History YMMV / PaperMarioStickerStar

19th Sep '17 7:03:41 PM KingBowser9001
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** Pre-release, it was infamously told off as being too similar to ''The Thousand-Year Door'' by Miyamoto himself, and thus revamped with no partners, no new characters (save Kersti), and a heavily simplified battle system. The fandom instead cried TheyChangedItNowItSucks, stating Miyamoto to be underwhelming the intelligence and expectations of its fanbase and being too narrow-minded to consider the PeripheryDemographic, as well as stating he was disrespecting the skill of their CultClassic [[Franchise/FireEmblem prin]][[VideoGame/PanelDePon ting]] [[VideoGame/NintendoWars machine]], Intelligent Systems.

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** Pre-release, it was infamously told off as being too similar to ''The Thousand-Year Door'' by Miyamoto himself, and thus revamped with no partners, no new characters (save Kersti), and a heavily simplified battle system. The fandom instead cried TheyChangedItNowItSucks, stating Miyamoto to be underwhelming undermining the intelligence and expectations of its fanbase and being too narrow-minded to consider the PeripheryDemographic, as well as stating he was disrespecting the skill of their CultClassic [[Franchise/FireEmblem prin]][[VideoGame/PanelDePon ting]] [[VideoGame/NintendoWars machine]], Intelligent Systems.
19th Sep '17 7:02:47 PM KingBowser9001
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** Pre-release, it was infamously told off as being too similar to ''The Thousand-Year Door'' by Miyamoto himself, and thus revamped with no partners, no new characters (save Kersti), and a heavily simplified battle system. The fandom replied with [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks that trope's foil]], stating Miyamoto to be underwhelming the intelligence and expectations of its fanbase and being too narrow-minded to consider the PeripheryDemographic, as well as stating he was disrespecting the skill of their CultClassic [[Franchise/FireEmblem prin]][[VideoGame/PanelDePon ting]] [[VideoGame/NintendoWars machine]], Intelligent Systems.

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** Pre-release, it was infamously told off as being too similar to ''The Thousand-Year Door'' by Miyamoto himself, and thus revamped with no partners, no new characters (save Kersti), and a heavily simplified battle system. The fandom replied with [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks that trope's foil]], instead cried TheyChangedItNowItSucks, stating Miyamoto to be underwhelming the intelligence and expectations of its fanbase and being too narrow-minded to consider the PeripheryDemographic, as well as stating he was disrespecting the skill of their CultClassic [[Franchise/FireEmblem prin]][[VideoGame/PanelDePon ting]] [[VideoGame/NintendoWars machine]], Intelligent Systems.
31st Aug '17 7:15:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* NeverLiveItDown: As described in OvershadowedByControversy below, this game has become this trope for the Paper Mario series, if not all Mario [=RPGs=]. No discussion or mention of either seems to be complete until at least one person describes this game's perceived shortcomings, even years later.

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* NeverLiveItDown: As described in OvershadowedByControversy below, this The game has become this trope for the Paper Mario series, if not all Mario [=RPGs=]. No discussion or mention of either seems to be complete until at least one person describes this game's perceived shortcomings, even years later.
31st Aug '17 7:12:46 PM MosquitoMan
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* NeverLiveItDown: As described in OvershadowedByControversy below, this game has become this trope for the Paper Mario series, if not all Mario [=RPGs=]. No discussion or mention of either seems to be complete until at least one person describes this game's perceived shortcomings, even years later.
22nd Aug '17 10:26:46 PM DarkChirano
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** Kersti has been described by many as "forgettable", a fairly big deal for the only new character in the game. Even those who don't find her forgettable see her as obnoxious and [[{{Jerkass}} unusually mean-spirited in her personality]], exacerbated by [[KarmaHoudini no hero characters ever calling her out]]. She's also disliked for the opposite reason most exposition fairies are disliked: most of the time, when you ask her for advice, it's vague and unhelpful. Not helping matters is [[spoiler:her DisneyDeath during the final battle]], coming across as [[AlasPoorScrappy a desperate attempt to make players feel bad for her]]... [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic which fails when one realizes]] Kersti [[FlatCharacter never even thinks to truly change her ways]].

