Excerpt: The story behind Luigi's Mansion is simple enough - Luigi wins a mansion in a contest he doesn't recall entering only to find it haunted. When he runs into Professor E. Gadd, he learns that Mario has gone into the mansion before him and is now missing.
Pros: Ghost effects are nice, Gameplay is varied enough for length, Has that "Mario" feel to it
Cons: Controls do take a little time to get used to, Short in length
Excerpt: Luigi\'s Mansion is a game I would call fair. It has a fair story, fair visuals, and fair sound. The game itself is too short, however. Mario is missing*, and Luigi, Mario\'s out-of-the-spotlight brother has to find him. It all starts in a mansion that Luigi won in a contest he didn\'t enter.
Excerpt: I enjoyed Luigi’s Mansion, but it is on the short and cheesy side of gaming. The game follows Luigi as he explores a haunted mansion. It is up to you to use Luigi’s special vacuum to suck up all the ghosts, while solving brain-dead puzzles and looking for treasure.
Excerpt: Warning: This review may contain a few spoilers. Four years ago, the world was blessed with Metal Gear Solid, in my opinion one of the best videogaming experiences of all time. This work of art had everything: Compelling storyline, strong characters, excellent gameplay, some very clever real-life...
Excerpt: Ok, to start off, this game isn't as terrible as so many make it out to be. The graphics and sound are top-notch, not to mention the fact it is a Mario type game. However the weak game play and very short play-time produce a game that is really only a rent only.
Pros: Great graphic effects such as lighting and physics., With Mario Sunshine not out til' summer, this is the closest to a Mario game as you are gonna get.
Cons: The controls can be a little frustrating at first., The music could be better.
Excerpt: Luigi is the unlikely hero in this Mysterious adventure for the Nintendo Gamecube. Luigi has won a mansion in a contest! Strange that he never entered the contest. Luigi had planned to meet Mario there.
Pros: You can explore the mansion to find money that gives you a higher score.
Cons: The game is kind of short to expert players, but still is fun.
Summary: After two decades of playing second fiddle to Mario, little brother Luigi is headed straight into the thick of things, and his nightmarish adventure is guaranteed to be one of the most spectacular and involving games ever created.
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Summary: While this Gamecube launch title is not quite as
revolutionary as Super Mario 64 was at the N64 launch, Luigi’s Mansion is
still a solidly entertaining experience with simple play that should have
immediate appeal for Nintendo fans.