Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

46%

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Based on 13 critic reviews
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72 / 100
Nov 1, 2017

I was pretty impressed how much depth the game actually had overall, considering its flat beginning.

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7 / 10
Dec 31, 2017

Yono and the Celestial Elephants may look like a children's game but its artistic style should not be the basis for judgment, this is a game that can feel surprising and its approach to actual issues and relevant topics will resonate with many players beyond the younger demographics. Where Yono falls short, however, is on the too simple challenge posed by its puzzles and on its somewhat disappointingly short lifespan.

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

Yono and the Celestial Elephants, while simplistic in design, hides a curiously metaphysical tale behind it. Those looking for a Zelda-lite adventure might be disappointed by its straightforward approach and lack of upgradability, but those who are willing to give its lighthearted and deliriously cute tale a spin will find a worthy game to play.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2017

Yono and the Celestial Elephants combines interesting story and fun gameplay into a title that is fun for everyone. While many won't find anything in the game particularly challenging it still remains an entertaining experience.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an adorable Zelda-like about a woke elephant doing his best to help people, zombies, and robots co-exist.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

The straightforward design might not be for everyone, as no great challenge is nestled in Yono's escapades. This is an easier game that's perfect for those who want to sink into a contemplative cartoon world or maybe kick back and play an easy-to-comprehend game with their kid.

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Oct 23, 2017

All in all, Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a game that is acutely aware of the great titles that it draws inspiration from, even it falls a little short in its well-meaning execution.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2017

Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a memorable and charming journey with a story that'll actually make you think.

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5 / 10
Dec 3, 2017

That largely sums up my experience with Yono and the Celestial Elephants, a passion project that wearily falls short from the potential that it clearly had. It is probably best that you wait for another millennium to see what adventures await the next elephant, which, we can hope, will be far more exciting than this one.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Despite very simplistic gameplay and challege, 'Yono and the Celestial Elephants' does have some personality and charm going for it, as well as some oddly frank discussions on deep philosophical topics.

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