The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about media > Talking about television games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 AM
Tangent Vector's Avatar
Tangent Vector Tangent Vector is offline
y cant axiom crawl?
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Abyss
Posts: 2,753
Default Yoku's Island Express: Dung-Beetle Pinball Metroidvania

I didn't see a thread for it yet, but this might be the sleeper GOTY 2018. At the very least, Yoku's Island Express is the best tropical island dung-beetle pinball metroidvania I've ever played:



You control Yoku, a dung beetle who has just moved to Mokumana island to serve as postmaster, and who quickly gets swept into an adventure that crosses the whole island as you work to stop the God Slayer (no... seriously...).

This game has cute music, gorgeous graphics (hooray for indie games that don't just default to pixel art), and the pinball aspect of it is really fun (and I'm saying that as somebody who doesn't play a lot of pinball). It is also an honest-to-goodness exploration-based platformer, with a lot of non-linearity and opportunities to "sequence break."

This is the kind of thing that some Talking Tyrants should be all over.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Inactive Blacksmith's Avatar
Inactive Blacksmith Inactive Blacksmith is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 837
Default

I'm glad somebody made a thread for this. I've been watching a playthrough for this and it's really interesting. I'm hoping I'll have some time to play next month.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,987
Default

Huh. I did not realize that this was everything to me.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2018, 07:41 AM
John's Avatar
John John is offline
hidden in snow
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Up in the air
Posts: 3,037
Default

This game is on sale now on Switch for $12, and is awesome. An exploration/puzzle metroidvania, no real combat, with some light pinball elements. Perfect for commuting, and without the combat, backtracking isn't a big deal. I played for 4 hours straight on my commute yesterday, and can't wait to get time to play some more.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-24-2018, 08:25 AM
jpfriction's Avatar
jpfriction jpfriction is offline
Outraged!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Almost, but not quite, in ND
Posts: 3,772
Default

Itís pretty great but I havenít really felt the need to 100% it. Some of those wickerlings are a real PITA to reach.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-24-2018, 08:53 AM
Loki's Avatar
Loki Loki is online now
Funko Superfan
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 15,702
Default

Holy shit this game is excellent. Goat potential here at any rate an absolute steal at $8.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-24-2018, 11:17 AM
jpfriction's Avatar
jpfriction jpfriction is offline
Outraged!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Almost, but not quite, in ND
Posts: 3,772
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Holy shit this game is excellent. Goat potential here at any rate an absolute steal at $8.
Itís about a gross bug, Loki.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,987
Default

He may be gross, but that little bat is a hero.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-24-2018, 11:26 AM
Loki's Avatar
Loki Loki is online now
Funko Superfan
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 15,702
Default

I got two gross bug games on the Switch and I donít know how it happened
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,987
Default

Two gross bug Metroid games released within a couple of weeks of one another, no less.

Everything about this world is a miracle.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-24-2018, 04:30 PM
Torzelbaum's Avatar
Torzelbaum Torzelbaum is offline
????? LV 13 HP 292/
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Pronouns: he, him, his
Posts: 12,201
Default

288 bug Metroid games?! That's a lot...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,987
Default

It's what the market demands.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bugtroidvania , mail call

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts ©you, 2007