I didn't want to reply to this until I beat the game, but it's not a bad game. It's definitely decent in its own right. But I agree that when compared to the first 3 entries in the series, it sadly pales in comparison. Really, it's a shame how the Paper Mario series has been handled, and it'd be nice if they got back to the original Paper Mario/TTYD roots if they ever do a new Paper Mario game.Honestly that's the worst Paper Mario game I own, only because I stopped buying them after that one. The first three are the best ones in the series.