Playtonic’s spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie returns with a fresh perspective later this year in Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. This time around the third person adventure of the original is replaced with a combination of overhead 3D platforming and 2.5D side-scrolling, a la Donkey Kong Country.
Unsurprisingly, people are still into nostalgic platformers with cute characters.
Yooka-Laylee recaptures some of the best aspects of platforming. You run, jump and climb your way around dazzling levels. But it also tries too hard to recreate the past without building upon the lessons old games taught us. We take a closer look in this critical video.