Kirby Battle Royale is a fun game, don't get me wrong. But it has some problems. Online problems. Granted, because of the general lack of people online, getting to be with friends isn't too difficult anymore (I managed to do that recently with a few friends; fun times). But the options for online are very limited.
As soon as you click "Online Battle," your first, and only, option is "Ranked Matches." Once the player confirms this choice, they will be moved into a room with other players (unless there are none/a room is full, forcing you into a different room). The player can pick from only three random game modes, as opposed to one of the ten. Afterward, the player can pick an ability, headgear, and color; color, however, is client—only you …Read more >
Spark... or Plasma. Spark made its first appearance in Kirby's Adventure, and Plasma in Kirby Super Star. Despite their similarities, no one ability has taken over. This comes off as a weird situation, as other abilities have been removed or merged in favor of another ability or gameplay mechanic. Some common examples that I will look over as Fire & Burning and Ice & Freeze.
Fire... and Burning. A battle that arguably ended as early as Kirby: Squeak Squad, but there's still more to it. Both of these abilities made their debut in Kirby's Adventure, and while Fire reigns supreme today, Fire's outlook wasn't always that way, and most people probably don't even realize it. Fire and Burning are fairly similar, and people may often confuse the two du…
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Dream Friends are probably one of the greatest elements of Kirby Star Allies, and are an aspect of the game that made it relevant for up to a year after its release. Since Wave 3 was the last wave, there won't be any more Dream Friends added to the game. However, it's usually interesting to ponder what it would be like if certain characters were added as Dream Friends, in a similar vein to speculating/modding characters into Smash Bros. That being said, let's talk about the idea of Samus Aran as a Dream Friend.
The character of choice isn't exactly random. Samus appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as one of the characters you help out to obtain a Heart Star; the idea of Samus being a Dream Friend wasn't originally mine, however, how she'd perfo…Read more >
So, since the Extra Epic Yarn demo is now out in America, I took the time to download and try it out. Now that I've done that, I'd like to share my personal thoughts on it. Should be noted that regardless of how I feel about the demo, I still plan on getting and playing the full game when it comes out, for one reason or another.
Like personal responsibilities.
So I played through the stages (on Normal Mode, mind you) just to get a feel for the game (I played a relatively short session of Co-op Epic Yarn recently as a form of preparation/familiarity). The game feels good; no problems with the controls at first. Game gives you the Knitting Needles Ravel Ability pretty early on, allowing you to make use of it for pretty much the entire stage (e…Read more >
We have four very similar Kirby games. Return to Dream Land, Triple Deluxe, Planet Robobot, and Star Allies all handle near identically. And while they all may appear very same-y because of this, there are some notable differences. One such difference is damage output. Thanks to Robobot's inclusion of Security Force, a clone of Metal General, obtaining damage values for attacks is relatively simple; not quite as simple as before, but it gets the job done. And with this info (or, you know, looking into the game itself to obtain these values etc. etc.), there are some things I've noted that bother me. In case the title wasn't a giveaway, damage output went down in Robobot (I cannot guarantee if Triple Deluxe went through the same process but…Read more >