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A TVE Quick Look – New Super Luigi U

 

Platform: Wii U

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre(s): Platform

Released: August 25, 2013

ESRB Rating: E – Everyone

 

Hey everyone, guess who’s back? And back with a rare Wii U appearance. Now, New Super Luigi U is basically a rehash of New Super Mario Bros U(it originated as DLC for the Mario game), so I’ll be limiting this to a quick look over instead of a full-fledged review. So without further adieu, let’s get this mini show on the road.

 

Graphics:

 

 

I can’t remember off hand if we had a review for Super Mario Bros U, but I don’t think we did. Mario had the best graphics I had ever seen in a Nintendo game to that point, and perhaps still does(LEGO City Undercover does make a case), and as expected, Luigi is up to that level. There’s just something satisfying about playing Super Mario games in hi-definition.

 

Audio:

 

As I’ve said before, I don’t know why I have this section sometimes. The game sounds good, music and sound effects. As you would expect from a game in the Super Mario universe, not a lot of voice acting.

 

Story:

 

Bowser has once again captured the Princess, and only the powerful Italian plumber brothers can stop him. Or in this case, the less popular of the two brothers. That must be one fantastic piece of ass. Seriously, why else would two plumbers and an angry turtle keep going after this woman?

 

Gameplay:

 

Nothing groundbreaking, it’s a Super Mario game. You run around, beat your head on various blocks, and curb stomp most of your enemies. Same song and dance as most every other Mario game. Difference here with the Luigi version, each level has a shorter time limit of 100 seconds.

 

The Good:

 

Great graphics, typical fun Mario platformer. Maybe not a game you could sit and play for hours on end, but for a quick burst of playing or with friends at a get together, it definitely gets the job done.

 

The Bad:

 

Nothing really bad, but nothing Earth shattering either. Guess the worst part is that it’s pretty much the same game as Mario, just with shorter time limits.

 

 

Official Score:

As I said before, this is just a quick look. New Super Luigi U is a solid game, but again, is just a rehash of New Super Mario Bros U. Different verse, same song more or less. Luckily, you can get this game for a discounted price from a standard retail release, but even so, I might recommend waiting for a price drop, especially if you already own the Mario version. With everything in mind, I can’t go over three stars for this game. Yes, it’s a lot of fun, and looks good, but I can not specify enough that is is a rehash of the Mario version of the game that came out almost a year ago with the Wii U launch.

 

Well, that’s basically going to do it for today. I’ve managed to do a little write up for the sake of writing and not really say much of anything(not that there was much to say here), and hopefully give you a fair warning about a game without resorting to pictures of bunnies with pancakes on their head. Until we do this again, Game On.

 

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