Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
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Developer: Playtonic Games
Content Rating: Everyone
They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!
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aybe it’s for those reasons that the team behind Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair wanted to avoid the eventual juxtapositions, but despite these criticisms, Playtonic and Team17 should be quite happy and proud of building a game that is at least worthy of comparison to some of the quality character platformers we’ve had as of late. Those games are few and far in between, and enthusiasts of that subgenre should find plenty to enjoy here. But for casual players, I recommend spacing out your play sessions and resist the urge to chuck your controller into your screen.
Regardless of how you define this game in relation to the original, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair may not be revolutionary through-and-through when it comes to its own rendition of 2.5D platforming, but the concise use of the original’s foundation prove Playtonic’s chameleon and bat duo can work just as well in the realm of side-scrolling as they do in their more explorative leanings prior. Arguably better.
With rock-solid controls and imaginative level design, I couldn’t wait to see what awaited the chameleon/bat duo each time I entered a new area. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a superb 2D platformer with plenty to love for fans of the genre both new and old.