Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One) Reviews

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Yooka-Laylee Review

★★★★★
Verdict: T he 3D platformer genre really came into play during the 32-bit/64-bit era of consoles, with a large number of them falling under the collectathon umbrella. Rare was one of the most well known developers of these at the time with games like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64.
5 years ago

Game Review: Yooka-Laylee

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee is a platforming title that goes back to the roots of the 3D platformer in the best way possible. The staff behind Yooka-Laylee are ex-Rare staff and were present during Rare's golden age back on the Nintendo 64 .
Pros: 
  • Yooka and Laylee are a great duo
  • Excellent worlds and environments
  • Challenging and no hand holding
  • Collectables galore
  • Lots to explore and lots of replay-ability
  • It's the most nostalgic modern-game you'll ever play
  • Excellent soundtrack
Cons: 
  • The dialogue and writing could have been slightly modernised
  • Very minor frame rate dips
  • not often enough to be concerned
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox one)

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: The classic 2D Donkey Kong Country and 3D Banjo-Kazooie games bring back many fond memories for gamers who enjoy platformers from the '90s era. What made these games special is their challenge and the thrill of collecting all of the items despite their treacherous locations.
Pros: 
  • Nice throwback to '90s classic platformers that require collecting lots of items
Cons: 
  • Despite the cute graphics this game can be deceptively hard and may turn away some gamers
  • confusing level design
  • annoying voice acting
  • mini-games are boring when playing solo
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: contains all the pieces needed for a fun, enjoyable throwback to the 3D collectathons of the 64-bit era. The characters are charming and funny, your set of abilities is vast and entertaining, and four out of five of the worlds are fun playgrounds to explore.
5 years ago

Xbox One Review - 'Yooka-Laylee'

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Buy Yooka-Laylee Yooka-Laylee is one of the many Kickstarter-funded games that were spiritual successors to beloved properties or genres. In this case, it was the return to classic Nintendo 64 platforming by way of Rare Games, with some of the developers of the original duo of Banjo-Kazooie games...
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: I am grateful Family Friendly Gaming was offered a digital download code for Yooka-Laylee on the Xbox One. This video game is in the style of Banjo-Kazooie. We have a small bat that is on the back of a larger lizard. The level design, concepts, and even the sounds remind me of Banjo-Kazooie.
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One) Review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: Where the likes of Doom , Shadow Warrior , and Battle Zone have brought their series' back in recent years - with their core experience very much intact, but now including precisely the kind of refinements and features you'd expect from a modern title - Yooka-Laylee actually remains fairly...
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One)

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee is built out of the heart, soul, guts, and bones of Banjo-Kazooie. It's exactly what fans of Rare's classic 3D wanted. Unfortunately, technical issues stick to it like bat guano. 3 /5
4 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Review

★★★★★
Verdict: It's a worthy addition to the platforming genre and goes to show that the genre itself isn't dead it just needs a revisit occasionally with improved technology.
5 years ago

Xbox One Review: Yooka-Laylee

★★★★★
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee is exactly what we and the Kickstarter fans wanted. A spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie and that's what we got. It more than delivers on this promise and I honestly don't see what anyone else was expecting, so I don't get why other critics have been so harsh on it…It baffles...
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Review

★★★★★
Verdict: N Sixty Bore
Pros: 
  • Colourful characters and visuals
  • Fun platforming
  • Some nice humour
Cons: 
  • No direction
  • Locks progress behind collectibles
  • Annoying speech sounds
  • some are unskippable
  • Quizzes...just...no
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee review

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: Hiccups of this sort don't cripple Yooka-Laylee, but they do scrape the shine off a project that is already a mite too comfortable with the glass ceiling its premise imposes, for all the flurries of fourth-wall-breaking humour.
5 years ago

not a patch on banjo kazooie,not easily played for long periods

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: When I read the first ever article this game was being made,I pledged a few quid to its fundraiser,I raved about its style and how we need more like it as since n64 days games are often too similar and repetitive these days.i was so excited to finally play it ,but within minutes was stuck and bored...
4 years ago

"Currently my daughter's favourite"

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Cartoonesque fun with challenging puzzles.
4 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Review – Silly, Endearing and Utterly Charming

★★★★ 4.2
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee is built on a foundation of nostalgia and nostalgia is a very powerful emotion. It can often make us long for past experiences or previously owned items, even if those things weren't that great to begin with.
Pros: 
  • Fun gameplay mechanics
  • Silly and witty writing
  • Large and varied worlds
  • Meaningful progression
  • Lots to do
Cons: 
  • Framerate inconsistencies
  • A couple annoying physics-based puzzles
  • Occasional camera issues
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Xbox One Review

★★★★ 3.5
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee can only be called a spiritual successor to the likes of Banjo-Kazooie, considering Yooka-Laylee has key staff who worked on Banjo-Kazooie. A bright and colourful game, Yooka-Layee is intended to recapture the old-school style of 3D platforming, and whilst for the most part this is...
5 years ago

New

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Brand new. Arrived very quickly considering it came fro the UK to Arizona.
5 years ago

Definitely for fans of N64-era Rare.

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Amazing, super nostalgic, definitely feels like a N64 era Rare game. Was so hooked, I 100%'d the game in a couple days
4 years ago

Yooka-Laylee Review

★★★★★
Verdict: Rare was once my favorite developer. I was a Nintendo 64 kid, and their work was arguably as instrumental to the console's success as Nintendo's own releases were. While Rare put out a lot of classics during that period, the one we'll be discussing here is Banjo-Kazooie , a 3D platformer starring...
Pros: 
  • The initial rush of nostalgia
Cons: 
  • The boss battles
  • the mini-games
  • and the boss battle within a mini-game
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One)

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: Time has not been kind to 3D platformers. Unless you're a plumber in a red hat you don't find 3D platformers on consoles these days, and if you do it's probably best to avoid them like a plague.
Pros: 
  • Final boss battle is quite cool | It's fun testing out the various elemental effects when playing as Yooka | The humour is right on point..
Cons: 
  • ..
  • until it it makes fun of the games industry and makes the very same mistakes | The voices will drive you up the wall at some point | A game that's stuck in the 90s era | Controls are floaty | Camera is twitchy
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: Yooka-Laylee isn't Banjo-Kazooie in name, but after all these years, Playtonic's game does justice to Rare's classic – and the legendary N64 era of 3D platforming on the whole. True, the tribute is maybe a little too exacting at times. The occasional clunky mechanics and camera issues of the past haven't been fully resolved, and the giant text and garish menus could have stayed in the '90s, thank you very much. But that all comes with the complete package here, and the overall impression is a very warm and pleasant memory of how simple, straightforward, and incredibly fun the 3D platformer can be. Yooka-Laylee isn't revolutionary or even really evolutionary in any significant way, but that's no knock against a game this charming and delightful. Plus, for Nintendo fans, it's sure to be an ideal fit for the Switch when that version debuts sometime later this year.
Pros: 
  • Pure 64-bit platforming
  • Loads of humour
  • So much to find and do
Cons: 
  • Some mechanical annoyances
  • Camera issues (classic!)
5 years ago

Yooka-Laylee review review

★★★★ 4.0
Pros: 
  • Pure 64-bit platforming
  • Loads of humour
  • So much to find and do
Cons: 
  • Some mechanical annoyances
  • Camera issues (classic!)
5 years ago

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