G'day Mate. Are you ready to explore the wilds of the Australian Outback in this remastered version of the classic game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger? Join TY on a RIPPER of an adventure to free his family from the Dreaming, through 17 levels of the Australian Outback, in their old-school 3D platforming glory!
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Release Date: Mar 21, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“TY the Tasmanian Tiger is much beloved, and unfortunately rather inaccessible these days, due to the platforms the game was originally released on. Updating the game to work on PCs and releasing in Early Access will allow us to get feedback on the controls, the achievements and all the other modern ideas that we'll be adding, from the fans - and hopefully good ideas for further improvements to make!

We considered launching a KickStarter to assist with the port funding, but decided we'd prefer to put our time and energy into doing the work instead of running the campaign - so putting the game out into Early Access was an option to help us make the port happen at a faster pace!

Once we have worked on the first game, we will then investigate also bringing TY2 and TY3 to Steam, as separate products.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The exact date for coming out of Early Access will depend on feedback but we estimate sometime in the third quarter of 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include:
  • Steam achievements
  • Steam leaderboards, for the time attack sections.
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam cloud saves
  • Steam controller support
  • Vsync changes such that the games will run at 60fps (the game was originally designed to be locked to 30 or 60fps for the NTSC versions; so we are unlikely to change to being completely unlocked)
  • Improved keyboard and mouse controls
  • Improved textures, from our original source material, where we can (and some re-painting, where we can't)

And we will also be investigating:
  • Graphical updates to include features like anti-aliasing, improved shadows and screen space post-effects
  • Improved camera controls in TY1
  • Improved draw distances, grass density, etc
  • And hopefully even more upgraded features!

To be clear - at this stage we are not intending to be adding more detail to the actual 3D objects in the game - the HD-ising is from HD resolutions, increased texture detail, increased draw distances, new shadow and lighting systems and increased object density.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • There are currently animation issues (in that all the animated characters are invisible) on lower-spec graphics cards (IntelHD 4000, low-end laptop AMD/ATI cards). We're looking in to this but do not yet have a fix.

The game is in an initial playable state, with first pass implementation of:
  • keyboard and mouse control (with editable keybindings in the UI)
  • Support for XInput compatible controllers (main testing done on an X360 controller)
  • full screen or windowed option, maintaining a 16:9 aspect ratio, initially tested up to 2560x1440. Full screen runs at the desktop's resolution. Windowed mode can be resized by dragging the edge of the window.
  • improved shadows
  • improved reflections
  • improved draw distances
  • initial achievements
  • initial leaderboards

Please note that:
  • there is not currently any mouse control of the UI system, this will be forthcoming during Early Access
  • Some of the lighting and brightness/contrast values are still in progress, to match the look of the game to the original console release.
  • The newly added text for the UI and other areas are in English at the moment. We'll do a FIGS translation of those when we get closer to release.
  • For initial release, full screen resolution is set to the native desktop resolution
  • For initial release, windowed mode resolution is set to 1280x720 - with the ability to drag the window size and use the maximize button etc
  • There is no borderless windowed mode at this stage
  • There are some graphical glitches

The min-spec PC requirements will also be reviewed and updated before release - so we'd just like to make sure that people know that this may change to requiring a higher-spec machine. Our aim for the min-spec is to run the game at 720p, at 30fps, with all detail settings at "low".

And there are no doubt some crash bugs through the game, as we are restoring some of the code from 15 years ago!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will increase in price, once it has completed Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback from the community will be very important to development. We intend on utilizing the Steam forums, as well as our established social media pages, to maintain frequent communication. In particular, we will be looking to garner feedback on:
  • controls (especially keyboard and mouse controls) - but the controller is also important, as it's had to be rewritten, and we want to improve the original camera
  • ideas for achievements
  • issues with the texture improvements, including textures you think need up-res'ing
  • ideas for further graphical improvements to make (post-processing, etc)
  • general comments on problems with PC graphics, audio etc
  • gameplay issues and frustrations discussed with the community, that fit into the style of game (eg we won't add guns, but we would be open to discussing changes to swimming controls using the keyboard and mouse)
And, of course, any general bugs you hit while playing!”
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July 12

Survey on Potential TY2 Steam Port Kickstarter

Hi all,

We're doing some research into launching a Kickstarter for the TY2: Bush Rescue Remaster.

YOU can help us out by answering a few questions.
If you want to participate, here's the link!



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July 10

Build r804_v0.71 has been released

Hey all,

A new build (r804_v0.71) has been released and is now available.
Updates in this build:

  • Trading cards are now live
  • MSAA (Anti-aliasing) is now supported (off, 2x, 4x, 8x). Set it through the Options->Screen menu. Note that you will have to restart the game to apply the changes. MSAA is <not> supported on Intel cards.

  • CHEATS: The cheats have been changed to using the new control bindings; so that keyboard and mouse can also activate the cheats. Some achievements will not unlock in a save game in which you have used cheats (eg, getting all the 'rangs).
    As an example of the change, Infinite Health is now:
    MenuLeft, MenuRight, MenuLeft, MenuRight, Action, Action, Action, Action, Bite, Bite
  • BUGFIX: Fixed odd texture on the zoomerang
  • ART: Updated the grass textures for multiple grass types throughout the game
  • ART: Updated textures for these rangs: zoom, aqua, chrono, kaboom, infra
  • ART: Updated mulitple mission counter icons
  • ART: Updated Jeep texture
  • ART: Updated Andy texture
  • ART: Updated serpent rock textures, for the levels towards the end of the game
  • ART: Updated textures for the start area of Ship Rex
  • ART: Updated Grouper texture
  • ART: Updated crab texture

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About This Game

STONE THE CROWS! Are you ready to explore the wilds of the Australian Outback in this remastered version of the classic game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger?

Join TY on a RIPPER of an adventure to free his family from the DREAMING and stop the nefarious evil genius BOSS CASS from removing mammals from the top of the food chain.
To help you on your quest, you've got a BEAUT arsenal of boomerangs, sharp teeth, and the help of a few friends!

So don’t be a galah - let's head down under, and have a CORKER of a time! BEAUTY, BOTTLER, BONZA!

  • Explore 17 levels of the Australian Outback in their old-school 3D platforming glory
  • 13 different boomerangs including the Frostyrang, Flamerang and powerful Doomerang
  • Improved graphics; including updated shadows, reflections, HD resolutions and 60fps
  • Steamworks integration for achievements and leaderboards; with more features coming!

G'day mate! Things can be a bit confusing at times, so let me remind you what's going on...
You are TY, the last of the Tasmanian Tigers. Raised by a family of Bilbies, you can only vaguely recall your real Mom and Dad. You've always thought that all the other Tassie Tigers died a long time ago.

But then the Bunyip Elder found you, and told you that your family is alive, but trapped in the Dreaming. Now hold your horses... don't get upset... you see they're not stuck there forever, if you're up for a bit of an adventure!
You see, deep in the Outback, there's this kind of glowy portal thing that is a doorway to the Dreaming. And around that portal there are some carvings in the rock, where five ancient mystical Talismans used to lay. Now, all you have to do is find the five Talismans, put them in the carvings, and the portal to Dreaming will open!

Now, before you go off like a frog in a sock, there's just this one SMALL problem. You see there's this evil cassowary - Boss Cass - who's also after the Talismans. Yes. THAT Boss Cass. The one that trapped your family in the Dreaming in the first place, and told the school board to remove all the meat pies from the tuck shops. And if you didn't think that made him enough of a megalomaniac, he's ALSO trapped a whole bunch of your Bilby mates in cages all across the outback... something about overdue library books... Anyways, if you want to open the portal, you'll have to beat him and his henchmen to the Talismans!

Don't worry though, you won't be alone! You'll have a bunch of friends to help you along the way, including me - your old mate, Maurie. Now let's get down to brass tacks, find those Talismans, and rescue your family!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (32bit and 64bit), Windows® 10 (32bit and 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 1.8 GHz CPU dual-core. AMD 2.0 GHz dual-core.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260 / Radeon HD 4000 Series / Intel HD Graphics 4000 with OpenGL 3.0 minimum.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • OS: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (32bit and 64bit), Windows® 10 (32bit and 64bit)
    • Processor: Intel quad-core 2.0 GHz or dual-core 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB / Radeon HD 6850 2GB with OpenGL 3.0 minimum.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
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Posted: July 28
underated gem of a game lets make 2 happen!
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( 19.7 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 27
Product received for free
I'm so unbelievably happy they added this to steam, This game is so great. And they even added some newer things that makes it even funner and more willing to play once you get 100%. Now i'm just waiting on part 2 n 3, And Sly Cooper 1 2 and 3, That would make me soooo happy.
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( 10.3 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 23
This game is awesome
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( 2.2 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 22
One of the best games from my childhood. I am personally from New Zealand so i understand alot of the Australian lingo in this game and it makes me laugh. I love this game and im so glad they put it on steam. Any thoughts about putting the rest on guys? :3
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( 8.1 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 19
- Nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia. I've rarely ever come across games that could give such a nostalgic effect as this one, and for good reason too. This game franchise as a whole is genuinely fun, aged greatly, and always sits at the top of my GameCube case-rack because of it!

TY the Tasmanian Tiger was just one of those franchises - the kind that keeps drawing you back, after years even. Not to mention that the (Hopefully [relatively] soon-to-come-on-Steam) TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 & 3 were not just sequels, but built upon and upgraded the whole series in ways no one could have predicted at the times of their realeases.

It's just a wonderful, comical, adventure-packed doesn't-take-it'self-too-seriosuly little story wrapped up in one of my favorite franchises!
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( 23.2 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 19
Port done right....
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( 12.9 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 17
Absolutely stunning game. I enjoyed revisiting my childhood favorite game. For those wondering about the game sure there are a few bugs/glitches (the zoomarang and kaboomarang are squares when throwing them) but overall the gameplay is amazing and I would recommend this game to everyone! I was never able to beat it when I was younger so it was very satisfying to complete the game in one day. 10/10 You Beauty!
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( 13.2 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 17
brings me back
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( 9.9 hrs on record )
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Posted: July 17
Do I recommend this game? Short Answer is Yes, Beyond Yes. I dont go though the effort of writing reviews for most game, but I feel like TY the Tasmainian TIger deserve one. I'm not going to review the gameplay, as the is is a game you're only going to play though nostiglia tinted-glasses, I'm not an exception to that. But I think the more important thing you can say about is point is how is the PC-Port? It was what I was spektial of when I bought the game. I have to say this is one of the best PC-port I have ever encounted, Its a shining example of why with a little actual effort to port the game to PC. Its the best of Early Access aswell, Looking though th epatch notes you see that the Krome 2016 cares and intersted in polishing the game. I'm a bit cynical about the game indusrty these days and I fully expected for this to be a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ port and mostly unplayable without a controller. But it was not that. I choose to play the game using a Keyboard/Mouse and I just enjoyed myself all away though, there was no need to use a controller! The option menu supports a robust amount of control options (I used default) and graphic options. Impressivly They add High res textures, Shadows, and View distance. So the game just naturally looks better to there consol counter-parts. The View Distance option is a must for anybody. I hope that other games can follow what Krome did here. Its beyond the pinnical of how to do Early Access and a PC-Port. Personially I kinda hope that the Krome 2016 team goes into producing more Ports of those classic game, I think they could be one of the top porting development teams.
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52 of 54 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Posted: June 30
For for the sake of the people; PLEAAAAAAASEE remake Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue. Best game I've ever played to date.
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Posted: July 10
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
If you've played and enjoyed (how couldn't you?) Ty the Tasmanian Tiger in the past, you should pick up this game now. You wouldn't be looking at reviews if you weren't considering it already.

That said, on to the review for those of you that still aren't so sure. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was originally released on Gamecube, the original Xbox, and the PlayStation 2. I spent countless hours getting lost in this game as a kid and I was ecstatic to see that they decided to port it over to PC.

At the time of writing this review, the game in still in Early Access. Let me tell you for a fact, it feels far from it. This game is an excellent console to PC port.

The story is pretty accessible, but you have to pay attention to some of the NPCs' dialogue and cutscenes if you want to really follow along. It can be easy to miss. If you accidentally skip a cutscene, you can watch them from the main menu.

The NPCs in this game are amusing and somewhat inept. You might feel compelled to call child protective services on one of them as she keeps losing her children, but thankfully you're there just in time to step in and save the day.

Ty is a 3D platformer. You can do mostly what you'd expect with a game of this genre. You can jump, swim, glide, and climb your way through levels. The movement mechanics are tight, so any issues with falling off or missing a jump is probably your fault, as it should be.

In every level there will be enemies for you to take down, items to collect, and friends to help. Thankfully, you will be growing an arsenal of boomerangs to help you accomplish these tasks with style. I really enjoy the variety of boomerangs to collect. Some are more utilitarian to help you find hidden items, and others can set your enemies on fire or slow down time. There's a 'rang out there for just about everyone.

Once the story is said and done, there's quite a few collectibles to find if you're up for it. They don't take a shocking amount of time to find, but if you don't look closely or consider alternative approaches to finding them then you may find yourself wandering a level for a couple of hours. Some of the levels are big.

For the competitive gamers out there, you can try to climb the leaderboards for each level! I personally haven't looked too far into these, but they appear to be working just fine.

I don't currently have a USB gamepad, so my entire experience with this on PC has been with the keyboard and mouse we've come to know and love. Let me tell you, they feel great.

I have only had a few minor issues with the controls:
  1. Some menu UI elements cannot be clicked on, forcing you to use the keyboard rather than the mouse. (The developers actually have a disclaimer for this one and I trust they'll get around to it before the game leaves early access).
  2. In the level "Beyond the Black Stump", aiming Ranger Ken's snowball launcher with W, A, S, D is pretty hard as it kind of jerks around by a certain distance. Rather than aiming for the frills I had to aim where I knew their path would take them and spam the fire button to take them down.
  3. When rapidly jumping up the small cliffs that form stairs for Ty on levels like "Snow Worries", the camera will jerk unpredictably and somehow bury itself beneath the terrain for a second or two, obstructing your vision entirely.
  4. You might have to dial the mouse sensitivity down, I know I sure did.

The Developers have been hard at work remastering the game to make it feel more at home on modern systems. I played through the game at 2560x1440 (I saw lots of resolutions in the menu too) and its a definite improvement. They're continually releasing graphical improvements while keeping the game minimum-spec friendly.

The story-line cutscene videos are still low-res, but the developers are working on updating those as well. You can stillsee and understand what's going on in the cutscenes though.

The color palettes are bright and varied. I don't like to place much of an emphasis on a game's visuals because there are more important aspects to it. Keep in mind this is a game originally released in 2002. Don't expect Crysis and you'll be fine.

Based on the hardware reports, it looks like the game runs fine on Integrated Intel chips. If you're rocking a laptop without a discrete GPU, you should be good.

I haven't noticed any graphical issues like artifacting or textures not loading.

I would comment on the audio but I don't think there's anything wrong with it and I can't muster much of an imaginary comparison from my past because I'm pretty sure the last time I played this game was over a decade ago (oh my god). It's also worth noting I'm a bit hearing impaired so I don't pick up on much of the audiophile stuff. The game sounds great to me, so that's all I've got.

Conclusion & other thoughts
Like I said before, if you've played Ty in the past and you liked it, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. It's more than a compulsory nostalgia purchase as the game continued to entertain me while I played through it and collected everything (I didn't 100% it when I played as a kid, 'cause I was stupid).

If you've never heard about Ty the Tasmanian Tiger before today, I hope this review alongside some of the others may have convinced you to try it. It's a great game, developed by people who really care about it (you'll frequently find the Developers in the discussions, responding to feedback, watching the Summer Games Done Quick speed-run).

I'm looking forward to seeing where the developers take this game. I know they have a few more improvements in the pipeline but the game feels like a finished product to me. They did a great job.

The more copies they sell, the more reasons they have to port Ty 2 and Ty 3. Let's make it happen, people!!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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25.8 hrs on record
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Posted: July 5
A classic action platformer. very nostalgic
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23.3 hrs on record
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Posted: July 11
"Oh.. oh my god is that.. oh he's back.. it's finally him.. I've been right here.. I've been waiting for you to come home baby"
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
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Posted: July 4
This game made me cry tears of joy.
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13.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
I played this game all the time when I was younger, and it is exactly how I remember it. The game is a beautiful platformer/collectathon thing, similar to Banjo Kazooie. Every location is memorable and atmospheric. The game is technially linear, but presents itself in a way that makes it very open ended to the player. This game is a hidden gem, and this was a well done port with developers who care about their fanbase. If you played this game before or have just come across now, it is definitely worth picking up.
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Posted: July 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: July 14
Heck freaking yea I reccomend this! Why you ask? Well let me tell you...


