Platform: PS4 | XBO
If you’re a fan of classic platform games then the names Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie will be very familiar, as they’re two of the best ever. Many of the boffins behind those games – including coders, designers and musicians – have got the band back together to create Yooka-Laylee, and the world is in for a platforming treat. The dynamic duo of Yooka (a lizard kind of thing) and Laylee (he’s a bat, and that’s that) have some pretty important work to carry out in this huge open-world platformer. Corporate greed has invaded in the form of Capital B and Quack, who’ve hatched a cunning plan to absorb all of the world’s books and turn them into pure profit. Fans of a quiet read on a Sunday arvo (probably), Yooka and Laylee aren’t having any of this, so with their bulging arsenal of special moves they take on big bad B and Quack, scouring various worlds for ‘Pagies’. The more they uncover, the more worlds they have to explore. It’s no fool’s errand, however, for despite facing all manner of crazy characters, big bosses, quiz shows, arcade machines, on-rails bits and more, they’re determined to save the world – one collectible at a time. With your help in controlling them both, of course.