I've just had the game running via my Steam link for the past four or so hours and it's the first time my family and I have sat round a game and all contributed to it being played in a long, long time. We spent a good hour or more just playing 2 player co-op in the many mini games included before we even began the actual campaign. The only issue I'd say is that the camera is still in need of some work. Although it's no worse nor better than your typical camera for such a game.
I can see some people complaining that the game is simply TOO MUCH like its Banjo-Kazooie counterpart that you played 20 years ago but therein lies the whole point of what the devs wanted - to take you right back as if you'd just slapped in an N64 based cartridge and just started playing your arse off instantly. It does precisely that.
Truly a joy to play and to see others enjoying so much. Now I know exactly what I've been missing in games since forever. Simple. Rewarding. Challenging. Self aware. Fun. Addictive. Gameplay. There's loads of secret areas even within the very first area itself and so much to do. It's odd to hear some complaining about the games annoying voice work - did you even play Banjo-Kazooie?? And that the level design isn't up to scratch which personally I think it is but it is said to improve greatly as you progress further.
It's not perfect though I must admit. I've loaded up the game only for quills to all become invisible. I've had loss of progress where I filled up sections of the world with water only to return and had to do it all over again. When you leave an area mostly every single enemy spawns in exactly the same place as before. I had to drop the game down from Fantastic to Beautiful as the game just didn't feel it was running that well at all with fps drops occurring although the difference between the two seems mostly negligible. Minimal graphical options all attached to a single setting ie Faster - Fast - Good - Beautiful etc.
So yeah it's still in need of a patch or few but it's perfectly playable and enjoyable as is and most importantly getting Paiges feels just as rewarding as it should upon completing any particular task.
Shovel Knight. Dr Quack's Quiz Show. Trowser Snake.
Her face is tired. Leave her be ffs.