"With the Playstation 2 as their primary concern, and the threat of Microsoft's new Xbox on the horizon, Nintendo had to really impress with the Gamecube back in 2001. They never quite managed to shake the family gaming image they built up with their previous systems, missing out on the increasing adult gaming audience. The lack of a Mario title at launch also hurt the GC's debut. Instead we were given Luigi's Mansion, a game that was a far-cry from the more famous Mario brother and his antics. Many were disappointed by this, leaving Luigi's Mansion as little more than a bad taste in peoples' mouths."