Book Review: Flicking Through The Vibrant World Of Yooka-Laylee And The Kracklestone 1

Book Review: Flicking Through The Vibrant World Of Yooka-Laylee And The Kracklestone

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Book Review: Flicking Through The Vibrant World Of Yooka-Laylee And The Kracklestone 2

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The spiritual successor to the legendary bear and bird besties, Yooka-Laylee, nearly shook the earth when they were revealed through a Kickstarter project by Playtonic Games, the brand new studio made up of ex-Rare developers. Since the original reveal back in 2015, the team has managed to put out not just one, but two Yooka-Laylee games on Switch. The first was plainly named Yooka-Laylee, which returned to the 3D collect-a-thon gameplay of Banjo-Kazooie and the second was Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, a 2D platformer in the vein of the Donkey Kong Country series with overworld elements that felt reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Then in 2018, Dreamprism Press kicked off a Kickstarter for a comic book starring Yooka and Laylee. It seemed like a fairly ambitious project for a one-man band, but we’re happy to see the project was fully funded and we’ve managed to get our hands a physical copy of the book, Yooka-Laylee and the Kracklestone.

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