â€œKirbyâ€™s Epic Yarnâ€ is not the Kirby I grew up with, but that doesnâ€™t mean that it is a bad game.
Everything about it is fantastically done, but the soul of a Kirby game has changed dramatically and I donâ€™t like it at all. Kirby is supposed to eat bad guys, not whip them with an oversized piece of yarn.
Plus, Iâ€™m pretty sure itâ€™s impossible to die, I jumped off the level three or four times just to see if I could and I didnâ€™t die at all.
Visually, â€œKirbyâ€™s Epic Yarnâ€ is a beautiful game. Plus, I didnâ€™t have any problems at all with how stunning Kirby looks. The developers made a unique and appealing visual style using yarn and simple childhood drawings that are fun and youthful. However, it misses out on a perfect five because itâ€™s missing that special extra effort to make it deserving of a perfect score.
There are several audio aspects of â€œKirbyâ€ that I loved and one glaring aspect that completely turned me off of the game. First thingâ€™s first: Some genius thought there needed to be a semi-deep story to this â€œKirbyâ€ game and apparently craved a narrator for the story. This narrator makes me feel like Iâ€™m watching an old-school â€œWinnie the Poohâ€ show and it is awful! Crappy narrator aside, â€œKirbyâ€ is as enjoyable to listen to as it is look at, and thatâ€™s saying something.
â€œKirbyâ€ doesnâ€™t try to complicate the controls and sticks to a simple four-direction and two-button system. It is easy to control and literally anyone can pick up a Wiimote and play this game. Theyâ€™ll probably love the game too, unless they â€“ like I â€“ were hoping for a more traditional Kirby game, of course.
The game play is very good, but â€œKirbyâ€ definitely let me down. I grew up with Kirby sucking enemies up and transforming into them, not beating them to death with a little pink rope. However, â€œKirbyâ€™s Epic Yarnâ€ is a fun game that many people will love to play.
Overall, â€œKirbyâ€ is a fantastic game to play. However, donâ€™t get this game expecting an old-school â€œKirbyâ€ romp because you will be sorely disappointed in it like I was.
Video game reviewer Ian Hopkins can be reached at email@example.com.