as far as its greater or lesser ease is concerned, this being something that can be changed at any time, while its duration is something that will depend on each player, since doing all the side quests will take time. Even so, the 15-20 hours nobody takes away from you.
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¿Merece worth Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope?
Being quite clear, at this point it can be seen that few defects can be extracted from this title, being so Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope get to be a video game redondo that does nothing more than improve what was seen in the previous installment and even become independent thanks to the changes in the gameplay that manage to give it its own personality. It is true that perhaps it is not for everyone, since the strategic touch that we mentioned is joined by the fact that it may turn out that the characters become too strong for the enemiesbut that does not take away from the great work done with this title by the studios of Ubisoft. Whether or not there will be a third installment in Nintendo Switch or its successor is something that we do not know for sure, but what we do know is that, if it ends up coming out and it is the same as the two games that I have been able to enjoy to date, I have no doubt that we are facing one of the best strategy games in a nintendo console. The best A more original system even than that of the prequel. The humor it displays. Worlds with increased exploration Worst Some animations repeat constantly. Load times up to enter the menu. Final grade: 8.5 Due to technical problems, this review will be released as a news item. As soon as they are resolved, all the text will be as it corresponds*