5 Reasons To Be Excited For Yooka-Laylee

5 Reasons To Be Excited For Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee E3 Trailer Top Screen

COGconnected was fortunate enough to have been sent a review code for Playtonic’s upcoming 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee, and I’ve been working away at completing the game in time for our official review which will be live when the embargo lifts, April 4th. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few observations from my early adventures to tide you over until you can play Yooka-Laylee for yourself on April 11.

So without further ado, here are five reasons to be excited for Yooka-Laylee.


Huge Environments

Yooka-Laylee features five imaginative book worlds to explore and each of them are stuffed with collectibles, a boss battle, dozens of challenges and more. But that’s not the only real-estate you’ll be checking out because the hub world connecting the book worlds is also a huge play space filled with its own enemies, puzzles, and secrets. Just when I feel like I’ve seen it all, I discover a new unreachable area or spot a sneakily tucked away collectible but don’t have the required move to nab it. Yooka-Laylee looks to be pulling off the “Metroidvania” style of level progression well.

Mine Carts!

Reminiscent of Donkey Kong Country’s classic mine cart levels, Yooka-Laylee comes packing its own take, this time adding cannons to the mix for obstacle removal and in at least one level, multiple laps of the course are possible. I can neither confirm nor deny that there is a villainous surprise along one of the tracks but I can confirm that I have found myself highly addicted to these sections as I compulsively strive for perfect runs.

  • Sangria Crusader

    Very, very, very excited for this game! Though I know some will be extra harsh toward it given what transpired over Jontron. And I’m sure there will be those who will rip it apart for framerate issues… and I’ll bet they gave Breath of the Wild a free pass.

    Still, it’s been ages since we’ve had a game like this. I’ll be there, excited, on day one!

    • RedEyeFilms

      It has been way too long, for sure! My review will be live here on the site April 4th! So make sure to swing by and check it out 🙂 -Rory