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Sticker Star Log: Day 1. I’ve barely started, don’t hate it yet.

that’s right, folks! i’m just now starting my very first playthrough of Paper Mario: Sticker Star. i’ll be keeping a log here just to try something new, so y’all can follow along as i trek through the series’ most infamous entry yet!

Day 1: I don’t hate this game yet. I’ve just unfurled the plaza in Decalburg and will set out to adventure some more later on. Decalburg, the hub, is passable, although much more barren compared to the other games’ hub areas. As for characters, Kersti isn’t so bad, but I can see how she can be a bit of a pain later on (her introduction was also kind of rough, and the bit of exposition about the Royal Stickers felt kind of meh to me). The Toads are also fairly witty yet I do not hold out hopes to see many more unique characters down the road. Rescuing the Toads at the beginning was a bit of a pain though not nearly as bad as any of the Toad missions from Paper Jam. I’m skeptical of the battle system, which I will be sure to detail once I have more experience with it.

  • SS: Hancock, please keep an eye on Danse today. He's gonna say something to the wrong person and get himself punched.
  • Hancock: Sure, I'd love to see Danse get punched.
  • SS: Try again.
  • Hancock: I will stop Danse from getting punched.
  • SS: Correct.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”