Neoseeker : News : Latest "Iwata Asks" discusses Paper Mario: Sticker Star's lack of story, new characters, RPG mechanics
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Spook Dec 3, 12
I don't know exactly how I feel about Nintendo shying away from the story. I mean, Sticker Star was fine, everything worked and the writing was right up there with the best of the series, but still. It was a fairly forgettable experience over all, which is a shame when I think of all the memories I have of the first two. They did well creating a game that one could pick up, play, and put down for later, but they definitely killed a huge RPG element the game had going for it in doing so.

The phrase "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" comes to mind.
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RegalBryant Dec 3, 12
quote Miyamoto
If it ain't broke, break it.
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dbzmaster Dec 3, 12
It's like they don't realize they can simply put in an a way to skip cut scenes. This has been an option in so many games by now for so long.

It's like I'm playing a game from the NES. I have no idea what to do on the boss, which makes artificial difficulty that's just plain stupid in an RPG. Just imagine the older paper mario games without a story. I probably would still be stuck on fighting tubba blubba.
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DedValve Dec 3, 12
So basically he didn't want this game to be associated with an amazing series so he watered everything down to get a fairly subpar game? Yet New Super Mario Bros. 2 and New Super Mario Bros U are exactly the same as New Super Mario Bros! which was meant to be as close as Super Mario Bros. as possible?

Yet another case of Nintendo logic. There really needs to be a wiki page about Nintendo logic ala Valve Time.
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bluexy Dec 3, 12
Ded Valve That's the impression i got. "We want to be able to forget this game was ever made after it's released. Just be glad we're letting you borrow Mario."
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DedValve Dec 3, 12
Once my semester ends I'm going to make myself a damn wiki page about Nintendo logic because even the Japanese scratch their heads at some of Nintendo's decision. But this is by far one of the stupidest.

This game should have been another entry in Mario & Luigi superstar saga. Problem solved Miyamoto.
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Thrawn Dec 3, 12
Wow. So he was the one who pretty much destroyed the story? Oh the other two games were epic so lets take away what made them epic. No wonder there were no new partners.
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Uvailable Dec 3, 12
This explains everything.
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ims2golfer Dec 4, 12
quote RegalBryant
quote Miyamoto
If it ain't broke, break it.
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FoneBoneFan15 Dec 4, 12
Next Paper Mario game for the Wii U, there will be partners.
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Spook Dec 4, 12
quote FoneBoneFan15
Next Paper Mario game for the Wii U, there will be partners.
I hope so.

I don't see why they'd include secondary characters though, if they do end up scrapping the story.
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dbzmaster Dec 4, 12
quote FoneBoneFan15
Next Paper Mario game for the Wii U, there will be partners.
Considering they said this game is going to be the standard for future Paper Mario games, I doubt it.

Which makes no sense, since they said they like to switch things up every paper mario.
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Heibai Dec 5, 12
Wow, what to say...
That's crazy, IMO. I actually enjoyed the story from Super Paper Mario *ducks*.
I'm still waiting on this game for Christmas. Somewhat disappointing to hear, although I'm still getting it regardless. Can't pass up Paper Mario!
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dbzmaster Dec 5, 12
quote Sonic Rush
Wow, what to say...
That's crazy, IMO. I actually enjoyed the story from Super Paper Mario *ducks*.
I'm still waiting on this game for Christmas. Somewhat disappointing to hear, although I'm still getting it regardless. Can't pass up Paper Mario!

It's still pretty fun and the music is awesome, just removing the story while putting in the sticker game play makes it feel like you never progress in the game.
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