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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - Launch trailer

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  1. Deimos
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    Looks like a solid Donkey Kong Country-style game (and had some of the DKC devs working on it), and reviews seem pretty good so far from what I've seen. A few of the developers are doing an AMA on...

    Looks like a solid Donkey Kong Country-style game (and had some of the DKC devs working on it), and reviews seem pretty good so far from what I've seen.

    A few of the developers are doing an AMA on reddit too: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/df09df/yookalaylee_and_the_impossible_lair_ama/

    3 votes
  2. kfwyre
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    I'm not planning on picking this up any time soon, but I'll definitely play it eventually. I loved Yooka-Laylee, and I feel like I'm an outcast for feeling that way. Everyone else seemed to be...

    I'm not planning on picking this up any time soon, but I'll definitely play it eventually.

    I loved Yooka-Laylee, and I feel like I'm an outcast for feeling that way. Everyone else seemed to be disappointed by it. Responses after it released ranged primarily from tepid to harsh. I digested these critiques and let them frame my perception of the game, avoiding it for a long time despite the fact that I greatly enjoy collectathon 3D platformers. When I finally did get around to the game, I was surprised to find that it was big and fun, fresh yet familiar. Though they were clearly making an homage to their N64 inspiration, the game instead felt to me like a grown up Dreamcast game, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on.

    It had some flaws, sure, but I enjoyed my time with the game. I went through the effort to 100% it, and that's a rarity for me. I felt like I had played a different game than the people who had critiqued it so strongly online. In some ways this is true, as it apparently launched with some technical issues that people were critical of and that were long resolved by the time I played it. Nevertheless, most of the criticisms I saw focused less on its technical issues and more on its playability and design, both of which I felt were fine.

    As such, I trust the devs to do right by the new formula, so this will be one I pick up once I have a little less backlog on my gaming plate.

    2 votes
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    Sand
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    I think it looks too much like Donkey Kong Country. It's fine to take some inspiration, but this almost looks like a bootleg. Even some of the sound effects sound like they were directly ripped...

    I think it looks too much like Donkey Kong Country. It's fine to take some inspiration, but this almost looks like a bootleg. Even some of the sound effects sound like they were directly ripped from a Donkey Kong game. What does this game have to set itself apart from Tropical Freeze?

    1. mozz
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      How about the price tag? Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze looked interesting to me at launch, but I hate how Nintendo still charges the full $60 USD for their "filler" titles that they clearly don't...

      How about the price tag?

      Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze looked interesting to me at launch, but I hate how Nintendo still charges the full $60 USD for their "filler" titles that they clearly don't put as much effort into. Yooka-Laylee is half that price and will no doubt quickly drop to be included in sales and bundles.

      1 vote