Got it last Monday after going through several stores and then BACK to the first one, getting the last copy (I wanted to get it at TRU because of the Buy One, Get One 50% Off deal, but they didn't have it; Checked other stores in the area and then had to go BACK to the Gamestop I started at because they had it. Just meant I didn't get a bonus Wii game for $10 D: ).
Never played Pikmin 2 originally. Skipped it for no reason, couldn't find it. Decided during the Wii era I'd pick it up, saw it was $40- Nope. NPC! announced, decided to wait for ours, never happened, finally decided ALRIGHT, $40 IT IS, then never happened and then FINALLY Nintendo Selects version came. Finally got it. For $20.
And unlike what RMC and Deux were saying on the podcast, I happen to think the game looks amazing. I don't know if that's because I use an SDTV and can't see the beautiful jaggies all over or something, but I think it (and the original) still hold up really well. Pikmin 2 looks better than most actual Wii games.
Played for 12 and a half hours, taking my time like nobody's business (as soon as I got Blue Pikmin, I went back to the first area and dedicated myself to completing it before moving on). I'm literally only a few Pokos away from 100% funds and I am about 17 days in and have 85 treasures.
Prior to getting it, I finally went back to Pikmin 1 on GCN and completed it (all 30 parts) and I now have a reborn love for the series. I was stoked when it came out, but got intimidated, lost interest, came back and got the bad ending, lost interest and never cared after that. Olimar in Brawl annoyed me, then I played him and was like HOLY CRAP, LOVE OLIMAR and wanted to play again but never committed to it. Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 2's rerelease got me pumped and my girlfriend basically got me to replay finally and now I'm like "Ah god... Pikmin... so good".
I took a break though because I am also juggling backlog. Kirby Mass Attack and Persona 1 on PSP. And Xenoblade, which I took a month off of for no reason.
KingBroly wrote:I finally beat it this evening in 8:47, spanning 13 in-game days. Not bad, not bad at all.
Finally? Make it sound like a chore. D:
I feel like I'm going to slow, but I've been basically just laying back and enjoying it. And taking a lot of time in a few caves.
By beating it do you mean "Clearing the debt" or 100%?