Kirby's Epic Yarn is a great take on the classic 2d formula. I'd like to note i 100%ed this game entirely with a friend doing coop.We spent around 10ish hours 100%ing the game. Dreamland is threatened by Yin-Yarn an evil yarn magician and to distract Kirby, Yin-Yarn throws Kirby into Patch land which was torn into six pieces. First of all, if i took a shot for every time they said 'yarn' id have passed out an hour into the game. Kirby is tasked with stitching back together the Yarn land with Prince Fluff and finding a way back to Dreamland.
Unlike other Kirby games, you won't be sucking up your enemies. Instead, you use your yarn-self to grab the yarn enemies and rip them apart them or ravel them into a yarn ball to throw them at other yarn enemies. Its pretty ridiculous, but its loads of fun. The level design was fantastic and bosses were very intuitive making great use of the yarn mechanics.
The game is beautiful, for a Wii game, taking on a very creative yarn-styled look. The game is a charm to look at and is quite adorable. The narrator that told the story kind of like a Curious George episode was kind of silly but it worked. There was one underwater level with a bunch of eels that had abysmal slowdown that made the game practically unplayable. I don't know if it was because of it being coop or what. The rest of the game ran quite nicely.
It's a great Kirby game i recommend for just about anyone. If you are a fan of Kirby, platforming or just plain fun definitely pick up this game.
+Adorable, well done art style
+Great traditional 2d game play with the 'yarn' twist
-If you don't like collecting everything it could be extremely short
-Nothing else, its great