Mario and Luigi embark on the adventure of their dreams in a hilarious action RPG that combines the resort world of Pi’illo Island with the wild landscapes of Luigi’s imagination, where anything can happen. Meet a host of hilarious characters as you strive to rescue Princess Peach and help Prince Dreambert free his petrified Pi’illo people from the bat-king Antasma’s curse.
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Great time in either the overworld or Luigi dream world. The same timing based battles you know from the series, but with a standard 'Mario and Luigi save Peach from Bowser' plot instead of the more interesting plots from previous entries. Giant Luigi battles are also a slog to get through, the final one in particular. Would still recommend as a great game with some fun ideas for the series
I can feel the effort that went into this, it's a shame that there are so many things holding it back.
To list a few:
1. Boss fights all suck ass. They take forever and you just feel so weak and helpless but not in a fun way.
2. The dream sections are almost a direct downgrade to the gameplay. Dream combat is messy, the 2-D overworld is a nightmare to traverse, and the visuals go from clean looking, cohesive and fun to a mess of color and random elements all splashed onto the background. Every time Luigi puts his head on one of those goddamn pillows I want to lose my shit.
3. The story is terrible, but for some reason they just can't stop having these people yap at you the whole time. The pillow guy is yelling at you, the star guy is yelling at you, the yellow cube guys are yelling at you, I just want them to shut up.
And the worst part is that when people aren't talking at you and when you're not in the stupid dream world and when you aren't bashing your head against the absurd boss fights (especially that sprinkler one) you might actually be having a nice time. There were moments where I thought the game was being cute with the visuals and the combat was being fun and the puzzles were okay. The problem is that at the end of nearly every one of these fun areas is another stupid pillow and you just immediately stop having fun.