Yoshi’s Crafted World – Nintendo Switch

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Explore each stage and then find even more secrets by making your way through the stage backwards on the flip side; Overcome varied enemies and obstacles, like Zombie Guys, Skelesaurus, Ukiki, and Monty Mole as you seek out hidden collectables; ESRB Content: Mild Cartoon Violence; Genre: Action,...

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Yoshis Crafted World is pretty much what you would expect from a modern Yoshi game. It's traditional 2D platforming that doesn't offer much in the way of challenge as it does with it cute visuals and appealing art style. Speaking of graphics, the game definitely looks quite blurry, not including the depth of field effects and pixel crawl you'll notice while playing. Woolie World on Wii U actually looks slightly cleaner by comparison( I checked) so prepare to be underwhelmed with the resolution. I believe the game runs at a dynamic 900p, and it occasionally dips below that. Handheld mode looks even worse, with sub-720p resolution(I think it's around 540p most of the time).Performance wise, the game feels solid, running at an almost consistent 60 frames per second the majority of the time. This is one of those games where I would recommend trying the demo out before purchasing. If you enjoyed the Crafted World demo and even Yoshis Woolie World on Wii U, there isn't much reason why this game would turn you off. The world map is set up slightly different than Woolie World in that, you collect flowers as your main ticket to entering new levels. Upon completion of each stage, you unlock the 'flip' side, which gives you the reverse perspective on the level while asking you to find 3 hidden poochies. The main draw of this game is found in its cardboard aesthetic, along with viewing the levels from different angles. The problem is that Crafted World doesn't take this mechanic far enough, and they really should have given the player manual control to manipulate these stages(Think...Super Paper Mario). Basically, the only time you will ever see multiple angles of a stage is when the developers specifically wanted you to, and that is quite a shame. Like with previous Yoshi games, this is downright easy to the point of being fairly bland, but from a pure collectathon standpoint, this one is still worth a look since it's enjoyable to search everywhere and find everything. Overall, this game definitely feels like one of those filler Nintendo games that act as as tide-me-over until something better comes around. If you like spending time collecting everything and you don't mind having to complete the game in order to get to the more difficult challenges, then this game is definitely worth picking up. If you weren't a fan of Woolie World(or the Crafted World demo), then I would say you probably should pass on this one since it doesn't really 'do' anything unique with its systems to make it feel like something revolutionary, or even different.
So, let's just get this out of the way. This is very much a "kids" game. The gameplay, music, graphics, etc.. all seem to be geared towards kids. However, my wife and I are currently a couple of hours in and enjoying it! (We're both 30+, no kids). It's fun, it doesn't take itself too serious, it CAN be challenging, and there is a surprising amount of depth to the gameplay and scenery.I would certainly recommend this game to anyone, any age. It's not terribly difficult, but it's nice to not stress out when playing a game.
 I am a 90s kid maybe that's it but I absolutely LOVE this game. First time I played I played for over 3 hrs into the night by myself. I love how you play each course normal but there are multiple objectives so you can play the same level different ways and many times. It's great how you can put it on more experienced or basically small child. I haven't played the child mode but it says Yoshi has wings so I'm assuming you can't "die". This single mom and her 8 and 12 yr old daughters enjoy it. It is 2 player only. Another cool thing is I woke up and played more and when my youngest woke up she wanted to play too and I just added her in. You can do that at any time and play as a team! I'm not really sure what else you should know. If you have any questions please ask Shoni and Kids on YouTube!

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