Kirby's Epic Yarn Knit-All

Just watched that first look. Fantastic looking game, probably will pick it up for the kids for Christmas

As predicted, the five-star review from Giant Bomb. Or Screened.com, technically. I guess Alex Navarro liked the game enough to get back into game reviewing.

I picked it up this morning using the Kmart deal, and it is very well crafted. It is both easy enough for my 5 year old to play and not unbearable for daddy to play with her. Supposedly, the collectible items and gold medals add a bit of challenge to the game, but I don't know if I'll ever know. After unlocking some furniture and the in game store, my daughter was more enamored with decorating and redecorating Kirby's apartment in the game than with playing more levels so we didn't get very far.

For those playing with your kids there is also essentially a "bubble" mechanic like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii to help the little ones keep up during some of the more vertical sections of the game, but so far the levels are significantly easier than in NSMB.

This game has given me diabetes. Adorable, adorable diabetes.

I've also been playing Kirby Canvas Curse lately. Is it just me, or have Kirby games been cribbing elements from Sonic's playbook, but doing them better / with more innovation? The cannons in CC, the losing gems when you get his in EY, even the swinging back and forth on buttons feels like swinging on vines in Sonic 4, only less frustrating (in Sonic 4 you often have to do a couple swings to build up momentum and if you screw up, you fall to the bottom of the section and have to start all over again).

Wow, what a joy it is to play this game. I just finished the Melody Town stage, and I had the biggest grin plastered on my face throughout. The cake stage was also awesome. The game is incredibly easy, but that hasn't hampered my enjoyment in the slightest. Just seeing what kind of inventive stage or transformation awaits around the next corner is reason enough to keep going.

Anyone else get a huge kick out of seeing how the patch you throw will open up the next stage?

Me. I picked up a Wii and this game yesterday. This is such a fun, beautiful game. I'm straining to think if there's anything similar for the DS. I generally love games with such artistic flair and so unique. This tops Little Big Planet for me. This tops Okami in terms of pure fun. I love this game.

Kirby's Epic Yarn is pure bliss. I have not one complaint or criticism. It is just so much fun to play.

I'm happy to report that certain levels can be slightly harder when trying to get a gold medal. Recently, I went into a hidden level loaded with projectiles and another with objects knocking Kirby into pit falls. Needless to say, I have to play them again so I can retrieve my gold medals. There are also challenges that become available during the course of the game. Time trials, collectathons... That sort of stuff.

The presentation is wonderful. Adorable. Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more awesome vehicles, you enter Blub-Blub Ocean. Just when you thought Kirby couldn't possibly be any cuter, you arrive in Snow Land and overwhelming cuteness melts your brain.

What a treat this game is.

I was listening to a podcast today where someone jokingly asked if it had space marines. As if there were something aberrant about there being one game that was fun and cute and not involving guns.

Space Marines and guns nothin'! Hows about a giant missile-spewing mech?

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hbi2k wrote:

Space Marines and guns nothin'! Hows about a giant missile-spewing mech?

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I see your mech and raise you

Spoiler:

SPACE LAND :D

^ --- Next Land after Snow Land

As many great things as I've heard about this game-- not a whole lot of posts in the thread really.

demonbox wrote:

As many great things as I've heard about this game-- not a whole lot of posts in the thread really.

That seems to happen with Wii games ... or so I think I've noticed.

demonbox wrote:

As many great things as I've heard about this game-- not a whole lot of posts in the thread really.

In a lot of threads there are discussions regarding bugs, story surprises, debates about the game's quality, or posts arranging multiplayer nights. Not a lot to talk about really with this game. However, the in-game clock says that it has already seen 15 hours of play in our household.

EDIT: I think that this game's first couple boards will be my daughter's level 1-1 and 1-2 or Green Hill Zone. She has played them over and over to collect beads to buy furniture and toys from the in game store.

Picked this up today. It's fantastic This game pulls me forward by channeling my 8-year-old-self's id. Ohhh dinosuars, ohhh now cake, ooohhhhh a firetruck, oohhhh a tank, ohhh race cars.......

As someone who regularly prefers horror games like Silent Hill or Fatal Frame, shooters like MGS or dark RPGs like Shin Megami Tensei, I just have to say ...

This game is really, really fun.

