Another highlight of Uprising is the online multiplayer. In Uprising, there are two modes that you can play: Light Versus Dark, in which you split into two teams and fight each other (AKA Team Deathmatch), and Free For All which has you battle with other players for the number one spot. If you enjoyed the ground battles during the single player, then you’ll definitely enjoy either multiplayer option. The items that are collected in the campaign of Uprising will also be available for use online, thus providing those who have completed the game and unlocked the strongest weapons an advantage in each match.
Uprising is a great game, but what makes the game fall short is the annoying control layout, making the game seem unbearable at first. Instead of using the face buttons or the right circle pad of the Circle Pad pro, you will have to use the stylus to control the reticle and that feels wrong. This issue makes the game frustrating regardless of where you’re playing aerial, ground or boss battles. The controls just dont’t seem right and might turn a lot of people off the first time they play it. Those who have a high tolerance for learning controls will eventually get used to it.
As mentioned above, there are three types of gameplay modes present throughout the 20+ chapters. The repetitive nature of Uprising may become an issue for some players as it gets very tedious after investing a few hours. Thanks to the option to change the difficulty, you won’t have to continue to feel overwhelmed if you find the game too challenging.
Kid Icarus: Uprising had the potential to be one of the best 3DS games to date, but its marred by horrible controls and repetitive gameplay, which can turn prospective buyers off to the title. While there are still positives like the amount of content and the enjoyable multiplayer modes, Uprising is a game full of hits-and-misses whose true value will only be appreciated by those able to overlook and overcome the cumbersome controls.Kid Icarus: Uprising Review,