My two Canadian pennies: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Starting off with a confession: Since the N64 days, I’ve been a sucker for Paper Mario games. So when I got my 3DS XL two weeks ago, of course I started reading about the 3DS game to see if it’s worth it or not. Something was quickly obvious: Reviews were generally very sour for this game.
I now bought the game and played it a lot and I have to say this: It’s an amazing game! The game is charming, funny, beautiful, the farming-mechanics (stickers, coins) is very enjoyable, the puzzles don’t hold-your-hand (more on that below), and, as it’s supposed to be (again, more on that below), it’s different.
Reviews, impressions and user-critics have essentially tore the game “a new one” based on a few points and I don’t think that game deserves some of the flack it’s been getting.
A lot of people turned away from this game because of the bad reputation it got. The following is mostly all subjective, but I felt this had to come out.