Ok, first let me say that I have never played any of the previous Pikmin titles and was very hesitant in trying this out. After all, youtube vids of gameplay looked a little slow, boring, and just not my cup of tea...BUT... I decided to give it a go and I am left with no regret whatsoever. I never thought I would be a Pikmin fan?! This game is relaxing and a whole different kind of experience.
I enjoy the exploration aspects, the strategy involved, and beautiful astthetics...this game puts to rest all of the "Wii U is graphically weak" arguments. The game may be cute on the outside, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's easy-peasy; you will have to use your BRAIN! But that's not a bad thing as the game is extremely satisfying once you complete levels, collect fruit, and defeat bosses.
If you are on the fence, and have even a mild curiousity in this title, try it out, I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised as I was!
posted by largetree (TELLICO PLAINS, TN) Sep 14, 2013
Member since Jul 2008
I never played Pikmin 1 or 2. I have only played pikmin on Nintendo Land, and I love what i played. When i heard they were making a Pikmin 3 for Wii U, i was really excited for it because it is a different game than i have ever played. When i first got this game i was very impressed with its beautiful top down graphics, vibrant colors, and cute little pikmin that follow you where ever you go. The puzzles at the beginning were not too bad, expecially when you get 3 characters to switch back and forth from and you need all 3 to do certain puzzles...
Then the game started to get old and very very very annoying fast. The AI in this game with your Pikmin is TERRIBLE. If you cut a corner too fast, your pikmin sit there, or run through a puddle of water, and die. Glitches galore especially at end of the game where you zone out while your Pikmin are fighting a boss, and when you load into next area, they all die. And you have to start over with 1 pikimin because it protects them from extinction.
Or the worst one which is not a glitch but huge annoyance. It is counting down to 0 to gather your pikmin and you finish gathering them and you put the controller on the table and it hits a trigger button and disperses all your pikmin and they are all dead. 100 Pikmin dead instantly.
It just got old hitting the throw button 100 times, whistling over and over, rinse and repeat. I almost sent it back before i realized i was on the last mission. It is short too, only 24 days.
I didn't feel any sort of accomplisment after i beat the game, i felt relief that I can send it back and get a better game. I gave it a 5/10. It was pretty to look at and the Wii U doesnt have many games like this, so you might want to try it, but never buy it