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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
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Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.4

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The Guardian (Jul 23, 2013)
Like much of Nintendo's strongest work, Pikmin 3 appeals to adults and children in different ways. For children the game offers the joy of seeing small people's usefulness to adults – after all, these spacemen and women could never leave the planet without the Pikmins' help. And, as a counterpoint, the fear – the foundational human fear – of being left behind at the end of the day. For adults, especially parents, it's the joy of stewardship and custody, of leading directionless small people around a world, looking after them in the face of danger and, finally, delivering them safely to their beds at night. In this way the Pikmin carry a potent kernel of human experience throughout the game, one that's truer and more powerful than any found upon the pea green plains of the Mushroom Kingdom. In this way the Pikmin deliver an enthralling, at times near-classic adventure, even if their ability to salvage the Wii-U's fortunes remains in doubt.
After a far-too-long wait of nearly a decade, Pikmin finally returns in HD, and legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto's handiwork is obvious at every turn. The controls are caught in a weird, nebulous void between being optimized for the Wii and Wii U, but the expansive miniature landscapes, excellent pacing, and varied Pikmin powers combine to overcome any technical issues or limitations.
Nintendojo (Aug 26, 2013)
Pikmin 3 might not be the game that gets people rushing to buy a Wii U, but it certainly should be. The title, although with a few flaws, is simply another Nintendo masterpiece. This is finally the game that provides insight into what Nintendo is capable of with an HD console, and the future looks bright. Pikmin 3 is still a game like no other, and the many improvements over the previous two versions solidify it as one of Nintendo’s absolute best franchises, with the third and best installment being a game no one should miss out on. You’ll be left desperately hoping it is not another nine year wait until we get the next installment in the series.
Gaming Age (Jul 29, 2013)
While Miyamoto and company certainly made us wait quite a bit, I think you’ll agree it was worth it for Pikmin 3. It’s easily one of the best titles on the Wii U, and something that every Nintendo fan should certainly plan to pick up. If you’re worried about any development issues stemming from Pikmin 3’s Wii roots, I think you can definitely put those to rest. It really feels like a game created from the ground up for the Wii U, and benefits greatly from the added support that the GamePad brings. Despite a busy season coming up for Wii U releases, I have little doubt that Pikmin 3 will still be a standout favorite far into the Wii U’s lifecycle.
Destructoid (Jul 31, 2013)
I still haven’t found all the baubles that Pikmin 3 has to offer (gosh darn secret files are so elusive!), and I can’t wait to dig back into the game over the coming days, months, and even years to try to find them all. The Pikmin series does things that no other games do, and Pikmin 3 does those things better than ever before.
Impulse Gamer (Jun, 2013)
Who would have thought it has been nearly 10 years since the Last Pikmin game and Nintendo have a real winner on their hands with Pikmin 3 that has not only streamlined the gameplay but seriously improved it. Best of all, the games looks gorgeous in HD and Pikmin have never looked this great! Add in some great single player challenges, multiplayer fun and you’ll be playing this game for a long time. Highly Recommended!
Gamegravy (Aug 31, 2013)
All in all, I believe pikmin 3 is worth buying. The graphics are beautiful, the sounds go great from the characters walking and throwing to the music going very well to the environment. The game is great fun and has a little challenge to it. I feel people of all ages will love this game. I know my 4 year old son wouldn’t let me play for hours, but once I got my hands on it, I enjoyed it more than I could have imagined.
GameCity (Jul 26, 2013)
Pikmin 3 ist fĂŒr mich eines der grossen Highlights in diesem Jahr. Das Warten hat sich definitiv gelohnt und das Spiel wird euch Stunden von Spass bieten. Die Steuerung klappt extrem gut, der Wii U Controller ist super implementiert und der Schwierigkeitsgrad fordernd, jedoch immer fair. Profis werden keine MĂŒhen haben und AnfĂ€nger werden sehr schnell vom Charme des Spiels ĂŒberwĂ€ltigt. Vor allem der Koop- und Bingo-Modus dĂŒrfte fĂŒr viele durchzockte Abende sorgen. Nintendo hat endlich einen weiteren echten Kaufgrund fĂŒr ihre neue Konsole herausgebracht.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 15, 2013)
Charming and fun, it's not a question of if you'll like Pikmin 3, it's whether you'll love it or not!
