Luigi checks into the Last Resort

The third entry in the ‘Luigi’s mansion’ series is a hit

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Fair use from Nintendo. 'Luigi's Mansion 3' was released Oct. 31, 2019

Harris Keekley

Nintendo released their third entry into the “Luigi’s Mansion” series, Oct. 31, 18 years after the original “Luigi’s Mansion” was released on the Nintendo GameCube.

In “Luigi’s Mansion 3,” Luigi ventures into the last resort to check in with Mario, Peach and three Toads, but during the night his friends go missing and Luigi learns it was the doing of King Boo to trap Luigi and his friends into paintings.

The games graphics have majorly improved since the first two entries. The game’s cut scenes are stunning for a Mario game and make the story that much more enjoyable.

The new entry gave us Gooigi, a slimey version of Luigi, who aids Luigi and helps him with his quest. The game makes good use of him by making him necessary for quests and hidden secrets that can only be achieved with Gooigi.

However, the game has some flaws, such as the tutorial takes a long time to get through, and can scare off impatient players. The main problem is some points in the game leave the player clueless, one example of this is when luigi is left on a chase to put certain materials in certain places.

For example, there are areas in the game in which players are thrown into a room only knowing the objective and are unable to receive hints on how to obtain said objective. There are also a number of glitches that cause the game to soft lock or even crash, deleting all unsaved progress.

The music in the game is well written because it adds to the suspense without making the game predictable. The developers and composers clearly knew when to add a piece in and how to make the game feel horrifying but hilarious at the same time.

Overall, the game is a great experience for “Luigi’s Mansion” veterans and newcomers to the series. The game is a step up from its last entry and its success gives a good point for future titles to pivot off of.