So far this year, I've really been getting into video game collecting. Well, I've always collected video games and kept everything in good shape, but that just seemed like normal to me. Now I'm really into the scene, trying to get the best prices I can on both new and classic titles. It's not simply that I want to play them, but I just think it's fun to collect them.
So, I've bought a lot of games. A lot of them I bought for $10 or $5 or even as low as 99 cents in a few cases. Let me tell you, it's hard to go back after that! Mostly, this means I buy used games, but I have bought a few brand new, sealed games if they're on sale or if the retail price isn't $50+. In fact, out of all the games I've bought over the past 2 years, there is only one game that I paid the full $60 retail price for, and I did so gladly, because that was Pikmin 3 on Wii U.
I've been looking forward to Pikmin 3 since it was officially unveiled at e3 in 2012. In fact, I was so excited that I pulled out the original Pikmin for Gamecube and played it again. I still couldn't beat the very last boss though. Leading up to the long awaited (and unfortunately delayed) release date this summer, I played through both Pikmin and Pikmin 2, though this time with the Wii New Play control versions. I was able to complete both games, and the added motion control was a great way to play. I enjoyed playing them, but I was a bit worried that I'd be tired of playing Pikmin by the time Pikmin 3 came out.
Nope! I love it! Pikmin 3 is the most enjoyable and robust entry in the series.
Pikmin is kind of an underrated series for Nintendo. It's been a long
time since a new entry has been released, and the franchise doesn't have
the same exposure as Zelda or Metroid. Now that the Wii U is starting to come into its own with some great upcoming titles and a lower price, I am hoping that people who are looking into the system and are looking into what games are worth playing will give Pikmin 3 a try. It works perfectly as an introduction to the world of Pikmin even if you've never played a Pikmin game before.
There's never been much doubt that Pikmin 3 would be a great game, but I can safely say that if it could get a cheapskate like me to pay the entire $60 plus tax retail price and not regret a single penny, then it must be freaking spectacular!