Critic & User Reviews
posted by Scarlet_Pegasus (COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA) Aug 13, 2014
Member since Aug 2014
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
And the sad thing is, I love Yoshi. But it's just much too redundant from the last.
Invasion of the Yoshi Snatchers
posted by fishyhotwheels (TUSTIN, CA) Apr 25, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Same as the classic, but still a fun game
posted by LaserBehm (PEKIN, IL) Dec 18, 2014
Member since Dec 2014
posted by TATA4U2LUV (BRONX, NY) Nov 3, 2014
Member since Oct 2014
posted by luke1010 (CHATHAM, NJ) Sep 1, 2014
Member since Dec 2012
aw the memories of yoshi
posted by wiifan2009 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) May 15, 2014
Member since Apr 2006
Sometimes new isn't always a good thing.
posted by Chipin (KILLEEN, TX) Apr 2, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
Then along comes Yoshi's New Island, a shining beacon of hope for a return to everything that made the original so enjoyable. Upon starting up the game and hearing that nostalgic music I was in a state of pure gaming bliss... and then something went horribly, horribly wrong.
The music changed drastically, it didn't have the same charm that I found in the previous games, it sounded forced and overly cartoon-like. So I tried stage 1 and there was something missing yet again... it was very bland. The level design felt less like an introductory level and more like a long walk through a hallway, but it didn't end there. Again and again as I progressed through the game I found a lack of creativity and passion in all the levels and bosses, everything just flew by like a breeze and before I knew it the game was over.
The game itself is incredibly short, not for lack of worlds but for lack of level length. Now I know that in these games you always have the "collect-athon" to fall back onto as sort of a replay value. Yet none of these levels I found myself wanting to play again, none of them excited me. The game felt so simplistic and while it was obviously designed with a younger gaming audience in mind, it held your hand just a little too much.
Nintendo finds a lot of success by reusing tried and true gameplay concepts, yet here they really just dumbed down everything that made Yoshi's Island so fun. That isn't to say that new players wont find enjoyment in this game, but if you're already a fan of the Yoshi series of games then be wary before you dive into this title expecting too mu
terrible sound design
posted by SolidKilvas (MOREHEAD, KY) Mar 29, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
Should have stuck with the old island
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Mar 24, 2014
Member since Apr 2010
The only way you could ever enjoy this game is if you didn't play the original "Yoshi's Island" first. If you have played the original, then don't even bother picking this up, because everything about it is either awful by comparison, or a blatant, cynical rip-off.
posted by Sonicdude090 (MISSION VIEJO, CA) Mar 18, 2014
Member since Aug 2013