Videogameszone (Jul 26, 2013)
Das derzeit etwas schmale Spiele-Angebot fĂŒr Wii U wird mit Pikmin 3 gleich deutlich veredelt. Das Solo- Abenteuer ĂŒberrascht euch alle paar Minuten mit neuen Aufgaben, die ihr teils sofort, teils auch erst erheblich spĂ€ter im Spiel lösen könnt. So kommt euch im Spiel oft ein, „Hey, jetzt kann ich in Level X zurĂŒck und endlich in den Bereich Y gelangen!“ in den Sinn. An Aufgaben mangelt es also ganz sicher nicht. Der Missionsmodus, der im Gegensatz zum Abenteuer auch zu zweit kooperativ spielbar ist, verspricht sogar noch mehr Dauerspaß. Glaubt mir, wenn ich euch sage, dass ihr locker Wochen und Monate brauchen werdet, um alle Medaillen zu ergattern. Und wenn ihr das irgendwann tatsĂ€chlich geschafft habt, keine Sorge: Das turbulente Bingoduell ist immer fĂŒr eine lustige Mehrspieler-Partie gut!
videogamer.com (Jul 22, 2013)
A beautiful-looking and beautiful-playing video game.
Like dormant seeds, this is slow to germinate but, given time, it blossoms, an explosion of scintillating strategy and pheromone-laced fruitiness.
Pikmin 3 is the answer to the question “what’s on the Wii U?” It may not be a killer app, but it’s a wholly satisfying title that quite simply can’t be had on any other console. Imaginative, challenging and visually gorgeous, Pikmin 3 has one of the highest fun factors of any game this year. With the deepest story of the series, fantastic boss design and gameplay additions that set a new series standard, it’s arguably the best Pikmin yet. Speaking to its quality, the biggest drawback is that there’s simply not enough of it. If Pikmin 3 is representative of the quality Nintendo plans to bring with its future first-party releases, the Wii U could turn out to be quite the special console.
Games TM (Jul 23, 2013)
A sequel that only improves upon its predecessors.
GamesRadar (Jul 22, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a game about nature, just as it always has been. But on Wii U it’s so believable it often feels like you’re sitting in a real garden, playing with ants and beetles in dappled sunlight. Despite the macabre undertones of the cruelty of nature, the game is charming, funny, and utterly captivating. It is without doubt yet another Miyamoto masterpiece, and one that the Wii U desperately needs.
Game Revolution (Jul 31, 2013)
Regardless, these issues will quickly fade as PIKMIN 3's engaging storyline (including DEAD SPACE-esque notes left behind by previous explorers) takes hold. Feelings of success and failure certainly magnify through Nintendo's measured and player-oriented development lens, but it's multiplied as the company explores HD resolution with timid, first-contact steps. With Wii U gamers hungry for software, PIKMIN 3 offers an interstellar feast.
Game Informer Magazine (Jul 31, 2013)
Pikmin 3’s control issues are buoyed by solid improvements to the series and easily accessible alternative inputs. It’s adorable, and if you’re a Wii U owner, consider this an essential game.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 09, 2015)
What's most striking, though, is that Pikmin still feels like strategy seen with fresh eyes - strategy, perhaps, by designers who were unconcerned with labelling, and just let their ideas lead them where they wanted to go. Just as the Koppai explorers give each lump of fruit they encounter its own name (cantaloupes become Wayward Moons, limes are reborn as Zest Bombs), Nintendo has transformed a genre traditionally concerned with large-scale warfare into a knee-high epic built of scavenging and babysitting. Survival, not domination. Family, not factions.
