Despite what anyone might have predicted at the turn of the millennium, 3D platformers have gone the way of the dinosaur. Classic 2D platformers are alive and well: Breakout indie hits like Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Limbo paved the way for high profile revivals like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Rayman Origins. Apart from the steady contributions of genre patriarch Mario, however, 3D...
Yooka-Laylee is about finding collectibles first and foremost, and platforming takes somewhat of a backseat. You can find Quills out in the open, and you unlock Pagies by completing a variety of tasks, from solving simple puzzles to playing a round of golf to, of course, platforming. The focus on a wide range of activities instead of just platforming is actually a good thing, because the camera...