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Resurrecting a legend
Pit returns in perhaps the best 3DS game yet
Published on 12/05/2012

Kid Icarus: Uprising really surprised me as a game. When it was first announced at E3 2010 I was really excited about it, and the following February I got a chance to play it at the 3DS Preview Event. But it wasn't that good. I struggled terribly with the controls, and when I played it again at Eurogamer later in the year, the problems remained. I had been put off.

But a few weeks before launch I watched the Medusa Trailer, and suddenly I was interested again. The scope of the game had been amped up, and the dialogue was making me laugh more than any game since Portal 2. And I'm glad it did.

Uprising has been an absolute joy to play since I bought it a month ago, but the dialogue and characters are what really hooked me. Every character is brilliant in their own right, and the dialogue is just perfect. The ridiculousness of Pit's Victory Song never fails to amuse me!

So here's my review of Uprising. Naturally it scored well, despite the still present control issues.

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Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) Review

Since his return in Brawl in 2008, Pit has become something of a resurgent character. This remarkable return after such a long period of absence has culminated in the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising for 3DS, the first Kid Icarus game in 20 years. But is it a worthwhile return? With brand new gameplay, a brilliant new cast of characters and more modes than you ever believed were able to fit onto a 3DS cartridge, Uprising isn't just a warranted return for Pit, it is one of the 3DS's finest titles yet.

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