I have always been a fan of the Kirby series, and this series has been known for producing games that are not exactly your standard platformer. But I have to admit, Canvas Curse was a game that i enjoyed thoroughly from beginning to end.
Story: The story, like all other games, is pretty nonexistent. A witch turns the world into a painting and Kirby into a ball (for some reason), and Kirby has to make everything normal. I was not expecting anything story-wise from this game, and I did not get any surprises.
Gameplay: The entirety of the gameplay is to use your stylus to protect Kirby (now a ball) from all of the dangers of the canvas world. You can do this by drawing lines with the stylus, tapping Kirby to make him roll-attack, tapping enemies to stun them, and a variety of other things. The gameplay comes together very well to create a great, and easy to learn game that can actually become quite challenging. Plus, if you are unclear about any aspect of the gameplay, you could always take the training lessons.
Graphics: Like the story, Kirby is not renowned for its graphics. While this game does not look like real life (nor do I wish it to) it does bring a very cartoon-ish feel to the game that really adds to the mood.
Sound: The music, like most other Kirby games, is great. I find myself humming tracks from the song at various points during the day. The music, similar to the graphics, help to add a very friendly, cartoony feel to the game. Some remixes, like the paint panic theme, and some new songs, like the final boss music, are really phenomenal.
Re-playability: Due to its incredibly fun pick up and play factor, ease of controls, and extraordinary amount of unlockables, this game is incredibly re-playable.
Overall, Kirby: Canvas is a game that goes above and beyond in the gameplay department, but is slightly lacking when it comes to story. Nonetheless, this game is incredibly fun and I will recommend it for any DS library
This was a great game and fun use of the stylus. The boss battles were my favorite part. The game definitely gets progressively tougher as you go along. Some of the best platforming I've enjoyed in a long time!