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: 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 .
Conclusion: Pikmin 2 is not only an extremely good sequel but it is also an extremely well made game. It is a welcome sequel that makes the Pikmin franchise even stronger. It is a sequel that lives up to and possibly even exceeds the hype.