Just as I thought. This game is even more
shameless than Paper Jam
when it comes to all the Sticker Star
pandering. It's basically the exact same game
with a new coating of paint (no pun intended), further proving my point that Nintendo either didn't listen to the feedback, or they're just too biased towards Sticker Star
and against Thousand-Year Door
to actually give a damn.
This further proves how much of a hypocrite Miyamoto's been. Back when Sticker Star
was in its prototype stage of development
, and was actually going to return the series to its roots, he dismissed it as a mere "port" of Thousand-Year Door
(despite being A-okay with the New Super Mario Bros.
series, all which are virtually identical to one another, minus the level layouts and power-ups, plus the numerous Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2
rehashes), and yet he lets Color Splash
slide. If that's
not double standards, then I don't know what
to call it.
Even in the face of the final product and even Paper Jam
, I tried to remain optimistic, but at this point, I can safely say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is the final nail in the coffin. There is absolutely no
indication that the Paper Mario
series will ever go back to the way it was from 2000-2007, or ever come even remotely close to having the same magic that it once did. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The Paper Mario
series is dead to me. As far as I'm
concerned, Super Paper Mario
is the last game in the series.