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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) discussion [game]
 
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So with this game coming out relative soon-ish, I figured we may as well start officially discussing it. And the first thing to discuss is... a local multiplayer mode?! Straight from the official site itself.

With so many new places to explore, all new ways to capture ghosts, and a brand new local multiplayer mode, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is another star turn for Mario's heroic brother—and it's only on Nintendo 3DS.

Do we know anything about this mode?! I kind of think it might be something / exactly like the Nintendo Land Luigi's Mansion multiplayer mode. Hopefully it doesn't require all participants to have a cartridge...

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Posted: 01/19/13, 20:54:02  - Edited by 
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I wonder if Dark Moon is going to have enough variety to set it apart from the Gamecube game? I mean, what else is there to explore in the Luigi's Mansion formula? I'm thinking this one is going to focus a lot more on puzzles. Either that, or it will be absolutely crazy and be the best game ever.
Posted: 01/19/13, 21:08:34
The multiplayer was mentioned before but I haven't seen any descriptions on what it'll be like.

What I'm curious about is what the Nintendo Network logo is there for, though it would appear it isn't online multiplayer...
Posted: 01/19/13, 22:12:09
There's a lot new they could do. To me, Luigi's Mansion felt like Resident Evil for kids. You're going from room to room getting keys to unlock more rooms, taking out baddies, etc. I really enjoyed it. Beat it twice. It would be a shame if it was only a marginal improvement of the GCN game seeing that it will have been almost 12 years since it came out.
Posted: 01/19/13, 22:14:24
@WrathOfSamus777 I actually had a weird experience where I had started Remake, got too creeped out / tense over it, sold it off and my next game was... Luigi's Mansion. There was a lot of other stuff going on in my life at that time too, but long story short, Luigi's Mansion ended up being a much weirder / creepier experience than it probably should have been.
Posted: 01/19/13, 22:39:05
@Zero
REMake scared me so badly and yet had me so addicted at the same time that I ended up buying Animal Crossing to take the edge off lol. I don't know if I would have bought Animal Crossing if it wasn't for REMake. It's a weird feeling when a game unpleasantly messes with your head that much and you still can't stop.
Posted: 01/19/13, 22:48:36
Oh yeah, I have since played through Remake (a few years later) and then every other mainline Resident Evil game (except 6, but does that even count as Resident Evil anymore?) and some other creepy games, but at the time I just couldn't handle it. That was a weird point in my life and it felt pretty dark in general so adding creepy games to the mix did not help. So Luigi's Mansion was my attempt at something more light-hearted, but it just ended up feeling... weird. I mean, it's still kind of a creepy game if you are already in a sort of dark mood.

I guess I have a lot of mixed feelings about Luigi's Mansion for a whole variety of reasons. It will be interesting to see if the sequel holds anything similar for me, or if it was just the context of my life at the time that made my experience what it was.
Posted: 01/19/13, 22:54:21
Oh man local multiplayer? That's all the rage these days. I hope it requires multiple copies of the game.

I do wonder what it will be like though. Maybe a time trial where you try to catch as many ghosts as you can?
Posted: 01/19/13, 23:01:18
The box art does have the NiN logo on it.
Posted: 01/19/13, 23:05:28
Stephen said:
Oh man local multiplayer? That's all the rage these days. I hope it requires multiple copies of the game.

Posted: 01/19/13, 23:18:59
It'll be interesting to see who the second player's character is. It wouldn't be...Mario, would it? Mario as the "2p" in a co-op game? That'd be weird!

Maybe Luigi will team up with E. Gadd or something.
Posted: 01/22/13, 17:16:26
This is probably the one game that would make me buy a 3DS... but then again one game is never enough reason to buy a console.
Posted: 01/22/13, 21:56:18
@Tranquilo

Holy crap, you don't have one already? What in the world could you possibly be waiting for?!? You're missing out on SO MUCH!
Posted: 01/23/13, 03:48:48
@GameDadGrant

I did, sold it. Wasn't a fan. Besides, Nintendo refuses to make changes so I'm voting with my dollar. Besides that, in the survey in club nintendo I already stated that I want a second slider. I've done all I can. I'm voting with my dollar. I'm just going to wait and see what the 4ds has to offer.
Posted: 01/23/13, 21:28:41
@Tranquilo
So... you're not going to play Monster Hunter 4?

Btw, are you getting Tri Ultimate for Wii U?
Posted: 01/23/13, 21:31:11
@anon_mastermind

Wait, is Monster Hunter 4 even online? I read something about it not being online... or was that MH3 U(3DS ver.)? Anyway, I'm probably buying MH3 U, whenever I get around to buying a Wii U. That probably won't be anytime soon though.
Posted: 01/23/13, 21:38:12  - Edited by 
 on: 01/23/13, 21:38:54
@Tranquilo
Yeah, MH4 will have online, while 3Ultimate will only be online on Wii U. My sword & shield will be ready whenever you jump on the Wii U bandwagon.

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Back on topic, I read somewhere that the multiplayer in Luigi's Mansion will be online? Can't find the source though.
Posted: 01/23/13, 21:44:00  - Edited by 
 on: 01/23/13, 21:44:51
So, I'm starting Luigi's Mansion tonight because I feel like I should do it before Dark Moon comes out. For whatever reason, it's one of the few GCN games I never got around to playing on the first go-round, and I picked it up cheap a few months ago with this in mind.

I'm feel like I'm more excited for this than I should be, but it's the first 'Cube game I've played in probably 5 years. There's only a couple of 'em left in the backlog I want to play this year so I can retire the Wii for good.
Posted: 01/24/13, 01:58:02
Just a few more days. Go away Lego City and MH3U, you can't have this money.
Posted: 03/20/13, 20:56:57
I have this preordered at Best Buy. Will pick it up Sunday before work.
Posted: 03/20/13, 21:38:20
Download play will STAY in guest's 3DS memory with FULL main game plus offline/online multiplayer modes available. Don't have the source, and too lazy to look, but I'm sure it was at gonintendo.com
Posted: 03/20/13, 22:28:39
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