Paper Mario was once a beloved series and lately that is not the case as many weren’t really happy with the lack of a story in Sticker Star and although we did get to see Color Splash at E3, not everyone liked what they saw.
Not only is the game a little too similar to Sticker Star for some people’s liking, but it’s also getting some hate because of how different it is to previous games in the series and here’s a direct quote from Risa Tabata, the Producer of Color Splash to explain it better:
“For this game we wanted to make it an action-adventure. You’re probably already aware of the Mario & Luigi RPG series of games, and our efforts with this game [Color Splash] have been to provide something different to that. Some of the things we’ve focused on in the past are the humour and a well-put-together story. That’s something we’ve really focused on for this title.”
Regardless of the differences though, at least Color Splash does in fact have a story, one which Tabata believes could make us cry upon reaching the end of the game, yet whilst saying that during E3, she was also said this:
“This time we have–I don’t know if I want to say a proper story–but we have a story. (Laughs) It starts from kind of mysterious opening. You’re not sure what is going on, and as you go through the story, you’ll realize, oh this is what happens. And there’s a lot of interesting stuff that happens with you and Huey.”
I guess you could say “conflicting” comes to mind, but we still have a few months before the game releases, meaning there is plenty of time for this game to grow on us and maybe Sticker Star was a travesty, but at least it means Color Splash can’t be any worse (I hope.) Besides it’s a Mario game, we at least owe it a try and with no other really big Wii U games on their way, Wii U owners need some new game to occupy us for a bit while we wait on Breath of the Wild.
Source: Stephen Totilo of Kotaku
This post was written by Solid Jack