Yoshi's Woolly World composer retweeting negative comments about the Yoshi's Crafted World soundtrack (UPDATE)

Sing us a sad song

Tomoya Tomita was the driving force behind the soundtrack to Yoshi's Woolly World, a soundtrack I absolutely adore. There were so many fantastic tracks in that game, and Tomita no-doubt should be praised for his work. Many others agree, and a large portion of those fans were very upset to learn that Tomita wasn't returning for Yoshi's Crafted World.

The soundtrack in Yoshi's Crafted World has been met with a ton of criticism, with fans calling it stale, repetitive, and flat-out boring. They've been taking to Twitter to express their distaste for the soundtrack, and none other than Tomoya Tomita has taken to retweeting those sentiments. Seems like Tomita would have loved to be part of Yoshi's Crafted World, and he's not shy about sharing the voices of those who either dislike the Crafted World soundtrack, or wish he was involved.

Check out Tomita's Twitter here (thanks Willis!)

UPDATE - There has been some discussion as to whether Mr. Tomita is retweeting things without knowing what they actually say. That would still put part of the blame on Tomita of course, but it would be a shame if he didn't know he was retweeting negative info.

On top of that, Mr. Tomita has shared the following statement on the music of Yoshi's Crafted World and Yoshi's Wooly World. It's a bit of broken English, so it's hard to know the tone he's taking, or the meaning he's trying to get across. If anything, it makes it seem like he was happy to find that people enjoyed the soundtrack more in Woolly World than Crafted World.

Hey, I have not denied YCW music. Because I have never heard of it. I was just happy to say that they were better at YWW.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, yoshi, switch


Don't blame him one bit. I loved Woolly World and was excited for this but hearing the same damn reused Yoshi voice clips that got old a decade ago along with generic kiddy music after Woolly World's greatness just made me go with NSMBU Deluxe for a co-op platformer. Hearing about those collecting missions, it also seems like I dodged a bullet as doing stages over and over would get on my nerves due to the completionist in me.

I've heard numerous complaints about the soundtrack of Yoshi's Crafted World, and I can see/hear why. The soundtrack of Yoshi's Woolly World was phenomenal. The omission of Tomita explains a lot. It sounds like he may have some beef with Good-Feel or Nintendo.

Wed Apr 24 19 02:32pm
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While I like Crafted World, a lot of its ideas feel kinda half-baked. The OST is probably the biggest loss, but there's other stuff like:

- The stupid souvenir hunting
- The lack of any creative uses of the flip side but Poochy Pup finding (remember when you could flip at will? Guess they never came up with a good idea for it)
- The auto-scrolling stages
- The weirdly kinda-full into it but not design aesthetic that sometimes looks creative but other times actually feels like they just dumped real world things into a generic Yoshi map and called it a day instead of Wooly World, where everything truly felt like it was yarn

It almost feels like they wanted to spend more time working on the game but it was announced nearly two years ago and Nintendo pushed it through because they had absolutely nothing else for the first half of 2019.

This is the first time I'm hearing criticism from music and nothing else.


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