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Friday, October 7, 2016

Paper Mario: Color Splash's Release!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Buy Paper Mario: Color Splash, and join the bucket of deplorables!

We have been writing at least one article about Paper Mario: Color Splash every week for, like, months now. The game is finally out today, October 7. I picked up a physical copy today (after wisely pre-paying for it online October 6), and Rawk downloaded a copy off of the Nintendo eShop. We're both having Miiverse adventures with it.

Paper Mario Color Splash sepia layered colored title screen
“The future of the series is bright!
...Oh, wait... Well, I'm in this game, ready to cause chaos!”

We have similar immediate impressions. We're really upset that there is only one save file per NNID, and the process of selecting and using Battle Cards is pretty clunky. However, the dialogue and writing is consistently amazing, with gems in every conversation. The in-game instruction manual (which can't be shared to Miiverse) even has great writing... and it has MUSIC, too. It's the kind of instruction manual, in terms of design and irreverent content, that hearkens back to the physical quality instruction manuals of old. Huge fan of that.

Paper Mario Color Splash Port Prisma Toad some sort of Mario impersonator
“Someone check on Shinzo Abe.”

Assuming we can accurately extrapolate this trend of excellent writing, great graphics, great music, and mediocre gameplay for the rest of the game (...that's a dangerous extrapolation to make, but just for the sake of discussion), that's certainly more than enough to have this be the best Wii U game of 2016. There's not much competition there, but it's true. As long as Paper Mario: Color Splash isn't trying to be a movie, that combination is still appealing to us KoopaTV staffers.

Paper Mario Color Splash back of the box description basic reading ability
When the back of the boxart claims that “Basic reading ability is needed to fully enjoy this game.” they really mean
that basic reading ability is required to enjoy the game. But hey, it's enjoyable.
 

You could argue that Rawk's and Ludwig's perspectives on what makes a game good are deplorable in the comments section, but either way, you should still buy Paper Mario: Color Splash. If you can get it for less than $60, that's even better.


To know what that Shinzō Abe reference in Rawk's Miiverse post is referencing, click here.
Click here for a full review of Paper Mario: Color Splash!

35 comments :

  1. I believe that you meant to say "bucket of losers" in the tagline.
    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/wall-street-speech-hillary-threw-americans-bucket-losers/

    I also plan on picking the game up once it goes on sale throughout the holiday season.

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    1. Here's how I see it.

      Hillary sees someone as a loser by default. You're born a loser.
      To be a deplorable, you have to actually take some kind of action or thought process.

      So, if we want people to take an action (purchase Paper Mario: Color Splash), they would become a deplorable.

      Assuming it goes on sale!

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  2. Mafia 3 was a better October 7th release.
    This article is invalid.

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    1. Um... How was it better, and how would it being better make anything in this article invalid?

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    2. It's better because it is actually a title /worth/ playing.
      And all of your articles are invalid.

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    3. I've played Color Splash for six hours now, and if it weren't for the limitations of needing sustenance, I'd keep going.

      Look up what “invalid” means.

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    4. Oh? Are you going to write a guest post reviewing it?

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    5. I haven't exactly played the game.
      shouldibuyit

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    6. This whole article's point is that you should buy it, so obviously I'm gonna say yes. <_<

      If you actually start making decent comments, you can get partially reimbursed by the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program!

      Delete
    7. I don't know if I should listen to you,seeing as how you were aginst Majora's Mask 3D.

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    8. However, Majora's Mask 3D was still awarded best 3DS game of 2015 by the website at large.

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    9. Wait did you really vote it best 3DS game of 2015?
      Drop me a link.

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    10. Super Mystery Dungeon was too short.

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    11. My Activity Log has it at 152:07 play time. I'm very satisfied with my hourage with Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, and it was all enjoyable.

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    12. I don't like yours, either, coming in here and trolling. >.>

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    13. http://www.koopatv.org/2016/09/kamek-iggy-koopa-paper-mario-color-splash.html?showComment=1473860891744#c383918077865669543

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    14. That's older then whatever the oldest thing is.

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    15. It's even older than the Internet itself?

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    16. Almost as whack as this website.

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    17. Almost, but we don't try to bend space-time.

      Delete
  3. May be easier for me to wait for a sale. I am trying to clear out most of my current backlog of games so this can wait.

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    1. ...Yeah, I agree that there's actually little incentive for anyone to buy this right away.

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  4. I'd like to post on Miiverse about this game, but I've been perma banned.

    Have fun!

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    1. Apparently, they don't like you pretending to be a mod and telling people to delete posts.

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    2. ...Uh... That should be okay, depending how you word it.

      You ought to call Nintendo this week about it.

      Delete

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