Review- Temple of Yog (WiiU)
By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Dec, 2015 At 07:53 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Wii U eshop has some good games and some not good games. Games from a diverse set of genres and so on. Temple of Yog is one of the good games, but there is a bit of a catch.

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The game is a rougelike/ twinstick shooter with randomly generated dungeons and twin stick shooting, but there is a catch. There are different clans available to play as and which one you choose will affect how your character plays.

The game’s levels–or temples as they are called–are divided into section that are displayed on the TV and on the gamepad.  I honestly feel this is one of the best uses of the gamepad I have seen in a Wii U game not from Nintendo besides Affordable Space Adventures, and that is saying something.

As with most games in this genre, they come off as derivative or simplistic, but the truth is this, the game has a lot of its own identity. The aforementioned level division is one aspect of it but the game just has a personality that many games today seem to lack.  It isn’t perfect, mind you. The controls can sometimes slip and gets iffy.  Some enemies also come off as cheap. For the most part, however, the game is fun and honestly that is what matters the most to me when playing a game. I am a fan of classic twinstick arcade style shooters and Temple of Yog, while not having a good story, is fun enough to hold my attention for a long time. I have to recommend checking this out as it is a game that will bring you a lot of enjoyment!

See game trailer below.

 

 

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