I got a lot of things I wanted to do done and more in just 8 hours, and to top it all off Luigi decided to throw me a Jammin' Jelly when I was fighting Gus in the Prologue of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. By the way, I normally beat Gus as soon as possible for the extra Star Points, usually right after gaining the Power Smash badge from Professor Frankly near the end of the Prologue.
Yeah there are a few progression blockers that I didn't appreciate. If you liked the other two then you'll like this one.
My main issues were that the hotel was just a glorified level select and didn't feel like a connected whole and Luigi can't tank damage at all.
My boss purchased pizza for everyone today at lunch and told us that next week we will be taking a (paid) half day off work to have a Christmas party with plenty of food and free-flow booze. Sounds good to me!