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.
Summary: Spooky out of ten Despite all of the credit it deserves, the original Luigi's Mansion was a very basic experience, which alienated gamers who were left wanting more. Nintendo fans decried everything from the simplicity, to the lack of replay value, to the lack of variety in the game's mechanics.
Review: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is spooky, lovable and exudes charm
2 April 2013
Excerpt: With Nintendo claiming that 2013 is the year of Luigi, Mario's mustached brother had a lot to live up to with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on the Nintendo 3DS. As the sequel to the loveable, but imperfect Luigi's Mansion on the GameCube, there have been expectations placed on Dark Moon .
Excerpt: Back in 2001 Luigi was given a chance to step out of his older brother's shadow and face off against spooky specters in a game meant to show off the capabilities of the Nintendo GameCube: Luigi's Mansion .
Excerpt: Detail is what makes Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon charming. It's in the way the plumber's Poltergust 5000 vacuum cleaner inhales tablecloths and billowing drapery, the character's comical footsteps, his humming along to the catchy soundtrack, ability to blow out candles that relight just a few moments...
Excerpt: Usually content to tag along and back up his more famous brother, Luigi hasn’t been in the spotlight since his ghost-busting antics on the Nintendo GameCube. The soft-spoken sibling must have remembered that busting makes him feel good, because a decade later the other Mario brother is back in...
Conclusion: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is a completely different type of game from the first, and it’s better in every single way. It’s tougher, lengthier, more creative, more varied, and just plain more fun.