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by Meinhard1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: GameXplain: Super Mario Odyssey Discussion Brings Up Yooka-Laylee
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: GameXplain: Super Mario Odyssey Discussion Brings Up Yooka-Laylee

It is very interesting how Mario Odyssey is more Banjo-like in some ways and I agree that Mario Odyssey has basically set a new standard. The approach to characters is a bit different, as Nintendo seems more focused on developing the different cultures in the game, as opposed to specific characters....
by Meinhard1
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: GameXplain: Super Mario Odyssey Discussion Brings Up Yooka-Laylee
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: GameXplain: Super Mario Odyssey Discussion Brings Up Yooka-Laylee

The comparisons are useful but not quite fair. Mario Odyssey is a AAA game with over two hundred (200!) devs working for nearly 4 years on an practically unlimited budget. Yooka Laylee was made by an average of like 12 people over 2 years. That’s not to say Yooka couldn’t have been a better game, bu...
by Meinhard1
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: What the hell are you doing playtonic
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: What the hell are you doing playtonic

I think Playtonic was right to put out that patch first, as it contains numerous tweaks and appears to address many complaints. We also know the port is up and running ... it's not like they've been neglecting to work on it. Would be nice if this could all happen overnight, but in reality this takes...
by Meinhard1
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Radio silence
Replies: 28
Views: 1431

Re: Radio silence

I get that, but I mean we know it's on the way, and that this sort of thing takes time and effort. If they don't have solid information, then I'm not sure what the point in saying anything is .. I mean that would be pretty sloppy, really. As Reuck says, they may want to tweak some things before rele...
by Meinhard1
Tue May 16, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Kind of surprised about fans reaction.
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Kind of surprised about fans reaction.

The thing most people dont talk about, is that the guy who designed this game is not from Rare's Nintendo golden age. He was one of the designers from Microsoft Rare, and all he really did was make mediocre/average games. 1. Many key staff do work at Playtonic 2. YL design lead Gav Price worked at ...
by Meinhard1
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Shared Universe and Next Game Protagonist
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Shared Universe and Next Game Protagonist

I think it would be more interesting if they used the characters they create as actors, so the designs appear in other games but they could have vastly different roles and characterisations. So Yooka could show up, but is playing a totally different role/character. I like the idea and definitely wa...
by Meinhard1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Ideas for worlds
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Ideas for worlds

Personal wish: a harbor with a lighthouse Also DKC:TF had some great underused game environments: Mangroves Autumn / Germanic Savanna Also World 5 sort of made a fresh fusion of "factory" and "jungle." Would love to see a 3D world in the vein of any of these. Also really liked cl...
by Meinhard1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka Laylee is Nostalgia Gone Wrong
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Yooka Laylee is Nostalgia Gone Wrong

I feel like the "nostalgia" is thrown around in a derogatory sort of way a bit too often in gaming discourse.

Anyways, I'll always remember that Kotaku have us this nice article: https://www.google.com/amp/kotaku.com/w ... 621001/amp
by Meinhard1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: No rap in the game?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: No rap in the game?

We already have a character parade trailer and the rap is on YouTube.
Sort of hope they patch some of this in, though it really comes down to what they feel works presentation-wise.

I haven't played the game, so can't speak to how the intro/ending is.
by Meinhard1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: The music was good, but not what I was expecting
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: The music was good, but not what I was expecting

Grant was always going to do the main world themes, I'm sure. Haven't listened to everything (waiting for the switch) but I would atribute the change in Grant's music to how his composing/style has changed over the years. I don't think Grant can "replicate" the melodic style of BK as that'...
by Meinhard1
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: DK Vine's initial impressions
Replies: 1
Views: 215

DK Vine's initial impressions

Some very nice impressions from the singular Hyle Russell https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=agIYgoFk-n0 I particularly liked the part where he said (Spoiler-tagged, in case you want to take in the podcast without hearing its conclusion straight off!) "I haven't had this much fun playing a relea...
by Meinhard1
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: GameXplain - Yooka-Laylee Discussion (some gameplay spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: GameXplain - Yooka-Laylee Discussion (some gameplay spoilers)

I'll admit: watched the video and it was brutal! The impressions were frustrated, ambivalent, and overall lukewarm at best... and coming Gamexplain. These three reviewers are nestled firmly within this games target demographic. They have an audience of mostly Nintendo fans with whom they've develope...
by Meinhard1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Why isn't Switch version development number one priority?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Why isn't Switch version development number one priority?

I don't see why they can't optimize, seems essential for a small business. Certain devs on the team specialize in art or audio design so their full time work on porting Yooka would be wasteful
by Meinhard1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: The Yooka Laylee Rap!
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: The Yooka Laylee Rap!

I've been busy and haven't had time to formulate a full impression. + Grin inducing + Baylis and Sutherland sound awesome + Yooka and Laylees dance moves + Heavily cheesy lyrics! + Musically interesting and catchy - Very similar to DK rap, obviously a throwback vs a novel take - Background crowd of ...
by Meinhard1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: POLL: Playtonic Kart Racer + Online Multiplayer
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: POLL: Playtonic Kart Racer + Online Multiplayer

Kart Racer: Undoubtedly an exciting idea. Part of me would like to see another game to develop the cast, settings, and story a bit more. It was cool how Diddy Kong Racing preceded Banjo, Conker, and Star Fox Adventures, but I think the characters and environments lacked the strong sense of personali...
by Meinhard1
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...
Replies: 106
Views: 6709

Re: What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...

NPChilla wrote:
Meinhard1 wrote:They've brought on some notable staff this year. Since they're hiring post Yooka, it at least shows internal confidence.

Have they brought on any recently?

A couple longtime Rare devs announced January 4, 2017!
http://www.playtonicgames.com/new-year-new-us/
by Meinhard1
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Reviews: expectations and what attention will you pay them
Replies: 34
Views: 1385

Reviews: expectations and what attention will you pay them

With the reviews coming next week, I've been deliberating internally as to if I'll check the reviews or not. While I have a healthy amount of personal confidence in this game, it's in many ways deliberately retro and in a genre dominated by Nintendos polished, skillful AAA platformers. I do wonder i...
by Meinhard1
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...
Replies: 106
Views: 6709

Re: What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...

They've brought on some notable staff this year. Since they're hiring post Yooka, it at least shows internal confidence.
by Meinhard1
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Poll for Switch Backers (Unofficial)
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Poll for Switch Backers (Unofficial)

Since we're discussing Switch performance: per nintendolife, Snake Pass runs at 30fps and "upscale 720p"

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/0 ... ndo_switch

I'm sure the David Wise soundtrack sounds just as good as on the PS4 or Xbox One
by Meinhard1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Jon Jafari (JonTron) and his role in Yooka-Laylee
Replies: 439
Views: 26613

Re: Jon Jafari (JonTron) and his role in Yooka-Laylee

There are no tantrums In this thread Taylor. Everybody has valid points and has the right to express them. This isn't yooka not wearing any clothes or shovel knight being added. This is a serious topic. It's about principal. Playtonic have altered their game due to political beliefs which is bang o...

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