Yooka-Laylee: Out Now!

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!
Piet
Posts: 646
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:31 am

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Piet » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:57 pm

Rueckkoppler wrote:
Piet wrote:Idc about spoilers, so I've got that going for me... Which is nice.
I won't look up gameplay myself, but if I see something; I won't care.

'I'm sure you won't have much longer to wait'

I must say that nothing surprises me anymore, 'cause of the fact that they 'Made the Switch' 3(!!) months ago and we still have 0 info regarding the Switch version release date... Nothing.
They said 'very soon' in the Nintendo indie direct, but I expect 2 or 3 months after initial release, which is outrageous if you ask me.
+ As a first day Nintendo backer, I still feel screwed over. Sadly... (I don't want to feel that way, but I do...)
All in all; I was 100% hyped before the December news and now I'm at like 30%.
Let's hope PTG makes up for it, in one way or another...


Yeah, but let's hope not with the use of amiibo features. All I'd want to have is a proper optimisation of the game, being able to use joycons horizontally for multiplayer (well, except coop of course, that might need camera controls. But I wonder if coop is still a thing, since they didn't talk about it) and maybe some thought-out, nice feeling HD rumble features.

I REALLY expect the 'minimal' approach, sadly.

Pokemaniac Dan
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Pokemaniac Dan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:13 pm

Can we please stop hijacking every topic with switch complaining?

Pokemaniac Dan
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 14 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Pokemaniac Dan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Taylor wrote:Corplet Punisher:

Image

Corplet Punisher wrote:Grrrnn mrrrrn grrrrr!




This is a beautiful image. I love how crisp it is. It's funny how you compare it to the Banjo enemy and how different the quality is. It's strange because I could still go back and play BK or BT and be enamored by the visuals and designs and love every single character. Imagine taking those characters and PG redesigning them this crisply with such detail.

Also, about the Punisher. Notice the wrist cuffs with chain links attached. I wonder if these guys were imprisoned somewhere (whether by Capital B or someone else). Would be interesting to know if they have a backstory. Maybe Capital B saved them which is why they work for him?

Piet
Posts: 646
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:31 am

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Piet » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 pm

Pokemaniac Dan wrote:Can we please stop hijacking every topic with switch complaining?

Yes, let's deny existing problems surrounding YL.

Pokemaniac Dan
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Pokemaniac Dan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:08 pm

Piet wrote:
Pokemaniac Dan wrote:Can we please stop hijacking every topic with switch complaining?

Yes, let's deny existing problems surrounding YL.


There are already countless topics dedicated to switch complaints. That you've posted in. Go post there instead of posting in a topic that's supposed to showcase positive excitement for the game.

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:31 pm

13 Days Until Release

Character Of The Day:

Slot Bandit:

Image

Slot Bandit wrote:This course is the spiritual successor. It captures the feel of the earlier one with modern twists


--

Is this the standard enemy in Capital Cashino, seen attacking Yooka and Laylee in some of the gameplay footage? It looks similar, but this character doesn't appear to look very evil, and the quote is throwing me off a bit. What course is he referring to? It seems like something a friendly NPC host would say during a challenge, or some sort of fourth-wall-breaking tour...

Edit: Rewatching some Capital Cashino footage, I've seen that this character is an NPC, and there appears to be a few of these machines scattered around the level with slightly different appearances. E.g. one has a large moustache. I wonder what their role is?
Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Xellos
Posts: 787
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Location: Now that's a secret!
Contact:

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Xellos » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:32 pm

Piet wrote:
Pokemaniac Dan wrote:Can we please stop hijacking every topic with switch complaining?

Yes, let's deny existing problems surrounding YL.


Switch whining is so last season, we have a whole new controversy now to complain about. Get with the program! ;)

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 14 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:07 pm

Pokemaniac Dan wrote:
Taylor wrote:Corplet Punisher:


This is a beautiful image. I love how crisp it is. It's funny how you compare it to the Banjo enemy and how different the quality is. It's strange because I could still go back and play BK or BT and be enamored by the visuals and designs and love every single character. Imagine taking those characters and PG redesigning them this crisply with such detail.

Also, about the Punisher. Notice the wrist cuffs with chain links attached. I wonder if these guys were imprisoned somewhere (whether by Capital B or someone else). Would be interesting to know if they have a backstory. Maybe Capital B saved them which is why they work for him?


I feel the same. I think Tooie's graphics are incredible to this day (I even think Kazooie looks brilliant), but comparing the Tooie enemy with the Corplet Punisher, it's clear which one is aesthetically more pleasing. I would (metaphorically) kill for an entire remake of the Banjo series (but for now I am so content with having Yooka-Laylee)!

I see the wrist cuffs. (Did you notice that the Tooie enemy also has them?). If the Punishers were going to have a backstory, I would suspect Capital B probably imprisoned them himself, gave them Stockhold Syndrome, and then released them!
Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Yoshi
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yoshi » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:12 pm

Why a remake of the Banjo series? All Banjo games except the GBA games are available right now on Xbox One, the original versions also hold up exceptionally well. If and when Microsoft finally decides to do something with Banjo, they should make a new one, not retreat what we can already play on N64, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (and of course, I have all three versions ;)).

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:19 pm

Yoshi wrote:Why a remake of the Banjo series? All Banjo games except the GBA games are available right now on Xbox One, the original versions also hold up exceptionally well. If and when Microsoft finally decides to do something with Banjo, they should make a new one, not retreat what we can already play on N64, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (and of course, I have all three versions ;)).


