How The Chameleon met the Bat

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!

Would you Guys like to find out Yooka and Laylee's Origin Story

Yes
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47%
No
1
5%
Maybe
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21%
I Don't know
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I Don't care
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26%
 
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How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Y00kaz0013fanb0y » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 pm

One thing that is REALLY Interesting to me, would be an Origin Story Prequel Focusing on How and WHEN Yooka met Laylee, Of Course It may not have enough to merit a Whole Game, But I'm sure it could AT Least have enough story to become a Comic; I don't care How they do it or in what form of Media, As Long as I Find out their Origin Story(aka How Yooka Met Laylee, and when, how, and where did they first meet) that's all I ask for
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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby EekumBokum202 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:04 am

Sure, if Playtonic can find a way to make an interesting game based around that!

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Scrubber » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:53 am

Yes. This could be the next game. Where you play as just Yooka with basic moves. Eventually you team up with Laylee. Would need a decent story though.

Prequa-Laylee

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Y00kaz0013fanb0y » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:10 pm

EekumBokum202 wrote:Sure, if Playtonic can find a way to make an interesting game based around that!

Who says it has to be a GAME?!
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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Piet » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:12 pm

A prequel would be amazing. :)

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Scrubber » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Y00kaz0013fanb0y wrote:
EekumBokum202 wrote:Sure, if Playtonic can find a way to make an interesting game based around that!

Who says it has to be a GAME?!

If it isn't a game it isn't canon

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Taylor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:05 pm

Scrubber wrote:Yes. This could be the next game. Where you play as just Yooka with basic moves. Eventually you team up with Laylee. Would need a decent story though.

Prequa-Laylee


Not so keen on this idea. Taking away moves would probably feel limiting and less fun.

But yes; I am interested in finding out more about the lore.
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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Scrubber » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:18 pm

Taylor wrote:
Scrubber wrote:Yes. This could be the next game. Where you play as just Yooka with basic moves. Eventually you team up with Laylee. Would need a decent story though.

Prequa-Laylee


Not so keen on this idea. Taking away moves would probably feel limiting and less fun.

But yes; I am interested in finding out more about the lore.

But now we can fly without restriction it would make future games pointless as we would be able to fly everywhere .

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Y00kaz0013fanb0y » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:15 pm

Scrubber wrote:
Y00kaz0013fanb0y wrote:
EekumBokum202 wrote:Sure, if Playtonic can find a way to make an interesting game based around that!

Who says it has to be a GAME?!

If it isn't a game it isn't canon

Why not?!! Why CAN'T A Tie-In Comic/Video/Animation be Canon; and By Tie-In, I mean ties their Origin story into Canon?!!
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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Gorjo » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:07 pm

I don't know, it may be beter left to the imagination. I'll rather learn how that pirate ship ended up there.

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby DarkTone » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:16 pm

Voted I don't care. Anything made will just upset fans anyway.

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby rocho » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:34 pm

I guesd this would be nice way to have a game a la Banjo-tooie having new abilities based on each caracter would be nice!

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Y00kaz0013fanb0y » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:41 am

rocho wrote:I guesd this would be nice way to have a game a la Banjo-tooie having new abilities based on each caracter would be nice!

:idea: That's an Even BETTER Idea then what I had in Mind; Especially since It would allow for Yooka to have his OWN Moves that he wouldn't have had with Laylee on his head(aka Similar to Banjo when he and Kazooie Seperate in Banjo-Tooie) and Vice Versa :idea:
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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby rocho » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:30 am

Y00kaz0013fanb0y wrote:
rocho wrote:I guesd this would be nice way to have a game a la Banjo-tooie having new abilities based on each caracter would be nice!

:idea: That's an Even BETTER Idea then what I had in Mind; Especially since It would allow for Yooka to have his OWN Moves that he wouldn't have had with Laylee on his head(aka Similar to Banjo when he and Kazooie Seperate in Banjo-Tooie) and Vice Versa :idea:



It would be an interesting way to tackle that kind of game. Of course if Playtonic have something better in the works Ill be putting a lot of attention!

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Mew Mew Psychic » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:45 am

I bet no one will read or care about this... (especially given that the 'audience' is drowning in cynism and have probably completely discouraged Playtonic by now...)


But well, here's a shot in the dark.


I think it could be interesting, actually.

My own personal theory, going with the meta theme of the current game, is that Yooka might be a rookie or failed 90s platformer hero. The kind who was a Sonic-like guy with an attitude, spinning moves, and a disturbingly human-like or human "girlfriend" (who inevitably leave him on the next planned game).

Meanwhile, Laylee would be a regular bat enemy, the type that you see in dozens of duplicates all over the place and are used as completely expendable minions by the bad guy of the week, with no regard to whether the minion survive more than a week or not.


My idea being that Yooka is enthusiastic at first, convinced he's going to save the world and become a great hero only to find out that it's hard work and that he's... not exactly up to the task. In particular, many of his failures might involve a certain bat knocking him down bottomless pits a lot.

With no friendly NPCs to talk to (none that really care or appreciate how hard and painful his attempts at saving them is) and with the odds obviously meaning that he'll never see the end of his quest, Yooka actually do the improbable and try to strike up conversations with the most unlikely of characters, down to the regular bat who knock him down pits.

His desesperation as a hero make the bat feels that he's kind of pathetic as a hero, especially given how out of his league he is. Yet, his sheer determination and willingness to both keep trying and staying idealistic despite the entire game world just metaphorically punching him in the face repeatedly eventually cause the bat to actually talk back.

The bat enemy eventually end up talking aloud about thoughts of its own. How thankless its job as a respawning minor minion is, the knowledge of how certain, sudden, and forgettable its eventual demise is, and how, now that it really think about it, being a minion really suck the big one.

In blatant violation of the initial narrative, the bat enemy decide that it would rather not be a minion anymore and it decide to join Yooka, revealing to him its name: Laylee. Yooka, with Laylee's help, decide to stop pretending to be what he isn't (he just isn't fit to be a high speed 90s platformer hero with an attitude) and to pick his own path.

This eventually allow Yooka to finish the game and save everyone. But instead of going with his alleged 'girlfriend' back to a status quo he realize he doesn't like anyway, he instead leave with Laylee. The newly formed duo now deciding to go on adventures of their own.

It all ends with them settling by a familiar shipwreck, having uncovered a certain book, the two of them planning out their next adventure...


I don't know if anyone will take the time to read this. But if someone does... I hope they will appreciate it. Thank you.

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Re: How The Chameleon met the Bat

Postby Gorjo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:52 pm

Mew Mew Psychic wrote:My own personal theory, going with the meta theme of the current game, is that Yooka might be a rookie or failed 90s platformer hero. The kind who was a Sonic-like guy with an attitude, spinning moves, and a disturbingly human-like or human "girlfriend" (who inevitably leave him on the next planned game).

Meanwhile, Laylee would be a regular bat enemy, the type that you see in dozens of duplicates all over the place and are used as completely expendable minions by the bad guy of the week, with no regard to whether the minion survive more than a week or not.


Oh my god, I actually love this, and feel tempted to accept it as my headcanon.

Though if Playtonic ever gives them an origin story they will want to do their own thing. Unless they have a really good idea that serves a purpose I think it may be better to leave it a mystery and let fans come up with their own headcanons. After all these games are more about having fun at the moment over any "lore" or speculation or the like.


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