Yooka-Laylee is a 3D-based platformer, designed as a spiritual heir to the Banjo-Kazooie series. During fun we explore powerful maps, fight enemies, collect items and solve puzzles. The player controls an inseparable pair of heroes, each with unique abilities needed to tackle a variety of obstacles. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D-based PC platformer. It was developed by the Playtonic Games studio and included the folks who played key roles in producing the biggest hits of Rare. Appearance of the character was developed by Steve Mayles, who played the same role in such series as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.
Description of the game
The music was created by soundtracks composers for both of these cycles, David Wise and Grant Kirkhope, while the main designer was Gavin Price, Viva Pinata and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts’ n Bolts. The title of the game is the name of the main characters. Yooka is a chameleon with an exceptionally long tongue which, when fired from its mouth, can stick to a variety of surfaces, allowing the reptile to travel long distances in a manner analogous to that of other hook hook games. Laylee, on the other hand, is a bat capable of activating a sonic attack. In addition, the animal is able to pick up the chameleon and make a short flight with it. During the game we explore powerful three-dimensional locations, where you get to many places requires clever use of the unique skills of each hero. The world was filled with dense objects and bonuses. When we first enter the map, many of its fragments are inaccessible. We open them, searching for and collecting gold artifacts. The authors took care of a large variety of challenges – there was no lack of fighting with opponents and simple logic puzzles. In addition to standard opponents, we must also face powerful bosses. From time to time, we also have the chance to try some of the best in the racing section of the table modeled on pinball tables. In addition, each world has a unique mini-game inspired by classic automatics.
Story of game
Most of the players who grew up in console games from the 90s simply enjoy 3D platformers. Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon or Gex: Enter the Gecko we remember with sentiment, and the pressure brings us every gossip about the possible return of these games in new form. Will we write about Yooka-Laylee in the next few years? The idea of returning to the concept of a pure 3D platformer from the second half of the 90s on paper seemed to be hit. This genre since the first PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn evolved only slightly, making the productions of that period still playable, as opposed to shootings or widely-understood action games. Although many successful 3D platforms have appeared over the past ten years, such as last year’s Ratchet & Clank remake, the lack of shooting and extensive combat has been fueled only by the tireless Nintendo. Reviewed Yooka-Laylee from Banjo-Kazooie’s father, Playtonic Games studios, was created with money collected on Kickstarter to fill this niche. Former Rare employees, who two decades ago produced wholesale hit platforms, had the best intentions and good skills, but in many places they had legs. Fortunately, this does not mean that we have received a bad game. The story we follow on the screen is of marginal importance. In a fabulous world inhabited by talking animals and objects, mad scientist Dr. Quack at the suggestion of the evil bumblebee Capitala B constructs a thrilling machine all the books in the world. Criminals want to make Hivory Towers take over the planet. Their plans are to try to thwart the Yooka chameleon and female Bat Layette, who at the time they started the machine went out for a picnic.
We are more interested, however, that in order to view the final inscriptions, we have to explore five thematically different levels, defeat the bosses guarding them and lead the order. Positive impression is made by the title of the heroes, especially purple Laylee, who often fights with the fourth wall, commenting on the game designer’s decision and comparing them to other contemporary productions. The supporting characters and episodes are also good. Traders with a snake-hat enhancement, the struggling trolley team, the archaeologist’s skeleton, or the appearance of Shovel Knight, give a lot of laughter. Less fun is a stylistic approach, which the authors decided. Wanting to resemble Yooka-Laylee as much as possible to his song of the year. Banjo-Kazooie, the British not only used the same font in the inscriptions, but wished the voice-acting characters instead of serving the babbling that hurt their ears. Unbelievable idea, especially since the lack of spoken issues in the adventures of the bear and bird was mainly due to the limited space available on the Nintendo 64 cartridge. Familiar play structure and available attractions automatically bring associations with the aforementioned. Classic. So much so that if we exchanged a few characters for known adventurers, we would have received a full-fledged version of their adventures. The conclusion comes from the fact that the developer has not so much returned to some solutions from two decades ago, which has moved them almost unchanged until 2017. We would talk about the counterfeit of Rare games, today called “spiritual heirs”. As he called it, so called – the most important question remains, what level of work does this work show. Yooka-Laylee is a game of unevenness, which results from both strange ideas and their realization as well as morbid attachment to the N64 heritage. The adventures of a fun duo are no different from the classic classics – we are going through successive worlds in search of thousands of followers to unlock the next levels. Freshman is that before entering each of the five main levels we can choose whether we are interested in his smaller version, or immediately expanded, allowing to confront the boss.