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konnichiwa said:

They should have made something new instead, YL are mediocre characters in a mediocre Universum. With new characters and a new 3D platform game in a new gameplaystyle could be something to look forward to.

Couldn't the same be said about Banjo Kazooie then? Since Yooka Laylee is pretty much a BK game reskinned lol. Besides, they've already given them a new playstyle with Impossible Layer being a 2D platformer akin to Donkey Kong Country. The way I see it they've got proper financial backing now, so a new Yooka Laylee won't have to take shortcuts and whatnot like the original which was crowdfunded.



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Bristow9091 said:
konnichiwa said:

They should have made something new instead, YL are mediocre characters in a mediocre Universum. With new characters and a new 3D platform game in a new gameplaystyle could be something to look forward to.

Couldn't the same be said about Banjo Kazooie then? Since Yooka Laylee is pretty much a BK game reskinned lol. Besides, they've already given them a new playstyle with Impossible Layer being a 2D platformer akin to Donkey Kong Country. The way I see it they've got proper financial backing now, so a new Yooka Laylee won't have to take shortcuts and whatnot like the original which was crowdfunded.

Well the characters and Universe are mediocre,  BK and its universe has a certain charm to it while YL feels like the end product of a rival TV producer who wants to create a similar hit. Funding wasn't the issue but the concept.   Rare was wise to work on other things like Donkey Kong,Mickey speedway/Perfect dark/Jet force gemini.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to do something with a new Universe. YL 2 can come later.






Bristow9091 said:
konnichiwa said:

They should have made something new instead, YL are mediocre characters in a mediocre Universum. With new characters and a new 3D platform game in a new gameplaystyle could be something to look forward to.

Couldn't the same be said about Banjo Kazooie then? Since Yooka Laylee is pretty much a BK game reskinned lol. Besides, they've already given them a new playstyle with Impossible Layer being a 2D platformer akin to Donkey Kong Country. The way I see it they've got proper financial backing now, so a new Yooka Laylee won't have to take shortcuts and whatnot like the original which was crowdfunded.

Banjo Kazooie are iconic duo, flawlessly designed. And the first game had an incredible set of worlds to explore and hilarious characters to meet. I'm overall happy that they're giving it another shot in 3D, but I don't think Yoka/Laylee are very good from a design or gameplay standpoint. The gameplay part can be ironed out but design wise they're certainly no match for the original characters they take inspiration from. Wouldve liked a new set of characters but fully see why they're continue to build YK brand. If they fix the feel of the characters movement, the decent but meh design won't get in the way of my enjoyment.



While it was certainly rough around the edges, I quite enjoyed the first Yooka Laylee for what is was, and I'm definitely interested in the followup, especially now that, as a few of you have pointed out, they'll now have more funding which will hopefully mean more polish.

I'm sure they're also acutely aware of the main complaints leveled at Yooka Laylee at this stage, and they've already shown a willingness to listen and improve, plus they now have the benefit of hindsight and experience.

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Bristow9091 said:
konnichiwa said:

They should have made something new instead, YL are mediocre characters in a mediocre Universum. With new characters and a new 3D platform game in a new gameplaystyle could be something to look forward to.

Couldn't the same be said about Banjo Kazooie then? Since Yooka Laylee is pretty much a BK game reskinned lol. Besides, they've already given them a new playstyle with Impossible Layer being a 2D platformer akin to Donkey Kong Country. The way I see it they've got proper financial backing now, so a new Yooka Laylee won't have to take shortcuts and whatnot like the original which was crowdfunded.

Banjo-Kazooie was developed in 1998 or so, when a colorful 3-D cartoon world in a videogame was impressive enough that people weren't going to nitpick it. It was also back when wink wink nudge nudge fourth wall breaking moments were still novel and cute. By now, Banjo and Kazooie have nostalgia and name brand behind them, so that they still work, but that doesn't mean a reskin 2 decades later with no goodwill is going to work just the same. 



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JWeinCom said:
Bristow9091 said:

Couldn't the same be said about Banjo Kazooie then? Since Yooka Laylee is pretty much a BK game reskinned lol. Besides, they've already given them a new playstyle with Impossible Layer being a 2D platformer akin to Donkey Kong Country. The way I see it they've got proper financial backing now, so a new Yooka Laylee won't have to take shortcuts and whatnot like the original which was crowdfunded.

Banjo-Kazooie was developed in 1998 or so, when a colorful 3-D cartoon world in a videogame was impressive enough that people weren't going to nitpick it. It was also back when wink wink nudge nudge fourth wall breaking moments were still novel and cute. By now, Banjo and Kazooie have nostalgia and name brand behind them, so that they still work, but that doesn't mean a reskin 2 decades later with no goodwill is going to work just the same. 

Not for everyone, which is why it's great that things like this are subjective :) Personally I loved Yooka Laylee and I felt nostalgic while playing it despite it being a newer release lol, and I'll happily take more!



Bristow9091 said:
JWeinCom said:

Banjo-Kazooie was developed in 1998 or so, when a colorful 3-D cartoon world in a videogame was impressive enough that people weren't going to nitpick it. It was also back when wink wink nudge nudge fourth wall breaking moments were still novel and cute. By now, Banjo and Kazooie have nostalgia and name brand behind them, so that they still work, but that doesn't mean a reskin 2 decades later with no goodwill is going to work just the same. 

Not for everyone, which is why it's great that things like this are subjective :) Personally I loved Yooka Laylee and I felt nostalgic while playing it despite it being a newer release lol, and I'll happily take more!

Uhhhh. Ok. Seems a bit of a non-sequitor, but if you enjoy it I'm happy for you.