We’ve already played through The Impossible Lair, and now we’ll be working our way through the original Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to the well-loved Banjo-Kazooie!
Our new playthrough for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair begins today! Yooka and Laylee must help Queen Phoebee restore the Royal Beetalion and save the Royal Stingdom from the dastardly Capital B! (So many bee puns!)
Back in 2017, I played and reviewed the original Yooka-Laylee game over on Virtual Bastion, the spiritual successor to the much-loved Banjo-Kazooie series, made by the very same people who brought us the famous bear and bird duo back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. I had some mixed feelings about the game, and owing to the fact that I wasn’t alone in my feelings, considering the game’s lukewarm reception, I assumed that was that. Yooka-Laylee was a rather unsuccessful experiment to revive a long-lost style of game from the dead, and there was a good chance we’d never see our chameleon and bat pair ever again. And then, much to probably everyone’s surprise, along came Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. And while I wished Playtonic luck in their endeavors, I must admit that I was a bit reluctant to give the series another chance. Continue reading Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Renews My Hope in the Franchise
The Duck is a big fan of collecting things, be it pins, Funko figures, plushies, and more. Silly though it may be, I really like collecting items revolving around some of my favorite things, namely video games and Disney. My collecting in the former category has gotten a lot more interesting ever since I discovered a really awesome website called Fangamer. (Sponsor me, Fangamer!) They seem to specialize in games that are well-loved, but which have a smaller presence, if that makes sense. I mean, if you scrounge around, you might find a Mario or Zelda-related item, but games like Okami or Hollow Knight have their own categories and thus, a much larger emphasis. Continue reading Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness
Fans of the Banjo-Kazooie series have long-awaited a true sequel since Banjo-Tooie’s release on the Nintendo 64 in 2000. When Yooka-Laylee was finally announced as a spiritual successor to the much-beloved pair of platformers, I’m sure every Banjo-Kazooie fan jumped for joy. Many people, like myself, hoped that Yooka-Laylee would harken in a new era of great platformers in the style of those we had grown up with during the late 90’s. Now that I have completed the game, what is my verdict?
Honestly, I don’t think we’re quite there yet. Nevertheless, it’s a big, big step in the right direction. Continue reading Yooka-Laylee: A Game with Good Intentions
I am slowly making my way through the 30 days of video game topics I started…probably a few years ago, and today we have finally reached…number 12. I’m not even halfway done yet! Yikes! Well, this topic involves a game everyone should play, and I had to put careful consideration into which one I would pick. Not only do I have a lot of great games that I would definitely recommend to others, but I wanted to make sure my choice wouldn’t also be used in other 30-day topics in the future. After careful consideration, I ended up going with a game that is very special to me, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Continue reading Day 12: A Game Everyone Should Play