Luigi's Villa 3 is located in a large hotel. Each floor of the hotel has a different theme, some are more common than others. Kitchens and hotel rooms are located on the first floors, and deserts and pirate ships are on the later floors. But the best floor and level in Luigi's Mansion 3 is one in which you actually help a ghost and even get the chance to spare it and not catch the 8th floor of the hotel. Paranormal Productions is a movie studio that for some reason is in a ghost hotel. Best not to think about it. But once you get off the elevator, the level feels different. Luigi is surrounded by movie posters, televisions, cameras and other film-related things.
You can even find a poster for punch-out! and a poster for a movie based on Super Mario Strikers this football game with Mario and friends. (Note: Break the poster with Punch-Out! to find a funny easter egg.)
However, if you pass the front lobby, you will find a working movie studio in the back area. There are five different lots, each with different sentences.
In the midst of all this is a crying film director who also happens to be a ghost.
This is Morty and unlike other ghost bosses in the game, Morty does not attack you and steals nothing from you. He just cries because of his missing red megaphone. Luigi feels bad and decides to help Morty. To help, Luigi has to visit each set of films and pick up various elements like a torch, finally releasing the main puzzle and returning the megaphone to Morty.
Each of these sets feels and looks different. A set is a burning city street. Another set is a scary spooky fountain with a nasty ghost animation that pops out. To solve the puzzles in each sentence, Luigi Gooigi has to film. The green screens and cameras disappear through the camera, and instead you see a ready set with visual effects, attacking ghosts, and music. Gooigi is not the most charismatic actor, but he does.
Finally, After You Have Solved All the Riddles Luigi and Gooigi film all your shots and give the megaphone back to Morty , He is so happy and believes that Luigi is a star! He opens a door to a new set that shows a small town. And then the best boss fight happens in the game. Luigi and Gooigi fight in a monster suit against a ghost. The whole level feels like a love letter to Godzilla movies of that time, complete with a suit that falls apart in the course of the fight.
Once you have defeated the ghost in the suit, Morty, the director, is so pleased with the fight and the scene that he gives Luigi the key to the next level of the hotel. No fight needed. He loves Luigi and is grateful for his help. He then goes into his editing room to edit his film. Luigi even celebrates that he is now a star.
All this makes the next thing that really happens horrible, something bad.
You can leave this level now and let the director edit his movie and enjoy his work. I assume that some players have done that. But I did not do that. Instead, I decided to check with the director and found he had HP numbers over his head. I could soak it up with my vacuum cleaner. So I did that. The moment you start sucking him in his backpack, he reaches for the cutting table, desperate to finish his movie. A few seconds later he was gone. Instead of the usual festival dance, which Luigi does when defeating a spirit, he only raised his fist sadly for a moment. He felt terrible about what he had just done and you know something, me too.
I regret having absorbed this spirit. Morty, I'm sorry. You were a big part of what I loved best in Luigi's Mansion 3. You deserve to be spared the vacuum. I hope others will not make my mistake.
This decision to spare or capture Morty is just another reason why I love Floor 8, Paranormal Productions. It's the only level in the game that gives Luigi a moral choice. I did not make it, but I got an award in the game for grabbing it. Maybe it was all worth it?