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Jasoco
12-28-2004, 02:06 PM
Kicks ass!

Anyone else liking it? Nay, LOVING it?

Must return to work, will talk about it later. I wanna hear your thoughts.

Daria
12-28-2004, 04:08 PM
I'm just now taking a break from it. And I have to say I'm loving it as much as the original.

Funniest minigame I've ever played has to be the Super Bowser Bros. sequance, it's like playing Trogdor, but you know, better since it's a Mario parody. :P

dbiersdorf
12-28-2004, 04:11 PM
Yeah I loved it, I'm on the final boss which I just can't beat, but the game is amazing, really fun, and I HATE RPG's, I never played the original but I loved Mario and Luigi and Super Mario RPG, and this one is just as good if not better. Buy the game.

NintendoMan
12-28-2004, 04:12 PM
Well I finally got it on Christmas from my girlfriends parents as one of my christmas presents from them. (Although I SHOULD have bought it in October when it was released or purchased it in the mean time)

I will be playing it when I get home later tonight though.

badinsults
12-28-2004, 06:50 PM
It is awesome, I passed it about 2 weeks ago. I am still going through to finish off all the sidequests, though. There aren't many RPGs that let you continue playing after you beat it. :)

joshnickerson
12-28-2004, 06:57 PM
I bought it today, but I'm refraining from tearing the shrink wrap so I will force myself to finish Pokemon Colluseum first. @_@

D_N_G
12-28-2004, 07:02 PM
I thought it was pretty good, but there was just something missing and i cant put my finger on it . It didnt have the magic of the 64 version. If I had to rank all 4 of the Mario based RPGs it would be:

Mario RPG SNES
Superstar Saga GBA
Paper Mario 1
Paper Mario 2

Jasoco
12-28-2004, 10:11 PM
I never played the N64 version. Back when it came out, I had some sort of anger towards the fact it was "Paper", "Different looking" and "Not Mario RPG-like" and for some reason this bugged the shit out of me.

So I never got it. Never asked for it. And I am kicking myself. I have you know, grown to love games that are different. And now that I WANT the game, it's so expensive to acquire. Damn N64 prices. I will have to one day buy the original... AFTER I beat SuperStar Saga. I am to the final boss-ish there, so it's soon. But I still want to get that one done first as well as this one before I decide to invest in an N64 game. Especially if it costs me like $30. Also one day, I'm gonna have to sit down and work through the Cartridge version of RPG and beat it. When I first had it, I played all the way to Smithy but never beat him. But now we have the interweb and lots of FAQ's if I get stuck, so I should be able to finish it right.

I dunno, all four have their own feel to them. I guess Paper Mario is the only "Series" here as they're the only ones similar to each other. I don't mind, but I hope the next RPG starring Mario brings a new feel. And is on a console. Though, I will NOT be opposed to a Paper Mario 3. Especially if it has the same feel as this one.

I am surprised at how many party members you get in the game. I am just about to add Bobbery to my party. Before that it was the weird purple ghosty chick. That was unexpected. Before that, it was the fat cloud. It's like everyone Mario meets joins his team. "Joins his what? What's his team?" Not that I mind, I love the diversity. And when I get the badge, I'll be able to swap them in and out during battle all the time and use them right away. So it's really cool. I just have a fear I'm close to finishing the game too soon. Already to Star 5. Whatever.

I still need this soundtrack! Someone must have released it! It's too good not to be released! Like the original SMRPG.

Start with file 1? Yep. Here I go back in. :D

joshnickerson
12-29-2004, 08:14 AM
Re: Paper Mario 2 soundtrack...

I'd keep my eye on this site
http://cdjapan.jp/index.html

Nintendo hasn't released any US soundtracks since the N64 days, so importing one from Japan is your only bet. I haven't seen a PM2 soundtrack yet, but you'll never know if it will pop up someday.

Daria
12-29-2004, 03:25 PM
I never played the N64 version. Back when it came out, I had some sort of anger towards the fact it was "Paper", "Different looking" and "Not Mario RPG-like" and for some reason this bugged the shit out of me.

Not a direct reply to your quote, but it's what got me thinking.

Anyway I played, and finished Super Mario RPG long before I ever "discovered" Paper Mario (I say discovered, because while I've known of the game's existence since it's release I was oblivious to the fact it was an RPG). While I certainly liked Super Mario RPG, it is one of my favorite snes RPGs, I loved Paper Mario more because it has a lot more refrences and tie ins to the NES Mario games. Super Mario RPG, as the name would imply, is solely based on Super Mario World, which is my least favorite 2D Mario game. So yeah, since Paper Mario relates to ALL the Mario games I think I appreciate the humour a lot more.

It was also pretty cool when I tried Mario 64 for the first time on the DS and realized that the castle in Paper Mario is identical to the one in that game. I know I'm slow, but I got it eventually. ;)

So umm... what game are the Twilight Town people from? I don't recognize them.

Jasoco
12-29-2004, 05:46 PM
I dunno, but I love the music. We'd have to figure out exactly what they are first.

I too love all the super references in the game. But I enoyed RPG as well because it was still Mario. Funny, I don't get into Final Fantasy, but my favorite enemy in that game was Culex which was based on FF.

I think it's all part of Nintendo's rediscovering of their roots. They realize we want the games to feel more connnected and not all be completely different. Sweet. I especially enjoyed "Super" Mario's comeback in Mario 64 DS. Super Mushrooms rock!

So far I'm up to the train. Day 3 About to arrive in wherever it is I'm going. I just hope I don't have to wait the three days next time I want to return home.

Daria
12-29-2004, 06:03 PM
So far I'm up to the train. Day 3 About to arrive in wherever it is I'm going. I just hope I don't have to wait the three days next time I want to return home.

