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slop101
10-17-10, 04:34 PM
I'm a few levels in, and this is quite possibly the most pleasant video game I've ever played.

Relaxing, fun, definitely imaginative, but most of all, pleasant.

This game puts a smile on my face and warms my cockles.

Please pick this up to show that there's a market for quality imaginative titles that aren't dumbed-down shovelware or testosterone-filled shooters.

FRwL
10-17-10, 04:59 PM
Kirby is the 2nd most neglected Nintendo series (behind Kid Icarus) that had lots of potential. There is still no pure 3D adventure game for it, Crystal Shards on N64 was supposed to be the big boy like Mario 64 or OOT but it was no where near that but at least they have succeeded on the 2D field still like what you mention.

slop101
10-17-10, 07:21 PM
Well, Kid Icarus only had that one NES game, and nothing since (besides appearing in Smash Bros. and I guess there's the upcoming 3DS game, but that's a ways off). Kirby's been in a bunch of stuff, a couple SNES game and mostly DS games, but they've all be solid, though they certainly skew very young.

I'd say this is the best Kirby game yet, if not the best 2D platformer on the Wii. Not that there's too many of them.

Decker
10-17-10, 08:58 PM
Just curious slop : did you get it at Kmart with the $20 coupon and the $20 off one of three games, or at TRU with the $10 GC + guide? Or somewhere else?

I think I'll pick it up at Kmart on Tuesday with one of my $15 Fallout NV coupons and might get Sin & Punishment 2 as well. Hadn't heard anything about it, but the reviews are good and I have the other two games they're offering.

runner001
10-17-10, 09:46 PM
Like Decker, I'm curious as to where I should purchase it for the best price. I only have the Wii.

kstublen
10-17-10, 10:40 PM
So apparently the Kmart deal is buy Kirby's Epic Yarn and get the $20 Gaming Certificate as well as $20 Off either New. Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid: Other M, or Sin And Punishment 2.

I think I'll use the $20 Certificate I have from picking up Enslaved last week to get Kirby at Kmart, and get another $20 Certificate in exchange. Maybe I'll pick up Metroid, even though it didn't get great reviews.

Liver&Onions
10-17-10, 10:54 PM
Yes, this game is stellar. even the boss fights are cute and fun!

Daryl
10-17-10, 11:24 PM
I think I'll use the $20 Certificate I have from picking up Enslaved last week to get Kirby at Kmart
slight correction (in your favor) - that should be a $25 coupon from the Enslaved deal :thumbsup:

JasonF
10-17-10, 11:42 PM
Well, Kid Icarus only had that one NES game, and nothing since (besides appearing in Smash Bros. and I guess there's the upcoming 3DS game, but that's a ways off).

There was also a Kid Icarus game for the original Game Boy.

UncleGramps
10-18-10, 12:01 PM
I'm a few levels in, and this is quite possibly the most pleasant video game I've ever played.

Relaxing, fun, definitely imaginative, but most of all, pleasant.

This game puts a smile on my face and warms my cockles.

Please pick this up to show that there's a market for quality imaginative titles that aren't dumbed-down shovelware or testosterone-filled shooters.
Well said. The game is so laid-back and simple, and really enjoyable.

squidget
10-18-10, 12:13 PM
I played through the first stage in demo and I loved it. It's warm and cute and just plain fun. I was going to get from Amazon but it sounds like I might get this from K-Mart (I could use a 20 GC)

BTW, Great review here:http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/15/kirbys-epic-yarn-review/#continued

Last bit, "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."

kefrank
10-18-10, 01:06 PM
I'd say this is the best Kirby game yet, if not the best 2D platformer on the Wii. Not that there's too many of them.
That's still saying something, considering the awesomeness of NSMB Wii!

I don't see how I can avoid picking up Kirby's Epic Yarn. It sounds too enjoyable to pass up.

slop101
10-18-10, 01:47 PM
That's still saying something, considering the awesomeness of NSMB Wii!
It's a totally different kind of platforming game, but same caliber of quality.

Michael Corvin
10-18-10, 01:52 PM
Kirby is the 2nd most neglected Nintendo series (behind Kid Icarus) that had lots of potential.

It's funny, up until midway through the xbox/ps2/GCN generation I was a Nintendo guy. Other than the NES, I was in line on launch day for every other Nintendo console, including the Wii. All that being said, I have never once played a Kirby game. I don't think I've even seen one before this one. Odd.

Anyway, this one looks interesting so I might nab it with all those K-mart deals* going on. Plus I have a daughter that might have some fun with it as well.

*$25 from Enslaved and $15 from the Fallout coasters = $15 out of pocket. :banana:

Liver&Onions
10-18-10, 02:08 PM
I'd never played a Kirby game in the past either, and fell in love with this one the moment I saw it.

kstublen
10-18-10, 02:14 PM
I remember playing Kirby's Dream Land on my original Game Boy as a kid. One of my favourite games growing up. Good times. I also played Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and had fun with it, although it was way too simple and over much too quickly. I enjoyed playing Kirby with all the different powers though. Looking forward to revisiting the character in this.

FRwL
10-18-10, 05:17 PM
It's funny, up until midway through the xbox/ps2/GCN generation I was a Nintendo guy. Other than the NES, I was in line on launch day for every other Nintendo console, including the Wii. All that being said, I have never once played a Kirby game. I don't think I've even seen one before this one. Odd.


