posted by GameflyMan (BLUE SPRINGS, MO) Jun 26, 2006
Member since Apr 2005
Paper Mario for the Nintendo Gamecube is fun RPG that will provide you many hours of entertainment. The game does a good job of moving along the story between various chapters, giving you the perspective of Peach(kidnapped again of course) as well as Bowser and X-nauts your main protagonist.
Gameplay: Gameplay is quite enjoyable, it features a turned based fighting system that also includes various key presses to increase damage, guard against attacks or pull of special moves. The controls work well for what you need to do. There are various OPTIONAL side tasks you can do including the "Pit of Trials" a 100 level romp in which you slowly descend down the pit until you hit the ultimate fight. Its a test of endurance with no saving.
Length: It took me 33 hours to complete the game. I skipped a great deal of the side tasks including the bottom half of the "Pit of 100 trails" as well as the Pianta parlor mini-games and the little side tasks you can do were you fix peoples 'troubles'. I imagine doing all of these could get you into the 40-50 hr range.
Graphics: The game looks good graphically, I only noticed one bit of slow down towards the end of the game in one particular area.
Saving: Saving occurs at special boxes marked with an S. They occur pretty frequently, approx 30min max between saves I would guess.
Bottomline: A fun game that although lacking the story depth of say a Final Fantasy game will still provide a lot of fun entertainment.