Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the Nintendo Gamecube is the sequel to the popular N64 game Paper Mario. This time around, Mario has discovered a map to a mysterious door, and the only way to open it is to find the seven Crystal Stars. Along the way, he'll discover a new group of friends, as well as a new group of enemies, the X-Nauts. What do they want with this mysterious treasure? Find out as Mario's latest and greatest adventure unfolds...literally!
At first you may think the game is eerily similar to the original. And that's true, it is, from the characters to several of the environments. The game plays exactly the same. However, things start to change from the first game around the third Crystal Star, and that's when the game really gets interesting.
The only real complaint I have about this game is all the backtracking one has to do. You'll find yourself needing something across the land, and have to travel all the way to get it, then realize you need to travel all the way back, then all the way back out where you originally were. You can tell they wanted to lengthen the game, but all they really succeeded in doing is making the game drag on and on, something you didn't have to worry about in the original game. It's not particularly long, otherwise, but there's still a bit to do after you beat it.
If you're a fan of Mario and RPGs, you owe it to yourself to at least give the game a rental.