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Nintendo, once again, remains THE innovator.,
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This review is from: Pikmin (Video Game)If you are a GameCube owner, chances are you chose your console partly because of the innovations usually found in titles produced by Nintendo itself. Nintendo's track record for first party titles is virtually untainted and is completely un-challenged. While owners of Nintendo's consoles may have less titles to choose from than competitors, the percentage of garbage titles to appear on other consoles far outstrips that of Nintendo's systems. That being said, Pikmin is an innovative masterpiece that should not be over looked. The gameplay is fantastic and very addictive. I read many reviews referring to the game as being short. While I cannot say the game is long, I must admit that it wasn't as short as I thought it would be, based on other's feedback. It incorporates two genres (platform and strategy) successfully into what is really a unique new play experience. You do have to think about how you will go about several tasks, or you won't be able to complete them. Pikmin's graphics are wonderful as well. It is a game that makes me smile rather than feeling down after playing. Many thanks to Nintendo for not re-hashing the same stuff over and over again as competitors do. Just when I think innovation in the game market is becoming dull, a title like Pikmin, or Animal Crossing, or Metroid Prime comes along to challenge this notion. I only hope there is a sequel. Until then, lets hope the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker delivers.