The Overlord and Pikmin series have been two of my favorite gems in recent years. The third person strategy genre is like trying to fit two different square pegs into a round hole thanks to differing designs and UI to accommodate. Masters of Anima is the latest game to attempt this mix, and it unfortunately suffers in a familiar area.
If there is one ongoing criticism of Nintendo, it would have to be their resistance to developing new properties. Over the decades they have built up a core stable of characters and IPs that they tend to keep developing games for.
But when they do decide to try something new, more often than not it is usually when we see the best from the house of Mario: From Luigi’s Mansion, SuperMario Galaxy and today’s game — Pikmin.