7th November 2017 marked the launch day of the Xbox One X, if you didn't already hear about it then where have you been? It was also the day that Super Luck's Tale was released on Xbox One and it's 2 variation consoles. Super Lucky's Tale is the cartoon style platform game that seems to have been missing from the Xbox game line up for a while. There are other child friendly gaming mascots out there, though Xbox seemed to bypass the notion for a long time; instead aiming towards more adult themed mascots like Marcus Fenix and Master Chief.
Starting life as a virtual reality game, the team behind Lucky's Tale have a tremendous amount of passion and care for the world they have created. They claim that the journey of Lucky is almost like a diary of sorts for the development team, their journey as a studio has been tied very closely with their journey creating Lucky and the world he inhabits. The game has now moved onto the console market, also as an Xbox Play Anywhere title you will be able to continue your game on the go if you have a Windows 10 enabled computer.
I have been thinking, for the entire time of this generation, that we have been missing Mascot Platformers. There have been very few games directed towards our younger player base that have the charm and gameplay styling of titles like Spyro the Dragon and even the Mario games of the world. This year saw the release of Team 17's YookaLaylee which seems to be indicating a revival of this missing genre, along side Naughty Dog remastering the Crash Bandicoot original trilogy. Microsoft announced one of many exclusives last night with a beautifully stunning platforming title called Super Lucky's Tale.
The Game is based round an adorable little fox who wears a little cape and goes on an adventure filled with strange and interesting creatures while collecting Gold Coins. Originally an Oculus Rift title, the announcement at the Microsoft E3 Press conference was a shock to many, but a welcome shock it was.