The one redeeming thing about Paper Mario: Sticker Star is its soundtrack. Before I actually got the game, I asked Rawk how the soundtrack was and he claimed it only had nine songs on it. Boy, was he wrong. The real thing is almost three hours long! That's longer than Paper Mario itself, and nearly tied with Super Paper Mario. It's the best soundtrack that Intelligent Systems has ever done, even better than Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn or its predecessor, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
Unfortunately, the YouTube video that had the complete three-hour soundtrack on it (which I've listened to more than I've spent time playing through the actual game) has been deleted. Its creator removed from YouTube for copyright violations. It's unknown whether or not this was Nintendo's doing or specifically because of the Sticker Star video.
Or maybe it is known and I just don't know it. I don't even remember WHO made it.
Either way, now we're left with dozens upon dozens of scattered individual songs strewn throughout YouTube of this amazing soundtrack. See, one of the problems with getting the soundtrack to this game is that some of the best songs are battle themes, particularly boss fights (including low-HP versions), and the Battle Roulette interrupts the amazing introductions.
Yeah, other videos don't even TRY to include the intro to that. But for some other battles, we have intros! And it's super scrumptious.
I'm a real sucker for jazzy music, you know. Jazz is one of my favourite genres, up there with ska and country. It's actually one of the reasons why I'm legitimately interested in Bayonetta 2! We have a good track record here.
So back to Paper Mario: Sticker Star. That ENTIRE soundtrack is jazzed up. It's probably the best soundtrack in Mario franchise history. ...Perhaps even Nintendo history? VIDEOGAME HISTORY? It's just... so...good...to listen to. And it's actual MUSIC. Not just mere ambient noise! Someone else must take the creed of creating the three-hour long soundtrack video. And rest assured, I will Favourite it in a heartbeat.
Just to reiterate, the soundtrack is the only great part of Paper Mario: Sticker Star. That puts it in the same category as games like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
In the meantime, we have to stick with going through a playlist. I believe it's incomplete.