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2.0 out of 5 stars Gaming disappointment of the decade, 8 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Pikmin 3 (Nintendo Wii U) (Video Game)
I was a huge fans of Pikmin 1 and 2 on the Gamecube (and also the re-released version on the Wii). I've waited 9 years for the next in the series. I really didn't think it would ever materialize, so when it did I decided to get a Wii U just for this game. What a disappointment it was too compared to the previous versions. Very little has been added. Flying Pikmin are a good idea, but their importance in the game is minor, really just taking the place of water pikmin, which don't appear in the game until right at the end. Poison pikmin and Strong pikmin have gone, being replaced by rock pikmin.
The game was finished the same day that I started it and I'm no hot gamer. There were virtually no battles. The beasts are few and far between and offer almost no resistance. Many of the old beasts appear, but often only once. Many of the tougher "regular" beasts (like fiery bulborbs) don't appear at all.
The bosses are disproportionately difficult compared to the rest of the game, though still not difficult.
There's no real time limit (in terms of days) allowed to complete the game.
The use of Wii U console is pretty pointless and it's hopeless trying to control the Pikmin without the regular Wii controllers (how did I ever manage on the Gamecube?!) and the extra screen could just as easily be on the TV. In fact its really annoying to keep being asked to look at the small screen for no real reason, especially when you need to put on glasses to do so.
All the fun stuff you used to pick up, like batteries and bottle tops are gone and replaced by boring fruit. At the end of each day you are forced to sit through the dullest review of your fruit while you watch it slowly filling canisters. There's no way to skip it.
The story line is lame and very predictable and replay value is almost nil.
The old games were part strategy and lots of organized fights. This is more about multi-tasking and randomly searching for stuff. Very little skill is required.
Nintendo have been ultra lazy (in the same way they were when they released the Wii - just a re-boxed Gamecube with different controllers), just re-using code that was written years ago and adding a relatively small amount of new stuff.
The last real bug-bear was that when I tried the missions I quickly went through the first few only to be told I had to pay extra for the rest of the levels. What a rip-off!
9 years wait for this. It's got to be the gaming disappointment of the decade.:-(
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2014 22:28:46 GMT
It was actually made by Miyamoto, second you arent Even verified

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 22:31:19 GMT
Just for the people who dont know, Miyamoto is considered the greatest game maked of all time.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2014 09:47:16 GMT
Thats blind loyalty for you.... What the heck has being verified got to do with anything...? The guy has obviously played the game and clearly detailed his problems with it. You have just disregarded his review and said 'Its Miyamoto so you must be wrong'. What a prat you have made of yourself....

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 22:40:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2014 22:44:45 GMT
Pigmeat says:
Hmm... you say its just the same and then put down the main differences about the game... the problem is this game is different from the other two and you're missing it... Its less difficult but its more about the optimization of the playthrough, using all three characters at once to collect all the fruit in the smallest possible time, the different ways in which you can do this is a strategy gamers dream...
I find your review strange because you claim to be a big Pikmin fan but put this down for things the other two are guilty of... ie length... you also accuse it of things that no one who has played it could possibly accuse it of... having no replay value... hate to be paranoid but I agree with Johann in saying you haven't played it... I think you may have just picked up a little info from a review elswhere and blagged the thing... god knows why... and sorry if this isn't the case, but the review really is that odd to me.
I half agree about the download content, but this seems to be the way all games are going these days... I say half because its impossible to know really if this content would have been unavailable or not without dlc?

Posted on 25 Jan 2014 20:00:05 GMT
Stusie says:
Gosh. I spent an hour or two most evenings last week just trying to complete one day. I respect your opinion and all, but I absolutely love this game.
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