Since I don't understand a word of that, I'm going to assume I'm not there yet. :P

I just left Twilight town, and took some time aside to reclaim my championship in the arena and finish all the troubles up til the next chapter.

Jasoco
12-30-2004, 12:58 AM
I am close to the end of Chapter 7. Poor Bowser is trailing so far behind. First he's told someone named "Gonazales" took the star. He's just so humorously pathetic, it's funny.

I'm excited the game alows you to continue after you win. I can't wait.

Negative FX
12-30-2004, 01:17 PM
Got the game a few fays ago and I am loving it. I am on the last chapter, towards the last boss. It gets really hard on the last chapter, but is so addictive that I keep playing it.

Jasoco
12-30-2004, 06:29 PM
I just entered the last chapter. I'm taking a "Scary Movie 3" break. Then I'll play some more. An FAQ I'm referring to says I should be at level 28-30 or so. I'm at 21 I think, so I got some work to do.

I think I'll take a visit to the 100 trials pipe and do some leveling up.

JJNova
12-30-2004, 08:10 PM
I'm bored of it. Too "linear"(?). It's more like reading a pop up book, than controlling a pop up book.

Since my opinion is the only differing one, I'll leave it short and simple.

Daria
12-31-2004, 12:16 PM
I've just found my sixth star, and am running around doing some more troubles before I talk to Frankly for the second time.

I swear the secrets in this game are evil, I almost picked up a strategy guide the other day. Ms. Mouz says there's something hidden in West Rougeport still, but for the life of me I can pin point where it's hidden.

Also I hate the buisnessmouse, he had me running around counting chairs last night and I'm apparently too stupid to count them correctly. I'm not about to re-travel all over the world so I'll probably just cheat and look up the code.

ubersaurus
10-06-2005, 11:47 PM
Reviving this topic, as I just finished Paper Mario 2.

I absolutely loved this game, moreso than the first Paper Mario. The cast of characters that join you just seem much cooler this time around, and they really pushed the paper aspect.

I also loved the references to SMB and paper mario 1, the music remixes, and the soundtrack in general. The moonbase had such awesome music.

I also want to say that Ms. Mowz is awesome for the final area.

Blanka789
10-07-2005, 02:57 PM
Just finished it yesterday, great game! I'm glad I bought it. It reminded me so much of Super Mario RPG, moreso than the others. I hope the next in the series is this good.

downfall
10-07-2005, 03:36 PM
I finally bought this too.

It's a fantastic game! I'm not very far yet, but it's pulled me away from both my PSP and my DS - which is saying something, considering how much I enjoy Lumines and Lost in Blue.

It already seems to have a lot of throwbacks to even Super Mario RPG (although I assume Paper Mario had those also). It's fun, funny, and engrossing. I've already put in nearly 10 hours and it doesn't feel like that at all.

Jasoco
10-07-2005, 05:42 PM
I really loved this game. One of the very few RPG's I've ever finished. Very few. Like um.. Number 2 on a list of 2. The other being Mario RPG.

I really hope there's a third on the Revolution. The humor and art style was awesome in this one. I never played the first. (Out of spite, I was hoping it would be another Mario RPG, but my stupidity in those days was disappointed it was so different. Looking back, I was a jackass and wish I had bought it.)

Hopefully they'll have the first for download, I'll pay whatever they charge for it just to play it.

Malon_Forever
10-07-2005, 07:40 PM
Very good game. I bought it a year ago, on the day it came out. I skipped school, and played it all day. Great game. I enjoyed the N64 one more though. Still, both are amazing games, and both are "must plays". ;)

FantasiaWHT
04-14-2008, 10:36 AM
Anybody else want to chat about this game? I just finished it!

Super Paper Mario was the first one I tried, and I just had to go back and do this one (next, 64, then SNES) to try it out. I enjoyed it quite a bit! I must say I was really annoyed by the mandatory backtracking. The fact that, near the end, you had to literally go back to every stage and talk to one pretty-much random person was absolutely obnoxious.

My 4 year old son loves the game! He has a hard time getting into pipes, but other than that, he does pretty well. His favorite teammate is Bobbery (mine too, with Vivian a close second). Yoshi & Flurrie bugged the crap outta me for some reason.

carlcarlson
04-14-2008, 05:55 PM
I beat it a few years ago. I usually have a hard time beating rpgs for some reason, but I finished this one. Oddly enough, I don't think of it as a "great" game. It was good, definitely, but something about it kept me from giving it the great status in my head. I can't really even recall what it was, but something just didn't click.

Side note: fighting the final boss in the 100 level pipe is the single most stressful event I've ever encountered in a video game.

PentiumMMX
04-15-2008, 10:27 AM
I preferred the original.

The Gamecube one was killed for me when my file (Very close to the end) wound up stuck because I didn't teach Bobbery some new move (Can't remember what), making the boss I had to face next to impossible to beat. I just didn't care to start over, and sold my copy.

Trebuken
04-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Anybody else want to chat about this game? I just finished it!

Super Paper Mario was the first one I tried, and I just had to go back and do this one (next, 64, then SNES) to try it out. I enjoyed it quite a bit! I must say I was really annoyed by the mandatory backtracking. The fact that, near the end, you had to literally go back to every stage and talk to one pretty-much random person was absolutely obnoxious.

My 4 year old son loves the game! He has a hard time getting into pipes, but other than that, he does pretty well. His favorite teammate is Bobbery (mine too, with Vivian a close second). Yoshi & Flurrie bugged the crap outta me for some reason.

I played the N64 Paper Mario and thought it was awesome. I would suggest it before The Thousand Year Door on the Gamecube (which I have only played a little of).

When you mention the SNES I are you referring to Super Mario RPG? Don't believe there was a Paper Mario on the SNES...