Kid Icarus: Uprising - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
- Game / Platform:NINTENDO WII
- Platform: Nintendo 3DS
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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The gameplay is rather unique. The controls aren't the most comfortable at first but you'll surely get accustomed to it. I prefer using the stand that comes included with the game, it makes a difference. You'll play through chapters in the story mode, each are separated in 3 gameplay segments, a 5 minute on-rails shooting segment where Pit is given the ability to fly and fend off enemies, an on foot 3rd person action adventure and lastly a boss battle. The air on-rails shooting is reminiscent of Sin and Punishment, gives you a great sense of exhilaration. The 3rd person segments for some reason resembles to a mash-up of Zelda and Smash Bros, only issue I have is controlling Pit's view in this mode but once again you'll adjust. Project Sora, the studio responsible for this game I'm sure worked on Smash Brothers Brawl. Most menus and overall layout of the game has that Brawl style to it. The boss battles are quite impressive and rewarding if completed on much higher difficulties.
The graphics are some of the greatest I've seen to date for the 3ds. I thought Resident Evil Revelations was the best looking 3ds game yet, surely it is but just the vibrant colors and surprising scale to Kid Icarus will certainly astound even the ficklest gamer.Read more ›
The good: fast, fun, & furious. I vaguely remember playing the original Kid Icarus, a side scrolling RPG where you collect hearts, jump on baddies, and shoot arrows. The Nintendo 3DS breathes fresh life into a franchise that many have forgotten about.
Each level is fairly straightforward: 5 minute aerial battle, 5-10 minute ground level (Zelda-esque) hunt for baddies, then a boss. The recipe is simple, but it's fun and I keep wanting to go back for more. You collect new weapons, and can redeem hearts for rewards & the like.
The 3D aspects of this game are flawless, though not entirely necessary if you find that aspect of the device distracting. A beautiful world with a fun story-line. Lots of laughs and hours of fun await.
The Gods are at war. Initially, the Goddess of Light, Palutena, battles the Goddess of Darkness, Medusa. However a large cast of other characters become involved, all of whom are Gods, and want Pit and Palutena, and each other dead for various reasons.
While the characters witty commentary is at times hilarious, the story falls flat on it's face as there appears to be no clear direction where it is going. Spanning 25 missions, the entire story seems to get derailed quite often. Plenty of things are not explained what-so-ever. It seems as if the writers totally forgot major plot points and just move past them. (Enemies become allies for no reason, and with no explanation. Pit is turned into a ring and it is never explained why, or how this even happened.) The lack of consistent story telling is a shame, because the writing is clearly clever on every other level with the exception of conveying a cohesive story.
---- AUDIO and VISUAL ----
The audio in Kid Icarus is a real treat. An almost orchestral score accompanies you as you play through the game, and the talented voice actors lend life and authenticity to the bickering Gods and Pit as they interact with one another. Listening to the dialogue is certainly not a chore as characters speak during the heat of battle.
On a visual level, Kid Icarus is without a doubt one of the best looking games on the 3DS despite it's age.Read more ›
Customizable difficulty allows for great replay value.
Multiplayer is a blast.
Controls are a little hard on the wrists, take frequent breaks for the first few plays.
Most recent customer reviews
The game is fun and has a cool retro feel, but the control scheme is brutal. You pretty much have to play on the included stand, which defeats most of the purpose of a 'mobile'... Read morePublished on May 22 2012 by cmos
For fans of Smash Bros., beat-em ups, and the spectacular rail-shooters of old, this is a must-own. The gameplay virtually never gets old, thanks to it changing with each of the... Read morePublished on April 29 2012 by katnip84