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. Tera's example about being stuck on a desert island while searching for that one specific thing was a good one, but it was also just one of many.
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. "GREAT!" proclaims an announcer without a voice. The crowd roars, and I'm not sure if I've just won a boss fight or performed The Nutcracker Suite .
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. Although I may not have noticed these factors, thatâ€™s why I will keep playing the game and try to figure them out!
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. His latest quest on the Gamecube features Mario returning to the paper form he took in the original Paper Mario for the N64 to solve the millennium-old secret of what’s come to be known as The Thousand-Year Door .
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. If the hallucinogenic, acid-tinged world of Mario's Mushroom Kingdom has ever struck you as a little sinister, then this game may push you over the edge.
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 games. I think you'll see just how wrong I turned out to be.
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 Game Boy Advance, Nintendo and its second parties have developed solid RPG's with great gameplay mechanics and clever plots. Now, Intelligent Systems ?
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.