Paper Mario: Sticker Star User Reviews

7.5

Paper Mario Sticker Star: A sticker that doesn't stick

The good:

Great music

Challenging level/puzzle designs

The bad:

Gameplay

Unappealing

Summary:

The fourth entry to the Paper Mario series and the first for handhelds, Paper Mario makes another return in his newest adventure Paper Mario Sticker Star. Paper Mario games normally play as standard RPG’s with a twist, using your paper-overworld for over-the-top, wacky and fun gameplay. Sticker Star doesn’t take a step from any of its predecessors and roughly creates its own game, which unfortunately isn’t good news. Many fans of the Paper Mario series were not happy the direction Nintendo took with Super Paper Mario (Wii) as it was more of a Super Mario World game with RPG-elements; so Nin...

7.0

Good, but some of the charm is missing

The good:

+Good use of the paper theme with cardboard backgrounds
+Great visuals for special stickers

The bad:

- Can't select a target during battle
- Too reliant on stickers, especially battles
- Some RPG elements missing

Summary:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The following review uses the following weighted system:
Graphics: 20%
3D Effect: 5%
Gameplay: 40%
Plot: 15%
Music/Sound: 10%
Replay Value: 10%

Graphics: This game has some better detail than its predecessors. The building look like cardboard, and the whole paper and cardboard theme is nicely implemented through the game. Good colors are present with decent saturation. However, there are some jagged lines. It is not as smooth as the Wii game, but it comes very close. (8.5/10)

3D Effect:
the past couple of Mario games on the 3DS have been disappointing in utilizing the 3D ef...

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