- Sep 22, 2012
In my opinion, going the action adventure route would mean staying with simpler stories and blander characters. It's not impossible that we get an action adventure with a complex plot, but traditionally that genre has been married with simpler storytelling (not just for PM and Nintendo but gaming as a whole), whereas RPGs tend to rely on interesting campaigns and settings. Plus, if Paper Mario isn't an RPG, then we don't have Mario RPGs anymore, whereas we're still going to get Mario action-adventurers otherwise. So it's an easy choice for me, let's go back to RPGs.