gamers (100%) found this review helpful
As a fan of the Mario and Luigi games ever since Superstar Saga, I have to say that this game is great. Visuals are great, gameplay is smooth (for the most part), and the storyline isn't too boring. However, once you get to the last phases of the game (roughly near the part where you are about to gather the parts for the ultibed) the game starts to decline. The rest of the game feels repetitive, tedious, and unnecessarily long. It took me 44 hours to beat the game, which includes time spent collecting collectibles, and at least 20 of those hours were spent from collecting the parts of the ultibed all the way u the final boss. Overall, this game would be a 9 or possibly even a 10 if the end phases of the game weren't so poor
I am a huge fan of Mario and the entire franchise series!! But this game right here...too lengthy, talk too much, challenges are too frustrating and I have been on this game for two months, almost three and still dissatisfied!! I haven't even completed the entire game. I don't care at this point whether I defeat it or not!! Not happy!!!!
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Aug 25, 2013
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (25%) found this review helpful
To my disappointment, I'd have to say that "Dream Team" is the weakest of the Mario & Luigi series of RPGs. The graphics, music, and 3D are all excellent, and it's got some interesting ideas overall, but, as I played through the game, I found that I was underwhelmed and irritated more often than I was impressed. The pacing is very slow, and there's A LOT of talking and tutoring. In this particular regard, it's a worse offender than any other Mario RPG. By the time the support characters finally piped down a bit and let me just play the game, I was well into my fourth hour! Not only that, but the story and characters lack the charm, whimsy, and humor of previous M&L games. The new villain, in particular, is extraordinarily boring. I found many of the late-game boss battles to be annoying because of some gimmick or other that was being pushed, particularly the reliance on tilting the 3DS to steer something.
All in all, I can't justify giving "Dream Team" less than a 7, but I can't go any higher than that either.
This is clearly a game for kids, and as an adult I couldn't finish it. Way too much hand holding and tutorials. The story was just okay, but I couldn't get very deep due to the constant tutorials and text boxes popping up during every single "screen" change. I put 5 hours into it, and probably played about 2 of that. The rest was mashing A to get on with it.
Mario and Luigi may not seem like good RPG heroes, but that doesn't mean they aren't. The gameplay is great, just like previous Mario & Luigi games, the sprites and 3D environments meld together perfectly, and the quirky humorous story telling of the spin-off is awesome as always. Don't miss out.
a good mario and luigi rpg but has 1 disapointment
posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) Sep 1, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
I have all of the Mario and luigi rpgs and I have enjoyed all of them. but this one has one major disappointment:
when u begin a battle in bowser's inside story (the 3rd one) the bros say "letsa go okie dokie" and sadly
THEY TOOK THIS OUT AND I HATE THAT
the other thing that kinda bugs me is that when ur in the dream world luigi helps u and u get to use a special attack called a luigiary move where he turns many luigi's into a ball u roll and u gotta tilt the 3ds in the direction like driving and its very annoying to do but I do like the other abilities u get to do in the dream world plus u r helping people in this game so I would say this game is good but not as good as bowser's inside story.
this game is worth a rent if u have played and owned the other Mario and luigi rpgs.