I’ll be frank, I was beginning to have doubts about Kid Icarus Uprising the closer it got to release. The time from announcement to release for this game, almost two years, felt like it was taking too long for something that everyone saw as just a Sin & Punishment styled rail shooter with some on foot sections. Add to that the slipshod sounding solution for wrist strain with the 3DS stand, and then there’s some actual concern about the state of this game. What could Sakurai have been doing for the last couple years that took this game so long?
Well, as it turns out, he was making a surprisingly deep and fun game that is worth owning for the 3DS. If you don’t mind a couple caveats, here and there.