Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Spydr Webz » Mon May 30, 2016 3:33 am

"Puss" definitely has some negative connotations to it, and I'm almost certain that this is the reason why Playtonic opted to use "Puzz" instead. Especially considering the fact that the character is supposed to be friendly and helpful to Yooka and Laylee... it would seem strange to name a friendly, helpful character Dr. Puss.

"Puzz" retains the pun without drawing upon these negative connotations. I'm glad it was mentioned, because I remember wondering about the reasoning for the name when we first heard it. I was almost certain there was a pun in there somewhere and I'm surprised I never noticed until someone here mentioned it. Now it seems quite obvious.

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Scrubber » Mon May 30, 2016 9:08 am

Dr. Puss would have been miles better. It's literally Octopus with a D at the beginning.

I didn't even get the pun with Puzz and of it weren't for the forums i may never have got it.

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Taylor » Mon May 30, 2016 10:12 am

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby John Enigma » Mon May 30, 2016 6:10 pm

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Wizard Dojo » Tue May 31, 2016 2:53 am

I really don't like Dr. Puzz's design. At all really. I love Dr. Quack though. I just hope they go the extra mile and give him multiple different exo-suits.
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Postby Taylor » Tue May 31, 2016 3:11 am

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Meinhard1 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:46 am

Funny when you think about it. All the talk of Exo-suits, we all envisioned Dr. Quack having some formidable robot body. A week later... it's a gum ball machine!

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby dotEXE » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:20 pm

Right? That was really what shocked me hahaha
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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Sas87 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:13 am

Jesus Christ, Dr. Puzz looks creepy as hell, dont like it
Like Taylor said, Google "uncanny Valley", Dr. Puzz is a perfect example,...

at least change her beard please, maybe a scarf or something :|

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby dotEXE » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:57 pm

Andy confirmed on NeoGAF that Dr. Puzz is the result of an unfortunate transformation accident. It kind of makes sense that she's mildly Cronenberg'd out.
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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Taylor » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:32 am

I've seen an in-game screenshot of Dr Puzz, which cannot be posted on these forums for legal reasons, and I have to say I'm growing towards the design. Seeing her in the game environment, she doesn't look out of place. It works. I had no reason to worry.
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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Meinhard1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:20 pm

It is our job as fans to over analyze everything. There's been some good talks regarding Dr. Puzz's nose.
Anyways she looks cold outdoors ... surprised not to see a hut or something

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Xellos » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:32 pm

I'm glad it's confirmed that there is a reason behind Dr. Puzz's design. Though I had a hunch that was the case, since she handles the transformations in Yooka-Laylee - thus the likelihood that she tried to transform herself at one point in time which backfired and turned her into this state. Also, her mutated appearance and the fact that she's using a machine to transform Yooka and Laylee (rather than using some kind of potion), reminded me of the movie called The Fly.

Dr. Puzz is also a nice call back to Mumbo Jumbo, in that both their appearance are not what they really look like. Perhaps at the end of Yooka-Laylee she succeeds in turning back to her normal self, where Mumbo failed because Grunty was never completely destroyed in the Banjo series.

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby dotEXE » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:06 pm

Speaking of "fitting the environment", would be kinda cool if there were a character who changed clothes in every world, to fit where they were. Like how you change in Kingdom Hearts as you go world to world.

Just one though. Y&L could even make a small comment on it like "why are you the only one ever dressed for the occasion?"
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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Nanirourou » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:13 am

you kuh lady

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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby Taylor » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:46 am

She does look great in the trailer. I was unsure on the design at first, but it all makes sense to me now. Playtonic never disappoint!

I hope there's a small chance she accidentally turns Yooka and Laylee into something unintended like the washing machine in Banjo-Kazooie. Maybe she turns you into Banjo and Kazooie! (I can dream).
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Re: Dr. Puzz and Dr. Quack

Postby ShyGuyXXL » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:20 pm

Here's my take on Dr. Puzz's design:

Simplified, no beard tentacles, no hands, slim tentacles.


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