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No reasonable person should expect a good story from a Mario game. It's just the ones who wanted another retread of TTYD and PM. Just saying.
From a MARIO game, no, but a PAPER Mario game, yes. All three previous ones had good stories (or at least had stories to speak of) so it's not at all unreasonable to expect the fourth one to follow suit.