Student Game Review
Posted on November 12, 2019
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a 2019 PG, action adventure “Super Mario Bros” spin-off developed by “Next Level Games” (Developers of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario Strikers and Metroid Prime: Federation Force).
Join Luigi (voiced by Charles Martinet) as he sets out on his dream vacation with Mario (Charles Martinet) and friends after receiving an invitation to a top-of-the-line hotel. However, Luigi’s dream abruptly ends when King Boo reveals the hotel to be an elaborate ruse to capture Luigi and his friends. Luigi’s Mansion requires 6.4 GB to run, and when it does, it runs a solid 30FPS with some extremely rare dips during busy sections.
Luigi’s Mansion’s story is fun, comedic and constantly changing with every unique floor of the hotel Luigi will have to explore. But luckily Luigi won’t be doing it alone. Luigi’s old friend Professor E Gadd makes a return lending Luigi a hand with his new invention the “Poltergust G-00”. With the Poltergust, Luigi will be able to capture any ghost and overcome any obstacle the game’s beautifully crafted world throws at him, especially with the Poltergust G-00’s greatest feature “Gooigi”. This is a life size Luigi jelly replica who can squeeze through any drain or fence that comes in his way.
Luigi’s Mansion’s controls can take some time to get used to, but once you do, they will be responsive and fluent throughout the entirety of the hotel’s everchanging challenges. Whether you’re digging up sand in an Egyptian themed room, floating down the sewers or trying to take down one of the many boss ghosts, there’s always something new to keep you enthralled until the very end and after, with collectible gems and hidden Boos hidden around every corner, adding hours of more fun to the main story. Throughout many of the hotel’s themed rooms the amount of detail and stellar graphics will constantly be noticeable with every object, nook and cranny being interactive and filled with personality.
With Luigi’s Mansion's phenomenal score constantly following you, no moment will feel bland or un-polished. Luigi’s Mansion also has several multi-player offerings including Screampark, which includes a handful of simple party modes to play locally with up to 7 friends, Scarescraper, an online or local co-op mode where you must traverse a selected number of floors taking on challenges like hunting ghost/ravens and escorting Toads, or you can play the entirety of the main game with a friend in co-op mode on 1 system, with one player controlling Luigi and one controlling Gooigi. While modes like Screampark and Scarescraper are fun for a short distraction, I do not see these keeping interest for a long amount of time, other than the main game co-op mode.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is not only one of the best-looking games to come out on the Switch, but it’s also one of the most fun. With every hotel floor being filled to the brim the unique puzzles, enemies and beautifully crafted rooms with tons of detail, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a ghostly fun game for any veteran or newcomer to the series.
Review by Luke R.