Reviews and Problems with Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – Second Opinion
21 November 2005
Excerpt: Tera has done a great job with her evaluation of Paper Mario , and I find myself in agreement with nearly everything she said. Paper Mario really is a great game, and the only area that I think I would like to reiterate is that I felt Intelligent Systems overdid it a bit on the backtracking.
Excerpt: It's like a waltz, really. " One two three, one two three," I count as the mustached man hops from one robotic arm to the other. Sparks with numbers in them fly and I feel the rhythm underneath. Swiftly, yet so beautifully it seems almost choreographed, our hero kicks the robot in the chest.
Excerpt: Does anyone remember Super Mario RPG for the SNES? I probably won’t get a resounding “Yeah!” from the general gaming populace. But Mario’s RPG adventures have always been some of the pudgy plumber’s most memorable moments.
Excerpt: If you've ever woken, sweating and shaken, from terrifying dreams in which gaily-coloured mushrooms dance happily with talking dinosaurs, and bombs with legs stroll alongside mice who wear high-heeled shoes, then Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is not the game for you.
Excerpt: Some games come and go. They're quickly forgotten in the rush of other releases and fail to stand up to the test of time. I played Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door years ago, but when I slipped it into my Wii for this review, I was a little bit concerned that it might turn out to be one of those...
Excerpt: One of the best-kept secrets in the gaming world is Nintendo's contribution to the role-playing genre. Beginning with the Square-Enix-produced Super Mario RPG: The Secret of the Seven Stars on the SNES, and continuing with Paper Mario on the Nintendo 64 and Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga on the...
Conclusion: Overall, this game has many good qualities, but like other games there are its flaws, so never expect perfection. There are many factors I may not have covered here that can be mentioned, so there is always room for improvement.
Excerpt: There really are no other RPGs like those crazy Paper Mario games. They really like to take wholly different approaches on the genre, and that’s a nice breath of fresh air. The best part of a Mario RPG title, though, is the humor, and this one’s chock-full of in-jokes and crazy happenings.