Yoshi's Crafted World Reviews Roundup
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Over the Nintendo Switch's two year life so far, owners of the hybrid device have been spoiled with a number of great platformers, with Super Mario Odyssey, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and more all gracing the console. Now, Switch owners get another new platforming game with Yoshi's Crafted World--but can it live up to its peers on the system?
In our Yoshi's Crafted World review, critic Kallie Plagge says the game is a worthy addition to the Switch catalog, awarding it an 8/10. You can take a take a glimpse at more reviews below, or check out the full picture on the game's critical reception on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.
- Game: Yoshi's Crafted World
- Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
- Platform: Nintendo Switch
- Release date: March 29
- Price: $60 / £50 / AU $80
GameSpot -- 8/10
"Yoshi's Crafted World is at its best when it's relaxing and pleasant. The 2D-to-3D level design keeps you curious while the go-at-your-own-pace approach keeps the pressure off and leaves you to appreciate the small, imaginative details. Its most interesting ideas never evolve past their first introductions and are frequently confined to one or two levels, but individually, those levels both reward your curiosity and your willingness to slow down and look at what's around you--and it's those simple pleasures that provide the most joy." -- Kallie Plagge [Full review]
IGN -- 7.8/10
"Yoshi's Crafted World is an engaging and charming platformer that is absolutely worth playing, but it misses a clear opportunity to be more than that by not taking full advantage of its most clever ideas. It has enough creative collectibles to make completionists want to hunt down every last one, but I'm disappointed Crafted World didn't challenge me more in the way its last few levels proved it could have. Of course, I still thoroughly enjoyed every adorable hour I spent with it." -- Tom Marks [Full review]
VentureBeat -- 65/100
"Yoshi's Crafted World may be a good fit for young children or other gamers interested in the cute-factor. But as someone who prefers more fast-paced sidescrollers, I was too bored to let the clever, crafted world put a smile on my face. This is yet another Yoshi game that doesn't come close to reaching Yoshi's Island greatness." -- Mike Minotti [Full review]
Game Informer -- 8.25/10
"After a fun adventure through a world made of wool, Yoshi's transition to arts and crafts is a delight. With satisfying exploration, fun platforming, and a charming art style, Yoshi's Crafted World gives the Switch yet another strong platformer." -- Brian Shea [Full review]
USGamer -- 4/5
"The visuals in Yoshi's Crafted World speak for themselves. Every corner you turn presents something new to wonder at. The game's a bit on the easy side, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you accept Yoshi titles are more about exploration and collecting than serious platforming. It's a great little "spring game" that should fill out your Switch library nicely." -- Nadia Oxford [Full review]
GamesRadar -- 3.5/5
"The difficulty in recommending this game is that it's an absolutely solid Nintendo platformer, but it doesn’t really do anything ambitious or use its conceit to great effect. I consistently wanted to soldier on to see what the next gorgeous world would entail, but when all was said and done, the experience felt slightly hollow, even if I’d had my eyes bleached by Yoshi's cute capers." -- Jordan Oloman [Full review]
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