I could have said this a month ago when the E3 trailer dropped, but I seriously have to applaud the team for opting to give Yooka Laylee a wonderfully large font size, in an age when nearly every game being released nowadays has to have font that's either small, or too small
Though I have crystal clear vision without the need for glasses or contacts, I still struggle to comfortably read what a HD game has to say. There are some games I literally cannot play because the font is so tiny I have to lean over and squint on what everything says, and that strains my eyes and I need to stop after 5 minutes
Before HD, the games we had had perfectly acceptable font size, and reading was comfy at its comfiest. Then HD happened, and suddenly, various developers got this mindset of putting tiny text in their games, because... Um, why? Really, why? I mean, just because we have clearer picture thanks to HD, doesn't mean you should give every one of your games 0.5-size font, especially when there's still a lot of empty space within textboxes, or when there is a lot of action happening on screen as you're trying to read at the same time. It's not necessary. I mean yeah, I have good eye sight, but I don't want to ruin my eyes. Do these people know that reading super tiny font is actually not good for your eyes? It's bad enough staring at a screen for hours on end, not blinking and straining them, as playing video games makes us forget to do these things a lot of the time. I can think of a certain JRPG for the WiiU and a certain colourful remake on the PS4 that opts to have excruciatingly tiny font. Seriously, why does every game "need" to have small text now?
When I booted up Yooka Laylee's toybox, with my computer connected to my television, I was pleasantly surprised to see how lovely bloated Inept's dialogue was on my TV screen. I haven't felt this comfortable reading in a new game since... well, I don't really know exactly. I guess Nuts & Bolts, with that patch that enlarged the font size (because the font was too small on that game as well), but that was it, really.
So I have to say, Thank you so much Playtonic, for ensuring the game is not only faithful to your past work, but also retaining those eye-friendly reading practices from yesteryear. Yooka Laylee (The toybox, at least) has the comfiest reading experience I've had from a new game in ages. Seriously!
Can I encourage you to keep giving your future projects decent font size, like in Yooka Laylee please? It's simply refreshing, relieving and a lot more enjoyable for our eyes, to see that in a new game.
Keep up the good work!!
ps: please give your forums a font setting of up to 10,000 if you can. I must read one letter at a time to absorb the awesomeness of actually reading something comfortably big. thxbye
Last edited by WyvernWings
on Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.