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by Octopeart
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Polishing stage
Replies: 30
Views: 3475

Re: Polishing stage

If anyone here knows anything about game development, I wonder how likely it is that they get rid of the textures and models popping into view. I know all the EGX footage is from an old build, but it's still present in it.
by Octopeart
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Boxed Release Confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Boxed Release Confirmed

This is great news! It's really cool that they're working on a means for Kickstarter backers to upgrade to the physical version if they like. (Not that I had any doubt, but I think the physical release also means the game won't get delayed again.)
by Octopeart
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Swamp Level - Confirmed?
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: Swamp Level - Confirmed?

This is pure conjecture, but I was thinking about the uses of Yooka's states we know- charged, luminous, sticky, heavy. I can easily picture a swamp having lots of dark places, or maybe lanterns need to be lit (luminous, charged)...I know it's a stretch, but it will be fun being wrong when we actual...
by Octopeart
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: A couple of concerns.
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: A couple of concerns.

Yavga, I love talking about this game but I also don't want pretty much any more to be revealed, so that means one of the only ways to talk about it is to pick apart what we've seen. I think the tendency to nitpick footage we've seen is just because we've seen so little- I have total faith in the te...
by Octopeart
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: A couple of concerns.
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: A couple of concerns.

Your second point is highly subjective (I like the area you mentioned and think it's totally memorable) but I have the same concern for the pagies in cages. I think it looks strange to have caged pagies next to almost every NPC that can give you one- I know what you'll get from them isn't exactly a ...
by Octopeart
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!
Replies: 85
Views: 10377

Re: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!

Five worlds may not seem like much, but they may more than double with expansion. I agree with you that the game will probably be bigger than we might expect based on this point alone, but I have some other thoughts on it as well: + Chris Sutherland said there's one arcade machine in each world, an...
by Octopeart
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Polishing stage
Replies: 30
Views: 3475

Re: Polishing stage

Does anyone know how feasible it is that midi (re: N64-sounding) versions of all the songs could be used instead of the orchestrated versions when the N64 shader mode is on?
by Octopeart
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: List 'o Ideas
Replies: 315
Views: 91221

Re: List 'o Ideas

I found this footage from EGX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD7W2N1DlmU And I noticed two things. First, it looks like when you enter a new area, text pops up to tell you the name of the area (i.e. 'Duke's Temple' in the shooting gallery of Tribalstack Tropics), which is a really nice touch I lik...
by Octopeart
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Polishing stage
Replies: 30
Views: 3475

Re: Polishing stage

I agree about Shipwreck Creek, it looks awesome! I think since we haven't heard too many voices but some that we have sound like people (Kartos, Shovel Knight), it gives the "Nuts n Bolts" impression that someone mentioned- I'm sure a majority of the characters sound more like animals/obje...
by Octopeart
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee
Replies: 87
Views: 9834

Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

For perspective, they did originally mention an interest in company-specific Mario / Banjo cameos. I like the Shovel Knight reveal for a few reasons, among them I think it means we can assume no platform-/company-specific cameos, and I'm really happy with that. I don't like the feeling of exclusivi...
by Octopeart
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee
Replies: 87
Views: 9834

Re: Some new info on Shovel knight

I don't like your insinuation that Yacht Club Games is strong-arming people into putting Shovel Knight in their games, or that you're projecting your feelings about this on Playtonic. I agree. I think this cameo is just a small novelty and is beneficial to both parties. I understand people who want...
by Octopeart
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Polishing stage
Replies: 30
Views: 3475

Re: Polishing stage

This might belong in the ideas thread, but when you take damage I think the red outline on the characters looks a little too much like a video game. I think making Yooka's skin turn red instead of outlining it might look more natural while still conveying that you got hurt. I agree on the transforma...
by Octopeart
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Eurogamer writer teases "cool announcement" for tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 4550

Re: Eurogamer writer teases "cool announcement" for tomorrow

I like Shovel Knight (his model and voice are awesome), but I wish we got to see the extent of his inclusion! At first I was thinking you take control of him to find pagies/etc., but maybe he shows up in each world to present some special kind of platforming challenge or something. I wonder if he's ...
by Octopeart
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Eurogamer writer teases "cool announcement" for tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 4550

Re: Eurogamer writer teases "cool announcement" for tomorrow

Possible announcements could be a wide release of the demo or a release date, but I have a feeling both of those are big enough that Playtonic would have teased it more. Any other ideas?

Edit: They just tweeted to watch the stream for a surprise!
by Octopeart
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!
Replies: 85
Views: 10377

Re: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!

Thanks for posting that! If anyone can't watch, there's lots of new things in that footage: + It seems there are collectibles that help extend your health and power meters. + Trowzer has multiple locations! + The plant transformation has a spray attack. + You can become invisible at will! (I didn't ...
by Octopeart
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Kewpie-Jazzy, a Yooka-Laylee inspired Kickstarter game.
Replies: 67
Views: 12266

Re: Kewpie-Jazzy, a Yooka-Laylee inspired Kickstarter game.

Yeah, this is just bizarre. I'm sure it's a scam, and a poorly done one at that. If it were their dream project, they picked an awfully convenient time to unveil it. Some of the models/assets really clash aesthetically; it's almost like everything aside from the main character models are stock/pre-m...
by Octopeart
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: List 'o Ideas
Replies: 315
Views: 91221

Re: List 'o Ideas

I think it would be cool to have some one-time collectibles like the coin you get in DK64 for beating the arcade game. Maybe for doing something special you get a Playtonic logo plaque or something...
by Octopeart
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: NEW TRAILER - Gamescom 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: NEW TRAILER - Gamescom 2016

That's an interesting question, Meinhard1. Since we know Playtonic has edited what we've seen of Tribalstack Tropics, I think it's possible that it will also have level-specific Keiths, and that the basic ones will be in the hub world. I think that makes the most sense, but if the regular Keiths are...
by Octopeart
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!
Replies: 85
Views: 10377

Re: Yooka Laylee playable at EGX 2016!

Pretty sure it's been confirmed we can go inside the castles of Glittergaze Glacier. Wouldn't mind seeing some uncut, direct audio gameplay from EGX. Does anyone know where I can find where that was said? And yeah, I'd really like some footage like that. I really want to hear the level themes chang...
by Octopeart
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Yooka-Laylee
Topic: List 'o Ideas
Replies: 315
Views: 91221

Re: List 'o Ideas

I like your idea of having an establishing shot of the world when you enter it, provided it's not as obvious as the ones in Super Mario Sunshine. To be fair, the intros were act-specific and were made to show you what to do. It would be good to show off the expanded level areas like this, but that m...

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