The combat already seemed to be les good based on the trailers. For me an 8 is not a good score. In my opinion a good Paper Mario should score around a 9. So, this score is a bit disappointing, although expected. I agree that Nintendo should shop trying to do something new everytime and should just make a fun paper mario with a battle system that works. Especially since it's been so long since a Paper Mario came out that was really good.
First the stickers and now this. I don't like it ;(