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Review: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

25 Mar

Luigis Mansion Dark Moon CoverEveryone knows Mario’s skinner brother Luigi has always been in the portlier plumber’s shadow. Luigi has rarely stolen the spotlight for himself, even when he’s playing tennis, driving go-karts, or in the background of most of Mario’s outings. The Gamecube launch title Luigi’s Mansion was the green brother’s first real solo game, but since then Luigi has gone back to playing second fiddle to Mario. That is about to end with the release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on the 3DS.

 


I am hoping Nintendo sees the potential is Luigi standing on his own as the protagonist. Actually it doesn’t really concern Nintendo at all: they could put a Toad as the main character and make a great title. What Luigi’s future really relies on is the market. Are gamers willing to buy Luigi over Mario? Do people, parents of young gamers more specifically, know who Luigi even is? If Dark Moon has any chance of becoming a financial success Nintendo is sure hoping so.

Regardless of sales figures, Luigi does good on the 3DS, and Dark Moon is the most fun I’ve had on the system since Super Mario 3D Land.

This little ghost dog's diet consists of nothing but keys

This little ghost dog’s diet consists of nothing but keys

Read why I loved Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on Machinima’s Inside Gaming Daily blog!

Laters,
Jsick

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2 Comments

Posted by on 03/25/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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2 responses to “Review: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

  1. JJ M. (@jjmahoney3)

    03/26/2013 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve been on the fence with this. Only because there are a few new games I want to get (like this, Tomb Raider, and a few others) but in order to stay focused they’d sit for a few weeks. In years past I’d just buy them and let them sit, but it doesn’t make sense now since a new game will often be $10-30 cheaper 2-3 months after release.

     
    • jsicktheslick

      03/26/2013 at 2:08 pm

      You have a very strong point. I will say that Nintendo games don’t go too far down in price, but they will certainly be less at a later date. And maybe you can catch it on sale somewhere!

       

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