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....)
Game: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards
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
+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.
-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.
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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