It's been quite a long time since Banjo-Kazooie... Personally I'm looking forward to going into Yooka-Laylee like it's 1999!, without any pre-knowledge of the game's worlds, it's story and puzzles. Not keen to have aspects of the game spoiled is partly the intention but the main reason for this approach is I want to strictly avoid walkthroughs, spending time to work out any puzzles myself so I don't absolutely rinse through it.
I'm a little worried about how a game like this could be received generally in the modern gaming climate due to a noticable lean towards completionist / perfectionist / start to finish walkthrough followers. The way that gamers can instantly get an answer to a puzzle online and at times a little reliance on it could unfairly damage how this game's received.
I can kind of see it already, a content rich game with puzzle elements which can be run through quite quickly if following an online guide, collecting all the collectables etc, resulting in a general non-critic view that the game may be 'too short' or 'too easy'.
Does this kind of thing worry anyone else a bit? Like I say I'll look to enjoy the game the old fashioned way but if the game isn't well received by users for reasons such as this, it could impact whether we see sequels from Playtonic or even a mini revival of the genre generally.
How about a kind of launch screen note, not a disclaimer as such, but something to say the game is intended to be played without the answers on a plate, kind of a 'best way to experience the game' or something? As you have probably noticed I'm not the best at wording things, but hopefully you know what I mean.
I might be absolutely miles off with the general view on the forum here, so am keen to hear what people's views on this are. You know it's kind of like I'm expecting a 'critics get it, but the gamers didn't' thing?
Please don't think I'm writing this as a 'I'm a proper gamer and the COD masses are idiots' kind of thing, because that absolutely is not my intention. In truth I edge a bit towards walkthroughs myself for some games, (particularly buggy messes like FO4), so I'm borderline part of the problem I refer to!
Is it a legitimate concern do you think, particularly with the hype surrounding the game?
"Shanley, do you think Donkey Kong Country revolutionised gaming?"
"Yeah mate, I think it probably did"