Making the Switch

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!

How does the Wii U version's Cancellation affect you?

Happy
11
19%
Disappointed
11
19%
Angry
6
11%
Doesn't affect me/Pledged for non-Nintendo version/Was gonna get a Nintendo Switch anyway
29
51%
 
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Re: Making the Switch

Postby dotEXE » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:32 pm

What's there to wait for? The WiiU is a dead console with a Dorito for a graphics chip. The YouTube vids of YL all chug, and those are on more powerful systems. I wouldn't be surprised to hear the WiiU couldn't handle 15FPS in that HUGE Tribalstack Tropics scene.
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Re: Making the Switch

Postby Meinhard1 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:34 pm

Technical issues causing delay or cancellation certainly do happen. What is incredibly unfortunate when this sort of thing happens with a Kickstarter project where so many of the core fans/backers are impacted.

It's perfectly human to feel a sense of anger or of having been "lied to" but directing that at Playtonic isn't quite fair to them.

Really, it's remarkable that we have such a nice-looking, multi-featured game arriving on most of the promised platforms and really not *too* far from the initial release date. This is a pretty small sized dev team, too.

Anyways, I'll definitely be getting this for the Switch.

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Re: Making the Switch

Postby WyvernWings » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:34 pm

I don't know if explaining what technical difficulties they faced is a good idea. It can either make things better, worse or probably even both. Game developers don't usually talk about stuff from the technical side of things, unless not after years of the game being released.

The Wii U being underpowered, which was obvious from the start, should be explanation enough.
Playtonic thought they could implement all of their ideas for the Wii U, before deciding to drop support for it, because they found out midway through development that it is a potato and on its way out. By skipping Wii U, they can realise its ideas without that system holding it back and making all the other versions suffer because of it.

Developing a game is very unpredictable. Anything can change without warning over 2 years. You never know until you try.
That's the harsh truth about game development. I've studied it enough to know that.
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Re: Making the Switch

Postby Yavga » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:35 pm

Stop picking your nose

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Re: Making the Switch

Postby Exaskryz » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:27 pm

Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: Making the Switch

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Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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Re: Making the Switch

Postby dotEXE » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:45 pm

I can agree they probably knew about the issue a while ago and probably should have told you sooner, but that doesn't fix the fact the WiiU is weak and can't run the game.

Know what else doesn't fix anything? Crying about it.
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Re: Making the Switch

Postby Exaskryz » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:48 pm

Imagine if the game were a Switch exclusive. PS4/ONE/PC/Mac owners would feel ripped off. Now you can kind of feel how Wii U owners feel.

All that would be nice is not being told that our feelings are wrong and we should just be thankful we got the opportunity to give away money to a company just to get nothing in return.
Woaaaah, it finally came out! :o

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