Yooka Laylee
#61
So, a review was put up early by accident, and then deleted. But not before someone caught it.
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#62
Game got a patch before it's even out.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-0...erformance
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#63
Reviews are also out as well. Consensus is that it's the Banjo everyone wanted, for better or worse, because it's the mistakes from 15+ years ago back in full force.
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#64
(04-05-2017, 12:14 PM)Graupel Wrote: Reviews are also out as well. Consensus is that it's the Banjo everyone wanted, for better or worse, because it's the mistakes from 15+ years ago back in full force.


I feel like that's a risk of appealing to nostalgia for lack of a better term. The developers are so focused on remaking all the things that made the original game so memorable that they also unintentionally copy all of the old mistakes. Hopefully if they continue the series they'll try to modernize it a bit more.
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#65
This is the thing about Indie games these days that I don't like: they appeal WAY too much to the nostalgia blinded fanbase they're creating their game for. This game is a prime example of it... and because of that, the gaming Internet - mainly YouTube - will absolutely love it.
Something like the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy I can let slide because they are REMASTERING the games and not re-imagining them (mind you, some of those new features I've seen are really cool!), but when you release a game based off a certain other game/old-school genre from the 80's & 90's, that makes my blood boil.

Why can't Indie developers be ACTUAL creative with the freedom they have? Stuff like Dust: An Elysian Tale as possibly the best example I can think of!
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#66
Well I'll be posting up a storm on Yooka-Laylee content when the game comes out. If you don't want to see major spoilers, it is advised you avoid my channel for a while. lol
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#67
Beta64 uploaded a teaser for a Beta64 episode on the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tQCMPuuYcA
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#68
Yooka-Laylee is close to being out, but several users managed to load the game and play it beforehand. Someone posted a video of Jontron's original voice role before the first game patch.

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(04-10-2017, 02:04 PM)CrystalBlazier Wrote: Yooka-Laylee is close to being out, but several users managed to load the game and play it beforehand. Someone posted a video of Jontron's original voice role before the first game patch.

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So...

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#70
Digital Foundry took Yooka-Laylee for a spin on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Says they all run fine.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digita...e-analysis
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#71
Crystal, in Yooka Laylee which character are you?
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#72
Yeah we´re dying to know, Like how many characters are in this game?
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#73
I'll reveal later on.

There are a whole lot of NPCs in the game.
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#74
I've seen very mixed opinions about the game...
One common complaint I see is about the 'grunting.' And after watching just a smidgen of gameplay... I can understand why.
(Seriously, how can it be tolerable in Banjo-Kazooie yet ear-grating here?)
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#75
Yooka's voice is the perfect example. Each grunt goes on for too long and doesn't sound like talking(sound like... Something else I'd rather not say). Banjo's guh-uh or Grunty's rehh-raah do sound like something you could make speech out of.
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#76
And Yookah is the main playable character...
Anyone that still has their ears after playing this game must have an unparalleled level of tolerance.
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#77
Yup. And it's kind of sad that it was nailed better with Jon in that video - it's still screaming as you'd expect from him, but you could see a freakish creature talking like that. Apparently his voice was replaced by an edited Dr. Quack that just feels fake.
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#78
This is who I voice in the game:

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https://www.twitter.com/frostman007/stat...3786160128
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#80
OK, so I thought that for once we would get a retro-style Indie game that would be a wake-up call to the Internet that we have to move on...
Let me quote a famous engineer, here:

Nope.


The gaming Internet has just gone into "nostalgia mode" and actually think this game is 'the greatest thing ever' because it is reminiscent of the Banjo-Kazooie series and is in spirit Banjo-Threeie...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
Every single time this happens, everybody I know has to act like "we're returning to the golden age of gaming - Indie developers are amazing!" Yeah, because that's the right thing to do going into the next generation of gaming! (Sarcasm levels in the EXTREME category!)
I'm seriously sick of this! I hated it with Shovel Knight, I hated it with Undertale, I would have hated it with Migty No. 9 - thank heavens that game SUCKED - and now I hate it with Yookah-Laylee.

