Bitmap Galaxy and smart people come from Yester MorrowThis time with a little twist, it’s a new retro platformer. The twist in question was a promising time travel mechanism, and it was this that intrigued me when I saw it in action. Come with me to the world of light, shadow and time travel!
The story of Yestermorrow is a bit of humility following the exploitation of Yui, a girl who lives in the village with her parents and siblings. Yui’s father is a kind of priest who is responsible for protecting Everlight from the shadows. One fateful night, as the village prepares for a ritual to enhance the light (or something), a band of shadows appears, attacking the festival and dropping Yui’s world into an eternal night. Led by a large shadow that appears to be in charge, the rest of the villagers will hide to stay alive. One day, Kage invaded Yui’s house and kidnapped both his mother and younger brother. With nothing left to lose (her father disappeared on the night of the attack), Yui decides to fight back. She meets the Guardian of the Forest – a giant statue that tells her that she needs to go back to the past or say something to that effect in order to save the future.
If you’re lucky, the friendly statue knows a machine that can bring Yui back in the past, so her course is set. Finding these portals to the past actually physically transforms Yui from her gritty, old self to her young self with a face mask and harsh outlook, with a nice touch. Going back before the attack and trying to warn the villagers what will happen is a wasteful exercise because they don’t believe in her. Therefore, she needs to travel the length and width of the land, learn to fight, and use the power of time travel to solve puzzles. For example, in the future, the pump will return to where it was working to drain the swamp. Time travel mechanics are really well done and reaching a dead end as a version of Yui usually means it will continue your journey.
Well, as you can imagine, this won’t be an easy journey, so fortunately Yui has the ability to learn a few new skills and movements. Initially, she’s armed with harsh words and clean heels to defeat Shadow, but as the adventure progresses, she can unleash new powers like Light Bombs and knock out from creatures that own Shadow. You can, you need another bomb drop to finish them when they go home for killing. She can also unlock the convenient double jump. There are many other things I would like to keep on my own for fear of spoilers (well, four more).
The control of the game is pretty much what you would expect, and you’ll quickly run and jump like a Super Mario-like contest. But some of the controls that caused a bit of trouble were when Yui wanted to grab a rope or net. You need to stop using the directional input you were using (for example, jump to the right) and instead push it up when you want to catch her. This seems to be counter-intuitive to have to push up suddenly, so this requires some getting used to. In some sections of the Temple of Life, it’s even worse because you have to jump from the web to the web while the spider is down. You need to rub the Rosary carefully to reach the end of that section. The timing of the wall jump seems a bit strange, but it’s not unfamiliar.
The graphics and Yester Morrow are absolutely fascinating, Yui is full of personality, and all the animals you can find in her little Cham and pets look properly cute. Graphical checkboxes are certainly filled in this, as shadows also appear to be menacing. The sound is great and I’m really curious about Shadows’ ominous drone back in Yui. There are four different worlds to go, all with a clear look and feel, and the designs of both the landscape and the inhabitants, good and bad, look great. The bullfrog that attacks the tongue is a little tricky though!
Therefore, a conclusion is needed, which is – YesterMorrow on Xbox One A fascinating retro-style platformer, or platform / puzzle game as needed. As you get stronger and learn to wield Everlight, there is a real sense of progress, the bosses you encounter have memorable patterns to learn if you want to beat them, and time Travel mechanics work well to provide icing cakes. Aside from minor control issues, Yester Morrow is a great little playthrough and should be considered.
Coming from the smart people of Bitmap Galaxy is a new retro platformer, Yester Morrow, but this time with a little twist. The twist in question was a promising time travel mechanism, and it was this that intrigued me when I saw it in action. Come with me to the world of light, shadow and time travel! The story of Yestermorrow is a bit of humility following the exploitation of Yui, a girl who lives in the village with her parents and siblings. Yui’s dad is some monks …
Yester Morrow Review
Yester Morrow Review
- Good story
- Interesting time travel mechanism
- Looks very good in retro style
- Some control “habits” to get used to
- It’s not the most difficult game in the world, but it makes up for it attractively
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-Blowfish Studios
- Format-Xbox One (Review), PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch
- Release Date-November 2020
- From Selling Price-£ 16.74