From GameIndustry.Biz: "Playtonic wants to be clear: its new Yooka-Laylee game may look a little like Donkey Kong Country, it may sound a bit like Donkey Kong Country, and it may feature a few similar ideas, but Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair is not a spiritual successor to Donkey Kong Country.
You can understand the confusion. Some of the original creators of Donkey Kong Country are working on it. And Playtonic's last game, 2017's Yooka-Laylee, was unashamedly a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie -- another Rare classic from the 1990s."
Successor, sequel, prequel, just make it a good game and people will most certainly buy it.
Game looks good, as a bigger 2D platformer fan than 3D I'm definitely interested and I hope it does well for for Playtonic.
Their 3d felt so lackluster. Hopefully it will get better in the future.
This looks pretty good
To be fair your Banjo "spiritual successor" label is what made your kickstarter.
It looks like a spiritual successor to me, Yooka Laylee was a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie but its mediocre reception was because it used outdated gameplay and I think the same might be happening the 2D game.