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by NPChilla
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...

One of the things I loved about the Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie games was the variety of challenges you had to solve to get a Jiggy. I loved the challenges that took a lot of thinking to solve, such as having to get the batteries to the power terminals in Grunty Industries. There were fun mini-game styled ...
by NPChilla
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...

ShanPen wrote:Could I add one that's more specific to the game?

Please tone down the "Press button, start time limit, go through hoops" challenges.


Agreed.
by NPChilla
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Lessons Playtonic might learn from Yooka-Laylee...

DISCLAIMER: This thread is intended solely for constructive criticism, NOT trolling or provocation. Having played on Yooka-Laylee a while - I haven't beaten it yet but am certainly progressing through it at a good lick - there's certainly a lot RIGHT with it. However, like many on this forum I can'...
by NPChilla
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Playtonic's Next Move

By the way: When I think about it, I wish them to be done with Yooka soon and move on to the next project. They should still develop DLC, that I agree with, but they should save their funds and not do the orchestral score, it doesn't make too much sense to patch this back in. It would be fine, yes,...
by NPChilla
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Funding the Next Game
Replies: 38
Views: 3048

Re: Funding the Next Game

Yitsul wrote:This has been a thought crossing my mind for a long time. I'm scared a new crowdfunding campaign will fail...


Same here.
Their best bet might be courting a larger company. Have they given Nintendo a ring?
by NPChilla
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Yeah, they should really reduce the scope of the next game if it brings bigger polish. Whenever I describe Rare to someone, I say that they matched and even surpassed Nintendo's own quality in games. Not sure I'd go quite that far, but you're certainly right about the polish. Smaller but more polis...
by NPChilla
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka-Laylee 2
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Yooka-Laylee 2

Now that Y-L is done, I hope they'll do a non-platform game before launching into a sequel.
That way, they can look at the genre afresh and see objectively what does and doesn't work in their first game.
by NPChilla
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka-Laylee on Switch - first impressions (by first-timers!)
Replies: 22
Views: 831

Re: Yooka-Laylee on Switch - first impressions (by first-timers!)

First thing I did was play on the multiplayer games with my girlfriend, she was as taken with them as I was. Especially the one with the ice platforms that disappear.

I've only just started the main mode, I'm already seeing Capital B as a baddy with figurative legs...
by NPChilla
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Playtonic's Next Move

You’re probably right. That might be a good way to avoid most comparisons and start fresh. Maybe it’s just the Banjo fan in me that wants a critically acclaimed big 3D platformer right away. It’ll certainly bring some advantages if they do it later, too. Like having a bigger company and more capaci...
by NPChilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Why So Much Hate???
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Why So Much Hate???

Rueckkoppler wrote:Oh yeah, I remember that Team17 guy on the Steam forums. Ben certainly did his best to make his company and Playtonic look like douchebags.

I'm almost certain that this is the end of Playtonic's dealings with Team17.
The PR fallout was striking, to say the least.
by NPChilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Why So Much Hate???
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Why So Much Hate???

I'd say there are three things to bear in mind with hate, specifically with regards to Y-L: 1) In this day and age, everyone can and will have an option on anything. Moreover, they will go out of their way to manufacture outrage: did anybody really give a toss about Neogaf either way before it came ...
by NPChilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Rare's "Sea of Thieves" has a release date!
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Rare's "Sea of Thieves" has a release date!

Hope it doesn't tank completely.

This feels in some ways to me like Rare's last chance at glory.
by NPChilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Wii Shop will close in 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Wii Shop will close in 2019

A while off yet. Clearly it's still lucrative enough to be open for such a (very) long time.
by NPChilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Hard to say, I’d argue that they should immediately start developing a sequel to Yooka, with all the experience and criticism they earned with this. I think they can make a great sequel if they rely on their strengths and streamline a lot of things - while being a bit more confident with what they’...
by NPChilla
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Playtonic Reddit AMA
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Playtonic Reddit AMA

A couple of things we can deduce from the answers:

* Sounds like they already are planning for their second game.
* It will likely be a different genre than YL.
* They have a very close relationship with Nintendo and Unity. This could be a hint of things to come.
by NPChilla
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Playtonic's Next Move

There was an AMA on reddit yesterday and apparently they have more than one project in mind and they "don't want to limit [themselves] to any genre or size of game", though they haven't gone into details. When asked if they would consider working with Nintendo in a new DKC title they said...
by NPChilla
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Playtonic's Next Move
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Playtonic's Next Move

The day has come: Yooka-Laylee is out on all systems; barring the occasional patch here and there, that's the end of the company's first game. So once the team have recovered/gone on holiday, what comes next? * Perhaps they'll want to diversify their portfolio and jump into a totally different genre...
by NPChilla
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Past Glories
Topic: "A Rare Retrospective" by The Nostalgic Gamer
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: "A Rare Retrospective" by The Nostalgic Gamer

Well made.
I'll be more interested when he covers the Microsoft era and what went right/wrong there.
by NPChilla
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Past Glories
Topic: Let's talk about Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Let's talk about Nuts & Bolts

I've tried a few times to get into it and I just couldn't.
I have always found it overcomplicated, boring and unbearably smug in terms of "the old games were tedious collect-a-thons, DUR HUR HUR!"
by NPChilla
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Past Glories
Topic: Conker's Bad Fur Day
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Conker's Bad Fur Day

Of all the Rare IPs, this is the one I think is least likely ever to come back.
Not least since Chris Seavor was sacked and the team is moving on to very different things.

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