posted by PikminPlayer (BLOOMINGTON, IN) Jun 4, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
In Pikmin One, I felt it was extremely short. In Pikmin two there in no time limit and two parts to this exciting adventure. The two new pikmins, purples and whites, add an agressive turn to the adorable game. With two captians, you can easily coop with the harsh elements and beasts. The enemies and new with quite a few comebacks from Pikmin One. This is a great game for all ages. It has it faults, but who can frown at the face of a blue pikmin.
As a big fan of Pikmin, I was looking forward to playing this game. Insofar as the game mechanics are identical to Pikmin 1, the game was good (hence my rating), but I disliked almost every change that was made.
First off, Pikmin 2 has no "ticking clock" which forces you to go through the game in a certain number of days. In my mind this was the whole challenge of Pikmin 1, and what made it so replayable. It gave the game tension, and made it exciting. Without the time limit, this game comes off as a bit more tedious and dull.
Second, one of the big additions to the game are underground caves. In these caves, there is no time limit for sunset, and in addition you cannot get new pikmin out of your onion. This makes underground caves less of a frantic rush to get parts, and more of a slow, careful crawl where you are trying not to lose any pikmin. This is kind of a neat idea, but I found caves to be much slower and more boring than above ground. I eventually came to dread playing caves since I found them so tedious.
In summary, I enjoyed this game, but I think I would have enjoyed playing through Pikmin 1 again just as much.