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    jp's Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

    [January 22, 2009 09:15:38 AM]
    It's hard to believe that I finished this game in 5 1/2 hours. Curiously, that felt about right. There are plenty of extras and stuff to replay if I wanted, but I didn't find it that compelling in the end.
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    [December 3, 2008 05:42:00 PM]
    It feels so great to get back to a game that is, in many ways, simple, yet at the same time fun and refreshing. In a certain sense Patapon was very demanding in terms of concentration. Involved and fun, but demanding to play. This game feels much more relaxed. Like I can make mistakes and it's ok. There is no incredible setback, or, a demand to maintain a certain level of accuracy/correctness.

    I'm surprised by how natural a lot of the interactions are. Draw underneath Kirby for him to "not fall" (or, actually "climb"). However, tapping enemies is just as fun and "intuitive". However, what has surprised me the most is the art direction (or do I mean aesthetics?). It feels...not weird, but definitely different. I'm not art expert so I have a hard time trying to describe what I see.. but I guess I would describe as a mish-mash of different modern art styles such as cubism, surrealism, and abstract art. All this, coexisting with a cute "kid-friendly" aesthetic for most of the enemies and objects. It's really hard to describe because the look and feel seems consistent, but still odd in its juxtaposition of cute-characters and the "traditional" Nintendo 2d platformer look and feel with this weird art thing going on. I'm kind of surprised I hadn't heard about it from this perspective before. It even makes sense from the perspective of the story..which I think is about a witch that turns the land into paintings, or something like that.

    Anyways, fun so far. About 50% complete.
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    jp's Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Friday 21 November, 2008

    GameLog closed on: Thursday 22 January, 2009

    jp's opinion and rating for this game

    Genuinely refreshing, but I found that wore thin pretty quickly. Strange.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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