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2:45 PM on 07.25.2011

The Jimquisition: A different kind of difficulty

Hail, traveler, for I have come with gifts of video for you to drink through your eye-mouths and fill your brain-belly. Let the realm rejoice, for The Jimquisition saves! This week, I have a chat about different kinds of difficulty, and how "death" isn't the only kind of challenge in a videogame. It's some stuff I think and then say with words while a camera is switched on in the same room as me.

Jim Sterling


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12:00 PM on 12.27.2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn goes gummy

Oh Kirby, how the tables have turned, you soft pink prick! After years of eating other people, we finally get a chance to taste your squidgy pastel flesh! It's going to be like that movie, Alive, only slightly less funny.&nbs...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 12.21.2010

Jensen admits he was 'wrong' about Epic Yarn

Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen caught quite a bit of heat for claiming that Kirby's Epic Yarn was the worst game of 2010 because it was too cute. In a year that had technically deficient games, poorly designed games like ...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 12.18.2010

Consistency, thy name is NOT Entertainment Weekly

So, yesterday we talked about how Entertainment Weekly voted Kirby's Epic Yarn the single worst game of 2010. While a bizarre choice in a year that saw games full of real technical, design and visual flaws, EW is entitled to ...

Jim Sterling

5:20 PM on 12.17.2010

Entertainment Weekly: Kirby Epic Yarn worst game of 2010

In a year that saw the release of Kane & Lynch 2, I'm Not Alone, Naughty Bear and Dead or Alive: Paradise, the experts at Entertainment Weekly have declared none other than Kirby's Epic Yarn as 2010's worst game.  Re...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 12.15.2010

Club Nintendo gets Kirby patches and other rewards

Nintendo continues to invade your home, one seemingly random inanimate object at a time. The latest batch of goodies has hit Club Nintendo, and assuming you have the necessary amount of games (and points that follow), the new...

Jordan Devore

8:40 AM on 10.07.2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn was originally a new IP

When Kirby's Epic Yarn was announced, there were a few among us who cynically suggested that it looked like a new IP that Kirby had been shoehorned into. It would appear that cynicism has won the day, with Nintendo admitting ...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 10.04.2010

More Kirby's Epic Yarn stuff to 'D'aaaaaaw' at

First up, we have the video seen above. It features King Dedede, Meta Knight, a little shmup-style gameplay, and some giant bosses, all in yarn form. Anyone Kirby fan who's been worried that this new string-focused game wont...

Jonathan Holmes

10:40 AM on 09.29.2010

Learn how to play Kirby's Epic Yarn in new video

Here's a new Japanese trailer for Kirby's Epic Yarn, detailing how you'll be playing the game when it launches later this month. It's all in Moonspeak, but the footage gives you the general idea. Besides, it's Kirby -- it's ...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 09.15.2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn: Meta Knight is made of string!

Kirby's Epic Yarn's official website updated recently and it reveals yet another classic Kirby character who has been given the string-treatment. The enigmatic Meta Knight, long beloved of Kirby fans, is now resplendent in hi...

Jim Sterling



PAX 10: Jimpressions of Kirby's Epic Yarn photo
PAX 10: Jimpressions of Kirby's Epic Yarn
by Jim Sterling

After what has felt like an eternity of waiting, I have finally gotten my hands on Kirby's Epic Yarn during PAX Prime. Both myself and the esteemed Jonathan Holmes took on the roles of Kirby and Prince Fluff for some co-op patchwork antics. So, here's the burning question -- has Nintendo just been stringing us along? 

The answer, from what I have played, is no. Kirby's Epic Yarn is an absolute delight. It's not a challenging game (losing points rather than dying is the penalty for getting hit by enemies) but it's a game that just makes you grin from ear to ear. The co-op works surprisingly well, with Kirby and Fluff throwing each other around the screen and even combining to form ludicrous gestalt tanks that fire rockets and big fists. 

One thing that I really must emphasize is just how gorgeous this game looks. I'm not even going to say it looks good "for a Wii game." It looks good, period. The wonderfully bouncy animations, the effects of the scenery being ruffled and pulled, and the beautiful bright colors make this a complete visual treat. 

This game is simply lovely. Fun and varied gameplay, adorable characters, and surprisingly appealing graphics makes this a definite Nintendo game to watch. I have a feeling it's going to make gamers of all ages smile. 

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4:00 PM on 08.18.2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn box art makes me spunk from my penis

Professional sourpuss and Destructoid editor-in-chief Nick Chester tells me I should stop being so excited for Kirby's Epic Yarn. I have decided instead to not learn my lesson about Aliens vs. Predator and ignore his warnings...

Jim Sterling