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Luigi's Mansion (GC)
Member Name: Dangey2009
Luigi's Mansion (GC)
Advantages: Entertaining and simple
Disadvantages: Bit too simple perhaps in parts
Luigi's Mansion was one of the first games I ever owned for the Gamecube and is another Nintendo offering. The game iteself features simple controls with addictive gameplay which is normally a success in my book. The last thing you want with a game is to be fiddling about trying to work out how to use the controls and then can't get into the game at all. The gameplay is pretty easy too which is a bonus. For some it might be too simple I guess but I enjoyed it. I felt for me anyway there was always a challenge and it was interesting. It reminded in some way of Ghostbusters.
The main and relatively simple objective in this game is to catch ghosts within Luigi's Mansion. The aim is to eventually save Luigi's brother Mario from the clutches of a haunted house. To catch the ghosts Luigi has to rely on a vacuum cleaner type machine, so nothing as advanced as the Ghostbusters used! Luigi moves around the mansion sucking the ghosts into nothing from one room to the next.
As this game is one of Gamecube's launch games I found the presentation to be pretty good. It shows off the console's capabilities as you'd expect it too really. The graphics are great for the Gamecube at this time.
The good thing too about this game is there is some stealth involved as well so you will need to use your brain. To capture the ghosts it's not just about wading in feet first but sometimes it's like a game of hide and seek and you need to hide and wait for the ghost to get into prime position to capture.
The only thing that may frustrate harden gamers is the level of difficulty as to be honest with you it's not the hardest game in the world once you get going. I think to be honest with the game is designed to show off the Gamecube rather than being too hard. So it's fun but may not take you too long to complete which is a drawback.
Overall, Luigi's mansion is a good enough game but maybe not much replay value as it may not last too long and keep your interest forever. Still, if you can pick it up cheaply then it's worth getting as it's entertaining enough.
Summary: Overall, a good enough title for a cheap price if you can get it