By IGN Australia editor in chief Cam Shea
Nintendo’s family friendly Switch platform game Yoshi’s Crafted World debuts at number one on the retail video game sales charts this week. The game very much picks up where Yoshi’s Woolly World left off, only with a paper craft aesthetic instead of wool, and levels constructed like elaborate cardboard dioramas with multiple layers of depth. Each level even has a separate “flip side” version, which literally presents it from behind, showing the back sides of all the paper craft objects. Yoshi’s Crafted World is charming and fun, but inessential.
The rest of the charts are a good mix of more “core” games and family titles, showcasing the breadth of what video games have to offer in 2019. On the one hand you have titles like last week’s top two games – Sekiro and The Division 2 – which have both dropped a spot, but offer challenging sword-based combat and squad-based online shooting respectively, and on the other you have games for the whole family like Mario Kart 8 and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame.