TL:DR Massive improvement to the original Super Lucky's Tale Remade and remastered with all the DLC and free on gamepass! but most importantly... EASY COMPLETION!!!History
New Super Lucky's Tale is both a remake and remaster of the original Super Lucky's Tale which released on Xbox One in 2017. After its release the team at playful released 2 DLC's - Gilly's island (a summer themed adventure where you fight against Lady Meowmalade) and Guardians Trials (a new hub world housing 16 very challenging levels, puzzles and harder boss fights... in terms of the base game anyway).
Whilst the game seemed a success there were still many flaws and criticism in the games camera, plot and design choices in an other wise mediocre but fun 3D/2D platformer. Then Playful Studios surprised everyone when they released New Super Lucky's Tale for the Nintendo Switch seemingly a remaster on the surface but actually serving as a remade Super Lucky's Tale. And that improved game is now on xbox! History lesson over!Improvements and Gameplay
Firstly, right off the bat the game has added value in having the DLC for the original release added into the base game!
Secondly, the remake now has full 360 3D sections meaning you have full control of the camera unlike the original only letting you tilt it to either side. This addition makes the game easier, more fluid to play and also allows for the creation of new less restricted levels due to the camera.
Having played the original i noticed there was a mix of both new levels in each world and old remastered levels as well as the hub worlds being re-done but keeping to a similar layout as the original. In addition, the clover collectibles required progress though the game have been changed to clover pages, which improves the plot of the game as you are literally piecing the book back together in order to get to new worlds. There is also some new mechanics:
-Sliding which works as the above ground version of burrowing on non-burrow surfaces adding more fluidness to Lucky's movements.
-Pouncing mid air now will lock onto enemies.
-You can now spin away bee projectiles making hard achievements like no hit bosses/levels and general combat much easier.
The core gameplay remains the same, you start in a hub world and must collect pages in levels to open up the boss and go to the next world. there are 4 pages in each level:
-For completing the level
-For finding the hidden page in the level
-For getting 300 coins in the level
-For finding all letters that spell out LUCKY (collectables)
There are also burrow hole's in each hub world with either sliding block puzzles that do actually get quite hard in later worlds and marble maze section where you need to collect every coin in the level to unlock the exit.Reworks and plot
The original had 4 worlds: Sky Castle, Veggie Village, Holiday Canyon and Spookington each world having a different member of the antagonist group of the game "The Kitty Litter" (they are cats btw).
The remake corrected this issue in remaking Spookington (now called Hauntingham most likely due to not wanting 2 areas having similar names e.g. Spookington and Foxington) from the ground up to instead have Jinx be the antagonist for that world and since all DLC is included, Gilly island has been placed before Hauntingham.
New plot threads have also been introduced like the adorable mailman golem, who gives you tips and quotes in the loading screens and accompanies you through the book!
Achievements in this game are the same as in the original (with slightly different names for some) with you basically just needing to collect every page, get coins to buy outfits (comes naturally), miscellaneous tasks in each world particularly in the DLC worlds and no hit Lady M battle and wrigglemaina in foxington are much easier as you can swipe away projectiles from bees! But best of all - NO 15,000 30,000 or 99,999 COIN ACHIEVEMENTS!!! The most you'll need is 12,000 and that comes naturally with getting coin pages. I 100% the game in one sitting lasting about 14 hours.Negitives
The only issues or mistakes I've experienced is:
-Lucky snapping his model 180 then moving the sticks back and fourth
-Frame rate drops in levels (however this was only towards the end of a 14 hour non stop run on a launch Xbox One soooo could be a me issue)
-The price to buy it is quite expensive for a short game (£33) BUT its on gamepass!
That's it.... literally those were the only problems i faced.
In conclusion, Amazing looking game, very fun took the problems with the original and fixed them all. Easy completion and is on game pass! Defiantly check it out!