Taylor wrote:You'd collect an object similar to golden feathers; possibly a reptile scale such as a "Rainbow Scale", a "Light Scale", or a "Shade Scale". (These are completely random names I made up just because I wanted to colour some words in).
The scales would be limited -- a maximum of about 10 -- and they'd work in the same way golden feathers did. Instead of becoming invincible, though, you'd become invisible.
Playtonic's Twitter page hinted at stealth being in the game. I'm unsure if it was a joke or not (in reference to the news about Metal Gear Solid), but I can imagine some 'stealth' challenges and think it could be quite fun.
If the main character is a chameleon, stealth makes a lot of sense. Playtonic have said that if they revealed the animal duo now, the moves would become obvious. What's more obvious than a camouflaging chameleon?
- One thing that can bug me about the Tooie-style 'stealth' (tiptoeing past a sleeping enemy) is that it's so slow and painstaking, especially if you mess up right at the end. It's fine for short challenges, but if stealth were to become a bigger feature in Ukulele, it'd need some tweaking.
Maybe the stealth in Ukulele could run at normal speed, but the characters would turn transparent. You'd see their outline reflecting some light, but no colour at all, or alternatively the characters could become translucent (washed out, see-through colours). During this time, enemies will be oblivious to you.
Perhaps you'll have to collect an item (like golden feathers) to remain transparent; it'd be the Ukulele version of invincibility from the Banjo games. This would mean that you wouldn't be able to camouflage all the time, which might be better as I don't think people should be sneaking their way across the entire game.
- I can imagine trying to stealth past a lengthy course in which you need to keep picking up more 'golden feathers' to remain invisible. If you miss one, you will lose the invisibility and fail the challenge, so you'll need to be quick.
Another stealth challenge idea I had was mentioned in this post: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=291&start=8 -- essentially sneaking into a dangerous area to rescue somebody.
Presuming one of the duo is a chameleon, the invisibility item could possibly be a reptile scale. A "Rainbow Scale"? A "Light Scale"? A "Shade Scale"? Who knows.