In Under 10 Minutes, I'll Show You the Good and Bad of Kirby's Return to Dreamland

I recently recommended that people skip the new Kirby game for the Wii, Kirby's Return to Dreamland. I don't hate the game. I just think you have better options. I also think you might like to see more of the game, since it's a charmer and has good stuff in it.


Sit back and enjoy just under 10 minutes of the game. Stick around for the surprise conclusion, would you?


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Out of curiosity, Mr. Totilo, have you played the game mostly by yourself, with others, or a combination of both? The reason I ask is that, after reading the Iwata Asks interview about the game, it's explained that the game was developed with multiple players in mind.

I wouldn't say co-op would magically solve all the issues you have with the game, but perhaps it would reveal the true ... "soul"? ... of the game.

And on a sidenote, one of the developers stated that the latter half of the game has a greater difficulty than other, similar Kirby games. Have you or anyone else found that to be true? Have you unlocked the New Game+ option which, apparently, also makes the whole game tougher (e.g., later-game enemies show up earlier, more damage is taken, stronger bosses, etc.)?