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Paper Mario: The Origami King is a Crafted Compromise

And I am a hypocrite

Cole Durrett
Sep 15 · 11 min read
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The Origami King is in a very awkward position. In some ways, it tries to appeal to the core fanbase that wants the old games back — but it’s also still woefully beholden to the newer style.

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So is Origami King an improvement? Absolutely. In fact, it’s a pretty damn good game. I just wish it was allowed to be truly excellent.

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I’m only being harsh because as far as I can see, critics and fans have been incredibly nice to The Origami King, generally praising it as a beautiful and fun game. Although I don’t disagree with this conclusion, I wanted to provide a differing perspective rather than simply echo their statements.

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