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Pikmin 2 is a better game than Pikmin 2

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Started: 8/24/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
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jacobii

Pro

I will be arguing on the pro side. Whoever accepts this will be arguing on the con side. There will be a 4,000 character limit.

Round 1: Introduction

Round 2: Opening Argument

Round 3: C/E

Round 4: Closing Argument
shift4101

Con

I accept!

Hopefully my opponent made a typo, and is actually trying to say "Pickmin 2 is a better game than Pikmin".

If not, fail on your part, vote con.
Debate Round No. 1
jacobii

Pro

I apologize for the typo, and thank my opponent for accepting the challenge.

More Advance Strategy

1.) 2 Captains

Using two captains in Pikmin 2, the player now can use the tactics of "splitting up" and team-work to tackle obstacles more easily. Multiple captains allow the player to work on two or more different objectives more easily. By having two captains in the same area, completing two different objectives on a single day is easier and less tedious in Pikmin 2. Secondly, the player can use the two different captains to more easily separate your Pikmin for the appropriate task that need to be done.

2.) Traps

A rock trap or bomb trap placed by a power up in Pikmin 2 keeps the players cautious and lets the player be more emotionaly attached by keeping him or her nervous and challenging their risk taking. This is another obstacle that will challenge the way you organize and lead your pikmin.

3.) Dungeons

The dungeons are the main addition of game play that separates Pikmin 2 from its original. In the Submerged Castle for example, the boss "the Waterwraith" is an invincible enemy and instantly kills pikmin. The player will have to think of creative ways to collect treasure, out smart the enemy by using the dungeons patterns, and learn how play defensively. This same dungeon only allows blue pikmin to enter, but still has all four hazards. This leaves yet more to the imagination on how the problems can be solved instead of the game just plainly giving you a simple strategy.

4.) Potions

Collecting potions and using them sparingly is another new mechanic that Pikmin 2 presents the player. Firstly, there is the task of collecting the potions, which you will have to balance in between treasure collecting and pikmin harvesting. Secondly, the potions are rare but very useful, so you will have to use them in only the most important situations. A time of weakness and despair can instantly be turned around by the use of a red potion which powers up the pikmin's attack and speed. Before an enemy's devastating attack, a purple potion can be used to temporary paralyze it. Then the player can use that moment as a chance to deliver a crushing blow to the enemy.


Miscellaneous

1.) 2-player Battle

Using your pikmin in ten different stages, Pikmin 2 introduces 2-player battle mode. In this battle, 2 different marbles appear at the base of each player. Each player’s goal is to use their pikmin to infiltrate their opponent’s base and steal their marble while avoiding enemies and obstacles. Both players in this battle of the minds can use many creative tactics. This brand new mode now lets the Pikmin series a game to play with friends.


2.) Captain Power-ups

In Pikmin 2, the captains have more power-ups that make the game less tedious and let the player have more control over the captains.

- The pluck-o-phone instantly plucks the pikmin with the use of the captain’s whistle, eliminating the once tedious task of pressing the A button over and over.

- The Rocket Fist allows the captains to defend themselves more easily by giving them a 3 punch combo attack.

- The Rush Boots double the speed of the captains, and make traveling quicker.

Conclusion

Pikmin 2 introduces additonal captain, traps, dungeons, and potions that add new strategic elements greater than the original Pikmin. 2-player battle now makes Pikmin a great game to play with friends while new captain power-ups give the main characters more defense and makes gameplay less tedious and enjoyable than the original Pikmin.

Sources

http://guides.ign.com...;(Information on captain power-ups)
http://pikmin.wikia.com... (Information on 2-player battle)
http://pikmin.wikia.com... (Information on the Submerged Castle and its boss)




shift4101

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
jacobii

Pro

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shift4101

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
jacobii

Pro

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shift4101

Con

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