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Review: Paper Mario: The Origami King is a cute adventure with flat mechanics

The series’ latest light-RPG adventure has standout moments and familiar missteps

Game director
Masahiko Nagaya
Key Credits
Kensuke Tanabe (Producer), Risa Tabata (Assistant producer)
3 / 5
Review: Paper Mario: The Origami King is a cute adventure with flat mechanics

The Origami King contains some of the series’ absolute standout moments – almost all of them related to its enjoyable script and wonderful, varied environments – but it also frustrates with some disappointing new features and all-too-familiar missteps.

  • Wonderful, varied environments
  • Enjoyable script and characters
  • Battles and new mechanics lack depth
  • Some frustrating pacing issues
3 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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