I have no affinity for Luigi. Rooting against the underdog usually isn’t my style, but since he actively avoids being a hero whenever shit hits the fan, it’s impossible for me to sympathise when Nintendo has a little fun at his expense. No, instead I take great pleasure in putting the useless Mario Brother in his place; cleaning the house. (Though I must admit, catching ghosts is pretty awesome)
Mario Tennis Open hits the 3DS this week and so far I’ve seen nothing but mediocre review scores. I’ll be honest, that’s pretty disappointing. I am a huge fan of the franchise and as any of my friends who have faced me would tell you, I’m pretty damn good at it. That being said I don’t think the lukewarm response will have an impact on whether or not I pick up Mario Tennis. From what I’ve heard people are upset that most of the gimmicks and special moves have been removed leaving the game feeling a bit plain. In the GameCube version of Mario Tennis I thought most of the gimmick levels were obnoxious and the special moves didn’t really do anything but set you up for failure, so I couldn’t be happier that they have been omitted. Now the only thing standing in the way of me taking down every single one of you is the fact that I still don’t have a 3DS. I’ve been waiting patiently for the inevitable hardware re-design. Here’s hoping it makes an appearance at E3!
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