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So.....someone Nintentacle (:P) suggested I should make review threads ;o.....(although someone else Kupmogli (:P) did tell me to make a review collection thread as well but uhh... anyways - lets see how this turns out ;o....)

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Game: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards
Genre: Adventure/Platformer
Developer: HAL/Nintendo
System: Nintendo 64 (N64)
Total Score: 78/100
Value Score: 7.8/10

• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 7/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 4/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 7/10

Pros
+Combo Abilities and Powers are a nice addition
+Allies having their own portion in the level design is nice and unique
+Crystal Shards add a new level of challenge and may increase length value
+Many old elements from past Kirby titles used which is great for nostalgic fans
+Keeps the same formula in design and UI as past Kirby games.
+Level design is well done
+Bosses have two life bar phases now which add more length to boss fights
+Storyline now is more detailed through cutscenes and characters have more personality shown.

Cons
-The lack of some notable abilities is a bit saddening (such as the Hammer and Sword abilities)
-Some of the crystal shards will make you go to another level to achieve a ability instead of being able to get the ability you need in their respected levels - thus causing confusion on which ability you need.
-Enemy characters are bland compared to previous Kirby games.
-Mini boss fights are joke fights with stationary enemies unlike past Kirby games.
-Gameplay and pace feels sluggish compared to past Kirby games.
-Delays on certain ability attacks will leave players frustrated as some can lead to one's death or unnecessary damage.

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Comparison's sake to other games in the series.

Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards (N64): 78

Kirby's Adventure (NES): 89
Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA): 92
Kirby's Dreamland (GB): 65
Kirby's Dreamland 2 (GB): 76
Kirby's Dreamland 3 (SNES): 87
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii): 86
Kirby's Return To Dreamland (Wii): 85
Kirby Super Star (SNES): 100

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You got this idea from me... Also, it would be better if you had commentary over your videos.



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Nintentacle said:
You got this idea from me...


Yes n_n - thankies!



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Slade6alpha said:
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That will more than likely be next :o.

I'll do my older reviews (2010, 2011, and 2012 reviews) as well but in my new format since my older reviews are tl;dr and a bit noobish :P.



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basil,my brother (),pros and cons dont make reviews.you have to go more in-deapth

and that video is bad n_n

aviggo77 said:
basil,my brother (),pros and cons dont make reviews.you have to go more in-deapth

I like it.

OT:  Probably one of my least favorite Kirby games tbh.



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aviggo77 said:
basil,my brother (),pros and cons dont make reviews.you have to go more in-deapth


If I do my old style review, you would call it a novel , not a review ;(.

I rather get to the nitty gritty pros and cons of the game without listing every single detail or any spoilers (plus I dont have the time for that kind of review making anymore l0l - I find this a time saver for myself :O).

An example of my old review style is my Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Review: http://www.gamespot.com/valkyrie-profile-lenneth/user-reviews/2200-185966/

aviggo77 said:
and that video is bad n_n

Why ;o? But I do admit, there is one BAD aspect in the video and apparently its not something on Nintendo's side but on the recording aspect - doesnt affect gameplay but only the cutscenes, can you figure it out :P?