With flagship Nintendo Switch game releases, there’s always a lot of hype. But is the hype warranted, or does it just come from the big name? Kirby and the Forgotten Land releases this month. At a steep price of $60, the game seems quite expensive. But will Kirby and the Forgotten Land be worth it? Is the price point enough to justify the game’s purchase? Since the game isn’t released quite yet, here are some speculations about the game utilizing analysis from the game’s demo.
Keep in mind, this is purely speculation. The Game Haus will publish an article going over a more conclusive analysis once the game officially releases.
Aesthetically speaking, the game is very impressive. The vibrant colors, the soundtrack, the different Kirby forms, the Kirby Franchise has never looked better. For players looking specifically to play more Kirby, the Forgotten Land won’t disappoint, especially with the Soundtrack. Considering this is Kirby’s first debut in the 3d gaming realm, Nintendo did a fantastic job of creating the game’s environments. And even though it was just a demo, the short trial allowed players to witness the variety that the game has to offer.
For players looking for a charming, casual adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land will likely be their kind of game.
When the first trailer dropped, the community compared Kirby and the Forgotten Land to Super Mario Odyssey. The visuals were similar, so many speculated the game to be an open world adventure. But a hands on look at the demo disproves that theory. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is very much a linear based platformer, more similar to the style of Super Mario 3d Land. But that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to venture and discover. Levels have secrets hidden throughout, requiring specific power ups to unlock.
In light of that, when considering purchasing Kirby and the Forgotten Land, players need to consider what exactly they’re looking for in a video game. Kirby games used to provide more of a challenge. But as the games continued releasing, it seems their target audience falls into more of a casual, easy thrill. In other words, the days of Kirby Super Star Ultra’s intense boss fight marathon are over. And it’s highly likely Kirby and the Forgotten Land won’t bring back the challenge that used to be present in some of the older Kirby games.
From the quick preview of the game provided by the demo, Kirby and the Forgotten Land seems to focus primarily around creating new game gimmicks, alongside attempting to provide the player the feeling of incredible power through transformations. This rings especially true with the inclusion of the enhanced powerups, making the player absolutely overpowered.
Hopefully the full game gives enough of a challenge to push the limits of these new powerups. But following the recent trend in Kirby games, it’s a rather unlikely. But that isn’t to say that the game won’t be any fun. For committed Kirby fans looking to see the newest power up variations and upgrades, trying new power ups out and experimenting with different combinations will undoubtedly provide a lot of fun.
From a quick look at the game through the demo, Kirby and the Forgotten Land seems pretty fun. But whether or not it’ll be worth the entire $60 price tag is up to the individual player. For those looking to challenge themselves, yearning for the more challenging era of Super Star Ultra and Squeak Squad boss battles, though admittedly a little early to say, may very well not to be present in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Keep in mind, this analysis may very well be wrong in the future. The game isn’t officially released yet, and the demo definitely doesn’t paint an accurate picture.
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