There's only one review score in this week's Famitsu, but it's a doozy.
Typical Nintendo franchise quality.
It's easy to succeed when you do the same thing over and over. I want to see Nintendo take some real risks with titles. Give us new experiences. Give us memorable characters. Give us new gameplay mechanics.
Not true. Look at Activision. With Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, they've killed two enormous franchises by doing the same thing over and over. At this rate, Call of Duty is on its way out too. Nintendo needs to freshen up many of their franchises and try some new ideas, that's perfectly clear, but Nintendo isn't saturating the market with Pikmin.
I agree somewhat with you WeAreLegion (see my comment history and you'll see my disgust with Nintendo rehashes) but not with Pikmin, this series might have been around for a few years but its not really old, if you get what I'm saying. This is a great score for one of the only Wii U games I am truly envious about not having.
The Wii and Wii u weren't risky? Wii sports, fit, and Nintendoland weren't risky new experiences? Don't make it sound like it is super easy to come up with and sustain the amount of quality Nintendo has been successful with since 1986. If it wasn't for Nintendo taking risks on certain technologies and gameplay mechanics no one else would pushing the bar.
Third pikmin game in over 10 years... same thing over and over again?
@WeAreLegion im sorry but what you have said is not true. Nintendo have a massive back catalog of IP's and more than Sony and Microsoft put together so they don't need to add lots of new ip's each gen. What Nintnedo do is clever they give us one version of there big names like super smash bros and Mario kart each gen and then bring some of the old IP's back and miss some out like Star Fox, F-Zero ect. Also every time Nintendo make a new game of there older IP's it still feels fresh. Now if you want to talk about games that need redoing look at COD, Battlefield/MoH, Fifa, NHL and more that give us a new game every year and are based on the same ways of playing.
"It's easy to succeed when you do the same thing over and over." ...There hasn't been a new Pikmin game in almost a decade. Are you kidding me? Mario I understand, Zelda I sort of understand, but now Pikmin is just the same thing over and over? It's only the third game in the series and it introduces new elements to it. What the hell does that make Killzone on PS4 or Halo 5 exactly?
Uncharted already has its 3rd game on the ps3 and a game on the vita Pikmin hasn't had a new game since the Gamecube and this coming out is a problem.
this is the 3rd game in 13 years, you're claiming that this is a tired franchise? But its cool when your sony exclusives come out with 5 titles in 5 years
Because Nintendo is famous for doing strategy games all the time. Oh, wait.
@WeAreLegionn 1st pikmin game since 2004 with the first one made in 2001. It's in an entirely different genre then their other first party titles and it does add new gameplay mechanics,does give new experiences and is giving us new lead characters, pikmin and enemies, OH and don't forget it's the first HD iteration. Also I guess nobody told EA about it being easy since they can't seem to get madden right yet despite 25 having tries.
I know it's only the third game and we haven't had one in a LONG time, but they haven't done much with it. You'd think in the course of eleven years, they'd figure out some sort of way to bring this franchise into a new generation. And to everyone saying Nintendo does risky things, they don't. The Wii was a necessary risk. They were hinging on obscurity and needed to risk it all on casual gamers. Obviously, it payed off. The Wii U was not a risk. It was the next step for those casual gamers. They thought it would be easy money. They just didn't count on casual gamers being so fickle.
@pedroyamato You are really going to bash the last of us? The gameplay and story are nothing like uncharted except for the fact that you have a gun. Battle royal was a pretty flat out copycat as far as theme goes I will definitely agree to that, but they did make the game play differently. But Smash Bros wasn't the first party brawler to be created you know.
And yes, it's fine when we see Killzone 1, 2, 3 or Uncharted 1, 2, 3. It's not like they give us the same story in every single game with slightly updated controls. We get a completely different experience with each release. The same goes for any great title for any great system. Pikmin is fun, but they can't just slap a new number on it and expect me to buy it. They need to change things, drastically. Look at Lego City: Undercover or ZombiU for great Wii U titles. These are original, inventive games with tons of replay value. So, don't act like I hate Nintendo. I love Nintendo. They've just got their priorities mixed up right now.
So they play the same huh? You also know the story too huh?
you: It's easy to succeed when you do the same thing over and over. I want to see Nintendo take some real risks with titles. Give us new experiences. Give us memorable characters. Give us new gameplay mechanics. me: always remember this . your comment uptop, only makes you sound upset and CONFUSED rather proving your point because you fail to bring proof to your comments and exampLes just chatter of the knees you < (: fact
I loved elebits from wii...tobad they did not make a sequel
The last Pikmin game came out in 2004. Try again troll.
WeAreLegion@ Dude. Seriously, just stop. You're embarrassing yourself... /=
So Kirby's Epic Yarn wasn't a risk? Kid Icarus wasn't a risk. Really open your mind man!
