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Game: Yooka-Laylee
Webzone: YookaLaylee
Devel: Playtonic Games
Engine: Unity
Price: £34.99 / US$39.99 / CA$44.99

Wazzat: Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!


Does It Launch

  • You like windowed mode?
  • Cause it launches in windowed mode no matter what.
  • Have to fiddle with the screen resolution in-game to make it pop fullscreen.
  • Every, singe, time.

Performance @ 1080

  • It manages to hold 60 @ 1080, just.


  • I looks a lot better than I was expecting.
  • Nice and bright with all the 3D models looking straight out of the 90’s.
  • Even has a dancing save icon.


  • Quitting is an option.
  • Seriously, quit is in the options menu.
  • Even with the camera on manual it’s still a dick.
  • When it comes to controls I won’t say floaty as FK but I will say floaty as FK’s second nephew.
  • You can legitimately blame the controls for getting you killed to death.
  • Sometimes the controls and camera do a tag-team and it’s DIAF city.


Does It Launch

  • Yup, although all of a sudden disabling vsync makes it really like my leftmost monitor

Performance @ 1080

  • Holds 60 @ UHD


  • I mean, they’re pretty simple, but they get the job done
  • Everything is colourful


  • OOTB with the dualshock 4 controller


Does It Launch

  • It launches if you don’t exit the game in windowed mode.
  • If you do, then I hope your GPU isn’t a GTX1080 with a max resolution of 32767×32767
  • Because the game will do its goddamndest to render at that resolution and fail miserably

Performance @ 1080

  • 60 FerPS at 1080 and 2160


  • Pretty and cell shaded
  • Sounds get annoying after a bit
  • And fuck that “voice acting”


  • The 8bitdo NES controller works ootb
  • No rebindable controls in 2018 loses you another chair.

QA Score:


Fun section:


  • Venn:
    • I’ve never not cared about something so hard in my life.
    • Now don’t confuse that with hate, or even mild anger.
    • It’s more of an extreme indifference if anything.
    • By the time Banjo-Kazooie rolled out I had bought a Voodoo 1 and separated myself from the filthy console peasants.
    • So what can i say?
    • You run around and collect things to expand things that let you collect more things.
    • The game.
    • The worlds are mostly empty and the baddies are effectively the same providing more of an annoyance vs any real challenge.
    • The puzzles are sometimes complicated, mainly due to being not so well designed.
    • So coming from a zero nostalgia point of view you have a rather primitive collectathon with a paper thin story, slippery controls that does little more than remind me of what games did wrong.
    • And if you say differently it’s because one of two things
      • 1.Yooka-Laylee reminds you of a different time from the long long ago and good on it for being able to do that and you’re willing to overlook some of the shortcomings.
      • 2. You still trying to justify paying $30 for the privilege.
  • Jordan
    • Its fucking banjo kazooie with the serial numbers filed off
    • That’s not necessarily a bad thing
    • It’s your bog standard 3d platformer. Run around, collect things, do some puzzles, n unlock powerups, do more puzzles, unlock more puzzles, rinse repeat
    • There’s certainly a bunch of stuff to do
    • The camera can EABOD sometimes, especially when you’re trying to line up a jump
    • It’s a perfectly serviceable game, even if I had to mute the voice audio because it sounds like everyone is having super disappointing sex
    • It’s a competently done platformer
    • But it’s not $45 good
  • Pedro
    • Didn’t have an N64 or knew anyone with one.
    • I have 0 nostalgia for this one.
    • That said, it’s a game about collecting things just so you can unlock other areas to – you guessed it – collect more things.
    • Back in the day, that was enough.
    • Nowadays, the sole reward for doing one thing being more of that thing seems a bit meh.
    • I would say this is a good game for a proto-human but after My Brother Rabbit and the Gardens Between, and how much those games did with much less, that argument seems a lot less poignant
    • But hey! If you got it in that Bundle a while back, it was the perfect amount of money.

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