Usually you can't go wrong with a Mario game. Actually this game was cool for about 20-25 minutes until I passed Bowser Jr. After that, the game became completely frustrating and I basically got stuck. I read some of the reviews here to confirm my suspicion: there is no point in fighting 90% of the enemies. They will just use up your stickers. And when that happens, you have to back track a lot just to regain stickers and all non-bosses respawn!
posted by Yoshi_Boshi (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Nov 2, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
Compared to previous titles of the series, this game is really lacking and threw pretty much what we loved about paper mario out of the window. Things like sidekicks, open world, and an rpg like experience are absent; what we get is a platformer-like over world with a goal at the end of each level.
The story felt very mediocre compared to all of its predecessors and the lack of sidekicks, there wasn't much character development to be explored at all.
I feel that it has been a common trend that paper mario keeps removing more and more of its great mechanics as time goes by and it really saddens me; this game has made it clear that the focus and love for the series that was once there is being directed elsewhere...perhaps to another title featuring the famed mario bros. team.
This game is fun to all those who are looking for a new spin at a mario platformer but if you are looking for a paper mario game i would suggest hoping that the next one returns to its roots.
For any fans of the Paper Mario series, this is for you. I don't know if I would consider this an RPG since there's no leveling up or whatever, the strength is in what type of stickers you have, which all account for individual actions during battle, making it so you need stickers in order to progress. But the visuals are great, the story is simple but quirky and humorous as usual, and the best part is that this time you can play it anywhere now that the series has hit the handheld market. I highly recommend it.