When I was recently thinking about the current state of the DS, one game I kept returning to was Kirby: Canvas Curse. Or Kirby: Power Paintbrush. Or Touch! Kirby. Or whichever of its many names it may be going by. Released a few months after the DS, it was a game that came with no expectations, and was absolutely stunning.
Pick up your DS. Hold it above your head. Walk outside. Go somewhere busy. Now shout: “I LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY!” Then go back home.
Kirby, I don’t know what the hell you are, but I love you. If you weren’t a pink ball with no discernable lips, I’d kiss you. As it stands, instead, I’ll endeavour to do all I can to keep you alive, against all costs, so long as my battery shall last.
Kirby: Canvas Curse works. Works. It’s… it’s so damn close to perfect it squeaks when you walk past it. Here’s the game for you: you have a pink ball, and you draw lines for it to roll along. There’s your game. Thank you please.