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Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Review Round-Up

Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Review Round-Up

by Bradley DeLorenzoOctober 17, 2010

GameTrailers Video Review:

IGN Video Review:

Gamespot Video Review:

NintendoWorldReport – 100
Kirby’s Epic Yarn is one of the prettiest games on Wii, and it’s also one of the best. The joyous platformer might not be difficult, but it’s fun, inventive, and outrageously imaginative.

Game Informer – 95
Honestly, the only crowd that I can imagine not enjoying Kirby is jaded gamers who are too cool for something so whimsical. Whatever the case, they’re missing out on a colorful, unique game that reminds me of why I fell in love with gaming back on my NES: imagination, challenge, and fun.

1UP – 91
Even with the deviations from what you might expect from the plucky pink puff, Epic Yarn most assuredly feels like a Kirby game; you have solid platforming, off-the-charts cuteness, and even throwbacks to familiar Dream Land characters and settings.

Games Radar (in-house) – 90
Make no mistake – this is straightforward, walk-right-to-win platforming. It’s not re-writing the book on anything and it’s probably not game of the year material, but it’s just plain fun, and acts as a charming antidote to the M-rated avalanche we can’t seem to pull ourselves out of.

IGN – 90
Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a fantastic game that might skew a little younger than experienced gamers might be comfortable with, but the subtle level challenges and the incredibly creative art direction is well worth the experience.

Joystiq – 90
I spent around 10 lovely hours exploring the intricately detailed, painfully cute Patch Land in co-op, and came away feeling, well, lovely. Kirby’s Epic Yarn makes a convincing case for the idea that we don’t have to be challenged every single time we play a video game. Occasionally, it’s enough to be happy.

GameSpot – 85
Enticing visuals and varied gameplay make Kirby’s latest adventure an absolute joy.

GameTrailers – 84
It’s rare for a visual direction to have such a profound impact on gameplay, but the two are seamlessly interwoven in Kirby’s Epic Yarn. It’s certainly not one of the more challenging platformers out there, but it’s a breathtaking experience nonetheless.

GamePro – 80
Kirby’s latest adventure is an unabashedly adorable and addictive affair, even when suffering from a limited reward system and lacking difficulty.

Kombo – 65
Overall, Kirby’s Epic Yarn isn’t bad – it’s just not that good, either. It’s a kids’ platformer with great graphics and a story set in the Kirby universe.

KlassicKritic – 100
You do not need difficulty to have a good time. This game removes the idea of rushing and frustration and concentrates on the idea of classic platforming game, and innovative uses of buttons and yarns. It’s a masterpiece when you think deeply about it

AnonWasHere – 80
This is indeed a good game. However, I would not say that this one as one of the best. It lacks difficulty. The main part of the game is to collect everything, that is right, but it would have been better if the difficulty was raised a little bit more from time to time. Everyone can have fun in this game and with 2 players, it is very nice. This game is the perfect game for beginners and little kids from the age 4-8 or so. It is very colorful, has good music and the controls are great. Overall, it is a nice game – the perfect game for beginners. Older ones might not enjoy it as much as the kids, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. (BTW: Don’t think “epic” stands for “super” and “awesome”. Think about that first before anyone complains)

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