Yooka-Laylee is finally getting a much needed update that hits all the things fans of the game have been irritated with. The update is dubbed Spit n’ Polish, and for good reason. The update includes features like skipping dialogue more quickly, skipping cutscenes, reduce the character voices, and most importantly how the camera works. The latter has been the brunt of much criticism despite the first patch that went out, so hopefully Playtonic games have really fixed it this time.
As for those grating character voices, I’m not sure why Playtonic made them quite so annoying, but it’s good to hear that something is being done about them. Being able to skip all the dialogue is certainly a plus in that regard as well. Though for a first time player that is too impatient, that might be a bad thing when you suddenly don’t know what to do.
Playtonic also mentioned that they are working towards the Switch, and that they’ll be giving a more detailed breakdown of the update in the coming weeks. They’ve also hired Matt Griffin and Chris Woods to help out, Griffin appears to be in charge of the sound and music for Yooka-Laylee; Woods sounds like he’s the team manager, to help out with scheduling and making sure everyone is doing their jobs.
It seems like Playtonic is working at hard at perfecting their game, so maybe by the end of this, ratings for the game will go up. Here’s hoping, as it does have the potential to be a real classic.