GOTY | Number 7 — Pikmin 3
One of the most anticipated releases for the Wii U this year, this game delivered on the promises it made. Strategy and exploration are the name of the game for Pikmin 3 and the new visuals and added features made for improvements all around. With some new variety of the tiny creatures and a structure that does away with the overall time-limit of the game, this made for a very fresh-feeling experience.
New game modes, including the ability to finally play some multiplayer, added even more depth and fun to the series. It was great fun to coordinate plans ahead of tackling the collection and enemy-battling stages. The competitive mode was also a great deal of fun and had some clever twists to keep the game feeling fair. Definitely a must-own if you have a Wii U and very deserving of its number 7 spot on my top 10 list.