Great for casual gaming and hardcore gaming
I had never played Pikmin before I tried the minigame in NintendoLand. While Pikmin 3 does make references to the first 2 games, it is not enough that you won't understand what's going on (in fact, I think not playing the first 2 games actually makes the experience better, because there are more surprises in it). One day in the game lasts 20 minutes, so it is perfect if you want to just sit down and play for a bit, but the story and exploration aspects of the game make it great to sit down and play for hours on end. The only bad thing about Pikmin 3 is how hard it made it to buy copies of the first 2 games.
Best game on wiiu.
Best game on wiiu. The "throwing pikmin" noise was kinda annoying so i had to turn the volume down..
Another Great Sequel to a great series!
I loved Pikmin 1 and 2 on the good ol' Nintendo Gamecube. When Nintendo first announced Pikmin 3 for Wii U I was really excited, and couldn't wait. However all the delays did not help the console but that's not the point. The point is if you played the past games this game does not ruin the past. It really instead adds to it, making it harder than 2, but still somewhat easier than 1. The graphics are amazing, probably one of the best on Nintendo's new console that really shows what it is capable of. The story is confusing at first but really takes off well once you get into it, and really has a lot more to it that reflects on 1 and 2 as you go further. The gameplay is slightly different from the originals, mainly just a new lock on system and some different controls, but still is great gameplay that does reflect some of the originals. All in all, Pikmin 3 allows the series to be called "A Great Trilogy". If you haven't played 1 and 2, they have special Wii editions to pick up for like $20 each that are just as good as the Gamecube ones, and Pikmin 3 really is a great way to continue a great series. The way the game is too, it seems to be open for another game if Nintendo wanted to make a Pikmin 4, which would be awesome. All in all, great game, definitely worth the money.
Best Pikman So Far
Looks great, sounds great, plays great, feels great. They even included the purple and white Pik-a-ta-men. Only gripe is no Co-op play in story mode, but they make up for it with some of the best multiplayer modes.
The only thing i don't like about this game is the time you have to do things on a day (game day). But everything else in this game is awesome.
Yes hardcore gamer
I never played the series before and now that I picked up Pikman 3, I am addicted to it! Addicted to call out from work and play all day! I am 23 years old and pikman 3 is enjoyable! I enjoy fighting the boss and on the side, take control of thos little pikman! I command them to take fruits, dead bugs back to the ship as if I were a captain lol! It is fun for all ages! Exclusive for the Wii U, a must have/own! It will not disappoint!
The Best Wii U Exclusive Yet!
Pikmin 3 is an excellent game with addictive gameplay, incredible HD graphics, and a decent storyline by Nintendo standards. My only gripe with the game is the lack of real voice acting, but that's a common problem in all Nintendo games. This is still an amazing game.
I was completly blown away by this game! This game is so amazing. This is my first pikmin game and it was AMAZING!!! But if it takes another 10 plus years to make this game's sequel, I am gonna be mad.
Not the old Pikmin, sadly
I am a big fan of the first 2 games and I was disappointed by this one. The controls are sloppy, terrible and lack the fluidity of the first 2 games. They take away the most effect ability from the first to games, the C-stick command to control pikmin, in exchange for an unreliable lock on/charge combo that's the same button as dismiss. I felt more rushed with this game too because you were constantly trying to complete some story task instead of just being able to enjoy he game. The game days are shorter as well which makes completing multiple tasks nearly impossible even with 3 characters this time. They changed all the Pikmin proportions for doing things too. The AI at times is great but when it counts it's terrible. It was very short too, the second game is still much much longer with this one comparable to the first. They also do not stick to the cannon of the first games and lacks an enemy data base or info which was fun. It was like having to relearn an entire game system, play it if you own a Wii U otherwise don't worry about it.
One of the best games ever created
My friend got Pikmin 3 and we are both new to the Pikmin series, we've only seen walkthroughs and Pikmin 3 looked fun and had good reviews so we decided to get it and try it. BEST GAME EVER. THIS GAME IS FOR EVERY GAMER WHO WANTS TO HAVE FUN PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. The only problem is no purple pikmin, but anyone can live through that, considering how great the game is. Nintendo has outdone themselves.