It seems interesting, but being utterly resistant to any and all change whatsoever to a disappointingly petty level, I'm skeptical. As it is, it took me 3 years to finally warm up to Star Allies, and that was still a "traditional" Kirby game. I'll mostly just stay on the sidelines until I learn more about this, I suppose. I can definitely see what Blowout Blast was a warm-up for, however.
I'm not fond of the new logo myself, however. Even Kirby is getting an oversimplified logo these days? I much prefer the previous one by a long shot.
Okay, maybe oversimplified isn't the right word. But it's definitely lost its charm in my opinion.
The correct term is minimalistic logo, thank you very much. But yeah, logos are just so uninspired and all feel the same these days. Which goes against the point of a logo, to have a unique and instantly recognizable identity.
As for change, I mostly react negatively to unnecessary
change. (That includes boring new logos.) I think Kirby going 3D is cool! It’s welcome! It’s intriguing! It’s not the RtDL engine!
And the whole ‘abandoned civilization’ story… I never did like Kirby having all these stories trying to be ‘deep’ and ‘NoT yOuR tYpIcAl KiDs PlAtFoRmEr LiKe MaRiO’. I think it’s obnoxious and stupid, and sometimes I feel like the developers prioritize it over actually having good gameplay. I liked when the darkness was subtle in the older games, something you had to analyze to get an idea of things. Nowadays, it’s all these ‘SuRpRiSe ThE vIlLaIn HaS a BaCkStOrY’ situations, and it’s not fun to experience.
But enough about my rant about modern Kirby. Whatever ends up happening, ‘Forgotten Land’ is clearly the start of a fourth Kirby era. (Following the classic era, anime era, and RtDL era.)
Remind me to put something here later...
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