Because I Kickstarted this game, it was difficult to keep this just as my “First Impressions” and not a full-fledged review. I was going over this game with a magnifying glass last night, making sure not to miss anything because I was so excited about it but that enthusiasm will be saved for a review next week. An hour and half of gameplay gives you quite a bit and here is my take.
I am honestly torn and I hate it.
I had higher hopes for the game when that download finally finished than what I received in my short playthrough.
It looks like a good game and that’s just it; a “good” game. There are minor clipping issues but again it’s still good, not great. Funny and silly characters like the ones from the Banjo and Kazooie games are here and they have their own flair to them and I liked that but then I am pulled in the direction of how the audio wasn’t looped well in the title screen and you can’t ignore that.
It was a constant tug of war with my emotions as I was playing it. For a moment, I was playing because I had to see that it was going to get better because what I was shown just wasn’t good enough.
I don’t want to nitpick the game…yet. That’s what a review is for but I want to enjoy this game and I hope it lets me do that.
Yooka-Laylee – “Good, not great…”