This has made me want to re-buy Pikmin 2 for the gamecube. It just sucks that apparently the game is a collector's item now resulting in some ridiculously high prices.
F'real...but I just picked up Pikmin 2 for the Wii at W-Mart for $19.96 (U.S. version) and people on eBay are selling them for $25 to $35
I was hoping the 2-player mode would have been available in story modefor Pikmin 2, but alas, only in battle mode.
Does anyone know if Pikmin 3 with be a 2 to 4 player in story mode? Wth the new controllers, it's highly do-able
I would say Pikmin 3, but I look at how much GameStop wants for Wii U games ($99.99), So im gonna stick with the Xbox/PS3 games.
Nintendo´s press conference this year was a failure in my opinion! i don´t see any reason to buy the wii U ! its use is pointless and games extremely boring...unliKe PS3.
All hail Pikmin 3! Even just seeing it on my PC screen in a relatively low res internet video I could tell the graphics were a MAJOR step up. Then once I saw it on the clearer screen of my Kindle Fire, I was really blown away,and the Fire isn't even HD.The scene where the Pikmin and their leader are floating on a lily pad and there are big bugs buzzing above them was particularly nice,because it made the scene feel much more alive. There were many more creatures than in the previous Pikmin games that were simply going about various things in that one scene,and not all of them were out to kill you. It made the scene feel like those opening moments in a Star Wars movie where the characters set foot on a new planet for the first time,and so they kind of pan around with the camera to show you all the buzz of activity going on so you get a feel for the place.
In short,I'm excited for this one.
@hippiesanta The simple fact that it can look this good even when there's a ton of characters doing different things on screen is impressive, IMO. Plus, it's running at 60 fps. Most people, for some odd reason, seem to be fine playing their games at 15-30 fps to get better graphics.
@hippiesanta That's because you're actually expecting next gen to be the same major leap we saw last gen, but I think you'll be disappointed when you find out that Microsoft and Sony can't afford to make that kind of leap next gen. With money being as tight as it is for most people, it's not logical for a new console to cost as much as it would to put the latest tech into a console. Sorry...
@skateryanboarde You took the words right out of my mouth! People expect products to keep up with technology. It can't happen! We can't afford to keep up. People just don't have the money. And now that the economy in America is somewhat weak, people aren't willing to spend as much on games. If Microsoft and Sony are smart, they won't step up the next gen much, just enough to make people satisfied. If they try anything drastic, they're digging their own grave!
This game's graphics are really underappreciated, when you see this game's trailer in high quality you can see how VERY Impressive the Photorealistic is, which some people dont understand how different it is from standard gaming Realistic these days.
Considering there will sure be a 3D Mario game (= a TRUE Mario game) and a new Zelda, Nintendo only need to get Watch Dogs to have my money.
@Gurzociurlo I've heard that it's expected to come to Wii U.
@anasazi_pr Too old to control an army of tiny beings to bring down massive beasts and collect valuable items from a dangerous,giant world? Oh, I get it,you must be a senior. Throwing all those Pikmin hurts your back.
But seriously, as cute as the Pikmin and even some of their enemies may be,these games are by no means a walk in the park. You've actually got to have a considerable amount of skill in managing your horde or you're dead. These games aren't intended for toddlers.
@anasazi_pr dumb comment
never played the Pikmin game till just recently. got Pikmin 1 and i am horrible at it! i should go back and try to beat it and consider getting this one
Never owned a Gamecube, so I totally missed the Pikmin boat. I think I might have to try out the Wii control versions of the old Pikmin games because everyone seemed really excited for this game at the Nintendo press conference.
That really depends on what you mean, the design or the gameplay.
The design us rather cool at regular pikmin arnt really designed well to begin with (back at Pikmin 1 that is) and gameplay wise, the series gives each pikmin something that makes them really different and not simple things, the rock seems to smash things like Glass and can be thrown suprisingly farther than the Purple pikmin but i think thats their only way of doing damage.
Yes! Depth of field adds a really nice effect. I hope they add some nice, new features to both singleplayer and multiplayer.
@krazken My body was ready is something that should be added to your list of "things I liked about Nintendo's press conference."
I thought this looked pretty cute and gorgous. I never really played the Pikmin series (largely b/c I haven't had a Nintendo home console in over 25 yrs, lol). But this looks kinda fun.
Yeah, but if you havnt played Pikmin, you need to read, its a Strategy game and its hard, but the charm and gameplay itself makes it fun and makes you come back if your interested in the strategy genre