Even the game's dialogue, one of its strongest points, becomes too much in the end. But you will press on. You'll grab an invincibility star and crack a grin from ear to ear as a towering 8-bit Mario razes the entire level. You'll laugh when Luigi's "Brobot" comes down to wreak havoc on the team. Hell, you might even care about why the Purity Hearts can stop the Chaos Heart from usurping all that is. We sure did, annoyances be damned.