|a game by||Bitmap Galaxy|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||2D Platformer Games, Pixel Graphics Games|
Looking for a new 2D platformer to sink your teeth into? YesterMorrow is a unique take on the genre with cute pixel art and time travel puzzle mechanics. As the protagonist, Yui, your world is in ruins and your family is lost. You must wield the mystical power called Everlight and use it to bring back what was taken from you. This brilliantly crafted title mixes action and puzzle-solving and ties it all together in a thrilling story.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about YesterMorrow.
Time and Space
What separates YesterMorrow from other 2D puzzle platformers is its time travel mechanic. Yui can travel between the future and the past in order to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. She can also travel through time to find hidden locations.
Travelling across the two different times also allows you to learn more about what happened to the Sun and where the Shadows that are infesting her world came from. YesterMorrow’s time travel mechanics offer a unique way to engage with the world and take on challenges as you need to explore the four islands of the game in two different versions.
In YesterMorrow, the Everlight is what grants Yui the abilities she needs to cleanse her world from the Shadows. Yui must learn and master six different abilities in order to have a chance at saving her family. One ability allows her to launch powerful energy bombs. Another ability enables Yui to freeze time while others give her traversal skills, such as a double jump and a ground pound. As can be expected, some of YesterMorrow’s puzzles require the use of your Everlight powers in order to progress.
A mark of an engaging game world is when it has a lot of lore nuggets scattered around. In YesterMorrow, you’re able to learn more about the four islands, Forest, Desert, Ice and Clockwork, as well as the devastation that has befallen them by interacting with inhabitants and finding hidden locations. And while it may not help as much with building up the lore, you can interact with the world by petting every single animal in sight. That last part definitely makes this an instant classic.
The Bottom Line
2D platformers like Celeste and Hollow Knight may be a dime a dozen these days but few of them seek out to add their own unique puzzle element. YesterMorrow does this brilliantly with its unique time travel mechanics and heartwarming world.
Yui’s quest and uncovering the truth behind the calamity that has taken away her family is an engaging narrative that will have you playing all the way through without realizing how time has passed.
- Unique time travel puzzle-solving mechanics
- An engaging and interactable world filled with lore nuggets
- You can pet all of the animals
- Cute pixel art style that will give you a nostalgia kick
- Not much replayability
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP