80°
Submitted by Menashe 604d ago | opinion piece

The Paper Mario Franchise May Have Permanently Abandoned the RPG Direction

Nintendo Enthuasiast:

For fans of the Paper Mario franchise, there may be some bad news concerning the direction of the franchise in the future. (Although Mario & Luigi RPG will probably still be around to satisfy your Mario RPG fix.) (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Super Paper Mario, Wii, Wii U)

DivineAssault  +   604d ago
a newly made square enix version of mario rpg should be rebooted or continued.. This is too adolescent to me.. I know its a decent game thats prolly fun & challenging but stickers? cute paper cut outs? make some 1st party franchises a bit darker nintendo.. I hope zelda on 3ds ditches that wind waker look
GillHarrison  +   604d ago
I wouldn't call it adolescent, but I do think Super Mario RPG is the best of the lot.
LOL_WUT  +   604d ago
Why does Nintendo always have to **** up their franchises? Love Paper Mario
tusalosabosa   604d ago | Spam
PopRocks359  +   604d ago
Sticker Star is not even really that bad. In fact it's still turn based combat with the same timing based reaction commands from the first two games.

However I do acknowledge it's been DRASTICALLY simplified, and I think they made this decision to keep it as a handheld game. Unlike the first two Paper Mario games, Sticker Star can be played in rather short bouts. Five to ten minutes if you're crafty.

But this is hardly a franchise **** up as you call it. If anything, I'd take a good long look at your profile picture when talking about that sort of topic.
#2.2 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
klecser  +   604d ago
Its still an RPG. Just not the traditional ones players want. Instead of static attack options and partners, you get stickers. It is the same number of attacks as prior versions, only presented in different ways. Apparently a lot of gamers can't recognize the obvious similarities in the mechanics.
adorie  +   604d ago
Haven't taken Paper Mario serious in quite awhile. Wasn't it supposed to be a spiritual successor to Mario RPG?

Mario RPG is a favorite of mine and Paper Mario, just could not compare and still does not till this day.

<3Malo<3
stuntman_mike  +   604d ago
for me thousand year door is still the best one, and one of my all time favorite RPG's.
kingeo  +   604d ago
Yes nothing can compare with the Thousand Year Door.What great awesome story and characters.
tusalosabosa   604d ago | Spam
tusalosabosa   604d ago | Spam
Lighter9  +   604d ago
Yeah, I thought Square and Nintendo patched things up. They need to get started on a new Super Mario RPG already.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Review - The Digital Fix

11m ago - If you’re interested in buying Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, there’s a good chance that y... | PC
30°

Amazon India is now a marketplace for pirated games. Watch Dogs going for $8.

12m ago - Games in Asia says: "A cursory search for Watch Dogs on the PC brings in a range of deals from a... | PC
10°

Ten Things You Need To Know From San Diego Comic Con

12m ago - Joe from Awesome Games writes: 'While most of the year’s big gaming-related announcements came du... | PC
30°

How has The Division changed since its 2013 reveal?

12m ago - Are the key features still intact? What functions have been simplified or changed? And what new g... | PC
Ad

The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins (PC) Review

Now - Drew delves into the penultimate episode of Walking Dead Season Two. | Promoted post
30°

UK Charts: Watch Dogs Retains First Place

12m ago - Watch Dogs is the best selling game in the UK for the previous week. The Ubisoft developed game h... | PC
Related content from friends