Paper Mario: The Origami King arrived last week to a round of controvery, in part because it's not a true follow-up to the beloved Thousand Year Door. Andre, Nadia, and I discuss why Thousand Year Door is seen as such a classic; how Paper Mario can get back in track, and imagine a Mario game in the style of Persona 5 (one theory: Luigi's Persona would be Gooigi).
Also in this episode, we discuss Ghost of Tsushima; the glut of television adaptations for RPGs, and possible evidence of a big moment appearing in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2!
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GameXplain's Andre Segers joins the podcast to review Paper Mario: The Origami King with Kat and Nadia. Why is the latest game in the venerable series proving so contentious among Nintendo fans? Is there a way to revive the series's fortunes? And what would a Super Mario Persona 5 game look like? We answer all of these questions, plus delve further into the recent glut of RPG adaptations, talk Ghost of Tsushima, and more.
Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Raine, composer of Celeste. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!