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Pikmin - Looks can deceive!,
This review is from: Pikmin (GameCube) (Video Game)
Pikmin may look like a Pre-school education package but once you've finished exclaiming at how cute and cuddly the aliens of the title are, you'll soon find yourself in a full-on struggle to beat the clock, various large and bad-tempered monsters and some truly bizarre obstacles to find all the bits of your stricken space-ship before your time is up.
It's quite hard to co-ordinate your creatures, find the parts and avoid/kill the baddies in the time allowed so you have to think really carefully before each move. You will find yourself having to play some sections over and over to get it right, but this adds to the addictiveness of the game.
The graphics are stunning but the sound, while good for a game of this type, can get a little repetitive at times.
Finally a word of warning - don't get too attached to these little creatures - cute they may be, but they also get killed quite easily and this can cause even "grown-up" 15 year-olds to shed a tear should a lady-bird related massacre occur!
If you want a game that looks good, has easy gameplay and makes you think...this fits the bill perfectly. Enjoy!