Pikmin has always been a popular series with Nintendo fans and today Shigeru Miyamoto affirmed that the first game was the best in the series so far, as Pikmin 3 will return to its roots as a strategy game. Miyamoto has admitted that he didn’t agree with the direction of Pikmin 2, which made the game less stressful and dropped time limits from the original game. In discussing the decisions made for the direction of Pikmin 3 before development, Miyamoto stated:
“That’s actually something that all the staff members had to debate over when we were discussing what kind of direction we should take for Pikmin 3. First of all by looking at Pikmin 1 we noticed that it wasn’t a very easy game for people to play, and from time to time they had to feel some stress.
“Our main aim in Pikmin 2 was to get rid of any stress as much as possible, so that it would be very user-friendly. Well, I myself couldn’t agree with that direction perfectly. That kind of nature of Pikmin 1 was exactly what I wanted to reproduce and I was actually intentionally doing so, so that Pikmin 1 could be a strategic game.”
Moving back to the basics of Pikmin 1 with timed challenges means an overall better experience according to Miyamoto. Do any of our readers agree with this decision? Did you prefer the first or second game?