I have had this game since I was in 10, so 5 years ago. Ive beat this game at least 5 times and it never gets old. I could beat this game at least 5 more times. I don't understand why some people would hate this game. It is wayyyy to much fun
I was extremely excited about this game upon receiving it, but I was not happy with it in the long run. I liked the idea of a Mario Action-Adventure RPG, but I feel like Nintendo could have done much more with this game.
I breezed through the majority of the game, but it felt like a chore. Roughly halfway through the game, I was just ready for it to be over.
The puzzles and mini-games were not challenging or fun, in my opinion; they were simply tedious, much like the rest of the game. The entire game felt like I was just going from place to place, doing the same thing over and over.
And then there comes the final stage. More tedious puzzles, far more mini-bosses than was necessary, and then the final battle, which was nothing but repetition for 30 minutes, immediately followed by a timed escape from the castle. And all of this for a mediocre ending.
The only thing that excited me, in fact, was the fact that the game was over. Well, at least I can say I beat it.
If you're looking for a cute game but not expecting much from it (as I was), this game could be good for you. But if you're a serious gamer looking for something that will hold your attention and provide some quality entertainment, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.