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How many million lifetime?

2+ 9 14.75%
 
3+ 7 11.48%
 
4+ 16 26.23%
 
5+ 15 24.59%
 
6+ 7 11.48%
 
7+ 3 4.92%
 
8+ 2 3.28%
 
9+ 1 1.64%
 
10+ 0 0.00%
 
15+ 1 1.64%
 
Total:61

It will be the best selling in the series due to the Switch effect.
I guess that means no proper Mario RPG for a while, with AlphaDream now gone as well :/



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NightlyPoe said:
Dulfite said:

What do you mean "all indication?" It has traditional weapons, not stickers like the first two.

Yes, consumable weapons that break.  In addition, no XP or positives to battling.  So, like Sticker Star and Color Splash, battling is something you'll want to avoid as mostly a waste of your time.

It'll be the 3rd straight game where the battle system is broken by being pointless.  Three games and they still haven't fixed this most basic gameplay flaw!

The combat is turned based like the first two.

So is the combat in Sticker Star and Color Splash.  And the combat is now puzzle-based for some reason.

¯:_(ツ)_/¯ 

The partners are back (with dialogue and unique names like the first two).

And they just appear to be characters that tag along for a time.  You can't even control them in battle.  The character designs we've seen also remain depressingly generic.

It's a full "world" again rather than levels like the last two games (and like the first two games).

That's about the only thing I can see where it's definitely stepped back in the right direction.

It is 3-D adventure like the first two (unlike SPM).

Again, so were Sticker Star and Color Splash.

Super Paper Mario isn't the problem with the series y'know.  Heck, I'd settle for them going back to Super Paper Mario at this point.

It's not perfect and isn't once TTYD's level, but this is absolutely moving in the right direction.

I don't see much evidence of that.  It seems to be better than the last two games, but the direction of the series remains firmly in trying to polish the turd that is Sticker Star, only with a few mechanics that are vaguely resemble the origins of the series, but do so in a haphazard manner that misses the point.

That's not true about no positivies in battling at CS.

Avoinding battles in Color Splash is going to led the player to have less powerful cards and no way to upgrade the amount of paint Mario can carry, locking you with the basics cards, having nightmerish and longer combats againts forced enemies/bosses, and an small amount of paint leading to a waste of time in search for it around the levels when Mario needs to explore them.



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At least 5m



 

Pavolink said:

That's not true about no positivies in battling at CS.

Avoinding battles in Color Splash is going to led the player to have less powerful cards and no way to upgrade the amount of paint Mario can carry, locking you with the basics cards, having nightmerish and longer combats againts forced enemies/bosses, and an small amount of paint leading to a waste of time in search for it around the levels when Mario needs to explore them.

In theory, sure.  In practice, not really.  You can get enough hammer scraps incidentally, and can buy plenty of pre-painted cards, to make it through the game.

Last edited by NightlyPoe - on 14 July 2020

The Switch effect alone should make it the best selling entry in the series I expect; we've seen plenty of examples recently of fan displeasure having little impact on sales.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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NightlyPoe said:
Pavolink said:

That's not true about no positivies in battling at CS.

Avoinding battles in Color Splash is going to led the player to have less powerful cards and no way to upgrade the amount of paint Mario can carry, locking you with the basics cards, having nightmerish and longer combats againts forced enemies/bosses, and an small amount of paint leading to a waste of time in search for it around the levels when Mario needs to explore them.

In theory, sure.  In practice, not really.  You can get enough hammer shards incidentally, and can buy plenty of pre-painted cards, to make it through the game.

In theory and in practice.

Limiting yourself to hammer painted cards is the same as only using the same attack in 64 and TTYD. And yes, we don't need many different attacks in those games to go thru the games, outside of some exceptions that may requiere certain partners, just like CS needs those real things cards for bosses.



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Pavolink said:
NightlyPoe said:

In theory, sure.  In practice, not really.  You can get enough hammer shards incidentally, and can buy plenty of pre-painted cards, to make it through the game.

In theory and in practice.

Limiting yourself to hammer painted cards is the same as only using the same attack in 64 and TTYD. And yes, we don't need many different attacks in those games to go thru the games, outside of some exceptions that may requiere certain partners, just like CS needs those real things cards for bosses.

I think you smooshed my two separate points into one that I didn't say.

In other news, I saw Origami King being sold at Walmart today.