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Yitsul

Yooka-Laylee (spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie)

What system are you going to play it on?  

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  1. 2. What system are you going to play it on?

    • Steam (I'm a cheap bastard)
    • Xbox One (I just want to see the world burn!)
    • Wii U (For when Rare was at its prime)
    • Playstation 4 (IT HAS NO GAMES!)
  2. 3. Are you making the switch to Nintendo Switch?



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Cantfly

To be fair, I'm sure Rare's already got their hands full and needs to keep the Banjo IP for...

 

Um...

 

 

 

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SlushBasedCupcakes

Poor Banjo-kazooie.

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Poor Banjo-kazooie.

Rare would make Banjo be sexually abused by several black bears.

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Fretless

The Kinect is already dying, and it'll be damned if it can't take someone with it.

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Yitsul

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Yitsul

Playtonic just reached 30,000 followers on Twitter

and this is our reward. Back to waiting until May.

 

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MAZZ0Murder

Why won't Rare just let Nintendo have Banjo back if they're not gonna do anything with it? Other than screw it up that is.

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Fretless

Why won't Rare just let Nintendo have Banjo back if they're not gonna do anything with it? Other than screw it up that is.

Rare is owned by Microsoft. Giving up the Banjo license is up to them, not Rare.

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MAZZ0Murder

Oooooh right, I knew I forgot something >.>

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Whelt

Oh, boy. Don't be another Mighty No. 9. Yes, we all want another Banjo, but it would be better to make a spiritual successor rather than a blatant ripoff. I guess we'll see where this goes.

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Cantfly

I do kind of get Mighty No 9 vibes from this honestly, and this is coming from a guy who backed that project. The title graphic is probably the most off-putting thing about it, being pretty much blatantly inspired by Banjo-Kazooie. 

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Dopply

Yeah, this might seriously trigger a lawsuit from Microsoft. That's pretty blatant and honestly kinda sad. Looks like shit regardless; after playing DK64 for the past few weeks, perhaps it's best for Rare's platformers to stay in the past.

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Daya

Looks okay but I can't help but think there's something missing.

 

Something like clothing, but then that would fall into copyright infrigment. Maybe something else, to make the characters look less "uninteresting" to look at?

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AGSMA

Heh, doesn't scream "originality" but I've seen worse examples, like A Hat in Time (I cannot bash this game much more than that because my friend Chaofanatic works on the project as animator).

So far I believe the only example of spiritual successor from these crowdfunding projects that feels like it's own game is Armikrog. Yeah, the main character looks a lot like Klayman from The Neverhood and it's gameplay mechanics are the same, but at least Armikrog's presentation, it's story, and specially the inclusion of a side character with it's own abilities differ enough from it's inspiration source. There might be a better example than Armikrog but I can't think of any of them, since it's one of the very few upcoming games that I'm looking forward.

And I agree with Daya, clothing would make the main characters more appealing, but then I'd expect the giant chameleon to have shorts like Banjo's.

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VGFM

I really don't care about the art direction or the character designs.  The only thing that matters to me is the level design and how much of a "collect-a-thon" the game is.  I hope it's more like the original Banjo Kazooie because that game had the best balance of item collecting vs. exploration/platforming compared to later games like DK64 or Banjo Tooie that dove head-first into collectables and tedium.

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