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This week on The Besties: Pikmin 4
It’s a little weird to see the release of the fourth entry in a Nintendo franchise and for the reception to be so calm. But that’s always been the energy around Pikmin, despite being a favorite of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
Pikmin 4 is a great on-ramp to the series. It’s faster, more playful, and has an adorable two-legged dog name Oatchi! We talk about why this entry clicks and then turn our attention to another less-successful revival: Might and Magic Clash of Heroes Definitive.
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Image: Halls of Torment, a game that mixes Diablo’s visuals with Vampire Survivors gameplay
Pikmin 4, Might and Magic Clash of Heroes Definitive, Nier Automata, The Magic Circle, Paranormasight, the There Is No Game series, Universal Paperclips, Halls of Torment, Ridiculous Fishing EX, UN Squadron, Gravity Circuit, Luck Be a Landlord, Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers Edition
Photo: The Resties modded Game Boy Advances by Kyle Starr
A picture of UN Squadron’s box art:
And its approach to international peace.
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