i finished pikmin last week, with a few days to spare (i was on day 27 out of 30 i think) which was fun. my thoughts about how i prefer pikmin to pikmin 2 still hold (so far, that is, since i haven’t finished pikmin 2 yet), so i don’t really have much to add to my original post about it. even though a lot of what pikmin boils down to is the fairly rote “pick up key, put in lock” kind of mechanics that i’ve come to hate (e.g. eternal darkness), its actual gameplay is so fun that you (practically) never notice. it’ll be interesting to see how pikmin 2 develops, although what i’ve played through so far has seemed to be even more of the rote mechanics than the first game. i am looking forward to more boss fights w/ pikmin 2 though. and as far as i’ve been able to tell, there hasn’t been any official word about a pikmin 3 for the wii, but it’s prob. a fairly likely thing.
a coupla links:
– ign has a nice guide as usual.
– a guide to the monsters of pikmin 1 as well as a guide to beating the game w/ no deaths in the smallest amount of time possible (9 days!) … w/ all the games out there i really doubt i’ll ever be so obsessed with one that i attempt anything as crazy, but it’s interesting to read about.