Who doesn’t love Kirby!
For Nintendo Kirby has been a staple since the early 90’s (yeah, don’t you feel older). As soon as I saw the trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land I knew it was a must buy. Here’s just a few personal thoughts from me after playing for numerous hours.
First up let’s talk graphics. Kirby and the Forgotten Land features gorgeous, bright, child friendly graphics. It’s essentially Nintendo top to toe, even the music immediately makes you think of classic family friendly Nintendo fun.
At its heart Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a semi on rails 3D adventure. You control the eponymous Kirby as he searches levels for various secrets, until finally finding captured ‘waddle dees’ and the inevitable boss. Kirby has all his usual tricks, he can jump, float, consume things and spit them out. He can absorb an enemy / items power and utilise it himself. This is made even more amusing with the new “Big Mouth Mode”. Kirby can consume huge things and use them in various clever ways to help you through a level. I won’t spoil this too much, but it’s a hoot.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land also features Waddle Dee Town, a sort of home for Kirby between rescue missions. Here you can unlock collectibles, play some mini games, watch cutscenes and more. It’s an adorable little addition and like the rest of the game is gorgeous (and I’m not going to spoil everything in there for you).
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a fairly easy game, so it’s a great one to play with the family, or just to chill out. As far as negatives go, I don’t feel they outweigh what’s good. It is a fairly short game – given the ease of play – which might put some purchasers off. For me though, the adorable nature of the game will always win out. That and the fact you can return to levels to ensure you’d found all secrets / waddle dees means there is some replay-ability. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is yet another quintessentially Nintendo title and I think a must try / probably buy for any Switch owner.
Till next time people… what do we say?! ….
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