16. Jun, 2016 18:43 (HKT)

But Is It Art? - Paper Mario: Color Splash For The Wii U!


Wii U [Action/Adventure] October 7, 2016

The Paper Mario franchise is an extremely popular series within the Nintendo community, with many incredibly dedicated players enjoying these games. Last year in March, Nintendo announced the next installment in the series Color Splash. From stunning paper-craft visuals to witty dialogue and new characters, Nintendo provides players with yet another visually appealing and fun game to anticipate!

Color Splash once again introduces fans to the world of Paper Mario, with its reinvented paper-craft environment providing players with an amazing world to explore, and places the iconic Mario into yet another tricky dilemma. No, Princess Peach hasn't been captured, instead it seems that trouble has come to their doorstep in the form of a folded toad with no colour. Mario must travel to Prism Island and uncover the mystery of the folded toad and save the day once more. With a trusty paint hammer in hand, Mario travels across the island repainting the world, collecting 'paint stars' at the end of each level, and helping the toads along the way.

The game introduces new, or improved, features to the Paper Mario series, creating interesting gameplay for the players to experience as they progress through the story. A key combat feature of the game would be the battle cards. Playing somewhat like a turnbased battle, Mario and his opponent(s) take turns in exchanging damage between each other in the form of battle cards. Collected from previous fights or the surrounding environments, they provide the player with a variety of attack moves used to defeat the enemy, which they must use wisely to exploit the enemy's weakness and win the battle. Moving away from combat based abilities, as the game is Paper Mario, players are now able to cut out sections of their paper environment to solve puzzles, explore different areas, reveal secrets, and more! Manipulating your ingame environment has never been so literal.

Though the game seems promising and enjoyable, upon its announcement, Colour Splash received a hefty amount of negative backlash soley based on the glimpse of the game in E3 and some similarties between the previous game, Sticker Star. All across the internet, huge debates between Nintendo fans have taken place on whether or not the game will be good with some people going so far as to try and create a petition to have the game cancelled... Yikes.

We would rather reserve judgement for when we actually play Color Splash, and enjoy it for the game it is rather than constantly drawing comparisons between past titles, so make sure to pre-order now to experience and enjoy the game on your own terms!
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U™, US) US$ 45.99 24h

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