I had to remember how to play this game, but once I did I remembered how carefree it is to play this game, a nice array of forgiving obstacles and high attention to detail in its very particular artistic style. I meant to write something about it a while ago, but I kept overthinking it. Today I have some videos, screenshots, and seasoned thoughts on Yoshi’s Crafted World.
What is Yoshi’s Crafted World? This game is the topic of this review. It is a game for Nintendo Switch based on the loveable dinosaur Yoshi with origins in the SNES game Super Mario World. You probably don’t need that explanation if you’ve made it this far, but that’s what it is. There are a few games with eyes for the loveable green biped dinosaur over the years. Recently, he seems to have become a completely independent character. This isn’t even the first DIY crafts-style game of his either.
Please Bring Art Supplies To This Game (Gluestick, Construction Paper, Safe Scissors, and Pencils)
This game, Yoshi’s Crafted World, is a dedicated craft art-styled obstacle course. You run a course from left the right like a traditional Super Mario game. It is mostly made out of construction paper and felt, and the occasional shy guy or some other character. It has secret paths, mostly easy puzzles, and a network of corridors that are very neat to look at.
Yoshi’s Crafted World Is Wonderful for Kids
This is one of those occasions where I acknowledge something about the family friendliness of certain games and I’ll tell you why. This is a kid’s game. It’s also an everyone game. This game is really easy. It’s so easy that you can pretty much do no wrong. I actually love this, because, despite my role here as a game reviewer, I’m not actually all that great at games, which is one reason I usually opt or single-player. That’s actually a good thing because I can offer a more humble experience.
There are a couple of things which make it more suitable for kids in my opinion. The music is very toybox music box sounding. Much of it feels like a grade school art project or some kind of craft party coordinated by some Nintendo developer know-it-alls. I already mentioned it’s super easy so there’s that too. And also, it’s pretty rewarding. There is a lot to look at when you figure out how the game works. This makes it all something kids can understand.
It’s Not Deep-Cut But It’s Just Fine
Minor update: this review is one of my first ones on this site, but it was a good time playing it. The game has a modest length from what I remember, and you can play it on Wii-U, which is a nice selling point. We all go through the art class phase of wanting to play games that look like something involving gluesticks.
If you want to check it out, track it down. It’s a ton of fun, and I might need to return to it again. If you are looking for more info on the game itself, just know that there are a lot of shortcuts and secret tunnels and if you just keep jumping around, you’ll burst through a piece of construction paper somewhere.
It’s simple enough to understand, but it’s complicated enough that the parents might be hoarding the controller. I know you crafty people out there, you love the looks of this! That’s okay because it’s a really cool game. If you just want to try it, there’s a free demo on eShop. Otherwise, it’s a bit higher in price since it’s a major Nintendo game. ($59.99.) If you don’t mind the price, it’s a solid game.
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