Personally I considering A Hat in Time and (particularly!!) Yooka-Laylee to be completely on-track and first rate, hype levels maximum.
Lobodestoyo is a more deserving second-tier project.
Not sure if Kewpie has much redeeming going for it but here's a brief list:
- A member of our forum-community is composing for it
- Switching partners is a nice idea
- Despite appearing somewhat of a copycat, the developer does have it's own style and maybe a unique perspective on collections as member of a non-native English speaking culture and an apparent avid Sonic fan...
That's about it! Not sure it's enough! My biggest turn off is this image, a Timon-like character that makes me feel strangely depressed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtTeUCBW8AAuA9U.jpg