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** Kersti has been described by many as "forgettable", a fairly big deal for the only new character in the game. Even those who don't find her forgettable see her as obnoxious and [[{{Jerkass}} unusually mean-spirited in her personality]], exacerbated by [[KarmaHoudini no hero characters ever calling her out]]. She's also disliked for the opposite reason most exposition fairies are disliked: most of the time, when you ask her for advice, it's vague and unhelpful. Not helping matters is [[spoiler:her DisneyDeath during the final battle]], coming across as [[AlasPoorScrappy a desperate attempt to make players feel bad for her]]... [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic which fails when one realizes]] Kersti [[FlatCharacter never even thinks to truly change her ways]]. The developers may have caught onto Kersti's scrappiness, as while she has a trophy in the handheld version of the fourth ''Super Smash Bros'' game, she's not shown or mentioned at all in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam the following two games]] [[VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash with Paper Mario]], and her successor in the latter is widely considered more competently characterized.
24th Jun '17 2:46:19 PM WolfThunder
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Making their ''Paper Mario'' debuts: Bowser Jr., Kamek, Petey Piranha and...[[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Gooper Blooper]]? [[spoiler:And [[OneSceneWonder Birdo]]?]]
10th Jun '17 6:38:19 PM Peridonyx
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* BileFascination: Given its reputation as the weakest ''Paper Mario'', many have played just to see if ''Sticker Star'' is really so bad or simply SoOkayItsAverage.
12th May '17 5:44:21 AM TheMageofRacism
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most ''Paper Mario'' fans pretend that ''Sticker Star'' (as well as its successor ''Color Splash'') never happened, labeling ''Super Paper Mario'' (or ''The Thousand-Year Door'', depending on who you ask) as the moment where the series stopped instead. Aside from the game's [[ExiledFromContinuity controversial]] [[ExcusePlot restrictions]], it doesn't help that [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight Ryota Kawade, the director of the first three games, was barely involved in the production of Sticker Star (the only credit he had for the game was "Special Thanks"), and most of its crew was never involved in the series before.]]

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most ''Paper Mario'' fans pretend that ''Sticker Star'' (as well as (and depending on who you ask, its successor ''Color Splash'') never happened, labeling ''Super Paper Mario'' (or ''The Thousand-Year Door'', depending on who you ask) as the moment where the series stopped instead. Aside from the game's [[ExiledFromContinuity controversial]] [[ExcusePlot restrictions]], it doesn't help that [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight Ryota Kawade, the director of the first three games, was barely involved in the production of Sticker Star (the only credit he had for the game was "Special Thanks"), and most of its crew was never involved in the series before.]]
21st Apr '17 12:00:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Bowser has been divisive lately for [[BrokenStreak breaking the streak]] of coming up with new villains for the Mario [=RPGs=]. However, his portrayal in ''Sticker Star'' was universally reviled, thanks to his screentime being reduced to appearing at the beginning, the FinalBoss battle and the end of the game, as well as his [[SilentAntagonist total lack of dialogue]] and [[FlatCharacter characterization,]] making him seem more like his dialogue-less appearances in the ''New Super Mario Bros.'' series as opposed to his usual [[LargeHam hammy self]] in the ''Paper Mario'' series.

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** Bowser has been divisive lately for [[BrokenStreak breaking the streak]] trend of coming up with new villains for the Mario [=RPGs=]. However, his portrayal in ''Sticker Star'' was universally reviled, thanks to his screentime being reduced to appearing at the beginning, the FinalBoss battle and the end of the game, as well as his [[SilentAntagonist total lack of dialogue]] and [[FlatCharacter characterization,]] making him seem more like his dialogue-less appearances in the ''New Super Mario Bros.'' series as opposed to his usual [[LargeHam hammy self]] in the ''Paper Mario'' series.
13th Apr '17 6:08:17 PM MathematicalVoid
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* ScapegoatCreator: Many people are pointing to this title, among other incidents, as evidence that it is time for Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto to retire from active game development and advisement. What side of this coin fans lie on in terms of supporting this sentiment could fuel the careers of dozens of analytical authors. According to [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/papermario/0/0 this]], he's the reason the battles were changed. Why? [[{{Irony}} It was too similar to]] ''The Thousand-Year Door''.
** Miyamoto has really alienated the fans of the Paper Mario series when he ordered the development team to "stop creating and introducing new characters" which also had the consequence of removing the partner system. Such a decision is probably one of the reasons why ''Sticker Star'' was so lackluster.
** Many even pointed out his {{hypocrisy}} at not being okay with a ''The Thousand-Year Door'' clone, yet being completely fine with there being ''four NSMB games'' (Okay, [[VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU 4.5]]) [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks that play almost exactly the same and recycle things from previous games often]]. It only got worse when it was announced that ''Color Splash'' would follow the same formula introduced in ''Sticker Star'' as opposed to another game in the vein of the first two games like most fans were asking for.
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