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Starting up Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey. Had to take a break after Partners in Time.
I tried out playing the original and the remake since the original only took me two days after a second play and not too much stuck out for me either way.
The difficulty has been nerfed in some places and buffed in others, so it tested my muscle memory at times. Some bosses also felt like a marathon compared to the DS version.
The only other big thing that struck me as weaker than the original was it's sound design. The soundtrack is superb as ever, but there's moments where it originally cut out the music during a scene, but now it just keeps running, waning the scene's effect. And the characters voice clips all get scrambled and swapped out with other M&L clips (Bowser's beloved "I rule!" line is absent as a result).
Otherwise, it's mostly on par for me.