For whatever criticism I may have, I think this was better than the sequel. It's mostly because it's a lot more like "The Matrix". The main flaw is that the animation isn't good at all. Everything looks dated. I think there were better cartoons back then. It was nothing offensive.
I'm not that familiar with the Kirby characters. This didn't have that much. At least it was a little unique. It had more action than the second one. I guess the originals usually are better.