Currently Playing: Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

I played and reviewed a lot of games in 2017. Most of them were from the Nintendo Switch, the latest craze in gaming. While I’ll still be playing my share of Switch games, I wanted to look back at some games I haven’t played in a while.

Currently Playing: Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon | Luigi's Mansion | Nintendo | Nintendo 3DS | DoublexJump.com

Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo Gamecube was one of my favorite games ever. I loved playing as the “sidekick” who finally gets his moment to shine. I enjoyed playing as the younger brother being a younger sister myself and always being “player two.”

I was excited when Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon came out for the Nintendo 3DS on March 20, 2013. I bought it, I played it, I didn’t beat it.

I mean, I did eventually. The final boss was difficult for me. It was a pain and it was timed and I panicked and no matter how many times I tried I just could not defeat the final boss.

It wasn’t until my cousin, who is now 13 – you do the math – got the game and brought it with her when we went on vacation about three or four years ago. I had brought my game as well to play with her.

I warned her about the final boss and how difficult it could be and such, but she had breezed right through the entire game like it was nothing!

That was my motivation to beat the game. My competitiveness came out.

I ended up beating the game that week while on vacation, but that was after countless tris. While I beat it before my cousin, she too finished the game that week. The boss took her a couple of tries, but she ultimately defeated it in fewer tries than me.

I was getting in the mood to play Luigi’s Mansion again. I made Kris play Luigi’s Mansion for the Gamecube during our challenge in 2016 and realized it’s been a while since I’ve picked up Dark Moon.

I’ve been enjoying myself while playing it. While the story isn’t as strong as the first game, it still brings back a lot of memories.

I’m happy to be playing as Luigi again. Let’s see how long it takes me to defeat the boss this time.

Have you played Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon? Is it one of those games you loved or hated? Let me know in the comments below!

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Miitopia Adventures

Kris and Rachel have been having a grand time in their Miitopia adventures! For fun, we’d thought we’d share some of the screenshots that we’ve taken of our little miis’ journeys. These screenshots are mostly from the first part of the game with our first parties. Aside from each other, Rachel and Kris created the other party members to reflect some of our favorite original characters. Enjoy!

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Currently Playing: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Happy Thursday!

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while and I’ve been hopping around on different games, but this is one that I love and haven’t played in a long time.

 

The Pokemon spin-off series, Mystery Dungeon, has always been a favorite series of mine. I love playing as a Pokemon with a special partner and exploring the unknown. The games are easy enough to play and I enjoy lurking through the various dungeons, each one being different every time you enter.

I’ve started playing Explorers of Sky not too long ago. This game is the fifth in the Mystery Dungeon series, which was released in North America in April 2009 for the Nintendo DS.

My favorite part of the games is that you don’t choose your own character. You take a quick personality quiz and you end up being a certain Pokemon based on the results. My results were oddly accurate to who I am in real life. I ended up getting Eevee.

I had never played as Eevee before, so I was excited. I love Eevee, but I don’t typically go for the normal types.

When it was time to choose my partner, there were a lot more choices than the earlier games. There were three pages of Pokemon to choose from. There were all of the starters, plus a few extra Pokemon.

I chose Vulpix. I love my fire types and I never choose Vulpix. I thought Eevee and Vulpix would make a good match with one another.

When it was time to name our team, I noticed Vulpix was a girl, so I went with the only logical name: Foxy Ladies.

Yeah, I know.

Anyway, I forgot how long these games could be. I’ve been playing for a while, but I don’t think I’m even halfway through the game yet.

I’m having fun though and it’s a great trip down memory lane.

Have you played the Mystery Dungeon games? What do you think of them? Also, what are you currently playing? Let me know in the comments below!

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Currently Playing: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I’ve been playing a couple of different games lately, but I’ve been solely playing Captain Toad, a game I wanted when it was first released and finally bought it just a few weeks ago on a whim.

 

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Captain Toad captured my attention the moment it started. I loved the idea of Toad being the star of his own game and I also enjoyed the puzzles behind it all.

I love puzzles, though I may not be very good at them, but I like to think I am.

I’ve already played through the main story (which didn’t take very long) and have yet to move onto the next. I plan on doing so soon, though.

It’s a cute game and the puzzles are a lot of fun, progressively getting harder the more you play. However, none of the puzzles are really particularly “hard.”

I’ve wanted this game for so long and now that I have it, I have to say that I’m kind of glad I waited. I’m glad I didn’t spend $60 on this game. It’s sweet and fun, but much too short.

I’m still having a good time with it though.

Have you played Captain Toad? What were your initial thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

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Currently Playing…

Double Jump Kris MiiI was woefully unprepared for this Friday’s post…

So, instead of a Friday Favorites, you’re going to get a random list of what kind of games I’m currently playing!

 

Like most gamers, Rachel and I have quite a variety of consoles at our disposal to play, from handhelds to the television consoles to the PC. After both our day jobs and our writing work, we try to relax a bit with whatever game currently has our attention.

At the moment, that mostly seems to be The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. We finally opened our box (not the amiibo yet, but that’ll be soon so the wolf can be leveled up for Breath of the Wild) not too long ago and booted it up. It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the original release date of the game, and the graphics are more gorgeous than ever. It’s awesome to ride Epona around in the vast Hyrule Field, and it’s just getting me more excited for the open-world concept of Breath of the Wild!

On my Nintendo 3DS, I’m still chucking away at Fire Emblem: Conquest. I think I’m enjoying it more than Birthright. The characters are still interesting, in my opinion, but I’m liking the Conquest classes more than the Birthright ones, and the maps have more interesting challenges. I’m about halfway through, I believe, and am looking forward to starting up Revelations next.

Rachel and I haven’t done much gaming on our PC since we got both completion bonuses in Asagao Academy. That game was amazing and fun, as I’m sure you all heard about from us, and we’re looking forward to figuring out what other kinds of games to try out. Overwatch has certainly been on my mind to try lately…

What about all of you? What kind of games are you playing? Any recommendations?