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The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« on: August 04, 2013, 07:06:56 AM »
The first major Wii U title since launch is finally out and begins a fantastic monthly release schedule of great games for the foreseeable future. That title is Pikmin 3, and I got it at 1:00 AM at a Walmart last night because I wanted it and there's no midnight releases at my game stores.

I haven't played it much yet, but what I have played is fun and oh so beautiful, especially if you whip out the camera and get close-ups of stuff. Seriously, there's some stuff here that's prettier than anything I saw last gen, which is weird because then you see a rock texture and think "That looks like a PS3 launch title texture." But mostly it's beautiful.

Also, there's a nice, balanced sense of urgency this time around, rather than the stressful Pikmin 1 or the meandering Pikmin 2. Basically, like Pikmin 1, you only have so many daily resources (fruit, in this case) before you die, but unlike the unstoppable Pikmin 1 timer, you can delay this by collecting fruit in the environment like the engine parts in the first game or the treasure in the second one. So basically, you're just biding your time, which makes it feel like you need to do something without straight-up dooming you.
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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 08:55:09 AM »


nwhich is weird because then you see a rock texture and think "That looks like a PS3 launch title texture." But mostly it's beautiful.


this sounds like a bad thing to me lol
i'm goign to go pick it up as soon as i convince myself to get in the shower

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 09:21:14 AM »
I want it! I want it! I want it!


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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 09:23:06 AM »
I want it! I want it! I want it!



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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 04:56:44 PM »
Gotta pick it up soon. The Wii U should have launched with this game.


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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 07:27:32 PM »
A few more games need to come out before I will consider buying a Wii U. This game is definitely one of my most anticipated releases for this year, though.

This year is dominated by PS3 and 3DS.

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 10:11:59 AM »
I heard it was only 4 hours long.

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 10:29:27 AM »
I heard it was only 4 hours long.

yeah maybe if you'r ehte fukcing pikmin master and you played pikmin 1 and 2 every day in succession until thsi game came out

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 01:19:14 PM »
I heard it was only 4 hours long.

I'm on day 23 so far and doing just okay, it's possible to beat it in under 30 if you do well. It's not terribly long, but I don't regret buying it yet.

Edit: Just finished. Took me 36 in-game days, 8 hours total, to beat the story. In that time, I collected around two thirds of the fruit, the main thing you collect in the game, and I also found only 4 or 5 secret icons, which I think there are 10 of and I think unlock something special when you get them all.

So yeah, pretty short, but very fun, and like I said I'm not quite done yet.
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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 09:51:27 PM »
Zero made some money today so he picked up the game on his way home! We got a chance to play it a little bit tonight. So far I'm having fun with it. (^w^)

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 09:57:18 PM »
Zero made some money today so he picked up the game on his way home! We got a chance to play it a little bit tonight. So far I'm having fun with it. (^w^)

intercourse  yeah

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2013, 11:40:23 PM »
why does /v/ think this game is ugly? It's gorgeous.

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 12:14:44 AM »
also i just realized I bought this over Tales of Xillia

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 06:36:51 AM »
why does /v/ think this game is ugly? It's gorgeous.
also i just realized I bought this over Tales of Xillia

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Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 06:04:04 PM »
i haven't played it much

in the old games on gc you could use the c stick to make the pikmin move around you without throwing them or calling them to a specific slot
i'm like on day 4 and it doesn't let me do that yet and it's driving me crazy
do they give you that ability

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