Waiting for our review? Here's some thoughts in list form to tide you over.
Still on the fence about Kid Icarus: Uprising? Want to know what our final verdict is? Well, to paraphrase Pit, we're not ready yet.
In the meantime, you can read the below list to find out about five really awesome things about the game. Before we go, I need to air a grievance. As far as I can tell, Sakurai's cat is not in this game. The search continues, but I hope that little guy gets into the game.
Weapons Fusions Are Addictive, Rewarding, and Daunting: Weapon fusions are big mechanic of the game, and thankfully, it's kind of wonderful. Fans of Excel spreadsheets like myself enjoy looking through the grid of different possibilities, scheming to see which new weapon I want to make. Maybe I want a new Bowl Arm or an improved Paw Pad Orbitars. The game also smartly gives you at least one new weapon a level. Even if it is a crappy weapon, you can still use it to make or get something better.
The Story Is Completely Insane in the Best Possible Way: You know how it seemed ridiculous that Pit fights Space Pirates in this game? Well, that's only the beginning. I can't go into full details, but this game goes from relatively crazy to completely absurd. The best part, though, is that as convoluted as it gets, it's actually easy to follow.
It Has A Stupid Amount of Unlockables: You know how Super Smash Bros. Brawl had all this stuff to unlock? Well, that same team is delivering the same ridiculous amount of unlockables to Kid Icarus: Uprising. You've got weapons, powers, new multiplayer stages, and much more.
The Music Is Fantastic and the Voice Acting Is Legitimately Funny: For as dumb as Pit can sound, his voice acting is rather stellar. Additionally, so is every other character. The best part, though, is that the game is actually funny. The banter between Pit and Palutena is fresh, irreverent, and amusing. The occasional out-of-place joke might distract you, but for the most part, it's just awesome complementary noise. It goes well with the music, which is really really good.
The Multiplayer Has Potential: So far, I've only played the multiplayer against the AI, which is actually good and has made for some excellent matches. However, I can see the potential of this game being, as some have said, Smash Bros. from the third-person perspective. There are goofy items and other zany things to complement the fun third-person combat.