The Inevitable Pikmin 3 or Rayman Topic..

#31SlimeSwayzePosted 8/26/2013 11:50:41 AM
Terotrous posted...
SlimeSwayze posted...
I think he has a God-complex or something.

Actually, I just like to help people find and play good games.


That is exactly what you are not doing in this topic. Instead, you are trying to tell people what they can and can't do.
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#32twohats_fisher(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 11:54:30 AM
I've yet to ask which is better. I just wonder what people think I should get first. I want and will have both. It's only a matter of what to start with.

I love games but have a family and my income doesn't support my addiction yet. So... this topic exists! YAY!
#33TerotrousPosted 8/26/2013 11:54:55 AM
SlimeSwayze posted...
That is exactly what you are not doing in this topic. Instead, you are trying to tell people what they can and can't do.

Whether I tell you or not, you still can't make a valid comparison between two games that have nothing in common. I'm merely trying to help you realize that.
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#34TerotrousPosted 8/26/2013 12:01:03 PM(edited)
twohats_fisher posted...
I've yet to ask which is better. I just wonder what people think I should get first. I want and will have both. It's only a matter of what to start with.

Except you mentioned review scores right in the OP.


If you know you want to get both there's nothing to discuss, as I posted before. Pikmin 3 will drop in price slower so if you buy it first you will save money, and no other factors matter because you're going to play both eventually. Rather than complaining about my posts, you could have simply said "I want to know which one will go down in value first", then we could have answered that question and been done with it.


Instead, you were all like "OMG! Thanks for comparing apples and oranges guys, you're the best! This will definitely influence my decision! If only other people could post their subjective preferences as fact I wouldn't have to think about what to buy!"
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#35lgiPosted 8/26/2013 12:01:35 PM
Terotrous, just tell him to get Pikmin because it's a nintendo exclusive.
#36TerotrousPosted 8/26/2013 12:04:00 PM
lgi posted...
Terotrous, just tell him to get Pikmin because it's a nintendo exclusive.

Note that I never implied Pikmin 3 was my choice. Rayman Legends could well be the correct game for him. The point is that posting here and asking random people to choose for him (btw, just a heads-up, most of the people giving you advice are Wii U haters and likely have a bias towards Rayman Legends simply because it's not Wii U exclusive) isn't going to lead to the best decision.
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#37SlimeSwayzePosted 8/26/2013 12:06:53 PM
Terotrous posted...
SlimeSwayze posted...
That is exactly what you are not doing in this topic. Instead, you are trying to tell people what they can and can't do.

Whether I tell you or not, you still can't make a valid comparison between two games that have nothing in common. I'm merely trying to help you realize that.


No, I can't, because I haven't played the full version of Rayman. But I can infer that it will have more content and more replay value, and would arguably offer more gameplay for the money spent based on the demo I played and the information that has been released. I can safely say that if you like games that create a sense of suspense and challenge by placing time constraints on the player, or if you simply like games that require time management and problem solving, then maybe you would prefer Pikmin. However, if you are looking for a more fast-paced game that will challenge your hand/eye coordination and provide more of a traditional platforming type of experience, then go with Rayman. But again, I haven't played Rayman. Once it is out, it will be much easier to do a more direct comparison.

Often it is the differences between two types of games that actually makes them easy to compare and contrast. You say you're trying to be helpful, but all you're doing is placing weird rules and restrictions of your own design on the discussion. Like the TC said, kindly leave the topic and leave it to the people who are able to provide the info the TC is asking for.
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#38TerotrousPosted 8/26/2013 12:15:10 PM(edited)
SlimeSwayze posted...
No, I can't, because I haven't played the full version of Rayman. But I can infer that it will have more content and more replay value, and would arguably offer more gameplay for the money spent based on the demo I played and the information that has been released. I can safely say that if you like games that create a sense of suspense and challenge by placing time constraints on the player, or if you simply like games that require time management and problem solving, then maybe you would prefer Pikmin. However, if you are looking for a more fast-paced game that will challenge your hand/eye coordination and provide more of a traditional platforming type of experience, then go with Rayman. But again, I haven't played Rayman. Once it is out, it will be much easier to do a more direct comparison.

That's actually mostly valid, but it contains wording like "if you like" so you're acknowledging that there's no objective way to state one as being better than the other.

It basically just gets back to what I was saying where the best we could potentially do is tell you about both games and then you can choose on your own.


Often it is the differences between two types of games that actually makes them easy to compare and contrast.

Right, but it's a comparison where we acknowledge that we can't fundamentally choose which one you'd like better because it depends on how much you like certain types of gameplay.


Here's the basic comparison:

If you like strategy games that have deep gameplay and tense atmosphere, get Pikmin 3.

If you like fast-paced platformers that challenge you to play well, get Rayman Legends.

If you like both, get both.

If you can't get both right now, get one now and the other one later. Rayman Legends will go down in price faster, so buy Pikmin 3 first if you want to save a bit of money.
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#39Gulma1Posted 8/26/2013 3:07:42 PM
well if you have nsmbu and are getting dkctf you might want to reconsider getting rayman
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#40MotiJrPosted 8/26/2013 3:10:30 PM
Pikmin 3 or TW101. Rayman gets boring after the first 3 stages, for me. The other 2 are much more fun.
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