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Question about Luigi's Mansion
Old 05-08-2013, 09:52 PM
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I know it's not that big of a deal but I'm just curious. Why is Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon titled as Luigi's Mansion 2 in Europe, Japan, and Australia? To me just Luigi's Mansion 2 doesn't sound as unique as Dark Moon.
Old 05-08-2013, 10:03 PM
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I actually like the 2 better because I think the cover art is more aesthetic. But yeah, I don't know. Sometimes I think they make differences just to bother collectors or to justify some reason for region-locking. What's wrong with Scarescraper for all regions, anyway?
Old 05-08-2013, 10:25 PM
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I think it was because they wanted people new to the entry in America to know it wasn't necessary to play the first for understanding the new one, I got a question why are there so many bugs online and will Nintendo fix them? We should tell them through a message of support.nintendo or something because it makes almost impossible to play online (sorry for the off-topic)
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM
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I think it was because they wanted people new to the entry in America to know it wasn't necessary to play the first for understanding the new one, I got a question why are there so many bugs online and will Nintendo fix them? We should tell them through a message of support.nintendo or something because it makes almost impossible to play online (sorry for the off-topic)
With no offense intended, I do not believe that that would be the reason. I don't believe American's would be the only ones thinking that you had to play the first one to understand Dark Moon. I am American and I never thought once that maybe i should play the gamecube version first. I can understand that they wanted to name it something other than 2 so it seemed like a whole new game. But it still doesn't make sense why others would be named 2 if they didn't want EVERYONE to think it was a 'continued'. So only Europeans, Australians, and Japanese understand that it isn't 'continued'? hm. I don't know. Just seems odd to me.

I do agree about the bugs, however. It does get annoying. I'm trying to search furniture for health and a bug pops out and hurts me when i don't have any health to begin with! I don't believe they should be removed altogether because you receive coins from them when you flash your flashlight but the number should be dropped a bit.
Old 05-09-2013, 12:47 AM
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at first, i was thinking of cultural differences, just like that of kirby being different per region in terms of facial expression of kirby...

for the reason of "hiding... showing that it is not a sequel and no need to play the first", i must agree that sometimes it is intimidating to know as a first-timer that you start playing with a no. 2 on the title... that could be the reason why i didn't buy pokemon white 2 XD...

for glitches, let's just try to complain those things during our post-play survey in club nintendo..
Old 05-13-2013, 11:02 AM
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I live in Europe but still call it Dark Moon.. I think the "2" is good to show its a sequel, but I think the Dark Moon title is better.. sets the game better for what to expect, as well as the genre to an extent
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