Lately i've felt REALLY far removed from the Paper Mario fanbase.
Sticker Star REALLY drew a wedge in the fanbase ala sonic classic and modern. and just like sonic majority favors pre sticker star.
now i honestly think sticker star isnt a bad game, i played through the game and while certain things like no partners upset me, i had fun with the game. i didnt really hate the battle system (cept bosses) and i thought it had cue story arcs instead of an over arching story. yes there werent enough characters that were unique but alot of toads were memorable.
anyway im not here to rant about what i liked about sticker star (yet) i wanna talk about color splash and how i think this will affect the fan base. color splash has shown major signs of improvement but they're all scued because the games core design is still similar to sticker star. and interviews have confirmed that intelligence systems are not planning to return to that format. People have accused miyamoto for making these adjustments but thats abit misinformed.
miyamoto told inteligents systems that what they were doing looked boring and too similar to TTYD. so they choose to completely focus ont he stickers, and it changed the game and the series completely. now mind you miyamoto didnt make any changes, intelligence systems did. he also tried to direct Dream Team but they brushed it off and went on to make (imo) the best M & L game in the series.
color splash has a stigma on it thats going to make it do horrible despite if it is a good game. its kinda similar to federation force, mostly ok game by reviewers but hated by fans. and were currently going through a trend of just being disappointed with everything nintendo does.
i want you to know its ok for you to not like this game and to voice yourself, thats not what im here to say, im speaking purely from my POV, this whole experience has driven abit of a wedge between me and other paper mario fans. i was planning to do a "sticker star wasnt that bad" video and an impressions of color splash, but i get this feeling i'll be brushed off and branded as a nintendrone if i end up genuinely liking the game. just the thought of this has removed me from the fanbase. heck im still an admin in the paper mario fan group and im just worried that i wont be able to interact and relate with anyone there anymore.
i know there are people who will be on the same spectrum but i just dont enjoy being on the opposite side being called names by a bunch of fuckwits when i say that i enjoy the game, its just not worth it. perhaps i just need to leave the fanbase entirely and enjoy the games in peace, which hurts cause paper mario has always been on the biggest things i love doing when i interact with people on here. but things change so who knows
anyway this is how i feel about color splash, maybe i will still do the impression but in text form. im abit worried about doing a video