@dajupe: Everything you said is correct, except combat. Yes you pointed that out, but it's a BIG part of the game. I found the combat system repetitive, boring, and completely pointless. Since you are always losing something in any battle, just what exactly is the point? This game would have been the rating you said (in my opinion) if it had just stuck to its roots and had a more conventional battle system. I never thought there was anything wrong with the battle system that was implemented in Thousand Year Door, and I find that the combat in this game, as well as the combat in Sticker Star is way over simplified, and completely pointless. I just don't see why Nintendo thought it was a good idea to remove XP and conventional turn based combat. It worked great in the past, and would have been a great fit in this installment, and it probably would have become a system seller to be honest. Also, the map and over world is lame to say the least. Takes the awe of exploration completely out of the game when all you need to do to progress is go to an over world that literally points out your next objective. All in all, I personally give this anywhere from a 6.5 to a 7.5 somewhere in the middle there. Quite a disappointing installment in the series indeed. If you want to experience an excellent Paper Mario game, I suggest the original, or hey, even better; Thousand year door. This is honestly a pathetic attempt by comparison, sorry Nintendo, do better next time and give fans what they want instead of catering to children.