Yono and the Celestial Elephants Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Yono and the Celestial Elephants by Neckbolt and Plug In Digital.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Yono is an indie action adventure game that puts you in the role of a young elephant god named Yono. Yono is new to the world and he was sent from the heavens for a purpose he isn’t quite sure of. To find answers, he sets out on a journey across the world to visit the races of the world and to help solve their problems.
There are 3 major races in Yono’s world, the Humans, Zombies and Robots. During his travels he meets many unique and often charming characters. Two of which join him in his journey across the world. The world also has a couple enemies that you’ll encounter as well including snakes, skeletons and goblins. There are also a few boss fights along the way as well.
The game’s main focus is on it’s many different puzzles that you solve across the world. The puzzles are largely logic based and often revolve around pushing blocks around and activating switches. They also incorporate Yono’s special abilities such as spitting water, air, peanuts, or fire out of his trunk.
There is also a bit of combat along the way but I’ll admit that it’s a bit basic since Yono is an elephant that can’t wield swords or weapons. So he simply slams into them with his face.
There are 2 stores which you can visit in major towns as well. The first allows you to turn in heart containers which grant you an extra heart on your health bar. You need to collect 4 of them before you can turn them in. The second is a tailor which allows you to change how Yono looks. There are a lot of choices and they change based on which town you’re in as well. There’s even a nod to The Legend of Zelda in one of the fashions as well.
In towns there are also some NPC’s that will have side quests for you to complete for them. The quests all take place in their town of origin and if you don’t complete them before leaving, you can always return later.
Overall, Yono and the Celestial Elephants is quite the cute little game. Yono is an interesting, if naive elephant and his journey is an entertaining one. It’s on the easy end of the difficulty threshold but this makes it a great game for older children to get into. It’s pretty entertaining for adults as well but I wouldn’t go in expecting something overly challenging. The game is also pretty short and can be beaten in 3-5 hours total.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
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