According to an excerpt published on Resetera, the publication’s review reads: “Those who’ve never understood the appeal of Kirby in 3D are unlikely to be convinced by his move into 3D.”
It continues: “Otherwise, this compact, imaginative adventure is a low key triumph, a work of great craft and wit that, unlike its lead, doesn’t bite off more than it can chew and it only leaves you hungry for more.”
The game received a score of 8 out of 10. The full review will be available in issue 370 of the magazine arrives when it arrives on general sale later this week.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Mouthful Mode trailer
Kirby and the Forgotten Land sees Kirby exploring a mysterious world where Waddle Dees have been kidnapped by a gang of animals called the Beast Pack. It’s up to Kirby to use his copy abilities to rescue the Waddle Dees.
Rather than the typical 2D side-scrolling platforming, Kirby is known for, this new game will be a 3D platformer in which players will be able to freely move around in 3D arenas using familiar Kirby copy abilities.
“This is everything the Miyazaki masterpiece isn’t,” writer Matthew Castle said. “[It’s] welcoming, bright, frivolous and frothy – and the perfect unicorn chaser after another session of being ripped a new one by one of From’s fleshy monstrosities.”