Early reviews

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

Postby TheAnvil » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:20 pm

Basically the reviews are boiling down to two different, yet similar mentalities.

-This is a retro 3D platformer, which is what I wanted = GOOD REVIEW.
-This is a retro 3D platformer, I don't like it = BAD REVIEW.

Backers and fans are no doubt going to love this as soon as updates are released to improve stability.

I can't freaking wait for this game.
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Re: Early reviews

Postby Piet » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:17 am

Right now YL is sitting at a 7,1 average (7,3/6,8/7,3) on Meta.
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Re: Early reviews

Postby Scrubber » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:55 am

I keep seeing different game stores pop up on Facebook advertising Yooka Laylee and every time I look at the comments they are talking about the bad reviews.

I wish these critics would f*** o** because their influence WILL affect sales and it isn't fair. I see this everywhere and get so annoyed.

Off topic- I went to see the new Power Rangers movie when it released. I wasn't a power rangers fan but absolutely loved it. Loved the story the characters the actors the humour and I wanted to see more.my friend who WAS a power rangers fan as a kid thoroughly enjoyed it too and also wanted more.
The day after it released reviews were crapping all over the film, radio 1 even went as far as saying "don't go see it".
This really annoyed me because their influence as critics WILL make people change their minds about seeing it making it less likely they'll make a sequel if sales are poor. Yooka Laylee is in the same boat because I'm seeing things in Facebook like "I was looking forward to this game but don't think I'll bother after the bad reviews"

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Re: Early reviews

Postby DarkTone » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Unless certain review sites have an agenda against this project. Like not getting it on Wii U or no switch date yet. Out of spite, giving it a lower grade while represents everyone else on their site.

I haven't read reviews since the kotaku incident.

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Re: Early reviews

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What was the Kotaku incident?
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Re: Early reviews

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Kotaku is an incident in and of itself.
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Re: Early reviews

Postby GigiFusc » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:09 pm

I'm assuming most of us on this site have already ordered the game so reviews won't make a difference to us and of course, we WANT to love it.

The one thing I will say is that on balance, reviewers do try to get it right on games like this. When you're talking about Call of Duty, you can't trust them because there is a very real conflict of interest there. But in this case, they have no reason to not give honest opinions. Many of us will probably find that we enjoy the game but maybe don't finish it because it gets too grindy towards the end. Some of us will finish it 100% and proclaim it the child of all that is love. Others will not like it from the off simply because it wasn't what they were actually expecting.

Major game sites review their games for the majority of people - if they think this is actually a pretty hard core platformer that only those with eyes for retro games will enjoy, they can't go telling their fanbase to go out and buy it.

I'm not so worried tbh. The toybox was pretty much what I was expecting and I know the internet will help me when I get stuck. Roll on the 11th! :)

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Re: Early reviews

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Stop picking your nose

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Re: Early reviews

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Pagies in cagies

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Re: Early reviews

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Re: Early reviews

Postby Yoshi » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:48 am

I have to disagree with 3D platformers being a particularly simple genre to get right with Unity. 2D games are much more easily made with Unity. It is not a particularly high hurdle technically, to make a 3D platformer in Unity (it is really an engine that offers everything you need there), but to design platformer levels is one of the more challenging game design exercises. Finding the right balance in difficulty, in size and in density is hard. Also, I found that it is preferrable to write a complete collision system on your own rather than using the Unity one, so I actually spent a lot of time on the required math. Though algorithmically more challenging, I found my SRPG project to be realisable more easily than the platformer one, even though my passion is stronger for the platformer one.

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Re: Early reviews

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Re: Early reviews

Postby EekumBokum202 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:17 pm

I wonder how many people will go back and re-evaluate the game and update their reviews based on the new patch/update...
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