Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gaming Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Nintendo has been known to do their own things: release games on Sunday, create games that replicate the same formula i.e Zelda, but have never forgotten who they are which is creating a fun and family oriented game. Does Kirby's latest installment stay true to the series or does it reinvent itself with a unique world made of yarn?
 
If you are familiar with the Kirby series you will know this game was made in the mind of simplistic fun that anybody can pick up and play. While it does introduce a brand new concept of Kirby being made of yarn which in turn allows him to have a variety of powers it still feels like a Kirby game. This is great because throughout the game you are drawn in the world with its colorful design and beautifully orchestrated music. The storyline is very easy to understand and does provide amusing dialogue. It is presented in a storybook manner which is very appropriate.

Moving on to gameplay the controls are really easy and fluid. A classic sidescroller is what Kirby does best and this is no exception. Despite Kirby not having the iconic vacuum power it is made up with original ideas. Because he is made of yarn it allows him to morph into different objects. For instance he can morph into a single strand of yarn to get through narrow passages or a UFO to allow him to levitate. The animations of each power add the cuteness to Kirby which makes me appreciate what the artists have done with the game.

The only drawback some people might have with this game is it is too easy. You cannot die persay but you do lose your power. However you can still get through each level with breeze. Adding coop to the game is rather fun and addicting. All in all it is a game I fully recommend with its beautiful artstyle and staying true to the series. Despite being relatively easy it is enjoyable along the road and with many extras that make the game last longer. Definite buy for any Kirby fan.

27 comments:

  1. lol it doesn't seems rlly interesting

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  2. No vacuum? No dying? I dunno about this, man. I might watch some videos though to check out the art direction I guess.

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  3. I've loved previous Kirby games but for some reason I havent got into this one...

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  4. I havent played a kirby game in ages. But I'll be on the lookout for friends with Wii's so I have give this a go.

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  5. its like watching a sitcom , its mindless fun, I like it

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  6. Doesn't really sound as much like a Kirby game.

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  7. Honestly they are just using the kirby name. It doesn't feel like a real kirby game.

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  8. Haven't played this game yet... thanks for the review!

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  9. I haven't played any Kirby since GBC, time to play again!

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  10. kirby is so cute. pink bastard.

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  11. Hm, no vacuum and no dying does sound odd.. I still remember how fun it was for the NES, even with the difficulty. The cuteness factor of it just invited you to keep playing despite how frustrating it could be at times, I wish Nintendo could have continued like that.

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  12. Good game, but I am never going to buy a Wii, so I might play it at a friend.

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  13. i might play it for the "D'awww" factor

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