I’m a fan of the Kirby franchise. I didn’t play the games “back in the day,” but rather, started playing them in college with the help of Funcoland‘s NES game section (in 2001, that was a total score). The simple platform action, coupled with the powerup-sucking mechanic did not suck. Years later, even DS releases such as Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Squeak Squad held my attention and did moderately well with critics.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn is…well…different.
Initially intended to be a game for the character of Prince Fluff, Nintendo suggested (with the help of the Yakuza, I’m hoping) that developer Good-Feel make the game into a Kirby game. And when faced with the Yakuza, who ever declines?
Kirby’s Epic Yarn is not a bad game at all – it’s very well done. But despite the major game press giving it a resounding average of 90%, one can’t help but feel like Kirby’s Epic Yarn is lacking something.