How suitable is Kirby's Epic Yarn for a child?

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#1  Edited By xerxes8933a

Have never really bought a video game for a child before, but my nephew turned 6 this year and has started to take a liking to them.  Don't have a Wii myself so don't know much about the game but after that quick look recently I thought it might be a good option.  He's apparently played Super Mario Galaxy (Not sure which one) as well as some of the mini-game collections like Wii Sports fine enough to enjoy them.  How does Kirby's compare to these in terms of difficulty?  Is there much frustration or failure?
If Kirby would not be suitable, could anyone suggest some others?

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#2  Edited By A_Cute_Squirtle

How about the Raving Rabbids games? 

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#3  Edited By nickux

I played Kirby's Epic Yarn with my four year-old niece and she absolutely loved it. She's still pretty young so she doesn't really get some of the control concepts but to her it was like watching a cartoon. I highly recommend playing it with them.

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#4  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

In Epic Yarn it's not possible to lose. Plus the gameplay is simple and never hard. I'd say that it's fine.
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#5  Edited By CrazedMaverick

I think if he can get Super Mario Galaxy, then he should be fine gameplay-wise with Kirby. and plus who doesn't love kirby.

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#6  Edited By xerxes8933a
@A_Cute_Squirtle said:
" How about the Raving Rabbids games?  "
Which of the ones would you say is best?  Watching the quick look for the latest one now.
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#7  Edited By kenzo287

Don't underestimate the gaming skill of young children. My little brother just turned six and could probably beat New Super Mario Bros. (if he owned it). Kirby's Epic Yarn would make a great game for your nephew (or yourself if you ever get a Wii.)

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#8  Edited By eroticfishcake

You'll be happy to know that it's incredibly easy, forgiving yet fun at the same time. So get it.

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#9  Edited By GunnBjorn

He'll consider you his best uncle if you buy that for him! ; )
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#10  Edited By HandsomeDead

Epic Yarn seems like the most perfect game for kids.

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Get it, it's insanely fun.
I played it and I nearly cried from the sheer cuteness of it all.
My lil cousin adored it and the happy sounds and colorful backgrounds are just like a cartoon for them.
 
Just be sure to play it yourself too, you're missing out otherwise!

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#12  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.
 
That'll learn 'em.

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#13  Edited By xerxes8933a
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.  That'll learn 'em. "
But alas, they only have a Wii.
 
Seems a few of you know young ones who have enjoyed it, guess that solves this holiday.  Perhaps I'll look at that Rabbids one for the next, seems amusing, though a little bit tougher.
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#14  Edited By Willy105

I think Kirby would be a great choice, especially due to the very low number of good kids games out there.

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#15  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
@Xerxes8933A said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.  That'll learn 'em. "
But alas, they only have a Wii.  "
There is a wii version of SMB coming, just tell them you'll buy that when it comes out :).
 
Seriously though, Kirby is the perfect game.
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#16  Edited By blackbird415

VERY!

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#17  Edited By wolf_blitzer85
@Xerxes8933A said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.  That'll learn 'em. "
But alas, they only have a Wii.  Seems a few of you know young ones who have enjoyed it, guess that solves this holiday.  Perhaps I'll look at that Rabbids one for the next, seems amusing, though a little bit tougher. "
You're nephew is going to have a blast with it. Especially if you play co-op. My 3 year old nephew dug the hell out of it although he wasn't quite sure what was going on. It was awesome trying to teach him the controls, but he was still way into the fact that when he hit a button something happened on screen to really care how to learn to do anything else.
 
Starting them down the right path young.
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#18  Edited By mosdl
@MattyFTM said:
" @Xerxes8933A said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.  That'll learn 'em. "
But alas, they only have a Wii.  "
There is a wii version of SMB coming, just tell them you'll buy that when it comes out :).  Seriously though, Kirby is the perfect game. "
Common, MadWorld would be way better for kids than SMB. 
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#19  Edited By Ace829
@mosdl said:
" @MattyFTM said:
" @Xerxes8933A said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Too easy, get him Super Meat Boy instead.  That'll learn 'em. "
But alas, they only have a Wii.  "
There is a wii version of SMB coming, just tell them you'll buy that when it comes out :).  Seriously though, Kirby is the perfect game. "
Common, MadWorld would be way better for kids than SMB.  "
Manhunt 2 is also a good choice.
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#20  Edited By BraveToaster

Small children learn quickly, so difficulty shouldn't deter you from buying any game for him.

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#21  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I don't think there's more suitable game for a six year old out there than Kirby's Epic Yarn. Go for it.

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#22  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I played it and I nearly cried from the sheer cuteness of it all.  "  
 xD
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#23  Edited By SethPhotopoulos

I don't see why you would ever think that Epic Yarn would be a difficult and frustrating game for your nephew.

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@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I played it and I nearly cried from the sheer cuteness of it all.  "  
 xD "
Oi! 
At least Nintendo's games make me feel something compared to another hack and slash or shooter! Pff!
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#25  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I played it and I nearly cried from the sheer cuteness of it all.  "  
 xD "
Oi!  At least Nintendo's games make me feel something compared to another hack and slash or shooter! Pff! "
im trying to imagine someone weeping and screaming "THIS GAME IS SO CUTE"
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@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I played it and I nearly cried from the sheer cuteness of it all.  "  
 xD "
Oi!  At least Nintendo's games make me feel something compared to another hack and slash or shooter! Pff! "
im trying to imagine someone weeping and screaming "THIS GAME IS SO CUTE" "
Watch the Quick look, it comes close xD
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#27  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@TaliciaDragonsong:  how dare you !! ofcourse ive seen the QL
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@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong:  how dare you !! ofcourse ive seen the QL "
 Stop being silly then!
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#29  Edited By christ0phe

I don't think there's a better choice

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#30  Edited By Skald

All Kirby games are suitable for every human being ever. 
 
Fanboy? Me? Yeah, I guess I am.

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#31  Edited By Scrawnto

Having been a six-year-old that played video games, even if that was 15 years ago, I can attest that difficulty is no more of a problem for children than grown people. I played a considerable amount of Donkey Kong Country when I was six, and that was way less forgiving than Kirby. But then, I played a lot of Kirby back then as well.

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#32  Edited By MysteriousBob
@Kenzo287 said:
" Don't underestimate the gaming skill of young children. "
That is so true. I could beat half of Dynamite Headdy at that age.
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#33  Edited By generic_eric

This game is on the list my 9yr old nephews christmas list.  I wouldn't have hesitated on the purchase if they had the DS version he thought they did.

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#34  Edited By TheDukeofArgyll

Everything is soft and made of yarn.  Kirby doesn't kill anything and he can't die or lose a life or fail in anyway at a level.  It is the perfect game for a child.

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#35  Edited By Hizang

"FacePalm"
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#36  Edited By Nomin

But Kirby has a high probability of making someone appreciate yarns, arts & crafts, and knitting, so be forewarned.