Summary: This game is pretty fun. The days can be redone, the colors are pretty, etc. It's kind of a cute RTS game. It's also pretty tame, so parents who aren't into letting their kids play gory games, this is a good one that will let them play a fairly open world environment while still not exposing them to any adult material.
Summary: I recently purchased Pikmin 3 and loved it. I had never played the 2 original games so I decided to purchase the rest of the series. This is the original Pikmin for Gamecube ported to Wii with new controls (so if you already have the Gamecube version, everything but the controls will be the same). I liked this game, it took me about 10-12 hours to complete. The graphics are still great, despite being 14 years old at this point. Game play can be frustrating.
Summary: Pikmin is a remake of a game that came out way back in 2001, so if your kids played that one, there's not a lot different for them this time around. The concept is simple: A little guy has crash landed on a planet and the parts of his ship are scattered everywhere. He's about 2 inches high, so it's not like he can just walk over and pick up the pieces.
Summary: As a big fan of the Pikmin series, I had to pick the New Play Control remake up as soon as I could. Unfortunately, "asap" ended up being a few years, until recently. The packaging is fine, and the boxart is letterboxed. I got no club Nintendo code or even a manual, to my surprise, as this was a new copy. Fortunately, that isn't the only thing wrong, as to give a justification on why I would give a remake of my all-time favorite video game an average score.
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks - Review of 'Play Control' Pikmin
11 May 2011
Excerpt: I’m of two minds about the play control range. On one hand as a long time Nintendo fan I already own 90% of the games that are being revamped for the Wii. However considering the difference in sales between the Wii and GameCube it’s clear that there is a large group of Wii owners that didn’t play these games first time round, given the Wii’s unique control scheme and the relative ease of porting them It would be stupid for Nintendo (as a company) not to.
Pros: New controls reinvigorate classic gameplay, The world and characters are still fantastic
Cons: A bit on the short side, limited replay value
Summary: Recently purchased this game (used) from a games store. I find it fun and annoying in equal measure. The premise seems simple enough: help Capt. Olimar track down the 30 missing parts from his spaceship, with the help of the Pikmin (strange little sentient seed-like creatures). However, the game imposes a maddening 30-day time limit for the finding of all 30 missing parts, a 'day' in the game doesn't last very long at all (considering how long it takes the Pikmin to...
Excerpt: Pretty good overall. My 5 year old enjoyed it but did require some help with the controls. Decided to buy it as it was cheaper than renting for a month. I think you do need the instructions to help you through the story but once you get the hang of it it fairly engaging. As I'm not a serious gamer am not sure how much it would challange some.
Excerpt: Pikmin is a highly original game. you take control of Olimar, a spaceman who's ship collided with a meteor and landed on a nearby planet it's parts scattered all over the surface. Olimar wakes up near the wreckage of his ship and looks around. you take control of him from this point on. within five minutes I was completely hooked. The graphics are impressive, the controls are solid... there are so many brilliant things about this game.
Pros: 100% addictive : you'll be playing it for hours even when you've completed it .
Cons: Challenge mode could've had a multiplayer feature