The game was quick to impress many fans with its rather ambitious trailer that showcased Kirby and the Forgotten Land's big open world with plenty of flair. It was soon made clear that the game's story dealt with the citizens of Planet Popstar being pulled into a curious rift in the sky, with Kirby undergoing a strange change as he made his way through the wormhole to an entirely different new world on the other side.
Once there, players would be given the entire world to explore, as Kirby finds Elfilin and sets off to save the Waddle Dees captured by the mysterious Beast Pack. To save them all, players can look to these guides for help.
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Considering that Kirby's latest Switch game is a big change from what the series normally adheres to, even the most veteran Kirby fan may find themselves tripped up by what's different from the games that came before it. For many fans, once they dive in, the game will feel just like every other Kirby adventure before it easily.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land operates in the exact way any Kirby series loyalists would expect the series to. There are plenty of enemies to fight and steal abilities from, along with tons of side paths for fans to find if they know where to look.
To help give fans a few extra challenges for 100% completion, the main collectible in the game comes in the form of Waddle Dees that Kirby and Elfilin need to save. These friendly faces offer so much more to the game than just needing help, as Waddle Dees en masse unlock the bosses, Treasure Roads, and upgrades for players' Waddle Dee Towns. However, the Waddle Dees become increasingly harder to find and easier to miss with each new area. Players who have trouble can use these guides to find them all within one playthrough.
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Players will encounter strange and challenging enemies as they make their way through the world, some being stronger than others as Kirby takes on several bosses. Even though some bosses may look easy, Kirby and the Forgotten Land's bosses feature a desperation mode that creates some interesting changes to fights halfway through them.
Despite players only needing to beat the boss to progress, seven Waddle Dees can be saved from bosses in total, as each one comes with its own missions aimed to make things a bit harder for those aiming for 100% completion. Luckily, there are guides to offer tips and tricks on each one for players who need help.
To breathe life into how Kirby has ended up in an entirely new world, Hal Laboratory has made sure that every nook and cranny has some sort of secret to find, but players will also get to watch as their new home, Waddle Dee Town, evolves as they play.
One of the many buildings players will frequently visit in the town is the Waddle Dee Weapons Shop, as every other level and boss gives players Blueprints as either a secret to find or a reward for a job well done.
These Blueprints allow Kirby to use Rare Stones obtained from Treasure Roads to strengthen his abilities, which means that a player who collects plenty of Blueprints will be able to stand up against late-game bosses. Here are some guides to help players get everything they wish to unlock in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Due to how this is a big new step for the Kirby franchise, it makes sense that Kirby and the Forgotten Land would get a fair deal of buzz going around it. Kirby and the Forgotten Land serves as a wonderful new game in the iconic franchise while also showcasing just what's next for Kirby, as Hal Laboratory has already spoken out about wanting to make games similar to Forgotten Land in the future. This section will gather all the news, as well as opinion pieces, Game Rant has published regarding Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available now for Nintendo Switch.