Average User Score: 6.5Jan 27, 2013The game was fun, beautifully designed and the RPG element is a kicker. I've never played the previous paper mario series so really I've gotThe game was fun, beautifully designed and the RPG element is a kicker. I've never played the previous paper mario series so really I've got no complaint about "changes" and "improvement". I bought the game expecting a great Mario experience and I definitely got my money's worth. Two little things I wish were better: it could use more playable characters to enhance the RPG feel, and it probably could use a difficulty slider--the game was a tad too easy, despites the abundance of secrets and mysteries in it.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdJan 27, 2013A pretty game, yet ultimately boring and, despite what other reviewers might say, has a lackluster control at best. Let's get one thingA pretty game, yet ultimately boring and, despite what other reviewers might say, has a lackluster control at best. Let's get one thing straight though: the graphic is very pretty and easy on the eyes--with tonnes of pop culture references and bright colours that seemingly tries to bridge the glaring gap of the game's target audiences, kids or adults? However, as I plowed through the stages I found out that when it started out easy and slow it gradually becomes frustrating as the game design isn't on par with the graphics. For once, to move your devil (oni), you have to drag him around, literally--and unfortunately--covering the cute character with your finger.
The game tries to offer more features besides the simplistic game play like galleries, collectibles, costumes and so on, but after rampaging through the game for 2 hours the lackluster experience was really the one that stopped me from playing. It's a pity since it is an admirable piece of artistic demonstration, but with a far-too-ordinary concept and mediocre game play. I would probably still open it from time to time just to see the cute oni munches those rainbow leaves though...… Expand