As a huge fan of the Yoshi series, I was very excited for the adorable Yoshi’s Crafted World. No one will ever accuse the last couple of Yoshi games of being difficult. However, their charm, style, and cuteness make them impossible not to have a good time with and Yoshi’s Crafted World is certainly no different.
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The Game Review
The last Yoshi game we had was Yoshi’s Wooly World on the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS and it was a great time. It, of course, had that “yarn” style to it that Kirby started a few years earlier. Yoshi’s Crafted World though has an arts and crafts pre-school style to it where everything is made from paper, cardboard and old boxes and it looks amazing.
I really cannot oversell the presentation of Yoshi’s Crafted World highly enough. From a style point of view, I think this is one of the best-looking games of the year so far. I know this is not what you would call a “realistic” looking game, but I think that all of the scenery looks like you could reach into the screen and actually touch it.
As far as the gameplay goes, Yoshi’s Crafted World is one of the most pleasant games I have played over the course of the year. As you would expect you play as Yoshi and the game is a 2D platformer where you can walk into and out of the screen in some places. Also, while you can still throw Yoshi’s eggs, you now have way more control over where you actually throw them which is nice.
I would not say this is a challenging game, but the game is so much fun that you really do not care. The platforming is very forgiving and many of the enemies really do not go out of their way to bother you. The real challenge in Yoshi’s Crafted World is if you want to try and 100 percent each level.
Like past Yoshi games, there are plenty of things for you to collect as you go through a level. There are over 40 levels that are spread across different worlds and I like how creative some of them are. For example, they range from a cool looking Oriental style castle to a freezing world that looks like it is a winter wonderland.
While collecting all of the hidden items adds to the replayability of the game. You can also go back and play the levels in reverse which kind of works like a speed run. You take on extra missions too where you have to find a specific object, locate the Poochy Pups and so on. There really is a lot to do in this game and I think that is awesome.
Yoshi’s Crafted World is the kind of game that you can just run through and beat and I am sure for younger gamers that is what they will do. However, taking your time and getting all of the items as well as doing the extra missions does take a bit more skill and presents a more challenging experience.
I also played through most of the game with my son and the multiplayer is great. I really do think that Yoshi’s Crafted World is a great game for a parent to play through with a child. The costumes that you can unlock are great and something my son was all about making sure we got!