Multiplayer.it (Jul 22, 2013)
Affrontare l'avventura dei tre capitani Ăš un'esperienza favolosa, coinvolgente e affascinante, originale e diversa da qualsiasi altro gioco, in pieno stile Nintendo. Detto questo, considerati i 9 anni trascorsi dal predecessore ci saremmo aspettati anche qualcosina di piĂč; se sul level design che nei puzzle abbozza appena lo sfruttamento dei tre personaggi si puĂČ chiudere un occhio, meno accettabile Ăš la scarsa durata della modalitĂ  principale, con solamente 4 (seppur grandi) aree da esplorare a cui si aggiunge quella finale, da affrontare diversamente e che risulta anche la meno ispirata. CiĂČ nonostante, non esiste alcun motivo per non consigliare l'acquisto di Pikmin 3 a qualsiasi possessore di Wii U; se sarĂ  anche l'inizio della rinascita della console Nintendo, lo scopriremo solo vivendo.
Nintendo-Online.de (Jul 22, 2013)
Nur die wenigsten Spiele sind derart durchdacht. Von der ersten Minute an fĂŒhlte ich mich in „Pikmin 3“ pudelwohl. Die AblĂ€ufe sind butterweich und auch ansonsten spĂŒrt man, dass alles bis zum kleinsten Stein durchdacht ist. Die lange Entwicklungszeit hat dem Spiel sichtlich gut getan und die einzelnen Kritikpunkte lohnen an dieser Stelle gar nicht der Auflistung. Wer sich „Pikmin 3“ nicht ins Haus holt, ist selber Schuld und verpasst die Möglichkeit in eine wunderbare Welt einzutauchen und die Pikmin in sein Herz zu schließen.
Nintendo Life (Jul 22, 2013)
Beautifully crafted and filled to the brim with exciting gameplay features, Pikmin 3 is a worthy new instalment in Nintendo's quirky strategy series. The core gameplay mechanics remain true to the GameCube originals, but are further enhanced by the unique features of the Wii U GamePad; controlling your Pikmin is a much smoother experience as a result, and allows for a relatively advanced level of play. There are a few minor issues here and there, but overall Pikmin 3 proves Nintendo still has the magic to make games that get the most out of its bespoke hardware.
Co-Optimus (Aug 13, 2013)
I must say that Pikmin 3 is, without a doubt, one of the prettiest games I’ve ever played in my life. The HD graphics really show through here and displays what the Wii U console and Nintendo are really capable of bringing to gamers this generation. From Pikmin 3’s constantly driving and challenging story mode, to the competitive and addictive multiplayer modes, and topping everything off with the simple, yet satisfying co-op modes presented, it’s almost silly not to grab this masterpiece for the Wii U. The game may have taken a long while to get here, but the wait was definitely worth the reward. I’d highly recommend this game to both avid fans, anyone who has never played a Pikmin game, or those looking for a much needed, solid title for the console.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Jun 23, 2013)
Upplevelsen som helhet ger hopp för Nintendos nyaste konsol och ett sug efter fler spel av den hÀr kalibern. Pikmin 3 Àr ÀlskvÀrt sÄ till den grad att det kommer bakas gula, lökformade bakelser och pÀrlas röda sötnosar med blomstjÀlkar pÄ huvudet hÀr hemma under lÄng tid framöver - nÀr vi inte sitter i soffan och sympatiheadbangar för att fÄ ner den dÀr lockande klasen med bÀr.
Nintendo Master (Aug 03, 2013)
Pikmin 3 est un jeu rare et on aurait tort de faire la fine bouche. Tour Ă  tour drĂŽle, fascinant, poĂ©tique et terrifiant, Pikmin 3 est un jeu d’action-stratĂ©gie extraordinaire qui malgrĂ© sa richesse et sa complexitĂ© reste accessible Ă  tous les joueurs. Une belle rĂ©ussite qui offre Ă  la Wii U l'un de ses meilleurs jeux.
ZunĂ€chst war ich skeptisch, da ich mich zuvor noch nicht hinreichend mit der Reihe beschĂ€ftigt habe. Strategie zusammen mit dem typischen Nintendo-Flair? Das erschien fĂŒr mich einfach kaum möglich - und doch gelingt dem Hersteller hier der Spagat zwischen kindlicher NaivitĂ€t und hoch anspruchsvollem Spielgeschehen, das stete Aufmerksamkeit und jede Menge Taktik abverlangt. Pikmin 3 hat dank seiner verschiedenen Arten einige Facetten. Man kann sich jeden Tag auf ein neues Ziel konzentrieren und bekommt allerlei Motivation. Daher wird das Spielerlebnis fĂŒr jeden anders verlaufen, und genau das kann wahrlich nicht jedes Spiel bieten. FĂŒr Besitzer der Wii U ein absoluter Pflichtkauf.
