Found this great video on Reddit, and I honestly think it's a great explanation of what Sticker Star got so badly wrong:
In simple terms, it failed because it's not really a Paper Mario game. It's arguably not a bad one overall, but it's not Paper Mario, shouldn't have been called Paper Mario and shouldn't have been presented as such.
But yeah, your thoughts on this video?
Wario fan, Mario game modder and interested in every Mario RPG you can imagine!
I also run Wario Forums, which is a place to discuss the Wario Land and WarioWare franchises.
That video was awesome to watch. From start to finish!
Been a fan of the Paper Mario series ever since I started playing Super Paper Mario for the Wii... No joke! XD I saw a few ads and commercials about the Paper Mario series. But I didn't start playing them for the story until I played the third game in the series. Ever since then? Many games of 2016 have come and challenge what we consider as story driven games now. UnderTale and recently FNAF's World. I hope that someday I can create my own game based upon the Paper Mario series and pay tribute.