Summary: Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a side-scrolling adventure game where you can play on your own or with up to three of your friends. Kirby, in his many guises, is in control of the infamous foursome. Help him use his powerful Copy ability to inhale, spit or transform as enemies rise to the challenge.
Conclusion: In designing everything around the delightful textiles of Patch Land, co-developers HAL and Good-Feel have ensured that Kirby’s latest and greatest transcends any concerns of style being prioritised over substance – the substance of Epic Yarn is in the style. There are other, equally fine, games for those looking to test their co-ordination, or bathe in the rays of nostalgia.
Summary: Kirby’s Epic Yarn is one of the most beautiful games on the market today. While the Wii may not be as capable at pushing polygons, it’s still home to some stunning games as long as the hardware is in the right hands. Epic Yarn’s gorgeous art style revolves around a world and its inhabitants being crafted out of around yarn, fabric, and even cotton that makes every nook and cranny of the game a sight to behold, while sharp controls make it a joy to play.
Excerpt: Something’s gone wrong in the realm of Dream Land. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it looks…off. It’s not the color or shape; the atmosphere is still bright and cheerful, and the enemies are still the same. It’s as if everything has been stolen and replaced with things that only resemble the originals. Mere imitations trying to pass off as the real thing. They’re watching you, waiting to see if you’ll be fooled.
Excerpt: Like Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow , Kirby’s Epic Yarn bears little resemblance to the series it claims to continue. Shadow ’s flimsy connection was merely in letting you play as a Belmont descendent. In Epic Yarn , similarly, you control the titular doughy pink puff, but he lacks his hallmark abilities: no gobbling up enemies and absorbing their powers, no flying, and no inhaling. This malarkey is dealt with early on, and hinges on the charming arts-and-crafts visuals.
Summary: Kirby's Epic Yarn introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the gameplay and allows the ever-morphing Kirby to take on a variety of new forms.
Summary: By placing the focus on enjoying various tricks and emotional high-points in each stage, Kirby’s Epic Yarn has shown us that a game doesn’t have to be hard to be fun. If you have a Wii, you should definitely check this one out.
Summary: Kirby’s Epic Yarn is yet another a fun whimsical game to add to Nintendo’s list of fantastic first party titles. The graphics are wonderful, the gameplay cute, and the story…well bizarre to say the least. Simply watching the story book come to life will capture the attention and imagination of even the most seasoned gamer. Sure Kirby’s latest game is cute and light-hearted but don’t let that deter you from trying it. Even hardcore gamers will find something to love here.
Summary: Stuffed with adorable and creative platforming action, Kirby’s Epic Yarn is an absolute joy to look at and play. There are lots of levels to go through, collectibles to grab and a lot of fun to be had in two-player mode. A wonderfully sewn together game that is definitely one of the highest points of Wii gaming, and needs to be every Wii gamer's collection.
Summary: Kirby staat opnieuw volop in het spotlicht van Nintendo. Eerder gingen we al aan de slag met Epic Yarn en Mass Attack, maar beide games brachten niet de klassieke Kirby tot leven. Dat wil Nintendo deze keer wel bereiken met Kirby's Adventure Wii waarin de roze stofzuiger zich volop mag uitleven in een gloednieuw avontuur.
Pros: Klassieke gameplay, Multiplayer, Extra’s
Cons: Iets te weinig uitdaging, Rare multiplayerkeuzes