Did you know that, before Nuts & Bolts, the original plan was to fully reboot Banjo-Kazooie, similar to CBFD: Live And Reloaded, with a total rehaul of the models and aesthetics, whilst also including additional content and new surprises and twists, including boss battles. For example, in Mumbo's Mountain, a giant Ticker Termite would smash out of the tower at the end of the level and begin to battle. All the music would have been redone by a live orchestra, too: here's Mumbo's Mountain, the only track Kirkhope managed before the project changed to Nuts & Bolts.

But now we are getting way off-topic! :lol:

Yooka-Laylee more than satisfies my urges for a new 'Banjo' game.
Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Yoshi
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yoshi » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:22 pm

Of course I do, I still think it was not a good idea. Banjo-Threeie, not Banjo-Kazooie 360 please. I dread the extra time I have to wait between release and my Kickstarter copy of Yooka arriving here, though :(. Yooka is the first game I have "preordered" since GameCube days and also the first one since then I just cannot wait to play. Also the only game ever to top a new Mario game in my Most Wanted list.

User avatar
Xellos
Posts: 787
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Location: Now that's a secret!
Contact:

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Xellos » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:16 pm

That slot machine reminds me of a baddie from Banjo-Tooie.

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:29 pm

Xellos wrote:That slot machine reminds me of a baddie from Banjo-Tooie.


Me too, which is probably why I presumed he was an enemy. Turns out he is an NPC, but I have no idea what he and his similar-looking buddies role could be when looking at the quote given:

Slot Bandit: "This course is the spiritual successor. It captures the feel of the earlier one with modern twists."

Wait a minute...

It sounds like he will put you on a race course, and then challenge you to try again on a more difficult version, probably for a Pagie. I suspect the whole 'spiritual successor' reference is just a joke about Yooka-Laylee.

Edit:

Not a race course -- a golf course! Here's some footage of the golf mini-game: https://youtu.be/wGl9DlQCoPs?t=27s

And here's the moustached version standing on a golf course:

Image
Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Yavga
Posts: 1190
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:30 am

Just woke up... that means 12 days left :D

I can already faintly hear the theme... or is that... the GK rap?
Stop picking your nose Image

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:41 am

Yavga wrote:Just woke up... that means 12 days left :D

I can already faintly hear the theme... or is that... the GK rap?


Getting closer!

As for the rap, we already know some of the lyrics: "The Pagies, in Cagies..."

I can't for the life of me imagine how the rap will sound though. And I don't think it'll appear in-game unless they patch it in; Grant hasn't finished it yet. (Edit: reading replies he sent on Twitter, he has sent the final version off last night now).
Taylonic Ltd.

Pokemaniac Dan
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Pokemaniac Dan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:49 pm

Taylor wrote:Slot Bandit: "This course is the spiritual successor. It captures the feel of the earlier one with modern twists."

Not a race course -- a golf course! Here's some footage of the golf mini-game: https://youtu.be/wGl9DlQCoPs?t=27s

And here's the moustached version standing on a golf course:

Image


Perhaps this alludes to the expansion in Capital Cashino. Maybe in the unexpanded version there's a small course, and then the expander version opens up new areas of the casino, which includes a larger golf table? Either way, I love the speculation.

Xellos wrote:That slot machine reminds me of a baddie from Banjo-Tooie.


Yes, looks very similar to the enemy that shot those discs out at you in Witchyworld. That was the first impression I got of them when I saw the Capital Cashino trailer. Perhaps there's a slot machine family or brotherhood similar to the pig characters.

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 12 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:06 pm

12 Days Until Release

There doesn't seem to be a character today, maybe because Playtonic are super busy showcasing the game at EGX Rezzed:

Image

Oh, and look at this:

Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Yavga
Posts: 1190
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 12 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:34 pm

12 Days Until Release

Character of the day:

Taylor

Image

For being a generally awesome guy since the start of the forums, keeping his cool and taking names. Rumor has it he can calculate the exact amount of time you need for devouring a stonegrilled pizza.
Stop picking your nose Image

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 12 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:51 pm

Yavga wrote:12 Days Until Release

Character of the day:

Taylor

Image

For being a generally awesome guy since the start of the forums, keeping his cool and taking names. Rumor has it he can calculate the exact amount of time you need for devouring a stonegrilled pizza.


Haha :oops: :lol: -- Thank you, you're too kind. I really am just a total fanboy happy to help out and discuss the game!

Definitely true about the pizza.
Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
Yavga
Posts: 1190
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Re: COUNTDOWN: 12 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Taylor wrote:
Yavga wrote:12 Days Until Release

Character of the day:

Taylor

Image

For being a generally awesome guy since the start of the forums, keeping his cool and taking names. Rumor has it he can calculate the exact amount of time you need for devouring a stonegrilled pizza.


Haha :oops: :lol: -- Thank you, you're too kind. I really am just a total fanboy happy to help out and discuss the game!

Definitely true about the pizza.


You're doing great. I really hope your education is going well because I think the company you would join one day (or create?) would be in more luck than they are aware of for having you, seldom I see collected people like you moderating a forum. Call it a hunch but it's an indication to me for the amount of patience you seem to have. You have a bright future ahead of you. keep believing in yourself.
Stop picking your nose Image


Return to “Yooka-Laylee”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests