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Quick Look: Kirby And The Rainbow Curse

That's a hell of a bad curse ya got there, Kirby. Sorry, man.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Feb. 18 2015

Cast: Jeff, Dan

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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Dan's review put me off of this. Lets see if this makes me feel any better.

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I don't like bad video games you guys.

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Time to see what's really up with this.

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Even if it's a mediocre game, Kirby is still so DAMN CUTE OH GOD I'M DYING!

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Aegon

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I just hope Nintendo doesn't ditch this art style. I want more games that look like this and I want to LOOK AT THE TV WHILE PLAYING THEM.

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Cute art style, gameplay is lacking compared though it seems.

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If only this game had a Mike tyson Boss, Well, always a chance for the enxt kirby game.

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Edited By Dan_CiTi

They should do a good bombastica on Canvas Curse. This doesn't look much different, but much less inspired. It really sucks it doesn't have powers.

Also, Kirby was never from earth, he's from Pop Star. Him and Meta Knight are the same "species" I guess.

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This seems to be a super divisive game. 2 from GB, 5/10 from GS, but Destructoid and GamesRadar gave it a 9/10 and 4/5 respectively. Hoping this QL will give me a better idea of what the hell I think about this game, and whether I want to plink down $40 on it.

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This does not look like a very good game. Too bad Kirby is a fun character.

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Mark of the Ninja Is indeed fantastic, yes.

... Oh what? Kirby? oh okay.

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This is coming from someone who isnt a big Nintendo guy and I dont own a Wii U, but does this look pretty solid for a 2 star game or am I missing something? Ive never seen this thing until now, and id totally play this.

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Dan brings up having to just watch the touch screen to get anything done in this game in the review and this QL, and that's a really good point I hadn't really thought about before. When a game looks as gorgeous as this one, having to watch that tiny ass screen is just a big negative for me. It should probably be a problem across the board with games that require a lot of precise touch movement, good thing there's not many of those games on the Wii U.

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Gah! This game is so PRETTY! I want to live in it! Claymation is the best. And man... if I didn't know any better, I'd swear that that was real clay.

... When's Armikrog coming, again?

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@amyggen: Ah, yeah. That does sound like a big bummer.

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Edited By ProfessorEss

I feel the same way about this as I did Epic Yarn, in that I really wish someone would put all this incredible style into a deeper, more challenging, and/or more satisfying gameplay experience.

...but I also feel the same way as I did Epic Yarn, in that GEEZE THIS IS PRETTY!!

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I dunno. This game seems kind of awesome. I think it looks more fun to play than Epic Yarn, which I didn't really like outside of the visuals.

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Edited By Benmo316

I think it'd be interesting having someone else (when applicable) play the game that was just reviewed, not the person who reviewed it. So in this case have Dan on the QL but talk about the game while Jeff played it. That way Dan could expand on his thoughts from his review and we can also get a different perspective from someone else playing it (more-so than just a co-op character).

Also: This game is freaking adorable! The screenshots, I thought, were good looking, but watching this game in motion is waaay better.

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Style over substance in the worst way possible

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Kirby is from a different galaxy, isn't he? Super Star established that.

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God damnit Dan, you're an American. We put ketchup on pretty much everything, get with the program!

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Oh man I just realized that the music from a series of Dota videos is from Kirby.

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Edited By thebipsnbeeps

HMMM. I actually think this game looks alright were I to judge only by this quick look, though admittedly I'd probably rather play this with my 9-year-old brother if I were to have a chance to try this out at all. I can see him digging the second player aspect of it, at least.

And yeah, the visuals, uh, holy crap

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God, this aches to be a proper platformer. Imagine the possibility of Nintendo pedigree with this art.

The loudest sigh.

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Such a great looking game. Its too bad its not a traditional Kirby game, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have no interest in playing a game with the stylus and staring at the gamepad the whole time. Bummer.

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I don't know. Dan seems to hold Triple Deluxe in much higher regard, but I found that game to be kinda boring after a while. This looks like something I'd actually be interested in playing.

