Yoshi's Woolly World
A bad game, then? Not at all. Most of the time it's quite a good one. But Woolly World sails perilously close to a genuinely great game, and with little of its own to add, it can only ever feel diminished by the proximity.
Yoshi's Woolly World is a cute and colourful platformer, with plenty of ideas but only a few great levels.
Sew-tably adorable, Yoshi's delightful platforming makes a charmingly inventive addition to the 3DS line up.
A perfectly competent platformer, perhaps Yoshi's best since Super Mario World 2, but one that is far less unique than its visuals suggest.
Though best played alone, Yoshi's Woolly World is the best platformer starring the dinosaur mount since the Super Nintendo original
Mario's super-powered sidekick takes the spotlight, but can he steal the show?
Adorable, enjoyable, but not particularly inspired, Yoshi's Woolly World is a comforting, safe puzzle-platformer with a lot of heart.
While Wooly World is mostly Yoshi's Island in a fuzzier package, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Its arts and crafts makeover may be mostly superficial, but by working with the parts of one of the world's greatest platformers, developer Good-Feel makes their recycling worthwhile.
Yoshi's Woolly World is best described as easy, beautiful, and inventive. While the times it offers challenge are a little too spread out for my liking, the game looks and sounds stunning, and offers players a variety of new sights to experience along their journey. If you're looking for something to play to unwind, something pleasant and positive, this would be a pretty darn solid choice to go with.
So Yoshi's Woolly World doesn't quite match the highs of Super Mario World, despite both games' numerous similarities, and it may not be the vital platformer that Wii U owners were hoping for as the console continues its unfortunate drought. However, it's still a very enjoyable yarn (geddit?) that offers a surprising level of replayability that delights with its overwhelming level of cuteness, even if it doesn't particularly innovate.