Paper Mario: The Origami King reviews are starting to go live for those who are excited to see how this RPG fares. The game has a lot to live up to as it is the first outing on the Nintendo Switch.
Renowned Japanese publication, Famitsu, just revealed their review of Paper Mario: The Origami King. According to reports, the game got a 36/40 from the publication, which always had discerning eyes when it comes to good games. What did the critics like about the new Nintendo exclusive?
Just like its predecessors
We’ve yet to see what Famitsu’s critics had to say about the upcoming title, but it’s worth noting that the score of the game falls in line with the review scores of previous Paper Mario titles.
Previously, Famitsu gave Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U), a score of 35/40, Paper: Mario: Sticker Star (3DS) 36/40, and Super Paper Mario (Wii) 35/40. These games were praised for their art direction and unique gameplay that put the popular franchise into the RPG territory.
The games have also been praised for how they incorporate the theme into a puzzle and platforming elements. For instance, in Sticker Star, players can use an assortment of stickers to solve some of the puzzles around the game’s world.
The upcoming game was a surprise reveal last May, and it was an even bigger surprise to see that the game was launching in July, only a few months later. It’s good to see that Paper Mario: The Origami King is holding its own against its predecessors.
Each of the Paper Mario introduces a handful of mechanics that center around a certain theme. For the upcoming game, that theme is origami. From the look of things, players will have to fold some pieces of the world to progress through the story. Since the world takes on an open structure, it will be fun to see the secrets that lie in wait.
The upcoming game will also feature a unique combat system that puts a player’s thinking skills to the test. More and more, the upcoming game seems like quite a challenging experience.
Paper Mario: The Origami King launches for the Nintendo Switch on July 17. Players are highly anticipating this title. For now, it seems like things are looking up for it, but we’ll have to wait for more reviews for better insight about the latest Mario RPG experience.
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