A Perfect ‘Second Purchase’ for the Switch?
HANDS ON PREVIEW
By JAY TEE
Old school 3D platformer, featuring a cast of eccentric characters and loads of collectibles.
Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Free DLC was offered as a Kickstarter stretch goal, and will be made available at some point later this year.
As a love letter to the platformers of yesteryear, Yooka-
The April 11th release day fast approaches, and after spending more time than is socially acceptable with the ‘Toybox’ demo on PC, I am more and more convinced that the final product is going to be great. Stripped of the environmental detail on display in recent trailers, the game is presented here as a bare bones proof of concept. Despite a lack of polish, the tight controls and good vibes have cemented my faith in Playtonic Games that their debut effort will have been worth the wait.
DISCLAIMER: As a huge fan of Banjo Kazooie, Conkers Bad Fur Day etc… I personally backed Yooka-
The mine cart has a moustache. GOTY.
This is absolutely as fun as it looks. Even in the Toybox demo, without any bells and whistles, I couldn’t help but smile. It makes such a difference and creates a genuine attachment to the characters.
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Even within the confines of the sterile, blocky Toybox demo space, Yooka-
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