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Checkpoint: Pikmin 3 Edition

Having finished Ratchet & Clank and wanting to not spend all my console gaming time playing Overwatch, I decided to finally check out Pikmin 3. I had some idea what to expect through snippets of gameplay in the past but I never realized the setup was so open with a few shades of survival. I also didn’t think it was possible for Nintendo to release a game like this in 2013. There’s a surprising amount of freedom for a Nintendo game.

I’m impressed with the visuals; particularly how lifelike fruits were rendered. I was much less impressed with the constant switching between TV and Gamepad. With how the aiming works, I think it’s a game best played with the gamepad alone. It’s certainly a game that leverages the gimmicks of the console.

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