This is Mario's first proper adventure on the Wii and one that many Nintendo fans will love from start to finish. The graphics are bold and colorful, the ability to flip between 2D and 3D is a masterstroke and the Pixls Mario encounters all have ingenious abilities (my favourites being Fleep who can make u even thinner and Thudley who can smash things up).
The Mario magic is there, but there are still a few things missing that stops it from reaching those five stars. For one it is a bit easy - compared to the last two Paper Mario games - and some levels feel a bit too empty. The scrolls of text might get annoying to some aswell, although it an absolutely funny adventure! The turn-based RPGing of past Paper Mario's has been toned down a lot though, so it's not all bad! And the music has some delightful retro nods to classic Mario games of old.
We all know that Mario Galaxy will rock, but this is still a great adventure to keep you going until the mascot's must buy game. Definetly recommended.