So here are Wyatt and I, adventuring across the HD candy-coated world of Kirby. We are the buddies of co-op. The ultimate father and son duo to take on the evils of Dreamland.
“Wyatt, slow down.”
“Wyatt, we just missed a puzzle piece.”
“Wyatt, why did you just die? How could you have done that?”
It wasn’t until I started listening to myself speak to my son that I noticed I was freaking out.
So I adjusted my tone.
I listened to myself get upset over missing secret doors and passing up on puzzle pieces.
So I changed my expectations.
We started having fun.
Snow levels became a chance to sing terrible Frozen “Let It Go” parodies.
Running past puzzle pieces were a moment to become super silly and let things go.
Kirby Star Allies was a $60 reminder of what co-op gaming with my son looks like. A reminder that I need to chill, play, and allow myself to have fun.
Thank you, Kirby, for the gentle reminder.
Title: Kirby Star Allies
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Reviews on: Nintendo Switch