Anyone else think that SPM has the best story of any Mario game?

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2 years ago#11
Agreed. It surprised me that SPM had the compelling story it did. I'd say it's just above TTYD in terms of story.
2 years ago#12
The gameplay makes it hard to tell, and I loved every M+L and PM story up until then as well as SMRPG, but yeah, SPM probably did the best job at having a well written, thought out plot that actually mattered.
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2 years ago#13
If not the best, then one of the best.
The story and music are the only things keeping me from selling that game.
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2 years ago#14
SpunkySix posted...
The gameplay makes it hard to tell, and I loved every M+L and PM story up until then as well as SMRPG, but yeah, SPM probably did the best job at having a well written, thought out plot that actually mattered.


This is how I feel as well
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2 years ago#15
I cried at the end, that should tell ya something.
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2 years ago#16
SpunkySix posted...
The gameplay makes it hard to tell, and I loved every M+L and PM story up until then as well as SMRPG, but yeah, SPM probably did the best job at having a well written, thought out plot that actually mattered.


If not the only plot that actually mattered. SPM's story is outstanding and well-told.
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2 years ago#17
Honestly, I never thought any of the Paper Mario games had a great story. Mediocre, yeah, but great, no. What they have that makes them memorable is charm. Really, SS didn't remove story, it removed the charm of the series.
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2 years ago#18
I concur; SPM had one of the best stories between all four installments.
2 years ago#19
I wouldn't say it was the best, but it is one of the better plots for a Mario game. I did like the depth of it, as well as the intriguing twists.
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2 years ago#20
SPM is the only Mario game that I believe truly has a great story. It takes the typical game story cliches (end of the world, prophecies of heroes, 7 valuable trinkets, etc.) and spices them up thanks to some excellently written characters. So I think a lot of it has to do with the characters too.

Yes, the other Mario RPG's have detailed and inoffensive stories, but they're still pretty simple at heart. TTYD comes the closest, but I still feel TTYD is more about individual stories within each chapter than the whole grand story. And the M&L games have fun and lighthearted stories, but nothing deep.
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