Does it deserve its own thread? Eh, it was the only DS title to catch my interest, or the only NEW one anyway.
A few observed points:
Bowser is playable, while Mario and Luigi seem to be inside his body on a microscopic level. Unknown if this is the way the entire game will go, or just a segment. But I’ve always been such a fan of the Koopa King that any game that makes him playable gets an automatic bonus ten points in my book.
Some people have commented seeing both the Shroobs and Fawful in the trailer, and some of the preview images. I didn’t notice em myself, but there were a couple of enemies in one screenshot that looked decidedly fawful-ish. Right here.
Yeah ok, anyway. I enjoyed the first M&L game. The second was… alright, though it did a few things that rubbed me the wrong way. Namely, eliminating bros points and reducing the team efforts to Bros ‘items’, and going from the open-world-ish BeanBean kingdom of the first to the ‘level based’ hub castle in the second. Also, despite being labeled ‘Partners in Time’, the time travel element was largely superficial, it was more like MARS ATTACKS!!, but with Mario.
I always knew a third M&L game would come around. But I always theorized that Wario and Waluigi would play a role, guess I was wrong. Maybe in #4.
At least, going by the above screenshot, they’re not just recycling the bros’ animations from Partners in Time, and are reanimating them even though they could probably get away with being lazy. That, at least, strikes me as more effort than was put into Super Paper Mario.
EDIT: Coincidentally, as Mario and Luigi 3 is announced, Super Mario Bros Z episode 7 is released at long last. Seems Alvin-Earthworm found his motivation again.