Conclusion: Ce Kirby Au fil de l'eau devrait trouver son public. Mais sans doute pas l'habituel, pas celui qui suit Kirby depuis ses débuts. Ce nouvel épisode change son approche, son gameplay afin de s'adresser aux plus jeunes. De toute évidence, ce titre, dont le challenge est passé au second plan, dont la facilité est exacerbée pour garantir une jolie aventure sans déception, ne satisfera pas un public d'habitués.
Pros: L'originalité des décors, Une bande son enchanteresse, Une prise en main facile, Très bien conçu pour les petits, Une merveilleuse aventure contée aux enfants
Cons: Un manque de challenge évident, Une déception sans doute pour les habitués de Kirby
Excerpt: I have to admit that Kirby’s Epic Yarn was a disappointment for me. I played this at E3 in the year of our Lord 2010, and was very excited about it. Fast forward to when I could afford the game, and the novelty had passed. Maybe if I was reviewing it six months ago, the outcome would be different. But somehow I doubt it. We went completely through this game in six hours. Thankfully I only spent twenty dollars on this game. I would be irritate if I had spent fifty.
Excerpt: One day, Kirby is enjoying a peaceful walk through Dream Land, and spots a strange looking tomato, which turns out to be a magical one called a Metamato. As he sucks it in a strange new villain, Yin-Yarn, tries to interrupt him and fails. He then uses his magic sock to open a portal to Patch Land, and brings Kirby and his friends there.
Pros: Excellent 2D artistic style; fabulous music; very high quality storybook voice acting; heartwarming story, and game, all around
Cons: If you die, there is very little punishment, as you just lose some beads (like coins); not overly challenging, especially in the early part of the game; short if you do not collect everything
Summary: When Kirby's Epic Yarn was announced, many people thought Nintendo was stringing us along, that the game would be poorly stitched together or otherwise patchy. A 2D platformer with a cute gimmick runs the risk of being threadbare, but it would appear that developer Good Feel has it all sewn up. You might worry that the bad yarn puns are a bit woolly, but I refuse to change my material .
Conclusion: Kirby's Epic Yarn is definitely up there with Super Mario Galaxy 2 as a must-have Nintendo game this year. However, what separates Kirby from everyone's red-capped plumber is that there were some serious risks taken with Kirby, and the result is something totally awesome. From the unique visual style to the new twist on classic Kirby platforming, this title feels like something completely new, even as it retains its core identity as a Kirby game.
Excerpt: I write this as someone who is immune to twee. The tedious, contrarian part of my brain sees cute and screams: It's a PLOY . I look at those adverts with talking cats and hiss: you're a marketing scheme . I'll listen to you go on about that time you put a hat on your Nintendog and then roll my eyes dramatically until I stop getting invited over to your house. This is my jaded fatal flaw, my heart of darkness.
Original and beautiful platformer is one of the year's best.
Common Sense Media
10 April 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a creative and original platformer safe for anyone old enough to be able to understand how to play. The youngest players might become a little afraid while facing off against some of the game’s larger monsters, but it’s not exactly the stuff of nightmares -- all of the game’s enemies are made of yarn. Plus, they cannot kill the game’s little pink hero, only make him lose some of the beads he’s collected.
Summary: Kirby’s Epic Yarn is not just a next gen Kirby platformer for the Wii. It takes the lovable eating machine into a land of textiles, bringing with him new gameplay mechanics and an entirely unique visual style. It can be played with a buddy, though it does make the game more challenging in some parts. Not to worry, though, since you can’t die in this game you are sure to get through it.
Conclusion: Kirby’s Epic Yarn is a fantastic return for our favorite pink ball. It is stunning, has amazing levels and worlds, creative gameplay and is a platformer anyone can enjoy. But it does have its problems. An utterly awful story, repetitive gameplay towards the end and the fact that it is ridiculously easy and will not pose any challenge to anyone only serve to bring it down. Kirby is all about having fun and enjoying the scenery as you go along.