Grafisch hat mich Pikmin 3 vom Hocker gehauen. Der Titel hat keine allzu große Effektpracht, die braucht es nicht, denn alles sieht so unglaublich toll aus und macht einen sehr realistischen Eindruck. Zudem sind es die kleinen Details, die mich faszinieren, denn jeder Pikmin ist fĂŒr sich selbst animiert, wodurch ihr nicht mehr den Eindruck eines großen und gleichen Mobs bekommt, sondern vieler Individuen. DarĂŒber hinaus wirken die Pikmin etwas grĂ¶ĂŸer und sehen durch die temporĂ€ren Upgrades auch ein wenig anders aus – alles in allem sehr schön anzusehen. Musikalisch hĂ€lt sich das Spiel recht bedeckt und nervt nicht mit unnötigen Sounds. Die Charaktere sprechen eine unbekannte Sprache, die hin und wieder einige wiedererkennbare Worte enthĂ€lt.
GamesCollection (Jul 30, 2013)
Pikmin 3 Ăš il gioco che serviva a Wii U. Dopo la totale mancanza di titoli di riferimento per questa console, la nuova creazione di Shigeru Miyamoto Ăš una ventata di aria fresca per l'ultima creazione domestica della grande Nintendo. E' consigliato a tutti, anche a chi non Ăš un amante dei giochi strategici: con Pikmin 3 lo diventerete. Anche a chi non Ăš un amante di Nintendo: con Pikmin 3 lo diventerete e anche se non avete un Wii U in casa: dopo averci giocato, lo comprerete! E' pur sempre la Nintendo Difference...
WiiDSFrance (Jul 22, 2013)
Dix annĂ©es plus tard, Pikmin revient et que dire si ce n’est que Shigeru Miyamoto et son Ă©quipe ont donnĂ© vie Ă  un troisiĂšme Ă©pisode ultime Ă  bien des Ă©gards. Plusieurs façons de jouer, un solo copieux, du multi pour prolonger joliment l’expĂ©rience, trois personnages jouables qui offrent de nouvelles perspectives (rĂ©partition du travail aux quatre coins de la carte, dĂ©couverte de nouvelles zones Ă  condition de travailler en Ă©quipe), des Pikmin qui n’ont jamais Ă©tĂ© aussi mignons, de nouvelles races, des premiĂšres confrontations douloureuses, des boss fights Ă©piques
 Bref, si vous possĂ©dez dĂ©jĂ  une Wii U, passer Ă  cĂŽtĂ© de ce bijou serait un crime. A noter que le test met bon nombre de choses sur la touche afin de vous laisser le plaisir de la dĂ©couverte. Un excellent titre et probablement le seul qui vous fera passer de l’émerveillement Ă  la tristesse en seulement quelques secondes. La nature est parfois cruelle

Gamona (Jul 24, 2013)
Aber wir sind dicht dran mit einem sorgenvertreibenden, bis in die letzte Pore polierten Feel-good-Abenteuer, wie man es neun Jahre nach seinem VorgĂ€nger erwarten darf. Der Alle-mir-nach-SchlĂ€gertrupp ist wieder da, und mit ihm Entdeckung, Besiedlung, Sonne, Mond, Sterne, Fluss, BlĂ€tter, Vitamine und Spaß. Nicht viel, was man vermissen könnte.
IGN (Jul 22, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a delight. There’s nothing else like its gentle combination of exploration, strategy and discovery, and it made me feel both empathy and responsibility for virtual creatures that most games would treat as disposable fodder. It transported me like few other games can, giving the feeling of being a stranger in a strange (but oddly familiar) world. It's over too soon, but it leaves a lasting impression.
GameTrailers (Jul 31, 2013)
Pikmin 3 doesn't disappoint. Beautiful environments, persuasively appetizing fruits, and a quirky personality are matched by thoughtful and challenging game design. Nearly a decade since the previous game, there's still nothing quite like Pikmin, and it's fantastic to see new growth finally take root.
Game Freaks 365 (Aug 12, 2013)
All told, Pikmin 3 is one of the first games for the Wii U that I can confidently say is a "must have" for console owners. People shouldn't go rushing out to buy a Wii U to play this game but it is a solid foundation for the future of the system. If Nintendo keeps pumping out quality titles like Pikmin 3 they may yet have a fighting chance.
Digital Chumps (Jul 31, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a beautiful, highly-polished experience that is a must-own for any strategy fan in possession of a Wii U. Its refinements are, for the most part, minor enhancements to the formula, but the mode of progression and the incentive to explore are both very well implemented. Its presentation is also top-notch, making wonderful use of the Wii U’s graphical horsepower. There are some glaring omissions—most notably, the lack of caves in the Story Mode—but forgiving those, this is one of the Wii U’s best to date.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Aug 30, 2013)
Pikmin 3 bewijst dat aan een uitstekende formule niet gemorreld moet worden. Ondanks een aantal duidelijke minpunten is dit de topper waar Wii U-eigenaars al zo lang naar smachten.
4Players.de (Jul 22, 2013)
Dieses Abenteuer sorgt regelrecht fĂŒr Obsthunger! Und mit seinem zauberhaften Mikrokosmos wirkt es auch knapp ein Jahrzehnt nach Pikmin 2 wie eine kreative Vitaminspritze fĂŒr ein Genre, in dem sonst eher Soldaten und Panzer aufmarschieren. Zwar sind Steuerung und Wegfindung nicht immer so prĂ€zise wie nötig, außerdem vermisse ich sowohl mehr Freiheit in der Kamerasteuerung als auch bessere Funktionen auf dem Touchpad. Aber schon auf dem GameCube habe ich diese ebenso kunterbunte wie anspruchsvolle Echtzeit-Strategie genossen: Man muss taktisch zwischen den fĂŒnf unterschiedlichen Pikmin wechseln und sie wie Pioniere einsetzen, um BrĂŒcken zu schlagen oder Transportwege frei zu machen. Hinzu kommen interessante RĂ€tselsituationen und knackige BosskĂ€mpfe in stellenweise verblĂŒffend schöner Kulisse. Kurzum: Sehr gute und sehr ansehnliche Unterhaltung fĂŒr Wii U!
Polygon (Jul 31, 2013)
Pikmin 3 isn't perfect. It's not as polished, responsive or tightly-designed as the average Nintendo game. But these issues are never bad enough to derail it entirely. Even in its third incarnation, Pikmin's sense of discovery outweighs any control annoyances it may have and provides a charming variety that the Wii U has sorely lacked. Being different counts for a lot.
Worth Playing (Aug 05, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a solid sequel. It improves on the mechanics of the previous games and includes a good amount of enjoyable content. It's a very easy game to pick up and play for players of any age group, and it strikes a good balance between easy to play and difficult to master. It's exactly the kind of sequel you'd expect from the Pikmin franchise. Perhaps its biggest flaw is that it isn't a system seller. Unless you're a die-hard Pikmin fan, it's tough to justify jumping onto the system if Super Mario Bros. hasn't already sold you. On the other hand, it's a good game that all Wii U owners should try.
Giant Bomb (Aug 14, 2013)
Pikmin 3 might just be the most pleasingly balanced entry in the franchise yet.
FNintendo (Jul 22, 2013)
Pikmin 3 pode não ser uma revolução para a série, mas é um título bastante polido e de grande qualidade sendo facilmente recomendåvel a toda a gente, principalmente tendo em conta o estado actual da consola. Peca por ser curto mas não serå isto que irå desiludir quem gostar do estilo.
New Game Network (Aug 26, 2013)
With just a little more polish, Pikmin 3 could have made a strong case for buying a Wii U over. As it stands, it is still a must-have title from a series still fresh from the soil.
