I've been playing games since I got my NES in 89.
I remember the first game I've ever played was Super Mario Bros. It introduced me to a whole new world of entertainment and discovery.
I remember the first time I saw a 16bit game, it was Sonic the hedgehog and it blew my mind! It was like nothing I've ever seen or played!
I remember my first time playing Mario 64 and being absolutely blown away! Playing as Mario in 3D for the first time is something I still can't truly explain.
I remember the first time my friend introduced me to Goldeneye. I will never forget the nights playing multiplayer for hours on end with my 3 best friends.
I remember seeing Hyrule for the first time in 3D and having that feeling of endless potential for exploration and discovery.
I remember the first time playing Super Smash Bros. and not understanding what the heck was going on, but I enjoyed every flipping minute of it.
There are those extremely rare games in every gamers life that truly blow the mind and show you things you never imagined were possible. Games that defined a generation, games that brought you and your friends closer together. Games that will forever be a part of your childhood.
To me Kid Icarus Uprising is one of those games!
IMHO this game sets a new precidence for game design, and should be held as the standard for all new Nintendo games. There are so many elements in this game that are just brilliant. Everytime I played a new chapter I was dying to see what happened next with the characters and story. I was estactic to hear the next heavenly tune play in the level. I wanted to see the next breathtaking area in the game( Chapter 8's Space Sea is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a video game. No I take that back it's one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life). I wanted to try out my new weapons and powers. I couldn't wait to explore the ground sections and look for intensity gates and treasure chests.And I'm still trying to figure out all the ends and outs of multiplayer.
The creativity and imagination in this game is earth shattering. I mean cmon, You can play as an Angel with a RAIL CANNON attached to his arm while flying through space and battling pirates! The crazy thing is that it works! Brilliantly I might add.
I could go on and on about this game but instead I will sum up all my thoughts up into this next statement.
This game surpassed all my expectations, made feel like a kid again, and most importantly it reminded me while I loving playing games. :)