There’s a lot to love about Yoshi’s Story. The presentation is gorgeous, the mechanics are solid, and seeing a bunch of Yoshis wandering about remains adorable throughout the campaign. Unfortunately the game is held back by oversimplified platforming, design that’s clearly oriented towards young and inexperienced gamers, and an exceedingly short campaign.
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Yoshi’s Story tells a bare bones story against a brilliantly colorful backdrop, utilizing some novel platforming mechanics to bolster interest but ultimately falling a little flat in execution. It doesn’t approach the level of its classic predecessor on the SNES, but fans of the series might want to take a visit to relive those days of yore. Just make sure to hold your expectations in check.