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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And yeah, I completely agree about the flying move. It almost seems like it was an afterthought that they came up with very late in the design process. You learn the move before entering Galleon Galaxy, and yet, the first challenge in the level has lizard lash grabbing points on asteroids. They are entirely useless because you just got a flying move that negates them. It's a very weird piece of design, if you ask me.

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Yitsul

Playtonic is saying they're working on something new!

My problem with the bashers is how oblivious they are calling it a knock off not knowing the staff behind it. I loved the game personally.

Here are my few gripes:

Capital Cashino and its Rextro minigame, and that scary jingle for finding a Pirate treasure

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TheBlackWidow

I was thinking of picking this up because I fucking worshiped Banjo Kazooie....how is it?

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It's polarizing, to say the least. As a Banjo fan myself, I enjoyed it, though I do think it's too archaic for its own good. I also think people hate on it far more than it deserves. It's not Banjo 3, but it's a solid 3D platformer. I liked it enough to 100% it twice so far.

It goes on sale frequently enough on Steam, so you could wait for that if you are inclined. There's also A Hat in Time, which was a real surprise gem, if you're considering other games in the genre.

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I think the best way to describe it is that it feels like the Banjo sequel that Rare would've made in the mid-2000's if they hadn't made Nuts n Bolts instead.

It's not a bad game but I wouldn't put it on the same level as something like Mario Odyssey.

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I don't know if I would even say that. It doesn't make logical improvements over Banjo-Tooie, and in fact steps backwards in a few ways. If anything, it feels like a combination/mishmash of ideas (good and bad) from BK, BT, and DK64, rather than a truly new entry. I'm comfortable saying it's better than DK64, but I don't think it beats the Banjos. All of that said though, if you're as big a fan of Rare's N64 era as I am, it's undoubtedly a game worth experiencing.

Also, play A Hat in Time, seriously. It's less Banjo and more Mario Sunshine, but boy is it good.

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