Yeah, I agree completely. Dream Team was such a drop in quality, that I was very dissapointed. Hope that Nintendo revives the franchise soon.
Absolutely. The latest entries feel like its mostly tutorials. Also whoever came up with the mini-game like modes where you turn your DS/3DS sideways should be banned from the team.
I kind of liked the giant battles in Bowser Inside Story lol
But yeah, the series needs a fresh look. I still hold on to hope that Nintendo will use assets from Odyssey to build the new Mario and Luigi and the game have a similar visual style. I mean, if Paper Mario can look that good, Mario and Luigi deserves better.
But yeah, we are probably more than a few years off a new entry, with AlphaDream closure.