Kid Icarus: Uprising was a day 1 purchase for me back in March 2012. I gleefully opened the package and got through the first few chapters of the mindless bickering. I also had the good fortune to play a few great online matches and actually got some decent items. Unfortunately for me, that was about the same time Best Buy had a great trade-in deal and I regrettably got rid of the game and my items before I finished the game.
Two and a half years later, I picked up Kid Icarus: Uprising again for the Nintendo 3DS and I’m pleasantly surprised. I was engrossed with the story mode and the online multiplayer was still as great as ever. I sped through the story mode and it really does feel like the writers had a blank check, they made references to other video games, the original Kid Icarus, even the economy. It’s absurd, but it made Kid Icarus: Uprising a really unique experience.
What I’m even happier about is that online is still alive. It takes no more than a few seconds to find a match of Light vs. Dark. The game seems to be very much alive. It’s still terrible for the screens though, I scratched my brand new screen protectors about 3 times trying to spin around.