Reviews and Problems with Mario And Luigi: Partners In Time
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14 February 2006
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Partners in Time is another great game in the same mould as Mario RPG, which loses some of its brilliance simply due to the pedigree of its lineage, but regains some with smart use of the DS's twin screens. It's not overly challenging, but is a long lasting slice of gaming entertainment, in a typically fine-tuned Nintendo style.
Excerpt: Not so long ago I was sweating with excitement over the new Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga game, having been awe struck by Paper Mario years earlier I could only hope for this game to bring back the formula I loved and adored. I was not disappointed. When news broke of a follow up title on the Nintendo DS I become ecstatic with excitement once again.
Excerpt: Hello and welcome to another fun-filled review.
What magic and intrigue will the DS bring us this time? Today we take a look at
Mario and Luigi 2: Partners in Time. This game is the sequel to the Mario and
Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance. Let us begin with the
back-story. Mario and Luigi go to Princess Peach's castle where Professor E.
Gadd has created a time machine powered by the Cobalt Star.
Excerpt: Time. It is an aspect that defines our daily existence. It tells us when to expect the sun to rise, the seasons to change, and the year to end. It allows us to know when to commemorate historical events, go to sleep, and celebrate our birthdays. Time breaks down our lives into mere numbers, with each second slowly ticking away to our eventual death. All we can do is live in the moment, appreciating what we have and looking forward into the years ahead.
Excerpt: Planet Shroob, circa… a really, really long time ago. On this planet, something lived there. Something…creepy. Something…really, really creepy. No, seriously, creepier than a dog balancing on a severed human arm by its mouth. Well, okay. They’re not really that creepy. But they are purple. And as we all know, purple is the color of DOOM.
Summary: This time-warping sequel is equally funny and twice as complicated as the original.
Pros: Another fantastic script, backed by an interesting plot idea, Battles are action-packed and fun for most of the game, Great puzzle-platforming field areas, Low learning curve gives new players a handle on the weird controls
Cons: Battle system loses balance towards the end, Less emphasis on jump/hammer strategizing than before
Excerpt: Le moment est venu d'attirer votre attention une dernière fois sur l'un des tout meilleurs jeux de la DS. Dans quelques minutes, vous saurez pourquoi le nouveau titre de Nintendo est à faire absolument. Et si malgré cela le jeu ne vous dit rien, sachez qu'il saura vous réconcilier à la fois avec les RPG et l'univers de Mario.