We’re just a couple of weeks away from a brand new entry in the wayward Paper Mario series. Paper Mario: The Origami King seems to bring back a bit of a focus on some of the RPG elements that made the first two games in the series classics, but it’s definitely its own beast – you only need one look at that circular battle system to figure that out. The community seems divided on whether that’s a good or bad thing. Where do you stand? How much are you looking forward to Paper Mario: The Origami King?
I’m cautiously optimistic. I like most of what I’ve seen of Paper Mario: The Origami King. It nails the pleasing, papery aesthetic that makes these games such a joy to look at. The circle-based battle system looks quite interesting. It’s one of the most unique takes on RPG battling that I’ve seen in a long, long time. AI partners are also back, though the extent of their role isn’t completely obvious to me yet. In short, the game looks to at least acknowledge the existence of its greatest predecessors but certainly does its own thing in some areas. Normally, that’d be my bare minimum expectation for a sequel, but Paper Mario‘s attempts to differentiate itself have gone . . . poorly since the GameCube. I’ve basically resigned myself to waiting for reviews (especially ours, of course!).
How excited are you for Paper Mario: The Origami King? What are your expectations for the game at this point? Chime in below.