Stephen Totilo of Kotaku recently decided that he should have showed more interest for Kirby Wii at the E3 conference, and included a video of the demonstration that gave him the change of heart.
So far, Kirby Wii is looking to be a conventional, but solid addition to the franchise, returning the the standard basic game mechanics in a well polished way. I felt that the Nintendo rep was kinda over-hyping it, but there really do seem to be some cute details and the artwork looks fantastic.The controls, from what I could see, seem tight and comfortable.
As a fan of the franchise, I'm seriously looking forward to this game, but I think I'm missing what about it looks so fantastic that it's getting a non-fan, and a game critic at that, to say "I can't ignore something this colorful, visually-expressive and fun." Kirby has always had a colorful, fun art style with little easter eggs and background details, right? Or are my nostalgia goggles on a little too tight to see how big an improvement this is to Kirby 64 or Canvas Curse?
However groundbreaking Kirby Wii turns out to be, I sure am looking forward to wielding a giant kendo sword in the name of space pirates.