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A Post-Modern Review of YIIK for the Nintendo Switch

I was going to do a normal review of YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG. Then, a thought popped into my head: why? Why should a review of YIIK be normal? The game is not normal. Its a weird, weird, weird, very weird game. Its also a very raw game. So it deserves a weird, raw review. A Post-Modern review. Whatever that means. So, as Mario would say, here we goooooo!

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG has bugs. And I don’t mean in the battles, though it does have some pretty strange enemies in the battles. No, YIIK has glitches. It has a lot of glitches.

By the time I’ve written and posted this review, some of the glitches might be gone. If you are not reading this review right away, all the glitches might be gone. We live in a day and age where games are tested but not all the glitches are found. But with the miracle of the internet update, glitches can be fixed. Still, this reviewer felt like a beta tester rather than a reviewer.

I reported, I think, most of the glitches that I ran into, even that time that I fell into the void, the one time (seen above) where Alex was on a blue field, that other time where the screen changed and Alex was missing, and other glitches.

I even received help getting through some very hard parts of the game. YIIK is really tough. So tough that I couldn’t beat the game. But I tried. Thats what counts right?

Shut up. YIIK is full of hard puzzles, some challenging battles-especially later in the game, and a storyline that will make you wonder if you’re on drugs. In a good way.

As I mentioned, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG isn’t perfect…but…

YIIK does have some good things going for it. It has a unique battle system, lots of interesting places to explore, cool characters (yes even Alex), and the aforementioned trippy storyline.

The graphics are pretty good and the music is very…interesting. Yeah. Interesting. And the voice acting is top notch.

It has obvious homages to Earthbound, like a telephone where you save and its one of the most orignal games you’ll play on the Nintendo Switch.

Did I mention that it is glitchy though?

I did? Ok. Then you should know that despite that, its a good game. I guess.

Just get off my lawn man. I’ve been playing YIIK since December. I’m ready to play something else now.

If some possible glitches don’t bother you, then YIIK is a 8.5 out of 10. If you are bothered by glitches, its more like a 7.5 out of 10. If you think I should get off your lawn instead, the game is more like a 5.0 out of 10.

Pick whatever review score you want. I’m out of here. Till next time dude (or ma’am).

Thanks to Stride PR for providing a digital code for this review. Cause the game is only available on the Nintendo Switch eshop. Well, I suppose its on the PS4 and PC too. If you like playing those. Ok, the PS4 is cool. Well, I’m going now. Seriously, I’m gone.

Are you still here? You should be playing YIIK or Cosmic Star Heroine or Octopath Traveler or something. Go away! Sheesh.

Note: I’m usually not this cranky. Post-Modern is always more cranky. At least, thats what I learned from Alex. We both apologize.

 

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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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