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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Guide 2 Games
5 March 2014
Excerpt: It’s sometimes hard for brothers to get along. Things like sibling rivalry often come between the closest of relatives, especially when one is famous and the other is not as noticed. I often wondered if such was the case with Luigi, the brother of the more well-known Mario.
Excerpt: Nintendo has kicked off the “Year of the Luigi” with Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS. A true sequel from the Gamecube cult favorite, Luigi once again is tasked with busting ghosts and saving the day. Professor E.
Summary: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is a stellar example of a 3DS game that utilizes the hardware to its known limits, providing both a single- and multiplayer experience that is unique, engaging and worth coming back to time and time again.
Excerpt: The last time Luigi starred in a Nintendo game was back in 2001’s Luigi’s Mansion, which was made for the ancient GameCube. Mario’s cool twin brother really deserves more starring roles. The GameCube offering was good, but the recently released Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is even better.
Pros: Wonderful game design. Super-nice graphics. Varied online multiplayer rocks.
Cons: Insanely hard at times. You can’t save when you want. Story needs more depth.
Conclusion: The moment-to-moment navigation and ghost-busting is so innately enjoyable that it often negated my complaints, though. Mostly, Dark Moon is an excellent adventure game that smartly builds upon one of Nintendo’s most unique and underutilized properties.
Excerpt: If there's something strange... in your 3DS... Twelve years and two console generations ago, the Nintendo GameCube debuted not with a traditional Mario game, but with a game starring his cowardly brother, Luigi.