Lets dive deep into the game that was the beginning of the end of Paper Mario.
Gameplay: it's just a typical mario platformer with rpg shit thrown into it. Also this game brings you into a false sense of security. You may think you're playing an easy game. BUT NO, THE GAME THROWS A FUCKING CURVEBALL IN 1-3 WHERE IT INTRODUCES FUCKING CRYPTIC PUZZLES. Get used to seeing cryptic shit throughout the game. Don't know what to do? Too bad, the game doesn't tell you.
Story: This game tries to take itself seriously. It's a fucking mario game for christs sake. Thousand year door handled its tone better.
Characters: The game is filled with very forgettable characters. Their designs also look very cheap. Tippi reminds me of Navi which isn't a good thing. Francis is just a stereotypical geek. Count Bleck makes me want to blech. Dimentio is obviously going to be the twist villain when you start. Poor fucking Luigi gets so abused in this game. Also there's a character called Brobot in the game, and Brobot was also a character in Jimmy Neutron and the Brobot in this game looks exactly like the one in Jimmy Neutron. I'm surprised that Nickelodeon didn't sue Nintendo/Intelligent Systems for that.
Advertising: This game got fucking advertised a lot around the time it was released. It wasn't that good anyway so why inform people about a shitty game nobody would play? You know those print advertisements you get in some Wii games? Well I've seen Super Paper Mario always fucking appear in the list of games being advertised. Also in smash brawl (another shitty game) has a ton of trophies that are from Super Paper Mario. WTF?!
Music: One fucking music track pisses me off. That fucking Gloam Valley track. Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to put that in the game.
Writing: The game has a bunch of unfunny jokes. Like that stupid "I complain about games I've never played on the internet!" and "The Underwhere" that one is so fucking cringe. The jokes in this game are on the level of the writing in the modern sonic games. The game also can't fucking decide on whether or not it wants to be dark and serious or wacky and light hearted.
Progression: SO MUCH FUCKING BACKTRACKING! EVERYONE MOVES SO GOD DAMN SLOW IN THE GAME!!! This game loves to make stupid stuff happen during the game to pad out the game. It's just like skyward sword.
Functionality: The game is riddled with bugs and glitches. Showing that this game was rushed to the market. Heck, their are some fatal softlocks in the game that prevent you from progressing the game!
Overall: Game gets a 1/10. Very disappointing way to start Mario's carrer on the Wii. Thankfully, this game would get overshadowed by better games that came out in 2007.