Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Play Control: Pikmin Review

Another title recently released under the "New Play Control" banner is the original Pikmin. Like Mario Power Tennis, nothing new has really been added, in terms of content, so don't expect any new levels or pikmin or anything. The only thing changed here are the controls, and for Pikmin, it's definitely a good thing.

Note: This isn’t a full review of the game, as it is a few years old, so I will be focusing on the changes, mostly with controls, instead of all of the game features.

The controls here are very simple. A is used to throw, B to call all of the Pikmin together, Z rotates the camera, and you point to aim where you will call or throw your Pikmin friends. These controls feel really good, making the overall experience more enjoyable, as you won’t get frustrated with a clumsy dual-analog scheme. Although nothing new has been added content-wise, Pikmin is still a fun game, even though the 30-day time limit remains present.

If you’ve played Pikmin before, then I would definitely pass, but if you haven’t, then you should definitely pick it up. It’s a great game, a simplified RTS, and with the new controls, it feels better than ever. At a respectable price of $29.99, you can get this fun game with the simplified, more accurate controls. I can’t wait for Pikmin 2; gonna be awesome.

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Posted in cooperation with GamersPlatform

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