Luigi’s Mansion was first released in 2001 on the Nintendo GameCube, and was a launch title if I remember correctly (meaning: it was available when the GameCube was first released).
And also – if I remember correctly again – it was the first game I ever played on a GameCube. And it impressed me a lot.
In spite of Luigi’s Mansion‘s notoriously short lifespan, there is a very enjoyable, subtle game here, concentrated into a few short hours. The scary side of the game is tastefully done – after all: Luigi’s Mansion is a kid’s game. And – like all Nintendo games (which are all kid’s games really) – Luigi’s Mansion is wonderfully executed and fun to play.