Luigi's Mansion 3 is one of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch, and for good reason. We haven't had a new entry in the series in nearly 6 years, and that game was on the Nintendo 3DS.
Luigi's Mansion 3 is a true testament to Nintendos abilities to design and create games for their consoles. Graphically, Luigis Mansion 3 is one of the most gorgeous games on the Nintendo Switch to date. Whether that's because the vibrant colors of the characters and ghosts contrast so beautifully against the dark environments, or some other reason, the graphics are absolutely breathtaking.
The Demo opens with Luigi (along with Mario, Peach and a few Toads) sitting on a bus on their way to a nice hotel (where this hotel is located in the Mushroom Kingdom remains to be seen, and why Daisy wasn't invited and Luigi had to be a third wheel is beyond me!)
Upon starting the game, you're introduced once again to everyone's favorite ghost dog, Polterpup, who helps you figure out all the new functions and controls of your Poltergust G-00.
Playing through the demo is fun, like, REALLY fun. For the first time, not only can you suck up ghosts, you can use them, mid suction, to body slam other ghosts. You can weaponize the ghosts. Who thought of that? It's genius, and way too much fun.
We're later introduced to Gooigi, Luigis endoplasmic counterpart who can be summoned at will. Gooigi serves as a way to play the game co-op, but also allows us to unlock and reach certain areas that Luigi is too solid to access. The inclusion of Gooigi adds an entire new layer to the game.
Combine that with the new suction cup shooter and you've really got a brand new game, completely different than anything else we've seen before in the franchise. Or anywhere else.
One of the biggest setbacks the game had for me, and for most others who've played it, was the controls. While they weren't bad, they certainly took some getting used to. It wasnt until the very last moments of the final battle that I realized I could use the right stick to actually aim my poltergust, instead of just turning in the direction of my enemies.
With that being said, i've only knocked off 5 points from the demo's score for it, making this nearly a perfect game, and a must have for every Nintendo (and ghostbusters) fan out there who owns a Nintendo Switch.