It's...fine. Some of the puzzles are clever. The thing that really gets me is the game seems insistent on taking away control as often as possible - there are just so many cutscenes that it's almost absurd how much your flow is interrupted by watching Luigi get scared by a new ghost, or watching that ghost go to another room, or watching Luigi put a button into the elevator, or watching little animations play out, there are so many points on every floor where you just have to watch. I want to like the game, it's incredibly charming on the surface, but it's so disinterested in letting me actually play that it's difficult to get too invested.
Having a great time so far myself, got maybe six hours played. I love the fact that the game's mostly linear and not just a gigantic, sprawling open area. Now there's actually a chance that I'll play through it in a timely manner and won't get bored.
Also vacuuming up everything that you can is very satisfying and makes some special part of my brain very happy.
I’m digging it. It feels incredibly satisfying to vacuum everything in the rooms/hotels, the amount of destructible environments is surprising and a lot of fun to destroy and the slam mechanic is solid, especially when you slam ghosts into breakable tables or other objects. The fact that you can slam ghosts into tables alone makes this the best wrestling game of 2019. Also this game is my front runner for best collection of boss fights in 2019 so far. A lot of fun to fight and filled with tons of personality. Pretty happy they got back to the idea of portrait ghosts from the first game. The controls were hard to get used to at first, but I found a layout that felt smoother (using the L and R button rather than b and y). I feel certain Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be a lock on my personal top 10.
I am enjoying it, especially sucking up everything you can in a room like others have said, and alot of the puzzles are fairly clever but my least favourite part is actually fighting ghosts...
Although I can't play for more than an hour without getting frustrated by the frankly cumbersome controls. Don't remember that being an issue on the Gamecube but that was a long as time ago and I was just a kid; never played Dark Moon.
The goofy humour is surprisingly charming too. I laugh every time Luigi answers the VB: "Hello?" or enters a room "Helloooooo?". It's just funny man.
Came here to vent... I love Luigi’s Mansion 1, did not play part 2, but usually love anything Nintendo. I have some negative things to say about the game.
This game was a blast for all of about like 4 hours. I now think I hate it and will probably only finish it due to wanting to see where it goes.
The controls are pretty bad, but manageable for the most part. However, the section I’m currently on is absolute hot garbage. You’ll know the section when you get there, I don’t wanna ruin it if anyone cares. It involves water. There is no saving this part, it’s a slog and is not fun.
The one person is right, the floors have devolved into solve a puzzle or two and fight a boss. This brings me to my next point, bosses. It’s hard to say much and not ruin things, but they have been pretty bad. Extremely tight windows, dragging on for no apparent reason, attacks that sometimes seem completely unavoidable, and overall frustrating without ever feeling like a payoff when you finally do win.
Why does Luigi only run after walking for a bit? This comes into play especially against bosses. You need him to run badly, but no he’s just gonna do as he likes.
The floors themselves started out interesting, but seem to have become more and more of a chore. The level involving a tree especially comes to mind. I hope the last few floors are a bit better.
I could go on but bottom line is, I want to like this game but am getting more and more irritated as it goes on, to the point that I don’t know that I even like the game anymore. Beware for people out there in the fence, try before you buy. I’ll try and update if I do end up finishing it.
Just finished it. I've only ever played the first Luigi's Mansion and and I didn't enjoy the format of moving from floor to floor - once I had left I didn't feel compelled to go back (if I didn't get all the gems first time around I didn't bother).
Overall, I thought it was pretty meh - a solid 3/5. Some of the puzzles and bosses were quite annoying and the controls get in the way too.
Finished it today, the last 1/3 of the game is a lot better than the middle section. Overall I’d say it’s just aight. I think the linearity puts a real damper on things. If it had more of a Metroid style of letting you explore and see what you can get into, I think it would have been better.
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