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They made this game its own thing and not paper mario or made this game before it's proceeders. The former because if it was it wasn't a paper mario game, we wouldn't expect it to be like the first three like we all loved. The latter for a similar reason, and because we would see a great rise in quality throughout Paper mario history. It would make more sense, because we went from a classic story to a unique story, to an even more unique and outstanding story, to, well, not a classic story, but still a Bowser kidnaps peach story.