Let me say up front that I'm not the world's biggest Kirby fan. I think his games are cute, and I enjoy them from time to time, but in general, I don't enjoy them the way most Nintendo fans do. With that said, Planet Robobot was okay. It wasn't great, though maybe "good" is a more apt description. It certainly never approached bad. But I found myself playing it to say that I beat it rather than because I had an overwhelming urge to play it, although I certainly didn't have to "force" myself to beat it.
Planet Robobot is your fairly standard Kirby affair - six worlds, each with five levels and a boss. For the most part, the bosses are really easy. The world 5 boss, IIRC, has two phases, and the only one that was really a challenge at all was the final boss - it has, I think, six phases. It's certainly not the relaxing cakewalk that Kirby's Epic Yarn was, but it's basically the next most laid back thing. I only died three times - once I jumped into a pit early on thinking it was a secret area (too much Mario, not enough Kirby), and I died twice at the final boss when I was trying to figure out attack patterns. Fortunately with the final boss, if you die, it starts you back at whatever phase you died on; if you die in phase 3, you restart at the beginning of phase 3 with full health, not all the way back at phase 1.
I never actually tried out the amiibo functionality, so I can't comment on that. I will say, however, that - as with all games IMO - the addition of giant, overpowered robots was a HUGE boon for this game. It's extremely satisfying to punch a Knuckle Joe in the face with a robot hand three times his size and send him flying into oblivion. There are also come cool shmup-esque level segments when you're in the robot with the jet power-up. Other than that, I really don't have a lot to say about it. If you're a fan of Kirby, I think you'll definitely enjoy it. If you're like me and just so-so on the series, it's an okay game - certainly not a waste of time - but it's not mind-blowing or anything.
My Rating - 3 Neps
I'm a teacher.
And I like to play video games. I like to collect video games. I like to talk about video games, and I like to write about video games. During the day, I teach high school history; during the night, I spend my spare time gaming. Then I write about it.