Kirby Worst Game of 2010


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Entertainment Weekly’s choices for the best and worst games of 2010 have arrived. And it seems the list has been causing quite a bit of controversy. First, let’s take a look at the top 10 games of the year:

1. Red Dead Redemption
2. Limbo
3. God of War III
4. Dance Central
5. Donkey Kong Country Returns
6. Mass Effect 2
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops
8. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
9. NBA 2K11
10. Angry Birds

Nothing too surprising, right? The “winners” for the worst game of 2010 are another story, however…

 

1. Kirby’s Epic Yarn – “There’s a fine line between cute and grating, delightfully busy and irritatingly overwhelming- and for me, this hyperactively adorable side-scrolling puzzler crosses it.” – Jeff Jensen
2. Metroid: Other M – “It’s bad enough that the controls are often infuriatingly clunky. But reducing proud pioneering gaming heroine Samus Aran to a glum functionary pining for her old boss? Sacrilege!” – Adam B. Vary
3. Kung Fu Rider

I personally would not say that Kirby’s Epic Yarn was the worst game of 2010. Sure, it was on the easy side, and it was far from perfect. But again, I do not think it was the worst. And just think about the amount of shovelware released this year!

Now, while everyone is entitled to their own opinion, a few people noticed that Entertainment Weekly actually rated Kirby’s Epic Yarn quite highly earlier this year. Here’s an excerpt from the publication’s review:

“A pink globe gets plopped into a world constructed of colorful twine and craftsy cloth, and the result is likely the most adorable game ever. Yes, it’s kinda easy, but you’ll never stop smiling. B+”

To be fair, the original reviewer was Adam Vary. But you’d think that a game which was rated rather highly by a publication wouldn’t go down as the worst game of the year. It’s pretty odd!

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