Well I know this game has had mainly good reviews and a lot of people like it, but personally I think it goes down as a 5/10 game. I havn't played this game much, only just past the first boss so there are obviously areas of the game I havn't seen yet. I am comparing this game to the first two Paper Mario's to a large extent. My first problem with the game is the battle system. Other than it not being anywhere close to the first 2 Paper Mario's, it's just plain not good. Too slow for my standards and less depth than stomping goombas on the NES Super Mario Bro's. The battle system in Paper Mario and 1000 Year Door is what made the games great. Plenty of Items, abilities ect. can't forget the action command. I also think the flip feature to change the game from 2D to 3D and vice versa is a complete waste and doesn't do much good at all. The other main problem with the game is it poses no challenge whatsover. A 3 year old could finish the game with not all that much challenge. The storyline and characters I consider to be just plain terrible. So Mario runs into Bowsers castle and then gets teleported to another world and needs to collect some sort of hearts to save it. Sure I know it's a Mario game, but I really do not like the story. The story in the first and second Paper Mario while they didn't really have any twists it did it's job and wasn't absurd like this one. I also think the minor characters look like complete crap. Most of them are nothing more then talking oblongs with little detail in them. The graphics have some good points and some pretty bad points. Personally I hate the look of the Flipside which also happens to be the main city. What happened to the colourful Toad Town and Rougeport? If I wanted to look at something plain and bland I only have to look a little above my monitor and right there I'll find a plain white wall. The second town does look rather good however. The first castle looks pretty plain as well and from watching videos of the game the other castles don't look any better. As for the characters the main ones make good eye candy. Nice bright and colourful even Count Bleck somewhow has his evil dark robes and still looks attractive. The minor characters don't need to be repeated. I can't remember much at all about the sound. It didn't annoy me so it I wouldn't say it sounds bad, but it wasn't anything memorable either. Overall I don't think this game is really worth the time to play, though if it wasn't titled paper mario I might've given it a 6/10 rather than a 5. And thats it for what I personally think of this game. Feel free to disagree with this, I'm sure quite a lot of people will. Ciao.