Luigi's Mansion 3
Luigi, along with Mario, Princess Peach, and three toads receives an invitation to "The Last Resort", a luxurious hotel. They all decide to take a vacation at the hotel and set off to it, with Luigi bringing his ghost dog called "Polterpup" with him. After checking in and having their rooms assigned by Hellen Gravely, the owner of the hotel, Luigi falls asleep while reading a book, only to be awoken by Peach screaming. He discovers that Mario, Peach, and the toads have gone missing and that the luxurious design was just an illusion, the hotel is actually haunted.
Luigi exits his room, where Hellen Gravely appears, along with King Boo, in the hall. Gravely reveals that she freed King Boo and that they trapped his friends in portraits. King Boo then chases after Luigi to also trap him in a portrait, but he escapes through a laundry chute. The chute leads him to the basement of the hotel, where he finds the newest Poltergust model, the Poltergust G-00 with the help of Polterpup. With the Poltergust G-00, Luigi sets off to find his friends and to defeat King Boo and Gravely.
Why It Rocks
- Luigi's move set is significantly improved with new abilities, such as slamming ghosts to further damage them and shooting a plunger that can stick to objects.
- The graphics and textures are just as semi-realistic as Super Mario Odyssey.
- Speaking of Super Mario Odyssey, the graphics themselves are very beautiful and excellent.
- Abundance of replay value for a game that could potentially last for 12 1/4 hours! That's longer than Super Mario Galaxy!
- Piles and piles of humor and references. In fact, when King Boo is dazed after you fight him, floating crescents can be seen, making a subtle reference to Dark Moon.
- Polterpup returns as well, and it's still as adorable as ever.
- Boss ghosts make a return from the original Luigi's Mansion, now called "Character Ghosts", giving the game lots of personality.
- Each floor of the Last Resort has its own unique feeling and genre. Even the music for when you catch the boss ghosts changes based on your location.
- Lots of puzzle-solving. (If you can't use your brain, then good freaking luck trying to solve them on your own.)
- E. Gadd doesn't call as much as he did in the last game, but when he does, you'll hear an awesome ringtone.
- More multiplayer options than the last game.
- Gooigi is introduced to allow for local multiplayer and new forms of puzzle solving. Not only that, but Gooigi's voice is actually pretty cool.
- A gigantic mansion that's even bigger than the one in the first Luigi's Mansion.
- Lots of rooms to explore.
- King Boo is at his best here:
- First off, he's has developed as a villain quite a lot; he went from just being a final boss because the series needs one to a terrifying, no-nonsense menace that only Luigi can defeat.
- King Boo is also easily the second most expressive character in the game (behind Luigi, of course). Usually, he only has a creepy smile, even when he's been captured. Here, however, he's also been given a confused look (seen before the final battle) for more personality, and an angry scowl to genuinely look scary.
- The DLC allows different floors, costumes and ghosts in Scarescraper.
- While the puzzles are generally easy, it can get a bit cryptic. For example, when fighting Chef Soulffle, the game doesn't tell you that you're supposed to shoot a fish at him in order to suck him up.
- Even though they're memorable, the boss fights are extremely difficult, and you have to go through a series of complicated steps in order to defeat them.
Much like it's predecessors, Luigi's Mansion 3 was met with critical acclaim and is considered to be the best Luigi's Mansion game to date.