After playing many PS1, PS2, XBOX, XBOX360 games, I've come to realize that Nintendo (or Intelligent Systems) is just about the only one who makes games with the kind of humor the Paper Mario games display. What I mean is, is that they treat it nothing more than a game. What other game developers make fun of themselves, their fans (Francis :P), and games in general? Nothing in the game is taken serious and when it is, it just gets mocked later on. That's what makes the Paper Mario series such a great series. It appeals to a huge audience while giving rewards and goodies that only the very hardcore fans they are making fun of will enjoy, and at the same time rewards casual players as well.