Paper Mario: The Origami King – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

Princess Peach needs our help! Guide Mario along with his new friend Olivia through the world solving puzzles, defeating enemies, repairing the damage to the damaged landscape, and freeing the Kingdom from the clutches of King Olly. This game is an action-adventure game with role-playing and exploring aspects.

The target age range for this game per the ESRB rating is E for Everyone. The target audience appears to be ages 9 and up depending on your child’s gaming and reading abilities.  Younger children may be attracted to the game due to the iconic figures and colorful, playful art style, but the game does contain mild cartoon violence, puzzle solving, reading skills, and some game elements that children may not understand.  The game also has some dark themes within it like amnesia due to past experience and feelings of loss.  Caregivers may need to pay special attention to children who have experienced traumas like this as it may be triggering to some.

What I Thought:

I enjoyed this game quite a bit. Sometimes the battle system can be a little cumbersome, but I love the art style, humor, and gameplay.  There’s a lot to explore and items to obtain.  The story is heart-warming, but can be very sad and upsetting towards the end.  Overall a good…

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About the Author: Keri Barone

Keri lives in Orlando, FL with her husband. She is passionate about children and has been helping/taking care of them since she was a little girl. Keri comes from a family of 5 brothers and sisters including an adopted brother. Her mother has a passion for Genealogy and has done adoptee research helping people find loved ones. Having 10 nieces and nephews, Keri often researches information on TV shows, movies, and games to see if appropriate for their ages. Keri then became interested in writing reviews to help other adults find suitable content for their children, especially those who may have triggers due to trauma they have experienced. When Keri isn’t working, you can find her playing video games, reading, watching movies, and looking for pieces to grow her Harry Potter collection.

**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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