We Demoed "Yoshi's Woolly World" And It Was Adorably Ridiculous
Like a middle school group project made of yarn and rainbows.
In multiplayer Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U), you and a partner play as two unbearably adorable yarn Yoshis trying to save their friends in a wonderfully textured craft-inspired world.
The game also comes with a yarn Yoshi amiibo. You can scan it in for some in-game usage, but tbh it's more useful as a desk decoration.
The game is supposed to be cute and collaborative, but when BuzzFeed staffers played an advance copy, we were anything but.
Getting through a level is a lot like a group project - the two of you might share the same general objective, but there will be broken dreams and shredded yarn everywhere.
Sure, sometimes you're in sync, and it's feels great.
But most of the time you're being held back by your partner.
Or you have to wait while the other person rustles out all their extra energy.
You start yelling at them to get back on track but they still wanna play.
When you both start focusing for real, you realize you have no idea what you're doing.
You literally have two different aims.
Sometimes you just gotta leave the other person behind.
Occasionally, there's a really easy part that's a breeze and you're both chill.
Buuuuut then you realize you're low on time so you rush to the end.
And when you're done, it feels sooo good.
The whole thing is very relaxing and pretty as long as neither of you take things too seriously.
A pre-release copy of Yoshi's Woolly World was provided free of charge to BuzzFeed. The game will be released in North America on October 16, 2015.