Alright guys, I'm a long time fan of the original Kid Icarus on the NES, and like tons of people I've wanted another game for years and years. When this one was announced I got hyped, then all I saw was people bashing it, and I instantly went dark right after the first screenshot were released months and months ago. I haven't read anything about it, or seen any video or screens since that time.
I only know that it recently got the 40/40 score, and hype has totally started back up again.
Without spoiling anything, lets see if you can summarize why I should let lose and go into full hype mode once again. I don't want to be disappointed people. What in the world happened to the project to get things going like this again?
Honestly if you haven't seen anything on this game you're going to be surprised, since you're a fan of the first.
It's pretty much nothing like the first. It's a "new" Kid Icarus game and (from what I've read and seen) is more of a half-and-half shooter and 3rd person shooter, with what seems like very little emphasis on platforming and whatnot.
Having said that, it looks awesome, apparently has a TON of replay value (lengthy replayable single-player, plus multiplayer, plus collectibles), and seems to be getting rave reviews. You should be excite. =)