Parents' Guide to

Yooka-Laylee

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Retro-style 3D tale's charms overcome wonky camera issues.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

7+

Language: None Sex: Mild References Violence: Mild Other: None
age 8+

Epic rareware game

Make for childreen and adult who cant forget rareware studio and their wonderfoul game!! Still easyer than banjoo and kazoi the game is still great, enjoyable with my nephew (8year old) some puzzle are difficult but not infeasable for a child with a little brain

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This retro arcade-style adventure provides lots of nostalgic gaming thrills, with only some camera issues holding it back from being perfect. Yooka-Laylee immediately brings to mind those nostalgic days spending all weekend with friends and family, huddled over the Nintendo 64 with games just like this. What's nice is that there's plenty of puzzle challenges and an overwhelming number of collectibles (200 quills for each of the five worlds? Challenge accepted -- see you in a month!). The graphics are amazing, and even the music is catchy and reminiscent of '90s games.

One major complaint is that the controls and camera angles in the game take away from the fun at times, making seemingly simple challenges insanely frustrating. Fortunately, most of the puzzles are fun, and even the harder ones are enough fun that you won't mind spending 20 minutes trying to solve them. Thankfully, these days, a quick internet search can provide help from someone who's already figured out the puzzles if things feel too overwhelming. But there's a difference between figuring out solutions and being frustrated because you just can't get those camera angles right. Overall, while Yooka-Laylee can be breezed through in about 30 hours if you don't care about completing every single thing the game has to offer, old-school players who like to collect everything will find this a full and fun experience.

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