Thunderbolt Games (Aug 03, 2013)
Cautious iteration in favour of radical evolution is unsurprising, however, when you consider that Pikmin 3 represents the most significant first party Wii U release to date. Nintendo is no doubt resting some fairly substantial hopes on the shoulders of these tiny creatures, hopes that they are strong enough to carry their host console’s lacklustre software library through to the end of the year. That Pikmin 3’s relatively unaltered template still feels so fertile, so inventively adorable (what other game refers to a Lemon as a ‘face wrinkler’?), and so unique after so many years makes it a wise bet from Nintendo. Pikmin 3 would be something of a rare gem in any console’s library, never mind the fledgling Wii U’s.
GamerGen (Jul 24, 2013)
Sans surprise, Pikmin 3 est le digne successeur des deux premiers opus. Ni plus, ni moins. En reprenant l'essence mĂȘme de la franchise, sans la transcender forcĂ©ment, il s'impose comme une expĂ©rience efficace et calibrĂ©e. C'est un peu dommage, Ă©tant donnĂ© que le GamePad de la Wii U a beaucoup plus Ă  offrir qu'une carte affichĂ©e en permanence ou du streaming pour libĂ©rer la tĂ©lĂ©...
Chip Power Play (Aug, 2013)
Ich bin verblĂŒfft, wie Ă€hnlich Pikmin dem Originalspiel ist, von den Statusanzeigen ĂŒber die Landschaftsmerkmale und Aufgabenstellung bis hin zu vielen Wesen, die bereits auf dem GameCube lebten. Das spricht nicht gegen das Echtzeit-Gewusel im Gegenteil: Mit seiner dynamischen Steuerung hebt sich Pikmin auch 2013 noch von anderen Echtzeit-Strategiespielen ab, ebenso das vegetarisch-lustige, nicht militaristische Setting. Ein echtes VergnĂŒgen sind die Zwei-Spieler-Modi: In den kooperativen Missionen wird der Familienfrieden gestĂ€rkt, im Bingo-Duell (wo man sich gegenseitig die leckersten FrĂŒchte wegschnappt) dagegen eher zerrĂŒttet. Einen Modus, in dem das Gamepad zum Bildschirm des Mitspielers wird, realisierte Nintendo nicht, sondern setzt auf den guten alten Splitscreen. Der LĂ€sst auf 16:9-Bildschirmen beiden Spielern genug Übersicht.
Gameswelt (Jul 22, 2013)
Es klingt abgedroschen, aber man merkt Pikmin 3 an, dass die Entwickler viel Liebe in das Projekt gesteckt haben. Wirklich verwunderlich ist das Ganze nicht, schließlich ist der Titel eine Herzensangelegenheit von Shigeru Miyamoto. Das bunte Treiben der Pikmin inklusive ihrer eigenwilligen GerĂ€usche macht nur einen Bruchteil der nahezu durchweg gelungenen PrĂ€sentation aus. GetrĂŒbt wird diese lediglich von wenigen technischen MĂ€ngeln, etwa niedrig aufgelösten Texturen und der nicht immer funktionierenden Wegfindung der Pikmin. Das Spielprinzip mag sich seit dem ersten Ableger wenig geĂ€ndert haben. Dadurch, dass ihr nun aber drei Spielfiguren steuert, wird eurer Koordination und eurem strategischen Geschick mehr abverlangt als zuvor. Auch wenn Pikmin 3 im Abenteuermodus ĂŒber zehn Stunden unterhĂ€lt und es einige Herausforderungen abseits der Geschichte gibt, hĂ€tte der Umfang gerne etwas grĂ¶ĂŸer ausfallen dĂŒrfen.
GamesReviews (Aug 08, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a humorous, challenging and addictive experience. There’s something very satisfying about completing a day perfectly after formulating the perfect strategy, and the clever design makes this possible. The muddled control schemes hold it back, though, and many may lack the patience to get used to them, but if one is able to jump that hurdle they’re in for a treat.
