News: Miyamoto Said No Story Elements in Paper Mario: Sticker Star

But Thousand Year Door was so good!

By Robin Wilde. Posted 12/03/2012 17:00 9 Comments     ShareThis

My Nintendo News is reporting that Kensuke Tanabe, a developer who worked on recent 3DS title Paper Mario: Sticker Star, has claimed that Shigeru Miyamoto vetoed the addition of extra story elements to the game.

This was based on research undertaken on Club Nintendo members that showed only 1% of them found the story of Super Paper Mario interesting. However, part of the reason the game has received less favourable reviews than its predecessors is its perceived lack of character development or storyline, and the wisdom of only conducting research on one group of people and their opinion on one game in the series should be questioned.

Did you miss the addition of story elements in the most recent Paper Mario game? If so, which story would you say best exemplifies what Paper Mario is about? Let us know in the comments below.

9 Responses to “News: Miyamoto Said No Story Elements in Paper Mario: Sticker Star

  • 288 points
    JPtheNintendoFan says...

    I do miss the chapters, the partners and the extra story playing as Peach in between chapters. Hopefully the next Mario RPG will involve more of those aspects and include more Mario universe characters (Wario, Donkey Kong, Wart, etc).

  • 57 points
    Po-Yi Ho says...

    Club Nintendo has to be the least reliable sample. Ever. I complete the surveys extremely quickly because I believe my input is not going to affect anything. Now I know.

  • 261 points
    JasonMaivia says...

    So….Nintendo will listen to Club Nintendo, but ignores the rest of the world who wanted Star Fox, F-Zero, and Wave Race for a whole generation on the Wii?

    • 576 points
      MegabusterLegends3 says...

      Everytime they ask me what would get me to come back to the eShop, I say “GIVE ME MEGAMAN LEGENDS 3 PROTOTYPE”. I don’t think anyone’s noticed.

    • 33 points
      Matto says...

      Maybe those people should’ve bought the games for the Gamecube. As I see it right now, if you demand it, you better as hell buy the game. People demanded games like Skyward Sword, Excitebots and the like, but… THEY DIDN’T BUY THEM. Hmm, sounds oddly like the Virtual Console service.

  • 576 points
    MegabusterLegends3 says...

    Ooooh…. OOOOOH….. THIS IS INFURIATING! People probably said that because they thought Super Paper Mario’s story sucked, not because they didn’t want a better one! OOOOOH! It makes me SO mad! They ruined Paper Mario because of a stupid poll? YAAAARGH!

  • 192 points
    Robin Wilde says...

    I think Thousand Year Door was far and away the best in all regards, particularly story – however, SPM wasn’t bad, so it’s a shame people seemed to find that.

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