To be fair, the critic's review is utterly useless.. sure, there are some valid arguments for it offering a max of two players.. but the graphics aren't as lackluster as claimed. The characters are in perfect form and capture the essence of the long favored classic. Being a "Christmas" based game with mini games, it's only fair that it doesn't consume hours on end to play it. This game has a similar element to an Advent calendar, there's just enough excitement to keep in tune with the holiday spirit . If you want to a true discouragement on a critic's choice .. try the highly overrated "Kirby's Epic Yarn"... it's like watching paint dry.