Revisiting games like Yooka-Laylee or Thimbleweed Park is definitely tough. Yooka-Laylee is funded by a pledge to be a flashback to the Banjo-Kazooie It’s a brightly colored collectible filled with quirky characters and a lush world. But where do you draw the line? Whenever you criticize it for being too honest with inspiration to refuse to do things better, Yooka-Laylee is full of these moments, full of little things I look at and wonder if. Why wouldn’t developers take this opportunity to something we can do much better today? For everything that’s great about Yooka-Laylee, there’s something really annoying. If one word can be summed up, it will “Inconsistent”
The game kicks off with Yooka and Laylee’s lovable lizards and bat teams as they rest in the sunshine. Nothing is ever perfect, though, as the evil Capital B, actually the bee, pleads with stealing books across the world in a bid to get that special book Laylee recently discovered the golden book. The value drifted away and Laylee wanted it back. But the pages of the book (Also known as Pages) are alive and well, and have spread across many worlds seeking to be free from Capital B, despite anything. The real deal is to get yourself trapped in a cage.
It’s a boring plot, which is what it should be. There is also a great willingness to enjoy video games, often breaking the fourth wall to do it. There’s even a retro character who wants you to play his arcade machine with top-down racers and rail shooters. The game is also scouted for fundraising during the many jokes about the Golden Age platformer. It’s a type of humor that is both amusing and annoying. I mean, it’s fun and playable until the game itself makes fun of unkippable or poor quality assurance, despite its non-skippable dialogue and nimble camera. I suspect it was intended by the writer. But this reference of humor ends up feeling like a constant reminder that developers don’t seem quite sure if Yooka-Laylee will be a complete turnback or if it will feature. More modern design
But hey, it’s so charming at times. Of course, the game insists on having a unique character speaking, using a few similar voices and blending them together in an orderly fashion, just like they did in the old days, but Yooka and Laylee are animated. It’s great from the way Yooka covered his ears before the sound attack, or the way Laylee ran on Yooka while Yooka curled up.
The world is equally charming. There are so many boring centers where you can reach five different worlds, the first of which is a lush tropical area full of colors, feeling like you’re among the best. You can spend extra Pagies to expand these worlds further, adding challenges and new things to discover.It’s a great idea because it puts a little emphasis on you, encouraging more fully to explore the existing landscape before adding it. More However, the expansions of the world are not likely to offer anything dramatically exciting or game-changing. But more than that After the first explosion of color and tropical fun, the quality has decreased a little. The icy world that seems to be forced to come on is mostly fine. But after that, you run into crappy swamps that ditch the brightness of the previous area for a boring, no-frills palette. The casinos showed an interesting and likely transformation that turned into love / hate. Finally, there is a small world in beautiful colors.
At first, you have a fairly normal ultimate that consists of simple jumps and normal attacks. But you’ll quickly expand with a salesperson who looks like a snake wearing pants. Yes, he is a trouser snake. Throughout the game, he will provide the new moves needed to advance to the next world. But you can still buy new moves using the game’s Compiled Quills. Soon you’ll be able to glide up a slippery slope, use sonor attacks to reveal hiding items, create underwater bubbles and smash the ground. Although I would say these moves are optional, if you want to complete the game you will need to collect 100 Pagies out of 145 possible and most of them will be locked until you buy some of those moves.
You have to be prepared for the long and hard work to reach 100 Pagies in total. Yooka-Laylee collects a great day of having collectibles from all channels and intentions, so reward you as Pagies for collecting the whole ghosts. Five in each world, or find all Quills as well. Even without doing those searches, completing the missions required to get each Pagie could take up to 20-30 hours, and I’d be lying if I could.