Paper Mario: Sticker Star's many charms make it a sweet and worthwhile adventure, though a few flaws interfere with its feel-good attitude.
9 November 2012
Summary: Mario has had many incarnations over the years, but Paper Mario is perhaps the pluckiest of all the portly plumber's personas. The way he moves, his feet cheerily kicking up dust, suggests an unflappable willingness to face any challenge.
Pros: Paper Mario is a charming character in a charming world, Smart, funny writing, Good puzzles, Sticker system makes you carefully consider your attacks
Cons: Getting stuck is no fun at all, Combat can seem pointless at times
Summary: Since the 3DS’s release just over a year and a half ago, we’ve known that a Paper Mario title was on the way. Finally it’s hit European shores – after having hit North American ones nearly a month ago – and the two dimensional papery Nintendo mascot known as Mario is as charming as ever.
Conclusion: The moustached one's more versatile entries have proven surprisingly quirky. It's true of Sticker Star. While Mario is still the silent action star, developer Intelligent Systems has plenty of fun playing with convention with the wider cast and familiar settings.
Excerpt: Kjære Yoshi! Jeg håper alt står bra til med deg. Det er en stund siden vi har sett hverandre nå, og beklageligvis ser det ikke ut til at vi kan feire jul sammen i år. Jeg er for tiden i Soppriket på klistremerkejakt, og tviler på at jeg rekker hjem til jul. Det har vært dramatisk, skal du tro.
Pros: Artig humor, mange morsomme nivåer å utforske, inndeling i små verdener passer bra til håndholdt spilling
Cons: Savner rollespillelementene, føles lettere enn tidligere spill i serien