It was a two-person show today. Mom Brain had to deal with me for over an hour. I feel so bad for her! She also had to take on the NPD challenge by herself. She's such a trooper!
Happy Sonic Mania day, everyone! The game is now available around the world, and I'm sure you've already grabbed your download. Even my parents were excited to check it out! Well, okay...my parents were forced to check it out, but was all in good fun!
We did it, guys! We had a podcast without the cat causing any trouble! It's a Christmas miracle, which is even more of a miracle because it's August! Listen in for all sorts of Nintendo news, a look and info on the RES+, talk of the new parents play, and secret games!
Sometimes our cat causes problems on the show. Today he really outdid himself. He managed to disconnect my entire USB hub during recording. To be honest, this show was a complete mess! Still, we got the episode out and we survived. Now we live on to fight another day!
- Feels exactly like a main entry in the Pikmin franchise
- Simple, responsive controls
- Plenty to do, see, and collect
- Fantastic soundtrack
- Pikmin atmosphere is spot-on
- graphics are nice, if not ho-hum
- some might feel limited by only having 20 Pikmin per level
Hey! Pikmin might be a spin-off in the eyes of most, but it is well worth your time. If you're a Pikmin fan, even just a tiny bit, you should certainly check this game out. The mechanics of collecting Pikmin, exploring, and solving puzzles are all retained here, albeit with a different perspective. The overall scale has been dialed back a bit, but what you get here is definitely Pikmin. Most importantly, the vibe of the entire Pikmin franchise is very present here. Outside of some lackluster graphics, Hey! Pikmin is a fantastic package. As the first portable outing for the franchise, the experience is an undeniable success.
Can you believe we almost went a full MONTH since the last Parents Play!? I'm absolutely disgusted with myself. Truth be told, schedules just haven't worked out, but today we're back on track!
Mom...Dad...Kid...Squid...Splatoon 2. I think that's all you need to know!