Recently, I got the chance to spend a few hours with Yooka Laylee. It’s safe to say that within a short period of time, I had become a child again; more so than what I already am. I sat for over 90 minutes playing Yooka Laylee all while laughing at some of the silliness in the game and the occasional, somewhat adult undertones within the dialogue.
Early in the game you are introduced to the 2 main antagonists of the game; Dr Quack and Capital B. Dr Quack is but the head of a duck floating in a jar similar to that of celebrities from Futurama; and Capital B is the love child of Felonious Gru from Despicable Me and Penguin from the DC Universe. Dr Quack is the underappreciated sidekick of Capital B, who is a business driven millionaire who answers to no one; except for a board of shady, faceless directors whose instructions sound similar to that of the adults from Charlie Brown.
Their goals are easily identifiable moments after meeting them which is essentially own everything regardless. We then meet the protagonists of the game at their home area known as Shipwreck Creek; Yooka and Laylee. Yooka is the heart of gold, green chameleon and Laylee is the sassy, wisecracking bat. The basis of the game is that the pages of your magical book have blown into a building owned by Capital B. This is all to his plans as the pages and book has the ability to essentially manipulate space and time which is a truly terrifying concept. You must work together with friends to collect all of the pages (sentient beings called Pagies) and foil the plans of Capital B.