My copy of Kid Icarus: Uprising came in the mail today and I have took the time and played 2 chapters of the game. You are out to rescue the human race from destruction under the hands of Medusa and her army. You play as the angel Pit and the Goddess of Light(Palutena) helps you through your adventures.
One thing that is awesome about this game is the visuals. This game has some of the best looking graphics on the Nintendo 3DS system. When you are flying through the air, the scenery looks nice. In the first chapter of the game you fly over some lush green hills with sparkling pools of water below. In the second chapter, you fly over a city, and this also looks awesome.
The weapons system in this game is complex. There is a bunch of different stats for the weapons and it can get confusing! I may be able to handle the weapons system once I continue to play the game and get used to it. The game really encourages you to go back and play older levels by using the Fiend’s Cauldron and increasing the difficulty of the level and gather more hearts. The higher the difficulty, the more hearts you get. The more hearts you get, the more weapons you can buy!
The controls of this game are not that difficult. The flying aspects are easy to control, but it gets more difficult on land when you have to control the camera. Controlling the camera can be a little difficult but you find your groove while you continue to play. The way you have to hold the 3DS can give you hand cramps. I lay my 3DS on my leg so I don’t have to hold it in the air, but I still got a little cramp in my hand. I haven’t tried playing with the stand yet, but we’ll see how it fares. The game is still enjoyable to play even if I get cramps.
There is also another part of the game that adds replay value to it. This is Palutena’s Treasure Hunt, where you unlock pieces of a puzzles by doing certain objectives. If you want to complete the puzzle, you will probably have to play levels over and over.
The music in this game is also great so far, The music that plays at the menu is awesome!
Another great thing about this game is the witty dialogue. It makes the game not so somber, but adding humor to it. Palutena talks about Pit turning into a BBQ and a human asks Pit why he wears clothes while he goes into a hot spring. The thing that bugs me is that the volume of the characters voices are to low and it is hard to hear them over all the action that is going on around you. I find myself having to look at the bottom screen for the subtitles.
I haven’t tried the multiplayer yet, but hopefully it isn’t to much of a lag fest.
Expect a full review for this game later in the future!