Luigi's Mansion 3

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.

First 18 minutes. Basically just the opening cutscenes.

Something about King Boo stealing the Mario bros catch phrase amuses me.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.

I always do enjoy a good game over screen.
 

Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario

*insert Shakira music here*
My sister and I have been playing this game for quite some time since we got it on release date and we've found it extremely enjoyable so far, and I dare say it's my favorite of the Luigi's Mansion games. I've gotten into the game without watching any sort of gameplay footage whatsoever, playing it blind, which I tend to do. It pretty much plays like a Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon sequel than anything else but I'm okay with that since I really liked Dark Moon much more than the original game; in fact, generally speaking it's pretty much typical Luigi's Mansion stuff but with extra moves, but I've always wanted more Luigi's Mansion stuff so that's great.

Local co-op with my twin is a god-bless feature to have thanks to Gooigi. We both have plenty of fun exploring around the hotel, even though my sister tends to constantly stick the plunger on my head and multiple lolz attempts to spawn in the rain only to melt down.

The game oozes with charm, and you most see it in the opening cutscene. Characters are extremely expressive, and I love the subtle stuff you find in the character's rooms such as Red Toad being a golfer, Blue Toad liking music, and Yellow Toad loving dessert, and of course, Mario having a love of food. When I destroyed their luggage in their rooms (naturally), this is my only reaction to what's inside them.


Which I think makes the lack of dialogue from Mario and Luigi all the more jarring. I know it's been...Mario series tradition to sometimes not give them dialogue, sometimes do, and it's consistent from Luigi's Mansion games and in general to have characters speak their thoughts but christ sometimes I wish they drop it because it ultimately acts pointless when the characters they're talking to just speak out their thoughts anyway (it wouldn't be any less awkward if Luigi directly told E. Gadd, "My friends are still in the mansion, we should stay!" rather than E. Gadd just repeating what he "said". They even gave Peach a one-liner in the opening that she could even not have spoken dialogue at all.
 

Moldomré

King Bowser
Which I think makes the lack of dialogue from Mario and Luigi all the more jarring. I know it's been...Mario series tradition to sometimes not give them dialogue, sometimes do, and it's consistent from Luigi's Mansion games and in general to have characters speak their thoughts but christ sometimes I wish they drop it because it ultimately acts pointless when the characters they're talking to just speak out their thoughts anyway.
Now I haven't played many Mario spin-offs so maybe they have more "dialogue" from the bros than this (besides Paper Mario), but it seems like they gave as much dialogue to Mario and Luigi in this as possible imo. Not necessarily written out words in text boxes, but Mario's "Oh hey bro" and "Ohhh, doggy!" were cute and you could tell what Luigi was saying when he implores E. Gadd to stay in the hotel. "B-b-b-b-b-b-but - M-m-m-m-m-Mario!" is a good line (though I do wish he said something like "P-p-p-p-p-rincess?" when he got out of bed, seems like they're putting all the focus on Mario being kidnapped again. Having one of the D-pad buttons call out "Princess?" would be nice).
 

Baby Luigi Rescuing Mario

*insert Shakira music here*
Dunno, I know this would probably never happen, but I really wish they took a risk with that part of story-telling with the Mario Bros. imo. I don't mind the little quips Luigi makes in the game but I miss moments where, like, in the first Luigi's Mansion game, Luigi actually has written dialogue to himself and I appreciate that sort of thing.
 

LeftyGreenMario

Mushroom Kingdom's second greenest plumber
That scene with Mario at the food area almost makes up for the lack of dialogue. Not like Mario has much screen time before he gets turned into a beautifully rendered masterpiece anyway.
 

LeftyGreenMario

Mushroom Kingdom's second greenest plumber
This game is the best of the three Luigi's Mansion games. I also love the animations, they're among the Mario series' best
 

Moldomré

King Bowser
Amen to that, I dare say that alongside BotW, this is probably the Switch's best looking game; I haven't even experienced any frame drops and I'm almost to Floor 9, that's an incredible achievement to go over halfway through the main campaign without dropping frames.
 

Vivian

Shadow Siren
This is the first Luigi's Mansion I've played (other than a very brief portion of the original) and I really like it! I just beat the Godzilla boss and spared Morty because he was nice to Luigi. Then the cat ate my elevator button so that's what's next for me to do :p

I really enjoyed how creative the boss battles have been, and the most recent floor having a scene come to life when Luigi looks through the camera (controlling Gooigi) whereas exploring it without the camera it's just a bunch of useless props. That's so cool, and the way you have to carry items between them to eventually be able to burn the web around the megaphone. This game is fantastic!
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
Bruh. Go play Dark Moon after this.
 

Moldomré

King Bowser
I had an urge to be sadistic to Toad whenever he was there, heck I wanted to leave his painting behind but E. Gadd wouldn't let me -_-
Hey, in Dark Moon you CAN shoot Toad off balconies, it's awesome.
Oh yeah and there's also the main campaign, that's fun too.
 
Top