Well, it has been a while since I played a new Yoshi game. I had missed Yoshi’s New Island and Yoshi’s Woolly World, while the most recent Yoshi game I played was Yoshi’s Island DS. So for the sake nostalgia, I decided to try the demo of Yoshi’s Crafted World, a game to be released on March 29, 2019.
My main impression is that this game is mostly a standard Yoshi game. The core game play is 2D platforming, where Yoshi can eat enemies to create eggs, which he can then throw at enemies and obstacles. There’s a reasonable number of collectibles, and you just get to the end of the stage and that is it (I am assuming there are stages with a boss at the end, but that is not in the demo).
The only new things I saw here included the paper craft look, which has objects that look like they are made of cardboard and fabric, and a few small details. There is an option to play a stage in reverse after clearing it for more collectibles, but it is unclear if you have to do that in the full game. The only relative innovation I saw was the ability to throw eggs at background objects.
There really isn’t much to see here, as the demo is one level long, and not that difficult. I did find it odd you automatically swallow enemies when you grab them with Yoshi’s tongue, but nothing here wowed me. It still looks like a relaxing time and may be worth a look when the game releases. But until then I’ll just have to wait to play this game to pass more judgement on it.
And that was a quick look at Yoshi’s Crafted World’s Demo. Are you excited for this game? Which feature appeals to you the most? What do you hope is in this game? Let me know in the comments below!