Will these characters be able to transform??

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Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Maritimekeepers » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:28 pm

Will there be ways in which our new duo will be able to transform into creatures to get certain items or access certain areas? I always loved being a Banjo-Kazooie Crocodile. Let's be a sandshrew or a giant dragon, ya? Maybe even a different type of dinosaur.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Rueckkoppler » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:42 am

Yes, transformations were a big & funny part of the Banjo games. I couldn't really imagine if they were absent in this one. Besides being always a funny surprise to the player, they also add more variation to the gameplay! But since I want to be surprised, I wouldn't really be able to think of some in this thread. It all depends on the world they're happening, as well.

But what I want to point out is that I really preferred the rather animal-like transformations (termite, crocodile, walrus) than the technical ones (washing machine, detonator, submarine)!
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby NiloStudo » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:08 pm

While I'm aware most of the transformations in the BK series were 'fusion' based in nature (turning two characters into one form), it was interesting to see a transformation only affecting one of the two characters. Maybe it would be fun to explore that aspect more, if transformations become a part of the game.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Alph » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:20 pm

I really hope transformations return! I loved that aspect of Banjo-Kazooie, it was one of its most unique gameplay mechanics. Most other 3D platformers just give you powerups, but I think B-K's wacky transformations were way more entertaining.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Chrysalis_Blossom » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:28 pm

I'd like the player to be able to use each of his transformations (after he's unlocked them in its world) in every world, like in Grunty's Revenge.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby dotEXE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:15 pm

I think a transformation into a Dryer is in order.
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby GildasMagnus » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:33 pm

I'm not sure how I feel about magical transformations, but any other method I can think of wouldn't fit either, equipment seems too RPG, costumes also sound a bit wrong for the feel we have so far. Creativity failing me.
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby GildasMagnus » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:41 pm

I think they worked well in Kazooie and Tooie, I just think perhaps a new twist should be in play this time around. Maybe it'll work better than my head imagines it. It'll also depend on how you access this magic, whether it's a fun NPC or an ability you have yourself.
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby GildasMagnus » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:06 pm

That sounds like fun! And being somehow able to manipulate the worlds as, in a way, the reader and writer of a story, it would make sense for you to manipulate the creatures as well...
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Exaskryz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:49 pm

I wonder if there could be a transformation area (such as locked away in the first expansion of the world) that our protagonists just hop into and transform. It would still be magical-ish, but it won't be a shaman or a wizard or something transforming you. I was going to say like a small pool, but that's how Wumba (was that her name?) did transformations, so maybe something else.
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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby sipahi » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:58 am

i would love that, transformations !!

with tribal signs ?

magic water (like in ranma 1/2, in the hot water some people transform themselves into pig, women, panda, etc) ?

magic stones ?

one transofrmation by level or transformation is an ability you can use however ?

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Rueckkoppler » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:51 am

What they should really take care of by the way is that the transformations don't only serve for like, two purposes. I remember that I was kind of disappointed by Terrydactylland. When I turned into that awesome Daddy T-Rex, I only had to do like two things... scare of a caveman and jump on one button to reveal a Jinjo. That wasn't just enough. :cry:

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby DarkTone » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:56 am

Excellent question!

I would love this. BK did it well, to get to places out of reach.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby Xellos » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:53 pm

I definitely want to see that the main protagonists can transform into different animals/objects in Project Ukulele. Be it with the help of a shaman/wizard, or some magical item/pool.

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Re: Will these characters be able to transform??

Postby bearbuddy22 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:01 am

I like the idea of transformations. Loved it in BK and BT.
But I don't the transformations to take too much gameplay. BK and BT did it perfectly, you only got like 2 jiggies or so from it.


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