Honestly, waiting 9 years for a sequel I just thought there would be more to Pikmin 3 in regards to new mechanics and features. Sure there are new Pikmin types and the WiiU GamePad gets it use (if you use that control scheme), but it’s still the same Pikmin game once again. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as there’s nothing else out there quite like Pikmin, I just wish it felt newer since we had to wait this long.
+ Deep strategy elements when utilizing the WiiU GamePad
+ Multiple controls schemes and options to suit your preferred play method
+ Off-TV play support with WiiU GamePad
+ Challenging and rewarding boss fights
- A 9 year wait and it’s still just Pikmin once again
- Only two new Pikmin types
- Short campaign with no co-op or online options
It’s been almost a full decade since we got to play a Pikmin game last. That’s quite a long wait for loyal Nintendo fans that have been clamoring for a sequel to the popular 2004 GameCube game. It was originally teased a few years back about being released on the Wii, but with the WiiU releasing, development was pushed back to launch on the new hardware instead. Now the wait is finally over, but has the long wait finally been worth it?