I’ve found Paper Mario: Sticker Star endearing ever since its initial reveal. It wasn’t enough to add to my growing list of must-get 3DS games but I kept an eye on it.
My problem with it (and Super Paper Mario) is that it seems very safe. There is the “wacky” sticker mechanic but the tone of the game felt like a fairy tale and didn’t seem to make its way into wackier territory.
This trailer of the upcoming 3DS Paper Mario game is breaking out of its shell a bit. If the final game goes further with its wackiness, it could end up being one of the more entertaining Paper Mario games to date.