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. It seems that a souvenir brought back from your previous misadventure turns out to be rather valuable, so without much delay, your boss sends you back to that strange planet to retrieve more treasure. This time, you are not going alone.
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! So how does it compare? Read on! The game starts out right after the events of the original Pikmin . Olimar returns home only to find his employer, Hocolate, has gone bankrupt.
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. Anyone not familiar with Pikmin is missing out on a lot. In the original you play as Captain Olimar, whose ship has crashed landed on a mysterious planet.
Excerpt: Reality sucks sometimes. It hits you when least expect it, when everything seems to be going according to plan. You could be staring at the TV in a comatose state, then suddenly realize that you’ve got a term paper due in the morning. You could be cherishing your paycheck, and then you remember that you’ve got to pay your rent for the month. Yes, all those little things that you tried to forget always manage to catch up with you.
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?
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 make sense!) or splitting up Olimar and Louie for a two-pronged approach.