Yoshi’s New Island hit the Nintendo 3DS this week and it’s been receiving mixed reviews around the web. The Yoshi’s Island series has always been one of mixed feelings, people usually either love it or hate it. We’re not reviewing the title here at Wii U Daily, but here’s a look at some of the review scores that the game has received and a bit of information pulled from the review.
Joystiq – 80
Yoshi’s New Island is by no means a sub-standard experience. It’s solid. Reliable. You come in expecting devious platforming levels that will test your gaming mettle, and that’s exactly what you get.
Polygon – 75
Its sense of humor and experimental streak keep the game fresh throughout, and allow Yoshi to stand apart, even in a crowded season for Nintendo’s core properties.
Game Informer – 70
Considering how unimpressed and apathetic I was towards most of Yoshi’s New Island, it might be time to just be happy with my Super Nintendo memories when it comes to this series.
Destructoid – 70
As you can probably tell from my time with it, Yoshi’s New Island isn’t a “must have,” but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. It’s very much by the books based on any genre standard, and there’s pretty much nothing new here that you’ll need to run out to experience. But even so, fans of the genre will still dig it.
Eurogamer – 40
It might look a little like Yoshi’s Island, then, but it’s a worse game in every regard. 19 years on from the original, its design has been denuded of almost everything that made it great: a series once fecund with ideas is now coasting on past glories.
As you can see, reviews for the game are all over the place. If you’ll be picking it up, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.