Pikmin 3 Deluxe
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There are not too many action games with RTS elements out there. Other than Overlord or Little King’s Story, the only other options are the Pikmin games. While it may not have the benefit of the Wii remote anymore, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is still an excellent experience and is a fine port of an overlooked Wii U classic.
The deceptively idyllic and wonderfully bustling microcosm of PNF-404 also impresses on the Nintendo Switch - just like the intelligently designed strategy adventure behind it. But now it's time for Pikmin 4!
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Pikmin 3 was already a delightful and charming adventure on Wii U, and it has only gotten better with the jump to the Nintendo Switch. It was a pleasure to revisit this polished and relaxing experience, especially considering the several adjustments made to improve quality-of-life and to make it more gratifying to both newcomers and veterans. Couple that with a sizable dose of side content, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an excellent addition to the Switch's expanding library and it's probably the Wii U port most deserving of the subtitle "Deluxe" since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe is worth it for the co-op alone even if you have already played it on the Nintendo Wii U.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe brings this Wii U game back to Switch, and enhances some of its aspects. Pikmin 3 was a good game to begin with, and porting it to a new system was an amazing choice.
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe's main strength is the incredible quality of the original game, though the lack of many additional features makes the "deluxe" ring a little hollow.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a solid Switch port of a cult Wii U favorite. While the core game hasn't changed much, the UI interface updates do a lot to make it more enjoyable to play. The addition of two-player co-op is a game-changer if you have a gamer in your social bubble, and the feature elevates Pikmin 3 Deluxe over the original. Pikmin 3 remains a calm and relaxing game about walking through outdoor areas, collecting fruit, and sending hordes of adorable plant-men to their gruesome deaths. If you've ever wanted to try6 the series or if you liked the original Pikmin 3, Deluxe is the best way to experience the game.
Fans of the series should really pick this one up, and from the stories I heard from players of the previous games, it sounds like this is one of the best ones for newcomers. I would have to agree. I had no idea how to play this game, but I was in, and addicted to the timer within an hour of booting it up for the first time. This is one Switch game I think anyone should add to their library.
An all-around solid package well worth rescuing from the Wii U's obscurity, Pikmin 3 Deluxe's only real problem is that it's a more replay-focused game than it seems on first blush.
Pikmin fans will love the new features, though understandably it may not be worth the price of admission a second time for some. Newcomers should definitely give this series a try as it truly deserves more respect than it has been given in the past.