Review of Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door
Jessika Vega, Writer
June 19, 2012
Filed under Gaming
I have always liked games for the Gamecube. The controls are great and the graphics are nicer than all the older systems but simpler than the Wii’s. One of the best games for this system is Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door. There are many good elements in it, such as story, characters, and all the items/power-ups you receive in the game. You know a game is good when you get an epic feeling, and this game was able to do that.
I liked that the game has humour in it. In some cases, you can make a silly choice with what you want Mario to say, which made the game funny and interesting to play. The “hero” Mario soon became (in my game) a mean and obnoxious, moustachioed man. It is unique, the way you get “cursed”, and all the curses that you got. My two favourite curses are the boat and rolling up into a little cylinder. There are tricks and puzzles, but you also have to gain a lot of strength and level up throughout the game. The bosses are challenging and sometimes amusing. The story is very interesting, and takes a lot of twists and turns. I got to the last boss, but the only way to beat her is by luck (getting the three pictures to match up, giving you full health) otherwise you die. She has the second most Heart Points in the game, next to only Bonetail, whom I never got to because I cannot beat the witch.
It was a great game over all, and I enjoyed it completely. If you enjoyed The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker, then you would like this game as well. In Wind Waker, the graphics are different, and you can change camera angles, which you can’t in Paper Mario. The similarities between the two games are the puzzles, challenges, and the ability to gain strength and new techniques before finishing off the last boss. Both of the final bosses were epic, as well. I liked this game very much, but Super Mario Sunshine will always be the best.