Humour me, can SOMEONE who grew up with the father franchise actually give an unbiased review of the game?
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#81
Did I just read someone calling people who like the game biased? Anyway, in a review discussion on GameXplain, Ash basically pointed out that in a sense there is no such thing as an unbiased review (I forgot where in the discussion it was, though)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmtVXLjMZh4
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#82
You misunderstand what I'm saying.

What I mean is that BECAUSE it is like Banjo-Kazooie and reminiscent of it, people automatically are calling it amazing - they're not even acknowledging any of its faults. Now THAT'S biased!!
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#83
GAme debuts at#6 in the U.K. charts.
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017...xg64vWB.01
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#84
I just found an article of the game in my local newspaper for today (April 21st, 2017)...
However, I had difficulty finding the article online, so I'm going to re-write the entire thing word for word instead.

P.S. Calling this a review is a bit of a stretch; think of it more as an overview.

ALICE CLARKE Wrote:DO YOU remember Banjo-Kazooie - the fun '90s game about a bear and his bird friend going on adventures to stop a witch?
The '90s were weird. But, in the spirit of nostalgua, the folks who made that game launched a Kickstarter to create a new game that was similar to, but in no way affiliated with, Banjo. The finished product is called Yookah-Laylee and it's almost everything you hoped it would be. Complete with slightly grainy graphics and those extremely irritating noises to indicate conversation, Yookah-Laylee is about as close to a Banjo-Kazooie revival as you can get.
It's hard, though, to work out who this game is aimed at. It's littered with jokes that would hit the right spot for children, but others that would sail over their heads and make adults laugh. The best writers manage to do jokes that have something for everyone, but this is acceptable too. The gameplay also varies from overly simple hand holding to needing a couple f goes because you're not sure what you're supposed to be doing.
The problem is that it's hard to work out who would actually love this game. Today's children expect more from games, and the writing and setting a little too similar to what you'd find in Skylanders, only not as slick. But the story is perhaps a little too cutesy for most adults.
Unless you were obsessed with Banjo-Kazooie, or have a child who just loves those retro vibes, you're probably going to get bored after a couple of hours. Which is a shame, because there's tonnes of potential here.
This is one of those games I wish I loved, but it's just missing that spark that could take it from being just good to being great.

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

ALICE CLARKE - The Advertiser, Friday April 21 2017
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#85
Don´t compare it to Skylanders newslady, like it´s not the same thing.
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#86
"Writing and setting" Kairi - that's the extent of the similarities she pointed out.

Then again, what game aimed at kids doesn't use a similar script/setting?
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#87
My Yooka Laylee kickstarter backer rewards came today! All these goodies, even an art book/manual signed by Playtonic Games and my voice acting role still really excites me!


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#88
Cool!!!
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 AM)The Primordial Clok-Roo Wrote: "Writing and setting" Kairi - that's the extent of the similarities she pointed out.

Then again, what game aimed at kids doesn't use a similar script/setting?

Well the both might have a cartoony setting but the writting is more in the vein of the Banjo-Kazooie games then Skylanders.
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(04-21-2017, 03:45 PM)Kairi_in_Skylands Wrote:
(04-21-2017, 04:29 AM)The Primordial Clok-Roo Wrote: "Writing and setting" Kairi - that's the extent of the similarities she pointed out.

Then again, what game aimed at kids doesn't use a similar script/setting?

Well the both might have a cartoony setting but the writting is more in the vein of the Banjo-Kazooie games then Skylanders.

Fair argument. After all, it was made by the same people who did Banjo-Kazooie.

Speaking of which...

(04-21-2017, 01:58 PM)CrystalBlazier Wrote: My Yooka Laylee kickstarter backer rewards came today! All these goodies, even an art book/manual signed by Playtonic Games and my voice acting role still really excites me!


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*notices the cartridge*

Nothing says "We haven't let go of our N64 roots!" than creating an N64 style cartridge and box for your recent game.
If I recall, the guys that made Shovel Knight didn't make cosmetic NES cartridges of their product.
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