I've laughed out loud more times in this game than the rest of them combined. And I'm only on World 3 so far. --- I used to be perplexed at all the hate that D3 got until I realized that the series is the western equivalent of Final Fantasy and the fanbase hasn't caught on.
For me I love this game. The battles are fun, and some of the stickers are really quirky. The Dialog is terrific, though scarce(I will say that it's writing rivials TTYD, but it lacks in the fact that the dialog that does appear, only seems to be in a few areas. The Bosses were also frustrating as well, punishing you for trying new ways(Even though there semi-impossible). The thing stickers were a bit OP'd as well and can completly demolish the little challenge the game has. While SS is no real improvement in the series, It's not to bad. --- [This signature was deleted at the request of the Poster]
I'd give it an 8. Honestly, I wasnt sure about this game at first, but I just beat the world 3 boss and I can safely say by this point, it's worthy of the Paper Mario name. I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it --- Made a new channel, come see my let's plays if you want~! http://www.youtube.com/user/themorphingfennecfox
Honestly, I don't know what a Paper Mario game is supposed to feel like. Only 2/4 games now have actually followed the same formula as one another. Paper Mario is now an RPG art style and not a whole lot else. So in terms of that, I guess it gets a 10. I think the game is a massive disappointment, but it hardly betrays the "look" of Paper Mario.