GR: "n the pantheon of Mario games, Super Mario RPG continues to stir great emotions in Mario fans. The plumber's first role-playing game had him face off with enemies in turn-based battles. While the collaboration with Squaresoft (now Square Enix) paid off in spades, Nintendo has taken it upon themselves to maintain Mario's RPG status with two separate spin-offs.
"The first was Paper Mario on the Nintendo 64. Mario was flattened and ironed out and given the ability to explore a storybook world that reflected his new paper medium. The second was Mario & Luigi on Nintendo's handheld line. With the 3DS, Nintendo saw fit to let Paper Mario out of the house and into a wide world of buses, backseats, and even the bathroom with Sticker Star. Can a 2D hero keep up with the 3DS trademark visual effect or should Nintendo have crumpled this idea up and tossed it?" 4/5