Once again, another game has been finished on stream, and therefore it now falls under my gaze as I attempt to review it. I have a small, but cosy, relationship with the Shantae franchise as I caught the bug for the belly-dancing half-genie at the third game (one of the many great games I grabbed in the Nindie Humble Bundle a couple of years ago). Here I am finally catching up with the franchise by stepping back to play the second game. So what did I think?
I’m really not sure how to go about reviewing Yooka-Laylee: on one hand, Playtonic was made up of a fantastic set of developers that made some of my favourite childhood games and so I backed this project on Kickstarter; on the other, I feel like the desire to create an authentic replica of that era of gaming, in hindsight, was short-sighted and ignoring key developments in game design since that era.