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
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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.
After playing the last Mario and Luigi game, I had high hopes for this game. Thank god those hopes were fufilled.
The game is great, yeah, 10/10. Any old mook can tell you that, let me tell you WHY it's so great.
For one, the graphics are amazing, easily 10x better than Bowser's Inside Story. Mario and Luigi themselves look amazing, the characters look amazing, the bosses look amazing, and the final boss, looks absolutely breathtaking, and powerful.
The game also plays exceptionally well. Battles are fun and keep on you on the edge of your seat. The boss fights are where the game shines, though. Each one is cleverly designed and fun to fight against. Also, after you beat them, you can fight a much tougher version. Another mechanic is the Giant Luigi battles. Which, like the giant bowser battles, let you beat the snot out of giant enemies like some giant green Godzilla. ------SPOILERS------ the last giant boss battle against Bowser was most likely the best, and I had to stop for a minute and gaze at how amazing it looked. No joke, this game has the best art style I've ever seen. ----LEAVING SPOILER TERRITORY------- The bros moves are fun too, and hard to master, especially the Luiginary ones. I never would have come up with anything like that.
To finish it up, the game runs a smooth 50+ fps at all times. Good to know, as the game would be impossible if it was any bit choppy.