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.