Pikmin 3 Real Strategy Game Review


After waiting for almost a decade, Pikmin is back finally. It's a real time strategy game where players will be exploring an alien planet and will be controlling tiny creatures called Pikmin.

Pikmin 3 is the latest version of this gaming series where all the three characters went to SPACE in search of resources and bring it back to their planet.
 


As the game begins, everything seems to be going great when all of a sudden, it started going wrong. The space ship crashes to the planet called Pop-404 and each of the three Pikmin lands to the different sides of the planet. You will start off by controlling Alph in the beginning and will be introduced to the remaining two characters later on. As the Pikmins are really smaller, there are no major cities or landmarks built on the planet. Apart from red, blues and yellows Pikmin, which were known from previous version, two new are introduced in the new Pikmin 3. Red Pikmin is immune to fire, Yellow for electricity, Blue sneaks up on the water, Rock can break the glass and Wings can fly.

The only issue that you may encounter is: the amount of backtracking required during the gameplay. You cannot move wherever you want. While unlocking any new Pikmin, they will move forward. Also Pikmin 3 features the Union of the Onion, which is the "Nest" of Pikmin. The moment you unlock all the three characters, you can create three squadrons of Pikmin, which will add-on number of advantages for the game. One of the Pikmin manages the resources pretty well, while the other one addresses most of the biggest problems in the series. Even though, no Pikmin can go far from the Onion, the whole gameplay happens during the daytime, but luckily, creating new units are relatively easy.

Pikmin is so adorable creatures that you do not want to lose any of them during the gameplay. As far as difficulty level is concerned, Pikmin 3 is a bit smoother game, which satisfies your level of interest throughout the game. You will never get bored and will always be ready to play for some more hours. Even though, Pikmin 3 cannot be considered among the top games graphically, nice animations and varied colors make it a beautiful world to experience for sure. The maps are designed pretty well and you will always find something or the other to explore.

Pikmin 3 is the very first game for consoling devices that truly looks like a next-Gen real time strategy game. It's colorful, crisp and full of detail, making it really interesting to be played on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Several addiction factors such as exploration and puzzle-solving & strategy that make this game even more fun-filled and addictive. You can consider this game as the best way to escape your free hours.

Overall, the new Pikmin 3 is a game beyond comparison. It's a blend of discovery, exploration, strategy and lovable Pikmin characters that makes the game even more interesting.

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Warzone 2100


Warzone 2100 has a great story line that exactly suits the category of RTS games. To begin with, Players have to start building a force slowly on a base, so as to defeat the rest of the forces available on the map irrespective of, whether they are the enemies or the scavengers.

 


 

Like other RTS games, here too you have to gather resources to boost up your economy and here, the entire economy is based on oil and power. To begin the game, players have to control an oil rig and construct a power generator. The more amount of oil you control, the more power you can generate. Here, you don’t need to worry about the resources to get back to your base. All the power generated will be transferred to your base without using any transport vehicle.

In Warzone 2100, every building runs on energy produced by the power generator. The core part of the game is the research system. As you make progress from one location to another, you will acquire some historical artifacts that will be used by your scientist to come up with some new technologies like Advance Structure, Radar Jammers, New Weapons and Production Enhancement etc.The research system will be the appealing part of the Warzone 2100. Using all the ancient artifacts, new technologies can be unlocked which will help you during battle. You can design your own vehicles, armor, weapons along with the mobility options like wheels and anti-gravity hover technology that allows you to run your vehicle over water.

As a beginner, you don’t have to keep moving from one map to another after completing any main objective. Instead, the map expands itself that allows you to explore the areas without losing any of your units or building constructed which means, all your efforts and hardwork would not go waste. There will be a plus factor for your fighters. With every battle experienced by your units, your fighters will progress and move from one mission to another. This feature is well implemented in Warzone 2100. The Warzone 2100 consist of 3 campaign areas, each with different objectives and mission.You will begin in a hilly desert terrain with four military vehicles and three constuction vehicles. As you make progress, the map expands thereby allowing you to explore new areas further. Warzone 2100 uses 3D engine that gives a realistic look to the hills, canyons, valleys and destroyed building. For easy navigation, you can adjust the camera angle using mouse and can have the complete control on the camera and zoom level.

As far as installation is concerned, developers have described all the necessary sources in the package itself that makes it easy to install the game from scratch. Warzone 2100 is a simple-to-play strategy game and when your system does not contain any other interesting game, that time you would love to play this RTS game.

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Widelands


Widelands is a real strategy game and is quite similar to The Settlers. Best part is that it runs on several Operating Systems like BSD, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux etc.

 


 

In Widelands, you will be the ruler of a small minor community where you have to start from your castle where all the necessary resources have been stored. Talking about the rules, every member of your tribe have to do the work alloted to them in order to increase the productivity of the resources like gold, iron, food and much more, for the growth of the community and individual as well.

In between, you will meet some other tribes as well. If you find them friendly, you can trade with them and can collect as much of resources as possible. However, if reverse of this happens, the only option left is the battle. So apart from trading and collecting resources, it’s important to train the tribe members like soldiers. If required, they have to fight and win the battle. Widelands follows a unique way to play the game.  In this game, road plays an important role for your economy growth. All the goods and crops that are processed and harvest by the tribe members has to use the road to transport the resources from one building to another. This transportation work is usually done by the carriers and you can always find them walking along the roads. Another considerable point is the way you control the tribe. Your tribe may consist of thousands of members, so it’s not possible to instruct every single member on what to do. Instead, you can place such orders that requires group of members to work on it. For example, in case you want to build a building, just issue an order to build a building, that’s it!

In the same way if you are planning to attack on the enemies, issue an order to attacks and your soldiers will fight till their last breadth. There may be so many users who will play this game for the first time. For them, designing team has provided two easy-to-learn tutorials that will help them in learning all the basics regarding the Widelands. Other than this, you will find different number of maps, scenarios, different buildings and units. Widelands support both single player as well as multiplayer gamingmode and has nice sound tracks that will give you an immense feeling of the battleground. Wideland supports single-player mode and network or internet in multiplayer mode. Players can select from the three different tribes available and can start the game. An interesting feature of the Widelands is its Map Editor tool that can be used by the advance level players to create their own map to be followed by their tribe members. To promote itself across the world, Widelands is available in various different languages.

There are some bugs that need to be fixed soon. After loading a map, the game may crash once or twice. While constructing buildings, you cannot rotate the building that bound you to build the enterance of the building at the front side only. It would’nt be nice if you have the option to rotate the building and can build the enterance at both the sides? All such points need to be considered and if required should be added in the game.

Overall, Widelands is a nice strategy game and can be played by single player or multiplayers on the network. So play this game and discover what it takes to become the regent of the tribe.  

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