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.
Yoshi's Woolly World is a joyful platformer, which takes a different approach to other games in the Mario family by emphasising collection and exploration, while retaining a solid level of challenge. Despite a few technical problems and design missteps, the variety, and thoughtfulness, of the myriad mechanics make it a pleasure, as you advance through each world exploring every nook and cranny. Once again, the Wii U makes an excellent argument for its existence, especially when it's giving players time in the company of one of Nintendo's most beloved characters.
Yoshi has a whole new look in Yoshi's Wooly World, but is this new visual style as comfortable as a winter coat? Or is it as ugly and itchy as an old Christmas sweater?
This isn't Nintendo at the height of its powers, but it's hard not to be smitten with Yoshi's Woolly World's wonderful visuals and throughly entertaining platforming.
Yoshi's Woolly World is a beatiful, handcrafted creation that will delight Nintendo fans, and those looking for another great 2D platformer. If only there was more here to enjoy, the game would be another masterpiece for the Wii U.
A total audio and visual delight, Yoshi's Woolly World is a strong addition to the Yoshi game series, though only completionists might find they get the full value from the game.
Excellent occasionally, good in parts and downright dull in others, Yoshi's Woolly World is a disappointment.
Yoshi's Wooly World is an adorable game, and it's often a fun one. However, the light difficulty prevents it from reaching the excellence of Yoshi's Island. It's still the best Yoshi adventure since that classic, but no one is going to bring up Wooly World in future "best platformer ever" discussions.
Woolly World is still rather enjoyable in its own unassuming way. That way, however, is most certainly unassuming.
You'd have to be a cold human indeed not to be warmed at least a little by a knitted Yoshi out to save his unravelled pals
Yoshi's Woolly World is a charming, yet unchallenging platformer that succeeds at being an amusing way to pass the time.