For anyone who has played any of the original Paper Mario games you already know what a disaster Sticker Star was for the Paper Mario series, and Nintendo as a whole. If you've never heard of Paper Mario however allow me to explain further into the depth of the issue. The original Paper Mario was an RPG game developed by Intelligent Systems and originally was released on the Nintendo 64. The game was original for many reasons, but the one reason that stands out the most was that the game featured 2D characters in a 3D environment (hence the name Paper Mario). The game included a turn-based battle system, and a unique story and world compared to other Mario games prior (except for Super Mario RPG which was another game that shared a similar concept). Point being, the game got everything right; the gameplay mechanics, story, and characters. The game also included a partner system which included unique characters with special abilities. As the game went on you would gain more partners that you could upgrade and battle along side with. I could really go on and on about how good the first Paper Mario was, but that's not the point of this thread. Given another few years Nintendo released a sequel to Paper Mario that was twice as good as the first. Keeping the original concept of the original game in mind they expanded on it creating another unique world full of unique characters. This game is Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Old Door, and is still to this day my favorite video game of all time. Now this is where things begin to go down hill slightly. Super Paper Mario (the next game in the series) was still a good game, but this is due mostly for it's exceptionally well down story. The game-play however was altered dramatically, removing the turn-based battle system, and now having battles on a scrolling screen. I still enjoyed the game, but I was still a bit bitter from the fact they removed the turn-based battle which was one of my favorite aspects of the game. At this point I didn't know what to expect from the next Paper Mario game, but fast forward a few years Sticker Star was released on the 3DS. This is where things went downhill, fast. Sticker Star in a nutshell removed everything that made Paper Mario great. It removed an original story, unique characters, and destroyed the game-play mechanics. It was one of the most bland, annoying, and pointless games I've ever played. The battle systems now longer had a leveling up system. Now instead you only got coins from winning battles which made battles completely pointless. It also replaced the battle system in the game with a turn-based one that required you to use stickers for attacks. To sum it all up, it destroyed just about any respect I had left for Nintendo. I can not explain how heart-broken and angry I was that Nintendo basically destroyed my favorite game. It took everything I loved about Paper Mario and flipped it on its head. To try to put it into perspective for some of you it's like when Microsoft made Banjo Kazooie: Nuts 'n Bolts, or when M. Night Shyamalan made the Last Airbender movie. That's how bad it was. I lost it. Now it's 2016 and another Paper Mario game is due to be released this year. At first I thought this is where Nintendo would redeem themselves, but that's until I saw the trailer for the new Paper Mario game. Paper Mario: Color Splash is just following in Sticker Star's footprints, and I cannot allow this. I've waited patiently for a new Paper Mario game that would excel the original trilogy. https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-cancel-paper-mario-color-splash This is a link to a petition that's been set-up to halt Nintendo's plans with Color Splash and have them fix the series they've destroyed. If you are a fellow Paper Mario fan please sign this. It currently has over 600 signers, but we'll need a ton more to get Nintendo's attention. Also share this with anyone you know that is a Paper Mario fan. We need to stop Color Splash for Nintendo's sake. It's bound to do worse than Sticker Star. We need the original Paper Mario formula back. It's something that many including myself want back so dearly. It's hard to explain, but Paper Mario is my childhood and I can't bare to watch Nintendo continue to destroy it. I've waited patiently for another great Paper Mario game, but it looks like Nintendo is going to need a slap in the face before that happens.