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December 13, 2019
By SC0UT BRONZE, Hartland, Wisconsin
SC0UT BRONZE, Hartland, Wisconsin
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Luigi's Mansion 3 is a not so traditional open world game that uses this style to its advantage. In luigi's mansion you have to use your surroundings along with your many gadgets to save your friends and escape the mansion.

 In Luigi's Mansion, Luigi, Mario, Peach and the Toads go to a hotel for a free vacation, Little do they know it’s a trap; King Boo has escaped and wants revenge. King Boo Traps Everyone in painting except for Luigi. Luigi Escapes and finds professor E.Gadd’s car, He opens it to find The Poltergust 3000-A machine Created by E.Gadd to originally aid Luigi in capturing King Boo. With the help of the Poltergust 3000, Gooigi-another invention by professor E.Gadd , and his Ghost dog, Spook, Luigi must travel the Hotel, save his friends and stop King Boo.

Luigi's Mansion has you use many different mechanics to solve puzzles to progress onwards; however because of this it can result in a long time spent figuring out the puzzle. On floor B2 you come across an Engineer ghost where he locks you in a room, on this floor you are so distracted by the many pipes and things going on that you don't see the fake wall in the back. First you try to use Gooigi to travel through the pipes and escape the room, but this doesn't work. Then you start to wander the room aimlessly hoping to find something that can get you out. But, because there is so much clutter you can’t see the fake wall.This part took me a significant amount of time to find out how to beat, additionally  there where a few other places I encountered this.The designers also make it somewhat difficult to fight the boss considering you don't have any idea what to do.

Another part where you encounter issues is the boss fight on floor 6. King Macfright is a heavily armored medieval ghost who appears to be indestructible, no matter what you try to do you can’t stop him. But in actuality you have to use your strobe light to stun him when he charges you. In this battle timing is everything, you have about half a second to use your strobe and stun him. Because of the small time frame it's typically difficult to realize that he lowers his shield just when he is about to hit you. This took me a long time to realize because of the facts I stated just earlier. However the designers do a good job taking advantage of the play style and making it more fun because of that.

The game is a sort of side scroller and open world in the sense that you are looking in on the rooms so you can only see one wall; they use this to help show off more of the design of the mansion and also help show you what to do. On floor 11- the Twisted Suites the game has you use it mechanics to take down a ghost cat and continue to the next level. The game uses very clever mechanics with giving you the hint “Don't look away or else the cat will pounce on you’ with this the player finds the cat won't come down so the player can reach the cat until luigi is facing away. With this you turn into Gooigi to attack the ghost right when it is about to pounce. In all Luigi's Mansion 3 is a well thought out game however there are some areas for improvement like every other game.


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