Pikmin 4

released on Jul 21, 2023

Meet Pikmin, small, plantlike creatures you can grow, pluck, command, and overpower your enemies with! These curious helpers come in different types—fire is no sweat for Red Pikmin and the brand-new Ice Pikmin can freeze enemies and the environment. Use your Pikmin’s miniature might (and a bit of strategy) to explore this mysterious planet. You get a dog, too! Oatchi, resident good boy and dependable partner, can help with things like smashing obstacles and carrying Pikmin throughout your adventure. With the miniscule Pikmin and a capable canine in tow, no challenge is too big!

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So mid compared to the only one i've played (being 3) oatchi ruins it due to how OP he is, he trivialises the game and negates the need for pikmin, strategy, or functioning neurons. Story is just as bad and has no hooks like the other games seem to have. People talking about the easy difficulty are understating it, it is so brainless. Pikmin should be accessible for younger audiences but still provide all ages with fun and nintendo keeps injecting their new titles with overbearing tutorials and needless dialogue and at this point im sick of it. See the newest two pokemon titles and ToTk just absolute slop. Final boss for this game does go hard though along with it's theme.

I'm pretty sure this could be a super interesting game for kids or to even play together with my kid if I had one.

And it is definitely better than Tiny Kin. It feels like a Tiny Kin is a cheap parody of Pikmin. This game feels more complete.

Still, I can not give 4, because at some point in the middle, I started to get bored with the easiness of monsters and no puzzles at all in the locations.

So again, if I had a kid or was younger, probably I would love that game, but for now, it is too simple.

I personally cannot comment on the first two Pikmins, as I have not yet played them. I own the Remakes for Switch, but I wanted to play this first. I have played Pikmin 3 though.

Pikmin 3 was a truly amazing game. And only after finishing it, have I looked up details about the first two. Now I can say that from everything I've seen and heard, the evolution from the third game to the fourth feels just about what I believe the evolution from the first to the second have felt like back in the day. Basically, a massive expansion, something that should be better in every way, but ends up quite dislike by a portion of the audience.
I feel the need to reiterate that this game is in no way bad. But it does have issues. Ironically enough these issues come from features I wished would come to be when I played the third game.

This game has too much going on of everything. The Pikmin types are great, the new maps too. But the Tutorials are too long, the NPCs are lifeless and talk too much, the quests get repetitive, the battles can be annoying, and luck based, the Dandori Challenges have inconsistent difficulties and my biggest personal flaw, the game stretches out way too much. Especially during the endgame. My Pikmin kept getting stuck on geometry and were then inevitably killed off in batches.

I could write an assay about my criticism with the game. But in the end, I don’t think that’s worth it. Because this is still a game that I have no regrets to have played. I’ll only take a short break and then come back to get the 100%.

Pikmin 2 but dumbed down for retards. Hours of tutorials and NPC yapping throughout the game. Instead of having 3-4 actually interesting characters with unique personalities and whatnot, this game choses to have 50~ soulless one dimensional golems. Also the main character is not allowed to have a personality because there's a character creator.
Oatchi sucks dick too.

Overall a fantastic game a little too easy but the whole gameplay loop is a very cozy experience you should try out if you need to unwind.