What Does Yooka-Laylee's Disastrous Reception Mean for Kickstarter?

Josh Griffiths writes: "You won’t find much mention of crowdfunding with venerable hits like Undertale, FTL: Faster Than Light, or Kentucky Route Zero. I’ve dubbed it Kickstarter Hypocrisy – not mentioning crowdfunding when discussing a popular crowdfunded game like Shovel Knight or not even knowing such a game was crowdfunded, yet gleefully dissecting every detail of a Kickstarter campaign when tearing into a crappy game like Yooka-Laylee or Takedown: Red Sabre."

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garyanderson2162d ago

Not much of an impact, kickstarter has plenty of other categories that make more money.

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Pozzle2162d ago

I'd hardly call the reception 'disastrous.' Then again, I wouldn't call Yooka-Laylee 'crappy' either.

TWB2162d ago

N4G had like 4 pages worth of reviews coming in daily for Yooka Laylee...

At worst, it was mixed reception, but then again there was an extraordinary amount of reviews out there...

moegooner882162d ago

Game has 9 out of ten on Steam, and 4.5 stars out of 5 on PSN. Disastrous my ass

Double_O_Revan2161d ago

That's what I thought. I was confused when I read the headline. Just another article begging for his I guess.

roadkillers2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

Yeah, reviewers are looking for games that will "push the genre to new extraordinary heights" haha. While YookaLay was meant to bring back that Nostalgic gameplay that Rare missed out on the Gamecube (or whatever console that gen).. From the looks of it, it succeeded

jaymacx2161d ago

Exactly, we know no game is perfect. When a game gets a 6 or a 7 we tend to dismiss the game as garbage. However we must understand not all games will be 8 or higher. What is important in a review is what is said about the game. If the said issues are tolerable to you then the game may be a pleasant experience. In some cases you may even totally disagree with the reviewer.
I remember when Ninja gaiden 3 came out and the dismal scores it received. I eventually got the Razors edge version for Wii U and enjoyed the game (it did however lack the level of polish the first two games had).

Hopefully this won't discourage Playtonic from making a sequel with those issues being corrected.

Summons752162d ago

It had pretty good reception, mixed at is that "disastrous", did you not see Mighty Number 9? That was a disaster. What does this 'disastrous' article mean for poor bloggers who think they are important?

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MeteorPanda2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

wait. what is that title? Disastrous means it failed releasing as a game. The game works. your goddamn opinions on what the company did or didn't do should not factor in whether a game is good or not.

What is this shit? Yooka laylee was a shout out game to a previous generation and it delivers - it did not say it was going to be anything else but that. This is a game created out of love, not profit as It sells for 30 dollars less than market price. So value for money: the game is a success. Take your pro jon tron racist hack ass journalism elsewhere

ninsigma2162d ago

I thought the reception was a bit lacking but disastrous?? Me thinks you're over blowing it.

XanderZane2161d ago

Not a complete disaster, but far from great. Looks like it's average or a bit below. Lot of mixed reviews.

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