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Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Leaves a sticky residue
by Matthew Diener 19/11/2012
Product: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Publisher: Nintendo
Format: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the kind of game that will put a smile on your face one second and make you grind your teeth the next. 

But, as with an adorable puppy that's chewed through your favourite pair of shoes, it's hard to stay angry at Paper Mario: Sticker Star for long. It's a difficult game to like, but an impossible one to hate.

Stick it to me

Paper Mario: Sticker Star combines the turn-based combat system of role-playing games with an action-adventure game overworld interface.

On paper, this is a winning combination - and it's worked quite well for the franchise in the past - but Sticker Star introduces a few new twists on this distinctly Mario-style of RPG. ...
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Frustrating at times and vague to the point of being obtuse, Paper Mario: Sticker Star still shines where it counts
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 6
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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