Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby EekumBokum202 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:57 am

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Taylor » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:57 am

I'm not a fan of Shovel Knight (I'm pretty indifferent), but it is funny to see the extent some people are annoyed by this.

I actually think the character design is pretty cool and could very well be an original Playtonic creation. If it were say, I don't know, Tomb Raider making a cameo, I would feel it jarring. But it's not. It's a cartoon knight with a mumbling voice -- it's fine.
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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby WyvernWings » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:03 am



I feel this board has become an unfriendly environment now... It used to be so cool, open-minded and lot of fun, but now this negativity is starting to depress me, and now I'm worried about getting blasted for even speaking my mind about how I feel about the latest Yooka Laylee updates. I think I'll leave before I get frustrated.

I think I'll head to /v/ and discuss Shovel Knight there. See ya.

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Yavga » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:05 am

Stop picking your nose

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Haigen » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:55 am

Just wanna give a quick shoutout to Exaskryz for the most successful trolling I've seen in a while.
Nobody can be that upset over something so trivial :lol:

Honestly not too big a fan of shovel knight (by that I mean I couldn't care less about him) but I think it's neat there's a nice cameo of him for a pagie.
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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby DarkTone » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:33 pm

To be fair, if it was MN9 instead of shovel knight, I would have been furious. So I can kinda see the negativity.

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Postby Exaskryz » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:16 pm

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Postby Exaskryz » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:41 am

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Xellos » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:18 am

To be honest, my first reaction upon seeing Shovel Knight in the character parade trailer was negative. But the moment I heard his gobbledygook speech while he's saying he embarked on such a grand adventure that he ended up in the wrong game, brought a smile to my face. So, I can sympathize with the people who greatly took offense of a non-Playtonic/Rare character making a guest appearance in Yooka-Laylee. That being said we could have predicted that Playtonic Games would make a decision like this, since they have said in the past their Playtonic Universe is taking cues from the Marvel Universe - where characters that hail from other universes sometimes pay a visit to the Marvel Universe.

I would like to see that Playtonic Games do something creative with Shovel Knight's cameo in Yooka-Laylee, instead of only helping him with a task and giving you a pagie before he departs to his own universe. We have never seen what is behind Shovel Knight's suit of armor, this would be a perfect opportunity for Playtonic to implement a twist that would surprise the player. For example:

After helping Shovel Knight in finding a treasure chest filled to the brim with gold, he rewards your kindness by giving you a good whack of his mighty shovel! Which an angry Laylee responds to with "Hey! What's that for? Tin head!" Shovel Knight laughs at the duo as he takes off his helmet, underneath it is... a blue minion? Yes! It's the talkative blue minion (from the recent EGX footage) who Yooka and Laylee spoke to earlier, turns out he's a spy working for Capital B. "I guess you can judge a book by its cover," says Laylee upon seeing the blue minion's not so handsome face. The Imposter Knight™ mocks Yooka and Laylee for believing his lies and teleports away with the treasure, leaving them in the cold with nothing to show for all of their hard efforts. Luckily, later in the game you can find this unique blue minion in Hivory Towers and return the favor by smashing his head flatter than a pancake with his own shovel, while you reclaim the booty.

The last time Rareware ever made a twist like that was in Jet Force Gemini at the very end of the game. It would be hilarious if Playtonic Games also include a similar twist in one of their games.

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Scraps69 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:08 pm

Never played shovel knight or played a game with him but I thought the announcement was cool. I went and purchased a copy too...

It's awesome when collaborations can happen people! The fact that Playtonic are willing to open their doors brings that slightest chance of other desired cameos in their universe!

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Re: Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee

Postby Exaskryz » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:28 pm

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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