For my first post, I’m reviewing Luigi’s Mansion 3, having racked up a good 25 hours on the game.
I admit it has taken me 20 years to play a Luigi’s Mansion game, not having played any of the previous iterations I wasn’t sure what I’d let myself in for. Still, the result was an enjoyable, entertaining, yet at some points extremely frustrating 25 hours.
The urge to play this was spurred on from reading a review of the game which pitted it as ‘the best unofficial ghostbusters game’. Having watched the film recently at a friend’s outdoor cinema night, which was an enjoyable evening despite spending an hour trying to figure out how to switch the projector on, persuaded me to fork out the £35 which I considered a bargain.
I still have no idea why Nintendo games hold their value so well, at the time of writing Zelda still costs £47.99 on Amazon despite it now almost being four years old — WHO IS PAYING £47.99 FOR BREATH OF THE WILD IN 2021?
Being a 30-year-old, and a long-time gamer, I admit the frustration I felt while playing some levels of this game was me desperately trying to hold off from googling how to progress while being very aware that the game is aimed at people aged 20 years younger than me.
With that aside, it was really good fun. It’s been a while since I laughed out loud at a game and being able to suck up ghosts and smash them into nearby objects was surprisingly therapeutic, especially after a hard day’s work (yes, I do work hard despite what you may have heard).
I’m not going to go into detail on what this game is about as I imagine if you’re reading this, you have some vague interest in gaming, and if you don’t know what Luigi’s Mansion is then, I’m honestly not quite sure what to say.
For those of you who do need enlightening, here is a link to one of those reviews which goes into horrendous detail and by the time you’ve finished reading, your minds already wondered elsewhere, either to what you will be having for dinner or to whether you should be paying attention to the Zoom call you are on in case your manager notices that you’ve drifted away and are reading a review for a game you’re probably never going to purchase, let alone play.
In summary, Luigi’s Mansion isn’t bad, especially if like me you want to let off some steam after work and enjoy the challenge of overcoming games aimed at ten-year-olds.