+ A classic brought back from the dead! This game is (considered by me and others) a classic from the PS2 era! And you can tell this by the graphics. Even though they have been improving them. but it is still lots of fun, even to this day! :D

+ It's a solid platformer! Nice tight controlls, nothing to horribly hard, and good level design!

+ Quirky characters! From Shazza, to Maurie, to even Ty himself! They all have there own personality and, sometimes they are even funny!

+ Good sound/music! From the didgeridoo's, to hearing the wild animals, the sound is overall pretty good! And they are adding better sounds as it's updated! The music is nice and catchy and sounds very nice!

+ Lots of rangs! Boomerangs to be exact! From the simple Boomerang, to the Flamerang, to the legendary DOOMerang! And you will need these! You might need the Flamerang to melt some ice, or the Zoomerang to hit a button far off. Whatever the case, there are plenty of rangs to choose from!

+ One of the few good Early Access games! Krome Studios have done an AMAZING job with porting this game over from the PS2! They have been fixing LOTS of bugs, improving the camera controls, and improving the graphics and sounds!

+ They have improved this from the PS2 version! They have improved the graphics, camera controls, (they are going to be) improving the pre-rendered cutscenes, as well as adding Steam achivements, Steam Trading Cards, and leaderboards for the time trials!


= May feel familiar to those who have played Super Mario 64 or Crash Bandicoot. Ty shares a lot of similarities with other platformer. But this I consider a good thing because it does it well. But I can see how some would consider this bad.

= Is a collecta-thon. Againg this in my eyes, is a good thing because it makes the worlds MUCH more enjoyable and explorable, but if you don't like that then you might not enjoy this game as much.


- Has bugs. These can be expected of Early Access Games. But fortunatly, as I mentioned earlier, Krome has been doing an AMAZING job at fixing and improving the game!

- Everytime you enter a level, it always wants to play the same cutscene with the same dialogue. This is just a minor annoyance as you can skip through it and it does not affect anything negativly but it is still annoying.


This truly is a great game from the PS2 era! I'm so glad that Krome has ported/HD-ified it on over to the PC! If you like a good platformer, enjoy classic 3D platformers like Super Mario 64, or Crash Bandicoot, then you will enjoy this game!


(By the way, this is my first full review for a game on Steam so let me know how I could improve!) :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was one of the first games I've ever played on my old gamecube as a kid. To see it being ported over to the PC is a great thing to see. It may not be as awesome as I remember it, with some levels later in the game that are huge but empty (Ex: Snow worries having a barren mountain to climb and Rex marks the spot has an empty ocean that really doesn't effect anything besides the time it takes to get from point A to point B) and that makes collecting everything a pain. The game still has some solid platforming. If you bought this game in the early 2000s, buy it here. The keyboard controls have been well intergrated so no gamepad is needed.
The graphics (While dated in some parts) still hold up with the cartoony artstyle. And even with the over sized levels in the later stages, the levels are really fun to play and collect items to get new boomerangs. The game's greatest strengh is the Outback setting that's rare to see in games. This give the game an identity The only thing I 100% hate in this game is the characters. Ty is a cardboard cutout of a boy scout and picks one out of the same three lines when finishing a mission, Sly (Not the racoon) is the ultamate edgelord made from the mind of a 13 year old and comes off as annoying, and all the other characters as well as the bosses are completely forgetable.
Overall it is a good game. I'd say the only thing that's holding it back is the developers and being in early access. I feel like the developers won't add anything major to the game or provide any real overhalls that can benefit the game at the cost of nostalgia from the fans. Also I'm willing to bet that a lot of Ty fans won't buy this game because it says it's in early access. The game is finished, you can play it from start to finish just as it was in the Ps2, gamecube, and Xbox. It's in early access for patching the game and porting it.
I want you to buy this game, not only to get a good game but to also support the devs so that they can maybe port Ty 2 to PC. And I may be getting ahead of myself here but along with the release of Yooka-Laylee, this can encorage publishers to belive in 3D platformers again and more will appear on Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
As good as I remember from when I was a kid. Zero performance issues. Only problem was 2560x1080 resolution didn't work.
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