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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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...
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.
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.