Nintendo World Report: 9/10
But these are minor complaints in an otherwise excellent package. I wasn’t expecting to be so surprised by Color Splash, and it’s turned out to be one of my favorite games this year.
Ultimately, Color Splash is the sequel to Sticker Star I never knew I wanted. It largely fixes the biggest problems of the original, while adding in the one thing it was missing completely: Heart. Color Splash is a whimsical and enchanting experience from beginning to end that, despite its obvious differences, brought back memories of the Thousand Year Door more than just a time or two, in terms of scope, charm, and sense of adventure.
DualShockers Review: 8.5/10
I need to apologize in advance for what you're about to read. I'm about to gush about a game. I'm going to gush hard. I'm going to gush about its graphics, about its music, about its humor and about all the improvements it made over Paper Mario: Sticker Star. I don't like to be the reviewer who just adulates games, but it's hard not to when you have an experience that consistently puts a smile on your face.
"Such a well crafted game entertains for many hours thanks to its aesthetic charisma and its great dialuges, and could be even more near to the masterpiece aura if more brave in offering a true adventure experience, getting rid of the rpg elements of the past, being its true self"
Cheat Code Central: 4/5
Color Splash makes a solid case for a Paper Mario sequel that doesn’t need to rely on shtick like stickers or paint, though I won't be surprised if Nintendo’s considering using crayons in the future.
US Gamer 3.5/5