Paper Mario: The Origami King accolades trailer: no RPG mechanics, no problem

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Paper Mario: The Origami King released just recently to lots of fanfare. Despite not reviving the series’ old use of legitimate RPG mechanics, the game seems to have dodged a lot of the controversy plaguing recent franchise entries. Supporting that observation is an accolades trailer for the game that Nintendo just uploaded to their YouTube channel. Check it out below.

The trailer shows off a handful of scores and quotes from a few particularly glowing reviews. There were plenty more high scores, though. which secured Paper Mario: The Origami King a healthy score of 80 on Metacritic. That’s an exact equivalent to what we scored the title here at Nintendo Enthusiast – an 8 out of 10. Here’s how our own Brett Medlock summed up the game in his review:

Paper Mario: The Origami King surpassed my expectations. It isn’t the RPG return to form many gamers were hoping for, but it is the best Paper Mario game since The Thousand-Year Door. The combat is unique, the writing is superb, and the world is brimming with charm.

Have you picked up Paper Mario: The Origami King yet? Do you think that the praise for the game is well-founded, or are you still disappointed with where the series has wandered since its RPG days? I haven’t been able to pick the game up just yet, and I’m not sure that I will after Paper Mario: Sticker Star left such a gross, stamp-like taste in my mouth, but the Switch entry certainly does look like one of the most charming games in the entire franchise. For now, Paper Mario: The Origami King is on my radar, largely thanks to the heaps of praise demonstrated in Nintendo’s latest trailer and across the gaming world. If I ever do play it, I doubt I’ll appreciate it more than Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but that’s not disqualifying all by itself.

Nick Pearson
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras.