Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by chanticleer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:14 pm

Well this is lovely.

Ploughed about five or six hours into it now. The levels themselves are some great 2d platforming, but the overworld's like its own Link's Awakening-like explore-a-thon. It'm spending more time exploring that world and tracking those puzzles than I am in the levels themselves, I think.

The original game suffered from being big and empty. This is tight, compact, and full of stuff everywhere. Really enjoying it.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Tomous » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:16 pm

chanticleer wrote:Well this is lovely.

Ploughed about five or six hours into it now. The levels themselves are some great 2d platforming, but the overworld's like its own Link's Awakening-like explore-a-thon. It'm spending more time exploring that world and tracking those puzzles than I am in the levels themselves, I think.

The original game suffered from being big and empty. This is tight, compact, and full of stuff everywhere. Really enjoying it.



How big is the overworld? Is it pretty significant?

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by rinks » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 pm

Stop making me change my mind.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by jawafour » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:21 pm

I reallty wanted to get this on Switch as it looks like it'd be great fun... but have held off. Gnnngh!

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by chanticleer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:40 pm

Tomous wrote:How big is the overworld? Is it pretty significant?


There are about five areas, each with a handful of puzzles and hidden areas. I’ve unlocked about fourteen of the levels and still find myself backtracking to earlier parts of the overworld to explore and find new secrets and paths. It’s a substantial part of the game.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by jawafour » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Apparently you can tackle the titular "Impossible Lair" level right from the start. But... in reality, you'll need to tackle the other levels first to be in with a chance of getting through the - very tough, by most accounts - Lair level.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Tomous » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:48 pm

chanticleer wrote:
Tomous wrote:How big is the overworld? Is it pretty significant?


There are about five areas, each with a handful of puzzles and hidden areas. I’ve unlocked about fourteen of the levels and still find myself backtracking to earlier parts of the overworld to explore and find new secrets and paths. It’s a substantial part of the game.


That’s great to hear, it sounds like it’s taken a lot from Tropical Freeze (so they’re taking from the best) but also adding a lot of its’ own ideas.

Just need to decide if I want this on Switch or PS4.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Tomous » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:48 pm

jawafour wrote:Apparently you can tackle the titular "Impossible Lair" level right from the start. But... in reality, you'll need to tackle the other levels first to be in with a chance of getting through the - very tough, by most accounts - Lair level.


Ah, the BOTW approach.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Balladeer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:48 pm

jawafour wrote:Apparently you can tackle the titular "Impossible Lair" level right from the start. But... in reality, you'll need to tackle the other levels first to be in with a chance of getting through the - very tough, by most accounts - Lair level.

So they’ve taken stuff from BotW as well!

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Tomous » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:11 pm

Beat you ;)

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Balladeer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:13 pm

By seconds. Seconds I say!

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:17 pm

The overworld part of the game looks like a real fresh approach to the 2D platfomer.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by BOR » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 pm

Went to Sainsbury’s and Argos to see if they are selling it but they do not.

Wonder why though.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Ploiper » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 pm

got my switch version today, done the first 5 levels, and the alternate level for level 5. very much enjoying it so far

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Parksey » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:59 am

BOR wrote:Went to Sainsbury’s and Argos to see if they are selling it but they do not.

Wonder why though.


Is it a boxed game? I thought it was download-only.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by chanticleer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 am

Balladeer wrote:So they’ve taken stuff from BotW as well!


There's a bit in the overworld where there's broken circuits embedded in the ground and you have to move things around to make the environment change which felt very much like some of the Divine Beasts too.

I'm still mostly dicking around in the overworld. It's great fun. I like to think of the platforming levels as dungeons.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by jawafour » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:37 am

Parksey wrote:Is it a boxed game? I thought it was download-only.

Yeah, it's available as both a download and a physical edition, Parksey.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Tomous » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:37 am

Base.com have this on PS4 for £21 which seems a bargain to me.

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by shy guy 64 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:57 pm

ill have to pick this up at some point

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PostRe: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
by Nintendonerd69 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:27 pm

I've caved in, was on the fence but seeing the comments on here I couldn't hold out. Got the Switch boxed version from gamecollection for 25 .


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