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Paper Mario: The Origami King

Nintendo
Jul 17, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Easy Allies
7.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

The Origami King is no Thousand-Year Door, but Paper Mario fans will still find a lot to love if they can look past the combat system.

Classic Humor

The Origami King lives up to the series' family-friendly humor.

Visual Design

Successfully delivers on its Origami visuals; its open world is vibrant and fun to explore.

Combat System

Combat has few interesting choices and quickly becomes repetitive.


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Paper Mario: The Origami King Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | July 2020

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We Play Paper Mario: The Origami King – Favorite Moments!

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Paper Mario: The Origami King - Arriving to Nintendo Switch July 17


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Critic Reviews for Paper Mario: The Origami King

IGN

7 / 10.0
IGN

The Origami King suffers from one-note combat and few real choices, but its personality and visual design are a joy.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Nintendo sketches another warm and colourful Paper Mario adventure, though never traces its full potential.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the most relentlessly charming video games ever made and the best Paper Mario since The Thousand-Year Door.

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Paper Mario: The Origami King is fun, light-hearted and a celebration of Super Mario with a strong story, great humour and brilliant characters.

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As usual, Nintendo's quirky writing is full of laugh-out-loud moments, but your quest is full of tiresome backtracking

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The Origami King keeps its RPG systems and character work light, but revamped combat and solid gags throughout are the course-correction Paper Mario needed.

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If you're OK with Paper Mario's turn to action, you'll find an enjoyable game packed with humor, secrets, and unique boss battles.

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