posted by OswaldRabbitFan (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Nov 19, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
This game was a sheer delight. It entertained me, my brother, my little cousin, my Uncle, everybody. This game is literal fun for the whole family, and fun for all ages. It was refreshing in the first place to see a return of Kirby to console. It's been a while since we've been able to play a console game as Kirby where he wasn't fighting, racing, or made of string. The platformer game play was quite enjoyable, especially with the new powers. Nature Kirby, Water Kirby, and the upgraded classics, not to mention the monster powers. The multiplayer ability is fun, as it's always a treat to be able to play as King DeDeDe and Metaknight. Throwing in the new Waddle Dee character just makes it all the more enjoyable, as you get to play as one of the minions that you've been beating, drowning, and eating since the very beginning. The graphics in this game were better than expected from a Kirby game, although anything that has Kirby back in his regular form means better graphics than 'Kirby's Epic Yarn'. Don't get me wrong, I loved 'Epic Yarn', but I really began to miss the old Kirby controls quite early on in the game. Hopefully, this won't be the last time we see Kirby come to console, as this game has proven that Kirby can still entertain in games that aren't on a handheld system.
posted by Justsomeguy (DANIELSVILLE, GA) Nov 10, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Kirby is back and better than ever. His old abilities like Needle have come back from the grave, the levels, characters, enemies, and abilities all have beautiful graphic design. The game moves at a very smooth rate, there are 120 energy spheres to collect, and to top it off, the difficulty is very progressive and balanced. It may seem easy at first but the final boss is freaking hard as heck. Kirby's Return to Dreamland is still easy like other kirby games (I beat it in 2 days, and got all energy spheres in 4 days) and some of kirby's techniques have returned, one of which people take for granted... It's a technique that has saved lives and is very second nature, like walking, to most players... Floating. Extra mode from Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland is back, so completists will love going through the game to get a total of 240 energy spheres, going through the game again at half your regular health... And that covers the single player. Now, multiplay is a whole different game out there. You can super inhale other Kirby's to steal their abilities, you can ride other players if your low on health or something like that, you can also super inhale more than one player and fire them like a star or with a star, and there is a little trick you can do with joining in and leaving, and it gets crazy when you have 2 or more players running around at once or making a mad dash towards a single foe just to get its ability. Bandanna Waddle Dee has a spear and is the same when Kirby uses it, Meta Knight has a sword and one extra slash with the multi-sword, can do a shuttle loop, and a head dive like wing ability, and the King is also the same, except that when he throws his hammer he won't lose it 'till the next Bonkers. All in all, this game deserves a perfect 10 and a buy. It's a great game with new abilities and a very good challenge that will keep you busy for a long time to come.