(Picked it up tonight)

Also, I'd just like to say:

The grass feels like....pants.

garion333 wrote:
demonbox wrote:

As many great things as I've heard about this game-- not a whole lot of posts in the thread really.

That seems to happen with Wii games ... or so I think I've noticed.

Yeah, the discussion about Super Mario Galaxy 2 was pretty subdued, as was the discussion of Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and darn near every other big Wii title. The answer usually given is Jasonofindy's "what's there to say?" because the game is so polished or it's not multiplayer or it's not actually a big title or whatever. This board just doesn't have a lot of discussion about Wii games. Most people here don't play them, and those that do have gotten out of the habit of trying to drum up conversation about them by posting six times in a row in their own catch-all.

Well, my work was having a no-tax sale yesterday, and I initially was going to pick up the new Professor Layton or the new Final Fantasy on the DS, but they didn't have either, so it was kind of an impulse buy for me, but I'm not disappointed or sorry I picked it up.

It's nice to pick up something different like this once in a while.

We were playing this for a few hours at our S&T last night, and all the guys needed their man-cards back for how adorable this game was. It'll definitely have to be something I pick up from work since it really was enjoyable to play.

As a side-note, anyone know how to make a real yarn dragon?

garion333 wrote:
demonbox wrote:

As many great things as I've heard about this game-- not a whole lot of posts in the thread really.

That seems to happen with Wii games ... or so I think I've noticed.

Not sure what there is to talk about. It's gorgeous. It's fun. It's pure joy. I hope when I get some work (and thus some money) that Super Mario Galaxy is half this fun.

I sure do WISH I could be participating, but it's such a wallet-draining time of year that I had to pass on this one. For now, at least. I really appreciate all the positive talking it up, because that means it's on my list for the spring.

This is one of the few games where I think I may actually get a 100% completion on everything. It's just so much fun. It also helps that I can turn this on if my wife is in a bad moon, and the sheer cuteness gets her into a good mood.

I remember playing Kirby on the original Gameboy back in the day and loving it. Hearing the Kirby level clear music alone makes me very happy

Fantastic game so far, just heading into the candy world. I like that you can just plow ahead without too much challenge if you want but there's certainly a little more challenge in trying to get gold on all the levels and completing the bonus levels. Also like how they handle revisiting the same levels while keeping it interesting.

The sheer variety is impressive and of course the game is insanely adorable. I love the really simple piano music, it fits the game perfectly.

Guess there really isn't much else to say. It's cute and fun! My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Is the Classic Controller an option?

beeporama wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Is the Classic Controller an option?

Not sure, I don't have a classic controller. Probably not though as there are times you have to use the controller like a normal Wiimote.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:
beeporama wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Is the Classic Controller an option?

Not sure, I don't have a classic controller. Probably not though as there are times you have to use the controller like a normal Wiimote.

Yeah, it's not. I don't have a problem with sideways-remote, though. Are your hands large, DG?

Blind_Evil wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:
beeporama wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Is the Classic Controller an option?

Not sure, I don't have a classic controller. Probably not though as there are times you have to use the controller like a normal Wiimote.

Yeah, it's not. I don't have a problem with sideways-remote, though. Are your hands large, DG?

Something I learnt while having a quick bash at this over at momgamer's this weekend:

sideways Wiimote + MotionPlus = discomfort.

Jonman wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:
beeporama wrote:
Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

My only real complaint is that the Wiimote gets extremely uncomfortable when used as a normal controller when held sideways.

Is the Classic Controller an option?

Not sure, I don't have a classic controller. Probably not though as there are times you have to use the controller like a normal Wiimote.

Yeah, it's not. I don't have a problem with sideways-remote, though. Are your hands large, DG?

Something I learnt while having a quick bash at this over at momgamer's this weekend:

sideways Wiimote + MotionPlus = discomfort.

Yeah. I've never been really amused with the Wiimote's ergonomics in general, but this is worse than the first Raving Rabbids. I'll have to take the game in little hunks, I guess.

Jonman wrote:

Something I learnt while having a quick bash at this over at momgamer's this weekend:

sideways Wiimote + MotionPlus = discomfort.

I pop off the MotionPlus if a game wants a side-ways Wiimote. It makes it a lot more comfortable.

This is an interesting point. I've been sitting here wondering what the big deal was. I'm an ergonomic mess and this game has been fine. But I don't have motion plus. And I've played in small chunks for sure.