October 27th, 2008

This week for DS.about.com I got to review at least one good game — which was a marked improvement over last week’s three hunks of angering plastic. Here’s the latest installment of my honest, uncensored thoughts on the titles I actually have to review evenhandedly for About:

Kirby Super Star Ultra, Nintendo, E
I like Kirby games. I do. And I vaguely enjoy the mini games in Super Star Ultra. But the basic, enemy-sucking, float-fighting fun I’m getting out of this title doesn’t feel different enough from, say, Nightmare in Dreamland to make me particularly excited. That doesn’t make it bad. It just hardly blew me away — or sucked me in, whichever the more apt Kirby metaphor may be.

Shaun the Sheep, D3 Publisher, E
I love that this game is rated E for “comic mischief.” That’s about all I love about it. In fact, this sheep-finding title was so forgettable I actively had to think hard over the last two minutes to remember what it was about. Like, I could feel my brain working.

Spore Creatures, EA, E
Yes, the Spore craze is over and I’m still stuck reviewing Spore Creatures. It seems every other platform got a decent Spore game — since all systems in the known universe have been Spored in some way or another — whereas DS lovers are stuck with this excuse for a story. Aside from the endearing art, this awkward, stilted version of the huge universe-maker is just plain old sad.

More DS reviews to come. In the meantime, I’m psyched for my copies of Fallout 3 and Far Cry 2. Don’t tell my 360 I suck at first-person shooters, k?

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2 Responses to “What I really think of ‘Kirby Super Star Ultra’ and more”

  1. Duoae Says:

    Just wondering, did you end up getting Fable 2?

  2. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Ooh, no I haven’t. Thanks for the reminder! Off to send a request now…

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