While playing Yooka-Laylee,
the words, they kinda fail me
it all feels so nineteen-ninety nine.
That’s really not a bad thing
Fact: parts of it indeed sing
But others have me screaming half the time.
The camera’s got the jitters
This game’s not made for quitters
But still, it takes some patience to align.
The game world’s quite expansive
with infinite life chances
But tumbling off those ledges? Not sublime.
To give Playtonic their due
when stuff works well, it feels true
and older fans will find a lot of shine.
But games have come a long way
Those mascots, they’ve had their day
And newer work has fixed what was a “crime.”
The old school’s kinda backwards
One time it won most placards
But now, it’s seen more classical than prime.
The Ratchets, Slys, and others
Are the more modern druthers
So, is this vintage style worth your dime?
Provided you mind its quirks
You’ll find quite a few good perks
Collectibles galore? Tough to decline!
Those flaws, the dev can fix them
And make this game a true gem
bringing those bugs to heel as benign.
For Rare fans reminiscing
There’s fun here, but lots missing
But there’s no need to yell a lot or whine.
Whether pre-bought or now still sold
I’d say bad reviews will seem old
But only if the update redesigns!