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GF Rating
7.5

4753 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great game, but limited audience

posted by yourdog23 (DENVER, CO) Dec 1, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

The game deserves a much higher score than I can give it, since the game itself is solid. All the problems I can come up with relate to the target demographic of this game: I'm not in it.

If you're looking for a game for a 4-7 year old kid, this might be geared towards them. If you're an adult with a fondness of 2D platformers and have a kid around that age group, even better. The cooperative co-op will make for a chance for the both of you to enjoy playing together, and the single player mode can be fun for the other party to watch. Most of the levels are really easy, seeing as how you can't die in this game. Finding all the hidden items (some of which are needed to unlock side missions) can sometimes be difficult, but I only had to search a level three times on one occasion (before I gave up on the game). The side missions, and extra levels (levels that get unlocked for getting enough beads when besting level bosses, but aren't needed to continue the story) can keep you going for hours, even if you're a hardened gamer. If the game still appeals to you by this point, you'll probably want to keep/buy it.

Now, this game isn't for everyone. I enjoyed it for the first half, but once I reached a certain point, the lack of difficulty and the overly cute & adorable nature of this game was just too much. I started finishing levels as quickly as I could, just to finish them. Then I had what I thought was one world left. I was going to quit, but since I was almost finished, I stuck it out, only to see that the final boss battle was after yet another world. Oh well, I finished that and the boss in about 30 minutes. Why would I do this? Because I love platformers, and this is a good one, even if it makes me cringe to say that.

As for the graphics, the yarn really makes for nice visuals on the Wii.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Different then other Kirby games

posted by ViciousG (CORTLAND, OH) Dec 1, 2010

Member since May 2004

When playing this game I was disappointed. Kirby can no longer suck up his enemies and steal their powers. However, playing through this game, I enjoyed the risk Nintendo took and it paid off. From the level design to the boss battles, epic yarn reinvents what a platform game is capable of. The mini games are entertaining, but you have to do the annoying room design quest which I did not find too entertaining.

Overall this game is a great rent to try something new or if you are a long time Kirby fan.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great for all ages.

posted by Jordanbee5 (IRVING, TX) Nov 30, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

I got this game thinking it was going to be boring but i mean as soon i started playing i rated it an 8 then raised to an 9 still debated on 10. it is very fun. simple not to over done. the people who made did the graphics did so good controls are very easy. you can play with 2 players. all i can say is even if your not a Kirby fan put this on the top of your game q. it's fun for all ages. Buy it.

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