That’s not a typo – the two coolest games that kicked their waning brands in the ass also happened to start with the letter K. First up, Kirby’s Epic Yarn drops the fluffball’s standard suck-n-steal power and instead dreams him into a world made of fabric. We covered some of these detailsearlier in the week, but if you missed it then, just know that Epic Yarn is equal parts gorgeous, relaxing, innovative, old-school and unquestionably charming. Sure, games like Medal of Honor restarted this year too, but from a distance the average person couldn’t tell it apart from a dozen other shooters.
Runner up: Mortal Kombat
Another game we detailed elsewhere. The fresh combo system and intense violence will surely please anyone who used to care, and the pieces nicked from other fighters (Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs Capcom, Killer Instinct) may be enough to bring in others.