Awesome! Pro-tip if you didn't already know (I found this out myself by accident once) but if you miss a tattle on a one-time enemy encounter, you can actually find the tattle in Frankly's trash can. Came in handy once when I missed Gloomtail.
I think I did get all the Star Pieces once. I remember going around every level ground pounding for what seemed like ages. Never even attempted to get all the recipes, though. Playing after the story ends is definitely where it's at in a video game. Even if it is just busy work that's left.
I, too, bailed after a couple chapters of Super Paper Mario. My wife has been playing the other once since, but I passed on them. I'll have to check out Superstar Saga, though. I think I missed that one.
I definitely did NOT know that, so thanks for the heads up! Funnily enough I was just finishing paying for all the Wonky info tips, and he mentioned stuff being in Frankly's trash can sometimes, and I went and checked after, and nothing was there. Having all of the tattles already, that explains why.
And that sounds bruuutal re: the star pieces. I'd never really utilized the fortune teller before, but for 5 coins a pop it was more than worth it (plus I'd already beaten the game, so it didn't feel like cheating).
Yeah, I completely forgot about the Lady Bow easter egg in Poshley Heights after you've beaten the game, so that was a fun surprise. Now that I have completed everything there is to do in the game (again excluding recipes, ain't nobody got time for that), it's a little tough to walk away. Ah well. It's always a little bittersweet when you've come to the absolute end of a good game, especially one that has such endearing characters.
I'll fire that badboy up as soon as I wrap up Luigi's Mansion 3. Almost done with that.
Nice! Definitely let us know what you think. One nice thing about it is the art design is great, so even though it's an N64 game from 20 years ago, it should still be visually palatable. I was never a huge RPG guy, but that game (and the sequel even moreso) does a great job at bridging the gap.