We Got This Covered wrote:
It’s almost unfair that the latest Yoshi’s Island has been stuck with Nintendo’s “new” label. I mean, New Super Mario Bros is enjoyable enough, but I don’t think anyone would call it the cream of the crop in a conversation on modern 2D platformers anymore. It simply re-paints a timeless game idea every year or two for the widest possible audience – nothing more, nothing less. Well NSMB, Yoshi’s New Island just raised the bar. Snap! Not only is it the complete opposite of a rehash, but it’s a well-worthy sequel to one of the greatest 2D platformers of all time, bringing enough fresh ideas to prop it firmly on its own two feet. When I think of “new,” that’s what I expect, damnit.