In this thread I will name two yet very strong reasons why I think the next Paper Mario will most likely NOT going to be like Sticker Star and instead be like TTYD or SPM. Let's go..
#1- Fans/ reception- Both the fans and the critics apparently didn't like Sticker Star as much as the older games.. For example, Sticker Star has a metacritic score of 75, while the " horrible" Super Paper Mario has a metacritic score of 85.. That's a huge drop of 10 points.
Also, I've seen WAY more people pissed about Sticker Star than I did with Super Paper Mario... Specially when it was revealed that Miyamoto suggested that Sticker Star didn't need a story and stuff like that..... Also, according to this thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=173473 --Even the VGChartz community is not that fond of Sticker Star.
#2- Miyamoto- The reason SS turned out the way it did is because Miyamoto suggested that SS didn't need a story or new characters.. I believe it's both Miyamoto's fault and IS's fault. Sure, Miyamoto suggested all that crap, but why did IS accept? They weren't forced to water down the battle system... They weren't forced to remove the story... They weren't forced to not use new characters.... . Yet they accepted all that shit.. It's mostly THEIR fault if you think about it.
If you look even further into the situation, why wasn't Mario & Luigi Dream Team affected by this? Why would Miyamoto go only after Paper Mario Sticker Star? Maybe Miyamoto did suggest that Dream Team didn't need new characters and stuff like that, but AlphaDream actually had a pair of fucking balls and said NO to all the stupid shit Miyamoto suggested.
Last thing regarding this subject.. Miyamoto said a while back that he won't focus as much on franchises like Mario Kart, Zelda, etc... Who knows? Maybe he means that he won't focus as much on franchises like Paper Mario as well? That's a possibility.. Besides, he seems to be busy with his new IP for the Wii U, so it's better for him not to focus on franchises like Paper Mario so that his new IP will be great.
What do you think? Do you think Paper Mario Wii U will be like Sticker Star or not? Here it's an article that explains in detail some of the things I said: http://nintendo3dsdaily.com/nintendoarticles/is-paper-mario-sticker-star-not-all-miyamotos-fault/
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