Kirby's Epic Yarn is definitely different from the rest of the Kirby series. For one thing it has a generally less mature nature, the graphics, music, and gameplay are nicer for the younger audience. It also lacks the floating ability Kibry usually has, and the ability to inhale enemies and copy thier ability. But the use of various transformations like a tank, a fire engine, a train, a dolphin, a penguin, a rocket ship, etc. help to make up for that loss. The only other new edition to the franchise is the two player co-op, in which a second player controls Kirby's blue friend, Prince Fluff. Kirby's Epic Yarn is generally a downgrade from the rest of the series, but that does not make it a bad game. It's not the best game in the series, but is it the worst? Absolutely not. If you want to play Kirby's Epic Yarn, go ahead, you'll be given a satisfying experience. If you're either sceptical about it or don't want to play it, you should at least give it a try, it's worth it. Though Kirby's Epic Yarn is generally better suited for the younger audience, it'll still most likely please hardcore Kirby fans.
My 5yr old son loves it mostly for the fact that it's 2 player but it is also pretty fun. The parts where you turn into stuff like fire truck or UFO's is probably the best feature. He also like collecting furniture to decorate his room. Definitely a good game for little kids.
posted by rwake2 (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Oct 23, 2010
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Yes, I agree with all of the reviews I've read so far... This game is visually stunning for a side scroller. Levels are imaginative and diverse and the co-op mode is only barely and occasionally frustrating. The game is cute, perhaps overly so, but they put in so much effort to be clever that the cuteness is totally forgivable.
The fatal flaw? This 'game' requires no skill whatsoever. You cannot die and the punishment for a misstep is being flown back onto the screen to continue the quest. I was hoping for Super Mario Bros Wii type pulse-pounding frustration and joy and received a Duplo/Fisher Price version that doesn't test my skill at all.
Why did I give it 7 stars? 1) Visually beautiful. 2) While mind numbingly easy, it still provides a pleasurable distraction. 3) An unbelievable lack of co-op based games on the market that aren't FPS or sports.