Impressive Kid Icarus: Uprising review scores
Stifled to making appearances in other games over the years, Pit is back with Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Nintendo 3DS and after over 20 years since the last title, we are wondering whether it was worth the wait. To get an overall impression we have looked at some recent reviews and the scores awarded are quite impressive.
The first review that caught our attention was by 1UP, as an extensive write-up amounted to a B+ rating, although after spending 5 minutes flying around at the beginning of each mission and being acquainted with the surroundings, the flaws seem to appear the minute you are on the ground. Strange hop-a-long movements are experienced when roaming around and land battles feel like they need smoothing over along with melee combat that takes a bit of a button hammering. The long-range attacks show more skill yet controlling Pit can be heavy and cumbersome but generally, Kid Icarus Uprising has beautiful environments and putting the minor issues aside, playing it is a great experience.
There are plenty of things to enjoy about this game, the visuals and the aerial combat are a couple of the main features and overall this is a deep and immense entertaining title. IGN feel that Pit of Kid Icarus Uprising is a welcome addition to the bigger heroes Nintendo has been focusing on, and they discuss some of the flaws mentioned above although they are concerned with the multi-player combat, which is more frantic than the single player game and this can make the controls even harder to deal with. Lots of action is on offer in this title and the graphics are viewed as stunning along with the art design, adding to that the gameplay, music and dialogue all impressed and an overall great score of 8.5 could have been increased but the awkward controls and repetitive level structure let it down.
Euro Gamer expressed great love for Kid Icarus Uprising and in their review they talk about how much this game has to offer and the amount of content to earn, which adds to an enjoyable ride, and with the competitive nature of this robust, attractive game, hardcore fans will be able to appreciate the progress and obtainable extras. Overall Euro Gamer feel this show a side of Nintendo that has been lacking previously and a brilliant score of 9 out of 10 shows their gratitude for Kid Icarus Uprising.
Only last week we let our viewers in on the opportunity to obtain a free pack of AR cards with the North America release and a Kid Icarus multiplayer tournament which is currently being played New York City as the last day of its tour. This gave gamers the chance to head down to the Broadway and 84th Street and grab a copy of the game a day early. By the sounds of the reviews, this looks like one to get. Will you be trying out Kid Icarus Uprising for yourself?