Got this for my birthday just over a month ago, and started playing it after Burnout last Saturday. I wasn’t all that sure what to expect from it, apart from some sort of cute RTS game, so was surprised to find that it was very much a Pikmin clone.
Well, nearly. The plot and setting is completely different, but the way the game plays is surprisingly similar, just on a different scale. You don’t have 100 Pikmin to command for starters – just 12 (more, later) guards, hunters, farmers or whatever.
Absolutely hooked already, and I’m about 5 1/2 hours in so far – having just beaten the Onii King and realising the game is at least 10 times the size it appeared to be at first. Excellent!