New Paper Mario game a disappointment?

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Hello ComedyNGamers! It’s GODmadethunder here to talk about something very dear to my heart today…the Paper Mario series.

It's just so much fun

It’s just so much fun

The original Paper Mario trilogy is my favorite series of all time. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The characters and atmosphere of each game captured my full creative attention as a kid. (it’s the kind of game you grow up with). Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and Super Paper Mario were all released within a span of 6 years on the N64, GameCube, and Wii respectively. All are really good games with some ties to each other as well, the fan favorite out of the bunch being The Thousand Year Door which is also my fav. It’s the kind of series that goes unnoticed by most gamers but for those who have played these gems, they’ll tell you it’s pretty darn good. 

I cry real tears when I think about all the sidekicks we've left behind

I cry real tears when I think about all the sidekicks we’ve left behind

However, since the release of Paper Mario: Sticker Star in 2012, the core fans of Paper Mario have been extremely upset at how the series has changed. Now another game is coming out for the Wii U called Paper Mario: Color Splash and it looks strikingly familiar to its predecessor. I’ll be honest, I DO NOT OWN a 3DS so I can’t say Sticker Star is bad for myself, but apparently the community hates it and this new game will be using the same mechanics. I’ve been waiting years for the traditional Paper Mario console release to happen on the Wii U and it’s sad to say that I most likely will not be making that long-awaited purchase. Aside from the trailer having more dislikes than likes AND the comments of disappointment from the fans, it just doesn’t look like a good game. That’s the same thing I said about Sticker Star as well, game developers will straight up change everything we love about a game series and expect us to still purchase because we loved the past material so much. So typical.

Well excuuuuussee me Nintendo!

Well excuuuuussee me Nintendo!

I’m totally bluffing. I love Paper Mario and everything about it. It would be insane to not give Color Splash a chance at least, I just wish they would give us the long desired sequel to The Thousand Year Door. Give us that and we’ll be happy. As far as the new games go, it’s only normal to feel a little disappointed. It’s as if all the sidekicks we’ve met along way have ceased to be relevant as well as the stories and locations we loved so much. Nintendo fans (Paper Mario fans in particular) don’t care about new fresh innovative gameplay, as a matter of fact, we prefer the old style over anything. What matters to us the most is story, and if the story for Color Splash turns out to be epic then I wish for this article to be completely disregarded.

If you haven’t been able to view a version of the trailer, please check it out down below:

How do you feel about the direction of the Paper Mario series? Let us know in the comments section!

GODmadethunder out.

Last modified: August 18, 2016