I had a blast with this game, and it might challenge for my favourite in the series. It’s crazy, it’s fun, it’s satisfying, and it’s badass. I am shocked at how much fun I had with Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is one the greatest 2D platformers of the last few years. The way the it builds the gameplay over a great level design, makes it a game that everyone should experience. If you didn't like Triple Deluxe, this is the Kirby game that you were looking for.
Planet Robobot's meager difficulty may feel like a turn off at times, but it's not a reason to write it off. Once you spend time sampling the large selection of powers in each stage, taking in the detailed visuals, the catchy soundtrack, and exploring the wealth of extra modes on hand, you are so focused on the game's pervasive charm that you're looking forward to the next delightful surprise, rather than praying for a grueling test of skill. Planet Robobot is another great feather in Kirby's cap that shouldn't be overlooked.
While the game design, polish and fun are really good on this game. It feels like youre playing a high end MOD from Triple Deluxe at all times. I wish there were some changes more than the robot theme.
This is a solid Nintendo platformer. The gameplay is smooth and the visuals are great. I love the new robo mech-like mechanic. Its fun to see what power-ups do to kirby and then how they affect robo-kirby differently. However, my only relatively big complaint with this game is that at no point did I really feel challenged. I don't think I ever died unless I accidentally fell down a pit or something. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for a good fun platformer, however, don't expect too much of a challenge.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is quite a fun game, but it's not without its drawbacks.
Let's start with the positives, The Soundtrack. The soundtrack in this game is very good, heck, there wasn't a theme in the game which I couldn't hum along to as I played.
The gameplay is quite good as well, the controls are smooth, the stages are designed solidly enough, and the new robot power-up is exceedingly fun to use. (I especially love the fire power-up with the robot.)
On the visuals/graphics, this is a very nice game to look at. It's very colorful, and feels very "alive," so to say. The framerate is stable as well, and the animations are fluid and consistent.
All of the things I mentioned above are great, they really are, but there are quite a few things in this game that bug me.
First, the difficulty. To be blunt, this game PISS. EASY. I'm not expecting Ghosts and Goblins levels of difficulty in a Kirby game, but seriously, when you're effortlessly plowing though enemies and bosses, it just gets really monotonous after the first few hours of gameplay.
My next gripe is with the repetition. Every single stage is just, walk forward, inhale and enemy, get their power-up, annihilate the rest of the enemies, and maybe a boss along the way. Very rarely do stages appear which decide to mix things up, like one stage where your robot gets upgraded to a jet, but, as I already stated, this happens a minute amount of times. Consistency is good, but when consistency gets in the way of new concepts and ideas, sometimes it's best to be a bit more risky.
And my final complaint is with length. I think there are about 6 worlds in the game. I beat 2 of them in about an hour and a half. Sure, there are other modes, which add replay value (somewhat), but overall, this game is a little on the short side.
All in all, this is quite a decent game, I would cetainly recommend it to Kirby fans, there is tons here to like if you are. But to everyone else who is interested, I would suggest waiting for a price drop or sale.
SummaryHarness the power of a mysterious mech to stop brutal invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this action-platformer. That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scann...