NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!
User avatar
lavamario
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby lavamario » Fri May 20, 2016 7:14 pm

Butterflies, tonics and choosing your move-order all have me anxious. They're bold moves, and there's no telling how well they will pay off until you experience them first-hand. I personally was fine with the load of collectibles in Tooie, including all the egg variations. In fact, my issue with DK64 isn't the amount of collectibles--it's only that you had to switch in between 5 people to get them.

Will this make levels more narrow, until you unlock the next part of the world which is similarly narrow? The ice world doesn't seem immensely expansive, but of course that could just be the angle of the camera, or a multitude of things. Maybe it's the first section of that world without expansion, and this particular section focuses on expansive in-door environments in true banjo fashion? (enter a seemingly small area and it turns out to be a huge room full of collectibles). Augh--I don't know! I'm so curious! So much is on the line in terms of game-feel here, but it has me excited and anxious!

The ice world in particular reminds me of those upper narrow paths in bubblegoop swamp--the bits that made you tilt the stick ever so slightly in fear of falling off. I love parts like that and, and it seems like the effect was cranked up here with the slippery (presumably) ice paths. I love that aspect.

And the first screenshot is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like it's a retooled area from the first world we saw, which is great, because if it weren't for the tree in the back I'd have no clue! The fact that it looks so different underwater will play a big role in giving that world different vibes, and there's nothing I would love more for than for a single part of a world to have several different layers of tone. I can already hear Grant's approach to that bit being so much different than on land. The lighting here is great, and the smileyface on the pagie made me giggle like a schoolgirl. It's so silly, and the worn down look to them is so much better than the plain square, slghylt bent collectible I was picturing.

Also the plot is perfect given the context. It's not too childish, and not lacking in its whimsy. The artwork mirroring the Banjo boxart has me super giddy. I know several would claim it to be too in-your-face, but I wouldn't mind that being the boxart at all.

Augh, I'm just rambling! There's so much to talk about--what a fantastic update. I need to gather my thoughts and just be hyped for a moment!

User avatar
Scrubber
Posts: 1475
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Scrubber » Fri May 20, 2016 7:23 pm

So the main villain is... GRU from 'Despicable Me' :roll:

I'm really not happy how they are making this a Banjo-Kazooie copy. The cover art is (purposely) the EXACT same as B-Ks cover art. They seriously need to let it go and make this game something brand new. Enough of the throwbacks, enough of the carbon copies, enough of the coming very close to breaching copyrights. Lets see something new and not something rehashed.

User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1767
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm
Location: Forum Moderator

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Taylor » Fri May 20, 2016 7:28 pm

Taylonic Ltd.

User avatar
lavamario
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby lavamario » Fri May 20, 2016 7:31 pm


User avatar
John
Posts: 87
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:01 am

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby John » Fri May 20, 2016 7:43 pm

http://i.imgur.com/PToG5lE.jpg

Can anyone read Latin? You can zoom in on the pagie in this picture to see text.

Thanks
Rarewareusedtobegood

Lufkin
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:58 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Lufkin » Fri May 20, 2016 7:45 pm


User avatar
twinspectre
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Contact:

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby twinspectre » Fri May 20, 2016 7:51 pm

I'm happy Yooka Laylee sounds like finally we are gonna play a complete game without DLC etc.

this thread have build my hype even more
can't wait for Yooka Laylee (PS4) :geek: :D :lol:

User avatar
TrenteR
Posts: 467
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:14 am
Location: Germany

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby TrenteR » Fri May 20, 2016 8:13 pm

Summing up. Great update. That Twitter thing was a good background of the preevents.

I just hope I won't die till release.

User avatar
Yavga
Posts: 1193
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Yavga » Fri May 20, 2016 8:36 pm

So many feelings at once... So many questions... So many doubts... So much hope... And happiness at once! Guess I'm gonna let it rest for now.

I'm not a fan yet of any of the new characters. Save for Yooka and Laylee, grew to love them. Also really like trowser. The jarduck seems a bit awkward to my taste, bit to quirky. I do like the octopus somewhat as it seems basic, somehow I like basic in characters XD and Capital B seems a push-over. Guess I need to give all these characters some time to develop in my mind, it's the inside that counts!

Collectables all the way, didn't expect any less! Still hoping for a few more! I really like the pagies, they are a good replacement for jiggies although I wonder about the feeling of a page actually being "a trophy" will they have the same vibe as collecting a new jiggy?

Quills, better then notes! Never really understood the notes anyway... Why notes?

The screenshots? Hell yeah! All the way! Although for now it's concept art, how will they turn out in 3d? I expect good things here :)

*looking back at new stuff*
Hey, Capital B seems to be wearing a white shirt under the suit. But why is the suit black at its' chest? Stripes dissapeared :o

AAAH, so much to handle XD
Stop picking your nose

User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby dotEXE » Fri May 20, 2016 9:00 pm

Make the forum great again.

User avatar
DarkTone
Posts: 645
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:30 am

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby DarkTone » Fri May 20, 2016 9:11 pm

Good point. Hopefully it's not too on the nose, like mn9.

User avatar
Scrubber
Posts: 1475
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Scrubber » Fri May 20, 2016 9:11 pm


User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby dotEXE » Fri May 20, 2016 9:24 pm

You're being salty and you know it. They've not remotely delivered an exact copy of Banjo Kazooie, meanwhile all you've done is poopoo three out of three new announcements. There are some general nods, as seen on the cover art.

If you're upset that Pagies and Quills and transformations exist I'm not sure what you expected. A collectathon needs collectibles, transformations were explained way back in May of 2015, as were quiz games, arcade minigames, etc. They also said there would be a new NPC for handling the transformations, and the game needs an antagonist. The story is completely unique, especially going into the expandable worlds of the Grand Tomes. WHICH also fit into the villain's plot unlike the paintings used to open worlds in Banjo Kazooie. And we don't know how significant the Ghost Writers are.

They told us the themes and mechanics would be spiritually related to BK. The new stuff is in the moves themselves, the story, and the execution of the collectathon adventure. We only have basic plot details so far, the place where most of the spirit is successored. The only way this is even really new is we now have pictures and names for things we already knew were going to exist (i.e. Capital B and Dr. Puzz).
Last edited by dotEXE on Fri May 20, 2016 9:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Make the forum great again.

User avatar
lavamario
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby lavamario » Fri May 20, 2016 9:28 pm

Last edited by lavamario on Fri May 20, 2016 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby dotEXE » Fri May 20, 2016 9:30 pm

I'm imagining the sound of a pen rapidly scribbling, but now that you mention feathers I hope the sound is something similar to those. Love that little jingle!
Make the forum great again.

User avatar
lavamario
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby lavamario » Fri May 20, 2016 9:36 pm


User avatar
Scrubber
Posts: 1475
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Scrubber » Fri May 20, 2016 9:39 pm


User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby dotEXE » Fri May 20, 2016 9:41 pm

I kind of hope they do :o
Make the forum great again.

MattUmby
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:56 pm

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby MattUmby » Fri May 20, 2016 10:45 pm


User avatar
Taylor
Posts: 1767
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 pm
Location: Forum Moderator

Re: NEW UPDATE: Raising The Curtain

Postby Taylor » Fri May 20, 2016 11:17 pm

Taylonic Ltd.


Return to “Yooka-Laylee”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

cron