Eurogamer had a play through of the first three worlds from Yoshi’s Woolly World, and reviewed them to give us a bit of an idea of what to expect from the upcoming cutesy game in June. They reckon there’s far more to the game than its cushion-y soft exterior, and inside it can be quite complicated. As they share the same developer, Good-Feel, Yoshi’s Woolly World draws up many similarities to Kirby’s Epic Yarn. The gameplay involves you picking apart the very fabric of the levels (literally) to make your way to the end, and find all the collectibles and secrets– which apparently can take quite some time.
By the second world, turns out Yoshi’s Woolly World isn’t so soft after all, and the platformer starts to get noticeably difficult. Especially as checkpoints are apparently too far apart, so if you fall at the last hurdle you’re set right back and even have to find all the collectibles again, which really puts you off. Eurogamer bring up another problem, that the balls of wool Yoshi collects by beating baddies, and are used to get through the level, seem to run out too quickly. But despite all this, the game is apparently still a huge joy to play and although seems sweet and innocent, will offer quite a challenge to complete. The release of this game couldn’t come soon enough!
Just like its knitted Amiibo companions, Yoshi’s Woolly World offers a charming exterior that covers a solid structure and plenty of technology – but there’s more to the game than its soft and cutesy looks. Its difficulty may be loved by some, although niggling gameplay issues cause the attraction of its levels to slightly unravel.