Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U is Nintendo’s main Christmas release for the holiday season. One might be tempted to overlook a game like Yoshi’s Woolly World because of other highly anticipated titles on more popular consoles that are out this season, such as Fallout 4 or Star Wars: Battlefront, but this game is most definitely worthy of attention.
I purchased the box set that came with Yoshi’s Wooly World and the Wooly Yoshi Amiibo for a bit more money. The Amiibo is very representative of how Yoshi looks in the game, so having the Amiibo in your hands helps to bring the game to life in a sense. Having the Wooly Yoshi Amiibo also gives you the advantage of being able to decorate your Yoshi’s skin, and being able to double your character in game, allowing you to control two Yoshis at once. You can also use your other Amiibo to give your Yoshi character the corresponding skin of the selected Amiibo.
The unique art style in this game is what truly gives it a one-of-a-kind feel. Although this game is similar in design to Kirby’s Epic Yarn released in 2010, Yoshi’s Wooly World gives the player more chances to interact with the environment.
The representation of objects and nature in the game was especially impressive. The creativity this game portrays really shows through with Nintendo’s ability to represent different environments and objects with many things such as yarn, fabric, foam, sequins, buttons and more. Nintendo successfully integrated many little touches that gives this game an overall uniqueness with its impressive attention to detail.
Some people may believe this game to be too forgiving, since its challenge does not rely on a typical time limit or number of lives, but instead its challenge is in finding all of the collectible items in the levels, which are very intricately hidden. This gives the player a more relaxing experience rather than a game that involves high tension from the player.
Overall, I highly recommend this game to people who want a fun, relaxing, yet challenging game to play either by yourself or with friends.