Gamekult (Jul 22, 2013)
Si longtemps aprĂšs les versions GameCube, Pikmin 3 nous rappelle Ă  quel point Nintendo peut-ĂȘtre douĂ© quand il prend le temps de bien faire les choses. Le jeu se dĂ©vore d'une traite et offre une dĂ©monstration de savoir-faire aussi bien en terme de level design que de rĂ©alisation pour faire enfin honneur Ă  la Wii U. Seul regret : que le gameplay n'utilise pas davantage la fameuse mablette de la console pour proposer une rĂ©elle rĂ©volution. En l'Ă©tat, on aurait toutefois tort de faire la fine bouche tant le produit final est intelligent, efficace, et soignĂ©. Frais comme une barquette de framboises tout juste cueillies, le jeu de l'Ă©tĂ© de la Wii U, c'est lui.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jul 23, 2013)
C'est un bien bel ouvrage que ce Pikmin 3. Sous ses petits airs de titre mignon tout plein se cache un jeu de stratégie bien fignolé qui nécessite de la coordination, le tout en restant accessible. A chaque fin de journée, on est plutÎt content du travail accompli, surtout lorsqu'on a bien compris les fonctions de chaque type de Pikmin. Si vous possédez une Wii U, je ne peux que vous conseiller vivement l'achat de ce titre. Attention toutefois, on le déconseillera aux plus jeunes (- de 10 ans) qui risquent d'avoir du mal à se dépatouiller lorsqu'il faut faire dans le multitùche.
Shacknews (Jul 31, 2013)
It's clear that Pikmin 3 was not designed with the GamePad in mind. Even in our review guide, Nintendo recommends playing with the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. Controlling the virtual cursor becomes much easier the Wii Remote, and alleviates many of the camera control issues you may face when playing with just the GamePad or Pro Controller. Given how ideally suited a touch screen is for the RTS genre, it's disappointing to see Nintendo approach the GamePad with so little ingenuity. In fact, taking advantage of the second screen might have offered the "freshness" that's missing from Pikmin's return from dormancy. At the end of the day, Pikmin 3 is more of the same--a great game that happens to be on Wii U. However, what Nintendo needs most of all right now is a great Wii U game.
Softpedia (Sep 07, 2013)
Pikmin 3 could have delivered a bold strategy experience on the Wii U and finally make people buy the console but, unfortunately, it's a bit disappointing due to the clumsy GamePad controls and the restrictive day-and-night mechanic, which both ruin the whole experience. This is a shame, as the puzzles are pretty smart, the enemies are well designed, and the world is quite impressive.
Quarter to Three (Aug 05, 2013)
Pikmin 3 expands on the gameplay of the previous Pikmin titles, in which the player commands a horde of up to 100 plant-like creatures called Pikmin and uses their unique abilities to explore in-game worlds and uncover treasures within them. Pikmin can be directed to accomplish various tasks, such as building bridges, destroying barriers, and defeating enemies. The Pikmin themselves come in various colors that signify their special abilities or immunities to hazards. Plus, they're really cute.
Gameluster (Feb 18, 2014)
Nine years may be a long time to wait, and Pikmin 3 may not seem like it was worth a nine year wait at some points. But still, Nintendo has provided fans what they have been waiting so long for, a fun and interesting game that still remains enjoyable even late into the experience. Pikmin 3 sticks to its roots and provides probably the best Pikmin game we have seen so far, my only hope is that Pikmin 4 won’t take so long to arrive.
ZTGameDomain (Aug 06, 2013)
Pikmin 3 is a fantastic game that oozes with charm. The levels are short enough that they scream “just one more day”. It also helps that game play is so tight, and the design feels so good. While it may not be my most anticipated franchise from the Nintendo stables, I cannot help but fall in love with the quirky Koppites and their quest for food. Pikmin 3 is one of the best reasons to own a Wii U so far.
Diehard GameFan (Oct 04, 2013)
Pikmin is back with its first installment after a nine year hiatus. And the best news is, it was worth the wait. Pikmin 3 looks great in HD and the gamepad lends itself well to the experience, allowing players to send unused characters to a new location via the mini-map, resulting in far more efficient multi-tasking than was possible before. Boss battles are far more exciting too, plus the two new Pikmin types are a welcome addition. The return of the time limit from the original is something of a minor disappointment, despite its leniency, though every other aspect of the game is a big step up. If you own a Wii U, it’s worth checking out.

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