Why is Paper Mario Sticker Star So Terrible?

#1Sharky8Posted 2/28/2013 8:15:22 AM
I love the Paper Mario series, but I have never played this game. All I hear from people is that it ruined the series and was an awful game. Without spoilers, can someone please briefly explain why this game is so bad? Was it really bad? Is it actually disappointing?
#2MrFwibblesPosted 2/28/2013 8:19:04 AM
Apparently it's bad because it plays more like a platform game. There are no partner characters, and battles are completely pointless as you don't gain any exp.
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#3ObtuseAnginaPosted 2/28/2013 8:19:36 AM
It's not bad, people just don't like it because its different
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#4Shadow-AngelPosted 2/28/2013 8:20:40 AM
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#5Spiffy247Posted 2/28/2013 8:21:37 AM
It was advertised as an RPG where you never fight for EXP, the way to beat a certain boss was obscure and only way to find out is trial and error. It relies on just walking around trying to peel everything that looks suspicious. I don't like the mechanics, and it just gave me very little enjoyment. I can see why some people could like it, but I'm not one of them.
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#6SMASHKING84Posted 2/28/2013 8:23:20 AM
x23sephiroth23x posted...
It's not bad, people just don't like it because its different


no.
spm was different but still good.
more examples majora's mask,sonic heroes,tos2,kirby canvas curse.
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#7Buttery_ToastPosted 2/28/2013 8:28:22 AM
It's not bad. People just don't know what they want.

It's too different, I don't like it!
It's the same! I don't like it!

No wonder Nintendo can't please you people.
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#8Halladay32Posted 2/28/2013 8:28:23 AM
MrFwibbles posted...
and battles are completely pointless as you don't gain any exp.

Battles are not pointless. I wish people would stop perpetuating that misconception. You don't gain experience, but coins have their uses. Also, just battling can be fun too, which is ideally the most important aspect of any game.

I wouldn't call Sticker Star terrible, it's just that it has some bizarre and disappointing design choices that prevent it from being as good as the first two games in the series, in my opinion. All things considered, I did enjoy my playthrough of it though.
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#9XWolfOPosted 2/28/2013 8:32:31 AM
No EXP in battles.
Overuse of the stickers.
Limited space for stickers.
Annoying to get stickers.
Annoying to defeat bosses.
No partners.
No level ups.
No badges.
Hardly a RPG.

Other than that, it's not so bad.
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#10MarsfordPosted 2/28/2013 8:34:43 AM
Sharky8 posted...
I love the Paper Mario series... ...Is it actually disappointing?


Because of the former, the latter applies. If the RPG elements, different characters and great battle system is what you love most, you likely won't like SS. If you like the Mario charm, the exploration, and the music more, then you'll love SS.
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