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: