Here's a comment I made on Reddit.
For anyone who's feeling upset about the reviews for Yooka Laylee, check out the reviews for the rereleases of Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie.http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/banjo-kazooiehttp://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/banjo-tooie
Somewhere along the way, 3D platformers started to lose their appeal among a lot of gamers, and that can be seen clearly with this game. Yes, there's a lot of people who don't like it, but that doesn't mean you won't like it. In fact, many of the negative reviews for the game are listing things as cons that we wanted, like no voice acting, exploration, and collecting. It's a shame this game didn't turn out to be a critical success, but don't let these reviews hamper your experience with the game.
As of the writing of this comment, Yooka Laylee has a 64/100 on PS4, a 76/100 on XBone, and a 71/100 on PC, so about a 70-71/10 average, which is almost the same as the rerelease of Banjo Tooie.