Wednesday, May 06, 2015
What the Heck Is a Yooka-Laylee?
Who are those weird characters up above this text?
The majority of the original Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country teams have reunited to make an independent gaming company, Playtonic Games, in service of the creation of titles like the two I just mentioned! Yooka-Laylee is their first project, and they've somehow also acquired both Grant Kirkhope (Banjo Kazooie) AND David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) to score the music. In case you haven't connected the dots, the author of this blog REALLY, REALLY enjoys both the Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country series. Check out my review of Banjo Tooie, Kazooie's sequel, for the Nintendo 64 Museum. Thankfully, a lot of other old gamers feel the same, as Playtonic has already destroyed their original fundraising goal on kickstarter. The next stretch goal to reach is a fully orchestrated score. I am so psyched. If you are, too, and somehow were not aware of this best possible situation, check out the link above.
Now, back to studying...one more test, but I've got Kirkhope and Wise keeping me company.