Yooka-Laylee, As Told By Steam Reviews

Yooka-Laylee, As Told By Steam Reviews

Unsurprisingly, people are still into nostalgic platformers with cute characters.

Playtonic’s crowdfunded love-letter to Banjo-Kazooie might have tripped and fallen in a few places. But the great thing about nostalgia is that it gives you leeway, and gamers on Steam have been happy to forgive the cutesy platformer some of its flaws.

For the most part, however, the game has been well received. It’s got a 84% user rating from several hundred reviews so far. Users have praised the game’s reverence to iconic platformers like Banjo-Kazooie, the art style, and classic humour.

The main bone of contention has been the camera controls, with gamers also complaining about repetitive puzzle design, sub-par performance, poor support for mouse and keyboard controls, and uninteresting levels past the opening.

Here’s what people are saying about Yooka-Laylee on Steam:



  • Anybody else notice that the people giving it a thumbs down only have a very short amount of time with the game?

    • They had a longer average time then those giving thumbs down.

      They also made solid arguments about what to expect.

    • Why would they spend 20hr playing a game they don’t like?! If you cannot make a decision if you like something in less than 2 hrs, you got some problems.

    • I love the single player. Having a great time. However I Played some 4 player modes and they all seem like quick knock up games people make in unity3d except they used the single player assets.
      Nothing special in that regard. Great single player though.

  • Totally agree with all the positive sentiment about it truly feeling like a spiritual successor to Banjo, and in that respect it knocks it out of the park.

    That f***en camera though… did they have to so faithfully recreate everything in that era… good or bad? It’s horrendous.

  • Why the flying fffffiddlesticks would you try and play this game with a mouse and keyboard?

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