Don't say anything neutral, or that doesn't support nintendo over here. They just downvote the sh*t out of you. This closed mindedness is why I can't stand much of the gaming community. We can't just have a civil discussion without letting our pride in our console choice getting in the way. Anyone who disagreed on my previous comment care to explain why they disagreed?
XD you are so cute I just wanna squish those cheeks
This is only the third game of the series. Most major franchises have way more than that with all the prequels and spinoffs. What's the problem?
@pedroyamato I didn't mean to upset anyone with my original comment, but I'm still going to have to disagree with you on the last of us. Have you played it? The camera is similar, yes, but they're both 3rd person games so I wouldn't expect it to be different. In the last of us, gameplay is slow, tense, and methodic stealth in which you scavenge for resources and attempt to take out enemies using as little amunition as possible compared to uncharted in which you can run around guns blazing. The last of us has no cover system like uncharted, just crouching to sneak around which uncharted didn't have.
My most anticipated game of the year 2013, no question here.
I'm buying it because its like lemmings but pikimins with amazing 3D enviroments based in gardens wow and the strategy looks really cool,love the local MP.
I expected it to be a quality title given how long its been in development but is it going to sell well enough !!!
Who cares about Famitsu's scores anyway?
Me and about a million others (rough estimate, did a head count), plus pretty much entire of Japan gaming community I'm guessing as well.
Their score is pretty much what the rest of reviewers will give
Sure about that? http://www.1up.com/news/fam...
Can you quote more than one game that wasn't released so many years ago? People love to quote the exception and call it the rule. What about the hundreds of other reviews that game games a rightful score from famitsu.
Wow the split screen MP looks king....
Super excited for this. I haven't played Pikmin since the gamecube and really looking foreword to this. I should see how much Pikmin 1 and 2 are going for and pick them up for my Wii U.
I think Pikmin 1&2 are twenty bucks each new. Not positive but I think that's the price I saw last time I looked at them in a store. Probably go on ebay or amazon and find them cheaper too. Can't wait for this game, glad reception is good despite the seemingly vast amount of wii u hate. Oh well haters will loose out on a great experience.
Very true! My next gen setup is PS4/Wii U. Don't need anything more then that. Can't wait to pick up the disc copy of New Super Luigi U next then its Wonderful 101!!!
This will be my first Pikmin title!
blasphemy. You have to play 1&2.More 2 than one. Trust me you won't be dissapointed
I'll have to try and track those down! I'm excited to see Miyamoto so happy about his work on this game...
Playing 2 for the first time right now. Really loving it. The only thing it's really lacking is environmental detail, so I'm really psyched for 3.
I preferred the first Pikmin because it was more challenging with the day/night timer.
I am jealous. I played the s**t out of both 1 and 2, racking up 100% completion on both. In fact, I just went back and played 2 again to 100% in anticipation for the release of 3!! If you decide to pick up either, don't even bother with 1 -- 2 is all that 1 is, plus waaay more. The franchise is brilliant.
I don't really care about Famitsu scores, or scores in general. I'd rather know what they thought of the game rather than some vague numerical estimate of their opinion of overall quality. But nonetheless it's nice to see they liked it. It's hard to screw up Pikmin.
Stfu dude damn i mean c'mon is it THAT freaking hard to give Nintendo a compliment? uhh yea its a good score but its hard to screw it up... Please
I meant that Pikmin is a proven formula and great gameplay, thus hard to mess up. It was a compliment toward the series, not an insult at Nintendo.
I understand and agree wholeheartedly with your statement. The substance of a review is much more important than a number attached at the end; it's imperative to know why a game got a review score, and not just looking at the number it got. I'm guessing a large percentage of the N4G community doesn't bother to actually read articles or reviews anyway,and similarly took your comment at face value and thought you were berating Nintendo.
Cool hope it does well
An expected great score... Nintendo Hate fanboys are going to be mad.
They are in a Nintendo hate filled bible right now, good news like this might make it pop. when they are in hate mode and get good news ( to quote joker) EVERYONE LOSES THEIR MINDS
The game looks amazing, just waiting to the high scores to come rolling in.
Already pre-ordered this bad boy!
I have never played a pikmin game. Is it compairable to anything? Its a exploring strategy game right? Are there any games that are out there that you can say "If you like ____ then you will love Pikmin games." If so, help me out. Thanks!
Okay, I'll try- "Little Kings Story" (sort of) I know it is obscure but that it the gist of games like this. Although Pikmin is listed as an RTS, it is quite a bit different than Civilization or Command & Conquer.
The way things are going this might be my first pikman game i pik up (lol get it)
I tried the first Pikmin when it came out and didn't love it as much as others did but I will certainly get this game to add to my Wii U collection... By the way, to all the Wii U haters out there, said Wii U collection will be growing quite well this fall and Holiday season.
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