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Game-o-rama => Console Gaming => Topic started by: Neerb on August 04, 2013, 07:06:56 AM

Title: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Neerb 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.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom 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
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Mona on August 04, 2013, 09:21:14 AM
I want it! I want it! I want it!

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Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom on August 04, 2013, 09:23:06 AM
I want it! I want it! I want it!

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Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Tupin on August 04, 2013, 04:56:44 PM
Gotta pick it up soon. The Wii U should have launched with this game.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Super 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.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 05, 2013, 10:11:59 AM
I heard it was only 4 hours long.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom 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
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Neerb 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.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Mona 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^)
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom 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
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 06, 2013, 11:40:23 PM
why does /v/ think this game is ugly? It's gorgeous.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 07, 2013, 12:14:44 AM
also i just realized I bought this over Tales of Xillia

intercourse
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom 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

intercourse
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom 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
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Neerb on August 20, 2013, 01:54:15 AM
i haven't played it much

do they give you that ability

NOPE. They also don't follow you in organized fashion; they all just swarm behind you.

I didn't have much trouble with it, but then again I only barely played the originals so I wasn't used to it.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 20, 2013, 03:28:39 AM
I was disappointed that I couldn't move them around only because I liked the horn music that played when you did it. It was pretty great.

But honestly its not that big of a deal. the wiimote+nunchuck controls are superior anyway.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Custom on August 20, 2013, 05:42:21 AM
I was disappointed that I couldn't move them around only because I liked the horn music that played when you did it. It was pretty great.

But honestly its not that big of a deal. the wiimote+nunchuck controls are superior anyway.

i also liked the horn music
but man i've played SOOO much pikmin two having to throw them instead of just swarm them onto something drives me crazy
intercourse
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 21, 2013, 09:54:13 AM
i also liked the horn music
but man i've played SOOO much pikmin two having to throw them instead of just swarm them onto something drives me crazy
intercourse

It's not that bad, but yeah its sort of sad.

I'm still only on Day 8. The FFXIV ARR beta distracted me from playing Pikmin 3, but I should get around to playing it some more soon.

Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Neerb on August 21, 2013, 10:18:48 AM
i also liked the horn music
but man i've played SOOO much pikmin two having to throw them instead of just swarm them onto something drives me crazy
intercourse

You can command them to swarm, but it empties your entire party. Just target something with Z/ZL, and then Disperse (Nunchuk Shake/Gamepad B) and every Pikmin in your squad will charge it and attack/dig/carry.
Title: Re: The Wii U launches today! aka Pikmin 3 is out now
Post by: Zero on August 21, 2013, 10:25:43 AM
You can command them to swarm, but it empties your entire party. Just target something with Z/ZL, and then Disperse (Nunchuk Shake/Gamepad B) and every Pikmin in your squad will charge it and attack/dig/carry.

oh snap thanks for this