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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

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Mario Does it Again!

posted by GCGuru (MERRIMACK, NH) Apr 21, 2006

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Member since Sep 2005

48 out of 50 gamers (96%) found this review helpful

Mario pulls off another great RPG game. The game itself is long, but worth ever minute of it. It took me approximately 45 hours to beat. Just to help you figure out if you should buy or rent the game. Either way, its worth it.

The battle format is easy and fun to use. During battle each character has a way to increase the damage inflicted, by pressing the buttons shown on the screen. Furthermore, the battles take place on a stage, where the backdrops and audience can interact by giving you items or by inflicting damage to anyone on the stage. Each character has special abilities to assist Mario progress. By finding secret pipes, retrieving otherwise unreachable items, and giving you the opportunity to strike first. Thus giving you the chance to attack your foes first.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door may not be a game for everyone. This is due to the games sometimes confusing puzzles, lengthy text conversations, and pointless side quests that must be completed in order to progress through the game.

Overall, I would say that it is one of the best RPG games I have ever played. The plot line kept my interest, the “battle game play” was phenomenal, as well as a constant change of scenery. Each chapter consists of a different theme. For example, my personal favorite was Chapter 3. This chapter was about a fighting arena, and Mario aka Mr. Gonzales, had to fight his way to number one!

Graphics: 10 <--- The 2D characters in a 3D world was fun to play around with.
Sound: 9.5 <--- Mario music and sound effects, doesn't get much better then that!
Controls: 9.5 <--- Its a Mario game, always easy controls.
Fun factor: 10 <--- Great Plot and Fun to play!

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A True Masterpiece

posted by GameWatch (Yonkers, NY) Jul 4, 2006

Member since May 2005

12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This Game is terrific and I would recommend this to ANYONE! Mario lover or not. What really caught me of this game is the epic Boss Fights and the Hilarity each Chapter holds for the player. Also this game is very lengthy so I would consider anyone to buy this game. Two-Thumbs up!

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sweat game play and charters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by log159 (Willow, AK) May 16, 2009

Member since Jun 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

paper mario is a sweat game,the bosses are nice and fun,the boss that i was stuck on was hooktail,i had to use a pow block to defeat him.I was very gross out to know that hooktail ate the first crestal star and koops dad.if you love mario games,rent or buy this game.

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