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GF Rating
7.3

954 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Eh. It was okay.

posted by Samfly (ALBANY, NY) Nov 17, 2012

Member since Feb 2010

7 out of 11 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

Paper Mario 2 is one of my favorite games. If this game was half as good, it would've been a 10/10.

Pros
-Great Paper Element: The other Paper Mario games barely used the paper element but this one takes it to the max and uses it very nicely. It gives the game a nice style.

-3D: The 3D was really good.

-Gameplay: The gameplay was fresh, new, and innovative to the series.

-Music: Just as good as the other games

Cons
-No Partners?: All the other games feature memorable partners to help you in battle. They also added in humorous dialogue and some emotional moments at key parts of the game.This game didn't have that, so it felt kind of empty. I'd be fine with it if they replaced it with something just as good but it's not. This brings me to my next point.

Gameplay: It's a pro and con. It was boring in some parts and there were a lot of puzzles that required looking around for hours.

Battle System:It's hard to explain with a limited character limit but you have a limited amount of stickers that corresponds to an attack. Think about it this way. You're fighting a goomba that has one hp left. You don't want to waste a sticker on it but you have to. This happens in other situations when you have to use a hammer on a spiked enemy but your only hammers are super rare ones you want to use on a boss. It was also stupid how there's no level up system. What's the point of fighting then? To get more coins to fight more?

Story: This is by far the biggest issue. The game lacked memorable characters, settings, etc. The other games had chapters that had self contained stories, that also furthered the plot. Each level was a different, unique experience. This game is just a typical mario overworld. You go to an area, fight some enemies, and move on. The villain is also Bowser. That hasn't happened since the first PM. Very forgettable.

On its own, it's a six. Compared to the others, a 1. Worst Paper Mario game by FAR. At least you can tell whoever made SP

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GF Rating
7

Good

Worst Paper Mario in the series

posted by panicattackfrea (COLUMBUS, OH) Nov 21, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

By no means is this a terrible game but I think it's the worst in the series for many reasons.What is the point of fighting if you can't level up? I found myself running from every battle and it's annoying when you don't want too or need to fight and it won't let you run away.Here are the pros and cons of the game...
+
-Graphics are nice
-Battles are fun when facing bosses that you have to fight unlike the average enemy
-Good length adventure

Negatives
-Boom box,High heels.....what? Yeah cool little ideas but some battle items don't fit with this game
-Lacking story
-No level up no point to battle
-Very easy battles
-You will get stuck

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A good but not stellar edition to the series.

posted by tiloho (OSHKOSH, WI) Jan 24, 2013

Top Reviewer

Member since Jun 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

One of the things I like about this game is that there is sometimes more than one way to accomplish a goal. I have a tendency to not pay attention to the title of a level and so found myself doing several out of order until I looked at the strategy guide for help. In the process I found out that you can use the yellow upright vacuum sticker to clear away the garbage instead of the goat. I agree that there was little to no story to this game, though. The battles were also lacking despite the wide variety of battle and item stickers. The overall game play, quirky characters, and puzzle solving did make this game feel like part of the series, if more of a spinoff than a direct descendant.

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