Review

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)

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
Game director
Masahiko Nagaya
Key Credits
Kensuke Tanabe (Producer), Risa Tabata (Assistant producer)

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