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The must have of 3DS
posted by captainfalcon52 (SEBASTIAN, FL) Mar 30, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
The puzzles are the one of the main aspects of the game. They will take you awhille until you can find the thing you need by studieng everything.
Ghost catching is very fun.With tons of ghosts and different types which gives it a lot of diversity. Boss battles are very hard focusing on puzzles, dodging and stunning the boss.
Overall it's a great must have game along with Fire Emblem Awaking and Super Mario 3D Land. Add it to your collection. It's worth it.
P.S. : Year of Luigi is of to a great start!!!!
Bark at the Moon
posted by Fobmuska (TUSTIN, CA) Mar 26, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
The game already starts of strong with eerie environments, nostalgic music and comedic ghost that cause havoc and mischief to Luigi's dismay.
Controls on the 3DS are tight and work perfectly for this game. The visuals are incredible with the 3D turned on and may be one of the best looking 3D game on the 3DS.
The dialogue and conversations between Luigi and E. Gadd are hilarious and enjoyable. Luigi often shows his enthusiasm for each mission with a frightened face and yelps of fear and disbelief. Professor E. Gadd on the other hand speaks his own hilarious language and is more enthusiastic than Luigi with each new discovery or mission.
Capturing ghost may be the core of the game play but its not the only exciting thing to look forward too. Each room, each environment must be meticulously inspected for traps, currency, hidden ghost and secrets. This makes exploring fun and enjoyable since you never know whats going to pop out.
Boss battles are surprisingly challenging and unique. It wasn't as simple as point and shoot and everything would fall into place. Instead it involved problem solving and attention to detail while dodging and deflecting attacks all at the same time. This makes the build up to a Boss Battle worth the time and effort.
Amazingly there is a lot of content for Dark Moon. There are bonus levels to be unlocked during the single player campaign, new challenge modes and of course multiplayer action that make this title worth the 12 year hiatus.
A must rent and buy. Luigi can finally step out of his brothers shadow.
Sequals never prevail.
posted by Emisary (LAFAYETTE, IN) Apr 2, 2013
Member since Aug 2008
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The mission mode based sequences is testiment to that.
Exploration is cut down quite a bit and the constant harrasment from the Proffesor makes looking around a pain, when you can't go through a door because it's in the opposite direction of the current objective.
Luigi's Mansion captivated me when I first played it back in 2001. I was 12 at the time and the idea of a game not based around jumping and squishing goombas caught my eye. But mostly it was a chance to play as my favorite mario character LUIGI. But the game annoyed the living daylights out of me at first, then became my favorite game for the gamecube.
But sadly Dark Moon just doesn't live up to my expectaions. It was a fun distraction but not worth buying.
On a side note the multiplayer seemed a little boring. (this was meant to be a single player game, and to try and make it something else is nothing short of a travesty.)
But I guess you can't compete with perfection, Luigi's Mansion still holds the victors belt over Dark Moon.
posted by ashesofroses (NILES, MI) Jun 25, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
Good stuff abound
posted by Arshus (GREENWOOD, IN) Jun 17, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
posted by Californinja (SAN JOSE, CA) Apr 17, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
This would make a great game series!
posted by jackjackisback (LISLE, IL) Apr 12, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
One of Nintendo's best
posted by Triracer19 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Mar 6, 2014
Member since Jul 2011
my perfect game
posted by Dragonsigner (PICKENS, SC) Jan 28, 2014
Member since Nov 2011
posted by charlie_nk (BEDFORD, TX) Jan 27, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
This game is impressive to say the least. The casual exploring, interesting puzzles, loot gathering, and the subtle humor pushes this gave into my top games list.
The gameplay could not be more perfectly set up for the DS.
Would I recommend this game? Yes!
Good, but not perfect!
posted by SamiteBlue (HILLSDALE, NY) Nov 30, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
posted by game56 (mobile, AL) Aug 7, 2013
Member since Aug 2013
Okay but could be better
posted by AliKH (BREMERTON, WA) Aug 2, 2013
Member since Jul 2012
good game to mess around on
posted by gunznbutta (MECHANICSBURG, PA) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Aug 2012
A Terrible Game
posted by SeaFang (DELTA, CO) Jul 2, 2013
Member since Sep 2011
Luigi's Mansion: The game everyone loves
posted by Ninjaian1425 (MINOOKA, IL) Jun 7, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
best 3ds game ever
posted by connorg123438 (COLUMBIA, KY) May 23, 2013
Member since May 2013
alot similar to the gamecube version
posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) Apr 26, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
posted by XTopherGuarino (ROCHESTER, NY) Apr 8, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
posted by Cheezr (LANTANA, FL) Apr 6, 2013
Member since Sep 2008
My only beef is that if you are too tired to finish a level you have to leave the game suspended or lose your progress (AFAIK). The game only saves on completion of a level and there is no quick save a la SMB2
Still the levels are not particularly long and IMO the game is a must have for my 3DS collection.
How it's done
posted by comicblues (ROSEVILLE, MI) Mar 28, 2013
Member since Nov 2010