The big series now are Mario-Zelda-Metroid, Metroid is a newcomer since it skipped the 1st 3D generation (which was a really important one) while Mario/Zelda delivered in spades on 64. Kid Icarus i meant most neglected because it's technically a series with the 2 games (the GB one too like mentioned here) but the first game on the NES was often called the sister game of Metroid 1 and the two series were compared when both went to the Gameboy for their part 2. Kid Icarus on NES was one of the best games on that system, part 2 was like Metroid 2 both still good but not at their original levels, while Metroid 3 came out on SNES and was phenomenal that was the first stop since Kid Icarus was really well on its way for that but nothing which was weird. Now though there's that DS game to come out finally, but still a lot of generations have passed since then. Kirby was obviously given more attention on NES/GB/SNES, and though they actually did release on N64 it wasnt up to par compared with how Mario/Zelda did, and ever since it's been going strong on 2D but i still want to see them do a true 3D game for it. Also to this day i would still take a Metroid 64 with OOT/Megaman 64 type of engine over the Prime trilogy.

for best Kirby game my pick would by Kirby's Adventure on NES similar to the best Mario game being 3.

runner001
10-18-10, 07:09 PM
So apparently the Kmart deal is buy Kirby's Epic Yarn and get the $20 Gaming Certificate as well as $20 Off either New. Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid: Other M, or Sin And Punishment 2.

I think I'll use the $20 Certificate I have from picking up Enslaved last week to get Kirby at Kmart, and get another $20 Certificate in exchange. Maybe I'll pick up Metroid, even though it didn't get great reviews.

anybody know when that $20 certificate is good for?

Michael Corvin
10-18-10, 08:32 PM
The $25 Enslaved one is good from 10/17-11/27.

runner001
10-19-10, 05:16 AM
What about the one you get from buying Kirby?

Michael Corvin
10-19-10, 08:21 AM
Ahh, that would be active on 10/24 and valid for 30 or 45 days, I'm not sure which.

DaveNinja
10-19-10, 12:37 PM
I helped my daughter with the final few levels/bosses of this game. its pretty easy but still fun.

PixyJunket
10-19-10, 12:48 PM
I might get this for the girl as a birthday gift.. though I know damn well she'll see right through that.

Decker
10-19-10, 02:58 PM
I might get this for the girl as a birthday gift.. though I know damn well she'll see right through that.

http://www.guidautile.com/blog/img/simpson/Marge_palla_bowling.jpg

PixyJunket
10-19-10, 03:16 PM
Close. :lol:

I know she'd like to play it and she'd LOVE to play it together, but she already knows I want it too.

Other options are Crackdown 2 or Dead Rising 2, but I don't want to play those. ;)

runner001
10-19-10, 07:02 PM
Ahh, that would be active on 10/24 and valid for 30 or 45 days, I'm not sure which.

I was hoping to be able to use it for the Epic Mickey game I "preordered" already. Guess 45 days isn't going to make it.

Michael Corvin
04-26-11, 08:36 AM
Picked this up on sale for the kiddos for Easter and we finally started last night. Wow, what a joy and ridiculous amount of cuteness. This is the game that Little Big Planet should have been.

I had to start my own game save after the girls went to bed because I wanted to find everything. :lol:

Liver&Onions
04-26-11, 12:08 PM
First of all, when the fuck did Easter become about giving gifts?

2nd - yes, the game is retarded fun.

Michael Corvin
04-26-11, 12:14 PM
:lol: :shrug: :sad:

SuperBatMan
04-30-11, 01:32 PM
Picked this up when Amazon price matched Best Buy at $20, and I'm blown away by it. I can understand the cons most people had with not being able to die, but the pure fun the game is overshadows the negatives, IMO.

For $20, it's a downright steal. Even if it was $50, I would still recommend it, depending on the person. I know the people out there wanting a 'mature and hard game, b/c I'm a man!' demograph most likely wouldn't touch it, but I bet they might change their tone if they sat down and played it for more than 30 minutes. The beginning is kinda ho-hum, but once you get to about world 3 or so, it really shines.

Plus the art-style and graphics are just absolutely beautiful.

Draven
04-30-11, 03:11 PM
My 7-year old has beat it three times through and is currently working on all the patches. I just have to help him with the train parts because those are a little tough. Otherwise, he's loving it.

It seems like every time I watch him play a level I see a new mechanic or homage to a classic video game genre (like the shmup parts). It's really something else.

atxbomber
04-30-11, 04:50 PM
Picked this up when Amazon price matched Best Buy at $20, and I'm blown away by it. I can understand the cons most people had with not being able to die, but the pure fun the game is overshadows the negatives, IMO.

Aw, dammit. I didn't know that had been on sale for that low. :(

mhg83
04-30-11, 04:52 PM
Cant wait to play this later tonight.

MoviePage
04-30-11, 05:49 PM
As my grandma would say, "This game motherfucking rocks!"

Michael Corvin
05-01-11, 12:29 AM
Aw, dammit. I didn't know that had been on sale for that low. :(

Pretty sure I posted it in one of the deal threads.

Michael Corvin
05-07-11, 05:29 PM
Fuck Beadrix's Sweet's Park run. That bitch can die a slow painful death.