Excerpt: So let me get this straight… I’m supposed to be shepherding a bunch of walking flowers who get eaten by almost anything – including other plants – around a strange planet inhabited by giant bugs and spiders that wear shoes and have four legs so that the company I work for doesn’t go broke?
Excerpt: Nintendo brings back its highly original game Pikmin, with many new additions. This time around, your employer - Hocotate Freight - has run up quite the debt, and it?s up to you, Captain Olimar, to find a way to repay it.
Excerpt: Pikmin was arguably one of the best games on the Gamecube. The game was very unique, featuring lots of strategy and great gameplay. Due to its success, Nintendo has recently released Pikmin 2 . With a variety of improvements over the original, Pikmin 2 looks like an even better game!
Excerpt: Pikmin was one of the most enjoyable games on the Gamecube. Fans can rejoice since the sequel, Pikmin 2 , is scheduled for release in late August. With a variety of improvements and changes since the original game, Pikmin 2 looks to provide a strategy-rich and fun gaming experience.
Conclusion: Besides the usual boss encounters, there’s plenty of treasure to gather along the way. Most times a treasure item will be clearly visible but the solution rarely is. Sometimes a lot of planning and preparation is involved, like feeding the flying Onion to create more Pikmin (no one said it had to...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A well-made sequel. If you loved the first game you will adore Pikmin 2. The single-player game puts lots of new twists on the original's template and there's a whole ton of replay value with the new challenge mode and multiplayer modes. We're looking forward to Pikmin 3 .