Kirby's Return to Dreamland is the first Nintendo-published game for the Wii since June and only the third of the year, but scarcity alone does not guarantee quality. Nor does the fact that this Kirby game allows him to do what he hasn't done for years: inhale his enemies. So Kirby sucks, but is Kirby's Return to Dreamland worth buying?
Stephen Totilo, who will be reviewing the game and writes the following with some sadness: I got it backwards. Last year, I thought Kirby's Epic Yarn wouldn't be any good. I wound up loving it. This year, I thought, okay, Kirby Wii sidescrollers = high quality. Wrong again. The game is an ordinary platformer, a one to four-player game of running, jumping, inhaling enemies, appropriating their powers and occasionally wielding timed hyper-powers like a sword or hammer that are almost as big as your TV screen. In a five-minute session that's charming. At length, it's numbing and asks its players to make no interesting decisions. Kirby has an amazing amount of moves in this game, but few that make a difference.