Rated 1 out of 10
by ProphisMusic Worst Paper Mario (/rpg) EVER MADE
I Loved the first three paper Mario games with a passion. This game is the biggest disappointment i've had in years. there are no badges, and no leveling up at all. the fighting system is completely ruined. it's based on stickers you find, and once you use that sticker in battle, it is gone forever. that's right, mario has absolutely zero moves. the entier game has almost no sense of progression due to this, it's just a giant sticker hunt. WHYYY did they have to do this. The world map also has been destroyed, ever stage is now labeled like "world 2-3". you aren't free to just roam and explore, it actually says each screen is a level. I just hate everything they've done and it's so sad because the graphics, music, and controls are all perfect. it's just the game itself is one of the worst mario's of all time. I absolutely hate what they did to this game. Zero
replay value, feels more like a chore than a game with a world to explore.
NINTENDO- YOU SHOT YOURSELVES IN THE FOOT with this one. if it ain't broke- don't try an fix it. They should port paper mario 64 to the 3ds and it would be a million times better than this garbage. that or put out a new 3D paper mario that goes back to the roots. this sticker stuff total is garbage. I don't do reviews often, but i HAD to write this. Got it for $10 at gamestop- thought it was a steal.. but now i know , they know how bad it is. im embarrassed to have this in my collection. it's really that bad and it may only be worth $5 for kids ages 4-8. again WARNING: THIS IS NOT A GOOD GAME.
Rated 0 out of 10
by PIKA101 It LOOKS pretty good.
i think this game looks decent except that your probably going to have to use stickers to use the jump attack. :(
Rated 0 out of 10
by Nick0320 Will be amazing
To clarify to all those people who seem to be confused about what this is; it is not a port of the N64 version. and those of you who have only played the wii one it will be entirely different to you since all the ones before the wii were not 2d platformers. they were RPG's. this is a brand new 3d title. will feature a new story, new characters, and they added "stickers" to help you in battle similar to other items in previous paper mario games (except wii. idk why they changed the gameplay style on that title). trailers so far have shown mario with a partner chomp chomp and is the only known partner at the time. if at all like the previous ones (except wii) this will be an awesome game. also i dont have anything against the wii one, but paper mario was meant to be an RPG, always will be. :D paper mario wii players out there. it's important that you know what your getting.
Rated 0 out of 10
by Bub474 Must-Have
Paper Mario: Sticker Star is a must have. If you have a Nintendo 3DS, this is one of those games you want!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Camx60 Hope the story is epic
(WARNING) If you havn't played Paper Mario and The Thousand Year Door DO NOT READ this preview. I hopeing Nintendo puts as much care the the story as they did for Paper Mario and The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario. Now i'm not a big fan of Super Paper Mario but they did do a good job on the story. Paper Mario and The Thousand Year Door is my favorite game. Why is it? it's becaues of the story. It's so epic when Proffesor Frankly tells Mario the X-Nauts opened the thousand year door only finding out later The Shadow Sirums tricked him. I'm hopeing Nintendo makes a epic beafy story. One I can play more than once and not get tired of. In the trailer from E3 2011 showed a book in the begining of the trailer. In the book on a page it shows some crowns. These crowns might be part of the story and in a picture Mario is holding a book in his hand. The book might tell Mario wre to go in the game threw each chapter or something. I pre ordered the game and I'm looking forward to playing the game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by InternetGamer 2D Paper Mario meets 3D.
I thought they'd stop at Super Paper Mario, but I shouldn'tve doubted Nintendo. Paper Mario in 3D sounds ironic, yet I bet the game will be as good as TTYD and the original on the N64. I truthfully liked that they brought back the old battling system, Super Paper Mario's was fine, yes, but it didn't really fit the series. I also hope they don't only have a chain chomp as a partner, as in the trailer the only time we see Mario with a partner is with a Chain Chomp. I'd say a Hammer Bro (Not named) deserves a spot, yet i'm not sure why a Hammer Bro working for Bowser would join Mario on his quest. Maybe Rowf? We saw him in TTYD. A Boo could also be a partner, or maybe even a Cheep Cheep, or Blooper or Buzzy Beetle, gah the possibilites are endless. I hope the Chapter system returns or something of the sort. Overall i'd give this game a 9.5/10, but until I actually play the game I wouldn't know. One last thing, I noticed the Turn System is a bit odd, this time I actually WANT a tutorial on how to use it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by 3dsxlgamer Fun Game
I have only played Super Paper Mario in the Paper Mario series, which has an amazing story, but messed up with the non-turn based RPG fighting system. This game takes the series back to the old turn based system, which is a good thing. Still, there is basically no story in the game. Bowser doesn't even talk. All the characters are toads except Wiggler, Peach, Kersti, Bowser, Bowser Jr., and Mario. The game is challenging in a way that you have to look in every corner, and think outside the box. Speaking of which, the 3D looks like your looking into an actual shoe box. The graphics are the best in the Paper Mario series by far.It takes the paper idea to a whole new level. It is true the game takes out partners, but replaces them with stickers. Overall the game did take out a lot of great aspects of the Paper Mario series. Still, the game is fun, which is all that matters. I would recommend this game to newcomers of the series, but old time fans should still pick it up.
Rated 3 out of 10 by qkid Falls flat
While I appreciate the implied limitations of designing games for handhelds—especially series previously only on consoles—there's little excuse for gutting the battle system from the original and GameCube versions. There's no party system, no experience system, and no battle participation. Rather than execute a simple combo like in TTYD, battling is just picking stickers. Essentially, it's battling by touching icons and trying not to let the icons run out.
The story lacks the humor and creativity of previous outings. Music and sounds are okay, but nothing memorable. Really, the only redeemable quality of this game are the graphics.
Whether or not these limitations are a function of the 3DS hardware I cannot say. But regardless, it seems a poor excuse for the dumbed-down combat and overall lack of vision in this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by ShadJV A NEW Paper Mario Game
I've seen much confusion about this game and would like to clarify... this is NOT the original Paper Mario from the Nintendo 64. This is an all new Paper Mario game (see the Youtube for proof) that has yet to be subtitled. That being said, this should be a great game. It's the fourth game in the series, and I don't know if it relies on any previous titles for story, though I doubt it because the stories have been fairly independent. It's definitely meant as a comical series and, well, my recommendation is to play a previous title to determine whether you want this. The original Paper Mario is only $10 on the Wii's Virtual Console, and Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door can be bought used for the GameCube (which obviously runs on the Wii as well). However, do not try Super Paper Mario for the Wii thinking the gameplay will be the same; that was a completely different style of game and won't give you a good idea if this is worth a purchase for you.