Hello and welcome my lovely friends!
Thankfully things seemed to have calmed down for me and I’m also starting to feel a lot better mentally and emotionally so let’s get back to our regularly scheduled broadcast shall we?!
Today I will be sharing another game close to my heart and that is Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
This was my first introduction to the Paper Mario series and arguably the best game in the series, so what a game to start up with.
I immediately fell in love with the art design of the game. Especially Paper Princess Peach. How cute is she?! The Thousand-Year Door also happened to be my first turn-based RPG. Funnily enough (seeing how this game is one of my favorites) turn-based games always were unappealing because, to be honest, up until a couple years ago I was a button masher (and I still am at times, no shame :P). So turn-based and me just seemed like the wrong idea. But The Thousand-Year Door just still looked too good to stay away from.
I bought the game and as soon as I got it home and started playing I became completely immersed in it. The tutorial made my introduction to turn-based games incredibly easy and natural. Now this could be nostalgia taking over or the game really is just that good but, the story line for The Thousand-Year Door was the best of the Paper Mario games. None of it seemed forced or really like it went downhill in quality or anything at any point during the game. I think the fact that they changed up the sidekicks of Mario throughout the game helped the story and game play feel fresh.
I did find myself enjoying the battle mechanics quite a lot too. Since things would change somewhat as the story progressed I really feel that it helped keep it exciting. And I mean who wouldn’t enjoy “performing” a battle on a stage for audiences? And you get helped (and hurt) based on your performances?! How cool!
The humor and jokes in this game are terribly great. I personally love dad jokes and bad jokes and groaners (just as Mathew ;)) so this game definitely did not disappoint which is something that i have found to be a nice and comforting constant throughout the series. Just this entry in the series had some of the best lines.
Overall I can’t give this game enough praise. So go out and play it. You won’t be let down. And tell me all about it!
Talk to you all Friday! Stay classy and sassy ❤