I know that the year isn’t done yet, and it might be a little early to start naming games the best of the year, but for me, I’m hooked beyond belief to Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. I adore this game, and can’t shake the feeling that it was made for people just like me: those who grew up with platformers, and want to revisit that joyous nostalgia of running and jumping on perfect level designs. I love this game completely and cannot see anything topping it.
This game makes up for the first game's shortcomings, it rare to have a platforming game this good outside of Nintendo's own first party offerings.The Impossible Lair is very balanced between inspiring from the best, introducing its own ideas and building its own identity. it is one of the most unique games of its genre in the last years.
Bought this game on a whim one day, did not expect to play one of the best 2D platformers since Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Every level is a joy to play through with amazing design, plus the 2 side of every stage gimmick is pulled off really well, with almost all of them feeling completely different. Needless to say, go buy this game, it's good lol.
After inheriting the Banjo-Kazooei's 3D environmental platforming DNA, now Yooka y Laylee goes behind the 2D skin of Donkey and Diddy Kong. The chamaleonic Playtonic proves their mastery going back to its Rare legacy, offering a very sweet and enjoyable platform game that tastes like classic honey.
A much more inventive and thoughtful affair than the duo's previous outing, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the closest you'll get to Donkey Kong Country on PS4 and you should embrace it with the accordant warmth.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a work of great courage and respect for the platform genre. It is not revolutionary but manages to be a simple, but refined pastime made with all the trappings of the genre.
These bugs and the small amount of content make Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair feel a bit rushed. The levels mostly all look the same, the alternate stages feel like padding, and the Impossible Lair gimmick is definitely going to be divisive for platforming fans. Its biggest issue, though, is that the platforming isn't nearly as precise as the games that inspired it. It has enough unique ideas that some platforming fans may still want to check it out after a price drop, but don't expect to be blown away.
I was really surprised by how good this game is. If you like Donkey Kong, you'll love this game. For me personally Yooka-Laylee is even better, since it has a funny and charming story, as well as a great overworld in the style of topdown zeldas, were you can solve a lot interesting puzzles. The tonics can be a nice change in the gameplay that can make the game harder or easyer, just as the player prefers and bring in a lot of Eastereggs to early days of gaming.
Don't believe the bad reviews, there is no dlc, the framerate is smooth and i didn't experience any bugs.
I can only recommend the game.
A decent mix of donkey kong country and top down zelda mixed together. I'm more of a fan of 3d games rather than 2d games though, so I didn't enjoy the 2d levels as much. The gameplay and puzzles are still relatively simple like the previous Yooka Laylee.
Bought it for my 5 years old kid... he and I are both struggling it.
First, the game is very text based, obviously, young children can't read... to make things worse the game even quiz you about these texts and you have to pass them to proceed.
Also the classic camera that should help young player doesn't work well.
Some of the mechanisms are clear enough.
No aim or platform edge assists exists and this makes the game very frustrating.
I wouldn't recommend buying this game unless in serious sell.
SummaryYooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure. They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair.
* The overworld isn't just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole se...