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So, what would you think if you heard that one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, Kirby, just got a game that introduces him to yarn, fabric, thread, and buttons. You would probably think that it would be a complete disaster, right. That's what I thought. I didn't buy this game for a few months after it was released, but I thought I would may as well give it a try. So I did. At that moment, when I put that disk into my Wii, was the time I reailized not to judge buttons by their patterns!
Gameplay: I'd say you would get about 15 hours of gameplay at best. If you want to find all secrets and beat every enemy you see, you'll get an extra 2 hours or so.
Lasting Appeal: Slightly above average. It does get more boring after you complete it, like most platformers do, but once you complete it, you do have some fun beating all the bosses again. And yes, this is one of those games that you can play through a second time without dying.
Concept: I'm surprised that Nintendo was able to pull this off. I like Nintendo, it's my favorite company, but I really don't like the yarn concept. For one, you can't inhale any enemies or get special abilities, and the games concept (the yarn, thread, buttons, patches, fabric, etc.) makes it much easier to find the secrets for some reason. If this is the main reason you want to buy this game, go with New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Donkey Kong Country Returns (and I made a review of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and I'm going to make a Donkey Kong Country Returns one).
Graphics: Nothing too good quality, but the graphics in this game (and the simplicity) make it a great game for kids under 10. If you're a teenager or an adult, the graphics might not please you that much. Then again, some of Nintendo's best franchises sometimes does this.
Sound: The sound effects are almost perfect. And I said almost in that sentence. I like how when you wind up an enemy into a ball, how it makes that twirling sound effect, the impact sound effect, and the falling apart sound effect. But if you're like me, you don't like the childish sound efffects. In terms of the music, I don't really like the music. I don't think it's classic Kirby music, and if it's not, then they replaced it with something VERY childish. But if it is, I'm not a Kirby music person.
Playability/Entertainment: Again, this is designated toward a young audience (about 10 and under). But don't get me wrong, some people above that age can really enjoy this game, I'm just not one of them. I did enjoy this game in some parts, though. The playablility rating is high, because it feels like one of those games that you can pick up and play quickly and easily.
Controls: The controls are simple, but can be complicated if you really want to get into it (like DK Country Returns). I really don't have anything else to really say about the controls in this game besides that.
If you want to buy this game, first decide who you're buying this for. If you're buying this for a teenager, they probably won't enjoy this game. A good amount of adults will, and most kids will. That's all the advice I can really give you in my position. Nintendo, why did you yarn bomb Kirby?!
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