Paper Mario Sticker Star is a worse game than Hotel Mario.
On one hand Paper Mario Sticker Star has a great soundtrack and looks better. But you know what also had a great soundtrack yet was still a bad game? Sonic 06
On the other hand, Hotel Mario helped bring us many treasures like Youtube Poop and other memes while Paper Mario Sticker Star has combat made pointless by lack of EXP, took away what people thought of when it came to Paper Mario like partners and an actual story, isn't really fun at all, especially if you try complete the game 100%, is representative of the bland era of Mario games from the 3DS and Wii U era, and started a direction for the spinoff series it was apart of that many longtime fans find inferior like the aforementioned pointless combat.