Excerpt: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the latest entry in the popular Mario & Luigi RPG series and the first of the games to make the jump to the Nintendo 3DS, which it does with quite a bit of gusto. The game has undergone quite a few changes in order to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DSfs capabilities and the end product is a game that is not only very fun to watch and play but also retains many of the traits from previous games that made the RPG series such a big hit in the...
Summary: It's hard not to love the Mario & Luigi series. A simple set of role-playing games that have, over the course of its installments, given us some of the best new characters in the Mario universe, it's a light and often quite funny franchise. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the fourth in the set, and it retains much of what makes the series so difficult to dislike.
Excerpt: You've got to wonder why Mario doesn't take Luigi along on all of his adventures. The Mario & Luigi series has pit the brothers against various nefarious enemies in order to protect locales from Bowser and other villains, and it's been an engaging, hilarious romp each time. Now the fourth entry in the series, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team , has released in North America.
Excerpt: The title of the latest Mario Brothers RPG game, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, is a play on words. Sure, the two brothers are pretty much the dream team when it comes to rescuing princesses and stomping turtles, but this time out they literally team up to enter the world of dreams ... which is the latest place that Princess Peach has managed to get herself kidnapped to.
Excerpt: Considering how much I loved the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and 2010’s incredible Bowser’s Inside Story (the less said about Partners in Time the better), Dream Team should’ve been a surefire hit. Instead thanks to pacing akin to sleepwalking, a length that overstays its welcome, and near-endless dialogue, the game is closer to a nightmare than a blissful dream.
Conclusion: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is an excellent addition to the series. I do feel it’s a little too easy at times since you can save anywhere and restart from battles when you die, so that may turn away some gamers. Still, the Luigianary Works mechanic shakes things up a bit in a good way to keep things from being too monotonous.