Yooka-Laylee: Out Now!

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Yooka-Laylee: Out Now!

Postby Taylor » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:12 am

Warning: this is a general-purpose thread that will include character models and other potential spoilers.


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As of writing, tomorrow marks the two week countdown until we can all play Yooka-Laylee! :D

I wanted to do a countdown thread -- just a general, evolving discussion about the game -- but to ensure there is always a running topic, I will post the Character Of The Day in here for anybody that would like to chat about it. For those that don't know, Playtonic have been revealing a character model on Twitter each weekday for a while (you can find them amongst their media archive here).

You are free to discuss all things Yooka-Laylee here, characters or otherwise, and build up excitement for the next two weeks! :)

(If you're wondering where the 'Everything We Know (So Far)' topic went, I have repurposed it into this, as the old thread was outdated and no longer relevant).

Let the countdown begin!

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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:08 pm

15 Days Until Release

Character Of The Day:

Evie:

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Evie wrote:Capturing one ghoul, impressive indeed, But to free us all, new tactics you’ll need!


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This is one of the five Ghost Writers found in each world. Each type of ghost has its own quirk; Evie runs away from you. I love the variation and think it's a great spin on the pretty helpless (though admittedly adorable) Jinjos from the Banjo series!
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:11 pm

FEELING OF PANIC TAKING HOLD OF ME
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:13 pm

Yavga wrote:FEELING OF PANIC TAKING HOLD OF ME


Can you believe the time is almost nigh?! Editing the original post in this topic, I noticed the date was March 26th 2015 -- exactly 2 years and 1 day ago from today. It's been a long journey, worth it though! :)

Edit: and now exactly 2 weeks and 1 day until release. Fitting.
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:15 pm

Taylor wrote:
Yavga wrote:FEELING OF PANIC TAKING HOLD OF ME


Can you believe the time is almost nigh?! Editing the original post in this topic, I noticed the date was March 26th 2015 -- exactly 2 years and 1 day ago from today. It's been a long journey, worth it though! :)


What should I tell my boss? :shock:

Better start using up those free days!

I will cry like a little kid again while I'm playing for sure, the music will guide me!
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:24 pm

Yavga wrote:What should I tell my boss? :shock:

Better start using up those free days!

I will cry like a little kid again while I'm playing for sure, the music will guide me!


Heh heh, just enjoy the moment! :) We've waited two years for Yooka-Laylee, but for a lot of fans, the wait has been over a decade long for a game like this. It deserves its time!

I have to say though, Playtonic have done an incredible job getting this game out in two years. There are some Kickstarter games that began production long before Yooka-Laylee and they are still not released yet. Pretty incredible for Playtonic's first independent game!

(Also, Playtonic released the character of the day at the same time I posted this thread -- what are the odds? Second post has been updated).
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Rueckkoppler » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:41 pm

I've got to say that 2 years is much more on the realistic side of things. I was really surprised when they claimed at first that they would only need like, 1,5 years to get it done.

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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Gorjo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:45 pm

I'm intrigued about the role Ghost Writers may play, and amused by the pun considering how the whole game works.
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Yavga » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:46 pm

I remember when I finished Banjo Kazooie as a kid (something that took ages back then) I saw the secret photo's and that same world opened to
Me yet again in a complete different light. I missed something and I had to figure it out.

I literary saw secrets everywhere (not really, but I believed so) I can tell the exact spots where I believed to be secrets (especially the road to Mad monster mansion, Gobi's lava world)

Terraria has about 300 hours clocked on my Steam account, probably the same amount of time I spent in Wozza's cave, sharkfood island and the desert tomb. It kept me obsessed for months.

I dream the music and environments from the game to this day.


Banjo Tooie was different, the secrets were kind of gone... I grew up a bit but was left down in that regard. THEN I SAW A PICTURE OF A DEVIL BOTTLES I started hunting for months... nothing...

Until I figured it all out when I got older due the years.

That will not keep me from entering this magical new world Yooka Laylee will offer me from the old days once more. I wonder if I will find something back in myself from back then.

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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Rasmusic » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm

I still remember the first time I saw those eyes in the bushes... I've never been more exited in my life.

I also remember the launch of the forums. I signed up and wrote "Yooka-Laylee HYPE :D" in my signature because of my excitement.
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Taylor » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:29 pm

Gorjo wrote:I'm intrigued about the role Ghost Writers may play, and amused by the pun considering how the whole game works.


As far as I am aware, their lore is that they were the characters that wrote the magical book worlds. I guess they are a bit like gods, when you think about it...

From a game mechanics sense, they act like specialised Jinjos. Each ghost (there are five) have a different strategy that makes them more interesting to collect, rather than standing around, whistling and waving at you like the Jinjos did.

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Rasmusic wrote:I still remember the first time I saw those eyes in the bushes... I've never been more exited in my life.


The nostalgia! Looking at it now, I can mostly make out Yooka, but it looks like Laylee definitely had a different design back then -- especially her eyes. Would be cool to see it one day!

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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Rueckkoppler » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 am

Rasmusic wrote:I still remember the first time I saw those eyes in the bushes... I've never been more exited in my life.

I also remember the launch of the forums. I signed up and wrote "Yooka-Laylee HYPE :D" in my signature because of my excitement.


*Meep* *meeep*, wise guy stopping by: That must've been "Project Ukulele HYPE" back then :P

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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Rasmusic » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:17 am

Rueckkoppler wrote:*Meep* *meeep*, wise guy stopping by: That must've been "Project Ukulele HYPE" back then :P


That's right, I didn't think of that! ;)
Speaking of "Project Ukulele", when the official name was revealed, I had a really difficult time just saying "Yooka-Laylee" without saying "Project" first hahahah
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 15 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Rueckkoppler » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:39 am

Rasmusic wrote:
Rueckkoppler wrote:*Meep* *meeep*, wise guy stopping by: That must've been "Project Ukulele HYPE" back then :P


That's right, I didn't think of that! ;)
Speaking of "Project Ukulele", when the official name was revealed, I had a really difficult time just saying "Yooka-Laylee" without saying "Project" first hahahah


Yeah, during that EGX panel (when it still was Project Ukulele), they casually say "...in Ukulele..." which of course sounded just like its latter name. They didn't really bother to differentiate both names :mrgreen:

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

Postby DarkTone » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Nice idea for a thread. I skipped it all though, I don't want spoilers.

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

Postby Taylor » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:15 pm

14 Days Until Release

Character Of The Day:

Corplet Punisher:

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Corplet Punisher wrote:Grrrnn mrrrrn grrrrr!


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I remember this guy being one of the first characters ever shown, alongside the red-faced, blue-bodied Corplet minion. I definitely get Banjo vibes from this enemy -- I am reminded of this enemy in particular. I would love it if this character, alongside the blue Corplet minion, had special themed designs for each world; some of the blue minions look like this in Tribalstack Tropics, but I have not seen anything else to indicate that other themed designs exist within the game, which is a bit of a shame, but not too heartbreaking!
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Piet » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 am

YEAHHH, 13 days!
Oh, wait. Switch gamer over here...

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

Postby Taylor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:11 am

Piet wrote:YEAHHH, 13 days!
Oh, wait. Switch gamer over here...


Eek! :(

I'm sure you won't have much longer to wait, Playtonic are working closely with Nintendo, and the portability of the Switch version will be worth it. Do you think you'll be able to resist all spoilers until the Switch version comes out?
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Re: COUNTDOWN: 13 Days Until Release (+ Character Of The Day)

Postby Piet » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:36 am

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...

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

Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:35 pm

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.


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