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This Yoshi's New Island trailer just makes me sad

2:30 PM on 01.24.2014 // Jordan Devore
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Coming up with positives is a struggle

I had thought that, with time, I'd come to accept -- or at least not outright despise -- the art direction of Yoshi's New Island. That's looking like a lost cause. Granted, the game doesn't hit 3DS until March 14, and supposedly "different worlds feature a variety of art styles, including oil, watercolor and crayon." Regardless, it's not merely the art that's off here.

The music in this trailer isn't doing much for me either and Yoshi's vehicular transformations look to be the opposite of fun. I'm hoping the gyro controls are optional but that functionality is touted as a feature on the game's website, so who knows.

While it's my intention to avoid judging too harshly without hands-on time, that's proven impossible for me -- I adore Yoshi's Island too much. At least there's still Yoshi's Epic Yarn.


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destructoid's previous coverage:
Yoshi's New Island


  Jul 21

Best Buy is doing buy one, get one for 3DS games this week

It's a mostly good selection of games, at that


  Mar 13

Review: Yoshi's New Island

'New' is going a bit too far


  Mar 11

This live action Yoshi commercial is bonkers

Yoshi wrecks this kid's backyard, what an asshole


  Mar 03

See 19 minutes of Yoshi's New Island for yourself

Play them all at once and see how long the overlapping music takes to drive you insane.


  Feb 27

Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island

I landed on Yoshi's New Island & knew just what I'd Yo-see


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