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Use your Amiibos for a totally not Pay-to-win "daily" power boost(aka people will mess with the calendar to exploit it). Enjoy your $45 mobile-on-home-console Nintendo game! Ruined with Amiibos!

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NEVER HAD... mustard? If Dan's never had mustard and never put ketchup on a hot dog, what ... how... has Dan had a hot dog?

I guess I can't talk too much, I put ketchup on eggs, which I was surprised to find makes me weird.

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This is coming from someone who isnt a big Nintendo guy and I dont own a Wii U, but does this look pretty solid for a 2 star game or am I missing something? Ive never seen this thing until now, and id totally play this.

This is why fuck reviews

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Kirby's had a couple cancelled titles. Kirby's Air Ride 64 was sort of cancelled, but ended up just getting reworked into being Kirby's Air Ride for the GameCube. I also remember there being talks about Tilt 'n Tumble 2 for the GameCube, but that never came to fruition.

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It's so cute, but every time I saw trailers I thought the gameplay looked super boring.

I should probably get on that Kirby: Triple Deluxe sometime this year.

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Kirby!

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@winsord said:

Kirby's had a couple cancelled titles. Kirby's Air Ride 64 was sort of cancelled, but ended up just getting reworked into being Kirby's Air Ride for the GameCube. I also remember there being talks about Tilt 'n Tumble 2 for the GameCube, but that never came to fruition.

There was also the GameCube era traditional Kirby game that eventually made it's way to become Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

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I guess I'll just get it during a sale later in the year or something.

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I really adored Canvas Curse, but I don't think I can pay home console prices for another one of those.

Besides that, my WiiU is so caked in dust at this point that it might have actually faded out of existence.

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The part where jeff and dan were talking about the perfect hotdogs while that goofy music was playing was great.

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i liked clayfighters, even though i know i shouldn't

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@inantp said:

i liked clayfighters, even though i know i shouldn't

Same here, it was just there at the right time when I was growing up and me and my sister had great times with it.

The Blob Vs Helga was the classic match up, good times.

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I miss Patrick at times like this. :(

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@amyggen said:

Dan brings up having to just watch the touch screen to get anything done in this game in the review and this QL, and that's a really good point I hadn't really thought about before. When a game looks as gorgeous as this one, having to watch that tiny ass screen is just a big negative for me. It should probably be a problem across the board with games that require a lot of precise touch movement, good thing there's not many of those games on the Wii U.

You would think there would be an option to move an on screen cursor with thumbstick and put down your lines with the R trigger so you can watch it on the tv.

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@north6: So...how does ketchup on eggs taste? I'm kinda interested now since I love me some ketchup. It's such a weird combo but hey it might work! I fell into this dark rabbit hole in trying to put sweet chilli sauce on everything. Only to find out it goes great with/on everything, rice, french fries, meat.

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After reading the review I wasn't sure exactly what was up with this game but the QL really reveals a lot. This game is aimed quite specifically at young kids. Having mom/dad/big bro/sis play on the gamepad, they can help you play thru the game more easily on the hard parts (like the bosses).

That being the case, it's hard to see the game as being "good" for anyone outside that kind of scenario.

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wait, dan has really never had ketchup except with fries? jesus christ, i knew he was bad but not like this

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As someone who never really liked Canvas Curse as much as I wanted to, in large part due to the general lack of bosses and the lack of thematic worlds (stages were just sort of anything and felt disconnected from one another), this actually looks like a pretty solid game to me. Maybe this is just one of those sequels which is more appealing to those who were disappointed in the original than it is to existing fans? Or maybe it really just isn't that much fun when actually playing it.

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"Do not put ketchup on your hot dogs. Be assured God doesn't want you to do that."

~Anthony Bourdain

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"... and I've never had mustard period.." = mind blown

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@north6: That doesn't make you weird but it does make me think of a extremely white stereotype.

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I guess I'll just get it during a sale later in the year or something.

lol