Eight years and a complete console generation later, Nintendo has probably seen the something must be something ominous in this DLC, always talking about all of that. Own set trends, others had already missed always been the unspoken motto of the Japanese. After the first very successful tradition of the DLC, but overpriced tentative steps required with level packages for New Super Mario Bros. 2, the Luigi look-up for the fantastic Wii U-hopper the first major project of the Mario fathers in this direction represents, and awakens with plump scope memories of the old days full featured add-ons. But the contents also playfully carry on the class of the main program?
" It's me, Mario ... be unnoticed, angst-ridden, testosterone impaired brother. "This or something similar would have to Luigi's imagination in recent decades have looked like. But Nintendo shows a heart for the underdog and wants to infuse green-clad sidekick in this so-called "Year of Luigi" a little more confidence. Actually not a stupid idea to push a formerly rather casually perceived character a little. Finally, the happy life, everything could end, always victorious Mario is as interesting as Mickey Mouse or Superman about. The people want heroes with corners and edges. Whether a notorious coward really gives a better role model or the invention of a completely new character would not have been the bolder idea, it will probably never find a clear answer. They would!
Luigi's Mansion 2, the Italian Beanstalk has already got off to a critically acclaimed performance in the highest degree, and thus finally established its own franchise. In the coming fourth of the brutally funny Mario & Luigi saga of the younger of the brothers plumbing plays a central role. Phase two of the unusual campaign now forms the recently released DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U.
But before the above mentioned add-on comparison conjures false expectations, a word of warning. In New Super Luigi U you will find not completely new areas. Similar to the special worlds in Super Mario 3D Land will be the level of the main game only modified. This means on the one hand but also that your theory gets an equally long campaign and secret paths and extra worlds. Secondly, the obstacle course were mostly changed as much or completely re-designed, that they have in common except for the setting, almost nothing with the original hopping zones. Considering the fact that the scenarios especially in the New Super Mario Bros. series are shamelessly regurgitated anyway, one might almost speak of an entirely new game for Nintendo's logic. In practice, however, the levels are only half as long, without intermediate storage flag and so on. In addition, it has refrained new challenges for the other game modes to create. For 20 real-world coins is nevertheless exemplary overall comes much Jump'n run-feed.
Veterans, but also newbies can, may or should be set in New Super Luigi U on a noticeably different feel, especially on a real test of their skills. The shortness of the levels associated with a basic time limit of 100 seconds. Whom the time limit already in other Mario titles went to the proverbial hand that can adopt the same at this point. According to legend, the extension is designed for fast runs with clever obstacle Gengner combinations that allow seamless as possible passing. Since the increased attention to Luigi gets his person but apparently not set foot on the floor - in the literal sense.
Compared to Mario, the passionate ghost hunters jump much higher and more similar to Yoshi and kicking his legs for a little more air time. One looks forward initially about the increased bounce, with the possible easier to reach higher levels and allow more cross chasms, the level design seems every now and then does not want to blend in with this idea. If you get hit in the flight of opponents or wegtaucht the saving platform underfoot, one wishes only Luigi would fall faster. The replacement hero that can also stubborn like to slow down and thus slips into death, will also taste the least. Overall, Luigi's behavior feels slower and less flexible so as to Mario's, which is also less able to escape from sticky situations by daredevil acrobatics at the last second.
On the technical precision of the control, there is nothing to quibble, however, as always, so you should take this realignment rather than challenge, as victory or defeat still depend on their own (in) ability because of unfair gameplay. Frustration is nevertheless inevitable. I felt the balanced partly also quite crisp New Super Mario Bros. U than perfect, here I was mentally willing to abuse the latest in World 3 at least for retrieving the gamepad for my imaginary dog. Unfortunately, the increased claim also means that you can almost completely forget the madcap multiplayer part here. Even with an absolute professional at your side later levels have barely enough maneuvering space for a Hüpfspielgott, let alone accidental disability or even deliberate sabotage. Only in boost mode with a reliable partner on the gamepad control is on ultimate team game joy.
But all the fun driving force remain in New Super Luigi U is the level itself again Their impressive variety of design enough to be of very good to great and still blows most of the competition away, even though absent groundbreaking new ideas. This allows the DLC even more than the main game in many places by flash like a grand and beautiful 2D Mario could actually look like. A huge shooting star or an ice sculpture of Luigi, optical delicacy, which unfortunately too rare woo the eyes. Also at the presentation a little more effort would certainly not absorbed the resources. New Super Luigi U tell the same "story" as the main program, only that Mario is simply not there. Why is not explained. Peach has now what with the little brother Luigi or shows only very much use in saving his sister while tanuki chasing Mario degree somewhere? Yes, one can already take this Shakespearean drama of the Mario games.