Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS): COMPLETED!

Kid Icarus UprisingIn my quest to mop up some of the outstanding part-complete games I’ve started over the last couple of months, I went back to KI:U the other day. I hadn’t given up on it, or tired of it, it’s just other games happened. You know how it is.

I wasn’t as close to the end as I’d anticipated. I thought, although I’m not sure what made me think this, that Chapter 17 was the final chapter. It isn’t: Chapter 25 is. So I had a bit more to do than I’d expected.

Due to spoilers, I won’t go into the twists or plot in the end few chapters, but it’s not really a spoiler to say the final battle against Hades was pretty epic. On the way there was another minor SuckySuck(TM) bit, but thankfully only with three bosses (all of whom were much easier than previously – probably due to my Pudgy Palm being somewhat powerful).

Of course, the best bit of the game is the dialogue. It’s awesome. And funny too. I particularly liked Pit trying to point out how one type of enemy looks like a Metroid, while Viridi tries to shush him and points out they’re two completely different game worlds. Also, Viridi and Palutena comparing Brain Ages was ace.

Overall, a great game. The land battles are a little dull (well, some of them anyway), and least impressive graphically, but the air battles and most of the bosses more than make up for it. I’m likely to go back and try some of the levels on a higher intensity too, but I’ll get some other games out of the way first.

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