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Game Informer's Replay crew has played a ton of crappy games. First there was Overblood, then Galerians, then Overblood 2, then Cyberia, and we just finished up Blue Stinger. While these games are unforgivably awful, I wouldn't trade my time with them for anything. From the statue falling on Raz Karcy in the first hours of Overblood to Dogs Bower's jean shorts, we've shared a lot of good memories with the Replay community. However, I've been jumping on the proverbial grenade by playing all of these stinkers to completion. To reward my gaming martyrdom, the rest of the crew let me choose a game I thought might actually be fun to play. What a novel idea. I chose Luigi's Mansion.
The fact that this Super Replay lines up with the 3DS sequel, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (out March 24), is just a happy coincidence. I missed out on the first game when I got a GameCube, instead focusing on Super Smash Bros. Melee and Rogue Squadron II: Red Leader. In the following years I learned I missed out on some quirky, ghost-busting fun. Recent hands-on time with the 3DS sequel further solidified the fact that I needed to play this game. So here were are, huddled around a purple Nintendo console, ready to beat the sucker.
Join Dan Ryckert, Jeff Cork, Andrew Reiner, and me as we don the green cap of Mario's brother to celebrate Nintendo's official Year of Luigi with Luigi's Mansion.
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Ooooh boy. This is gonna be a good one, I can tell already. :D
Awesome fourth guy Thank you Tim for Playing and not DAN
well this is awesome very sneaky GI
Yay! I missed out on this game as well, and I'm kinda curious about the 3DS sequel, so this works out quite nicely for me.
What the hell? A surprise Super Replay? And it's Luigi's Mansion? This is awesome! And well deserved for Tim, too.
Oh, and I thought I'd point out that its Rogue Leader, not Red Leader. Also, Melee came out on the GameCube. Brawl was on Wii.
YES this was one of my first gamecube games, great memories playing it, especially during stormy weather at night
oh gell yeah! such a good game
This is one of the most nostalgic games for me. I can't wait to see this.
I like how this is still vaguely survival horror; nice to stay on theme, Tim!
If you need to check out more GOOD survival horror/adventure games, to break up the awful (but interesting and entertaining) ones, I suggest Clock Tower 3 for PS2, TRAPT for PS2, Haunting Ground for PS2, Extermination for PS2, Fear Effect for PSX, Parasite Eve for PSX, Eternal Darkness for Gamecube, or Geist for Gamecube. Oh and The Suffering too, for PS2. Those are all much better than the usual Super Replay fodder.
That being said, I much prefer the "bad" ones:) But your mental health is important, Tim! Luigi's Mansion should help a lot!
I hope you guys someday play RTX Red Rock. Have no idea about the quality of the game, it just looks stupid and got mediocre scores back in the day. But that main guy... he reminds me of Raz Karcy...