Apparently the demand for a proper Banjo-Kazooie threequel has been greatly underestimated.
I, for one, welcome our new Yooka-Laylee overlords.
I do too. I have been really wanting more 3D Platformers again.
I'm hoping this leads to other developers getting the hint that people still like these types of games, and maybe start creating some more.
This much fan backing for a game similar to banjo, just imagine what kind of pull a full banjo sequel would have. Yet MS seems to think they know best ..... One of my biggest qualms with MS is their stupidity when it comes to making use of the IP's they own. I would LOVE to be proven wrong and see a new banjo, or a real conker game ... hell, even a new kameo or viva pinata would be awesome and those are just their IP from rare. Hope this game live up to the hype, because if it does, I'll be first in line. From what has been shown, it seems just a bit off to me. That said this is hardly even a footprint in a desert in comparison to what the final product will be, so I'll save judgement.
Nick, we all seem to think that we also know what's best for a companies product. It truly turns out that we are also not that great with what we want. We can all share our ideas with a developer to make the game that we want, but that means that the art of the developers creativity is gone. It's not a common opinion in a lot of places, calling video games 'art' in most cases. Sometimes I don't understand why. It has all of the functions of paintings and movies, etc. Anyways. We seem to want what we want without letting the developers make the games for us. We can load up a game with as much content as we want, but if we aren't surprised with what we get, we won't play it for too long. Video games like Bioshock are a journey. Creative minds get together to create a story in which we all play through. That is how passion is formed in development. The developers must love what they are working on to make a quality product. That's why you see a lot of developers refusing to do certain things because it was outside of their vision. Don't confuse the good devs with the bad devs though. The BioShock devs did what they did out of passion. Devs like Maxis did what they did because EA made them do it. The industry is bad. Indie devs are the future of AAA games. We all just need to speak with our wallets as cliche as that line is now.
Well, to be fair, no one really trusts the leftovers of Rare, who didn't abandon ship soon after Microsoft bought them, to do a proper Banjo game. Not after their work on Nuts&Bolts. I'll probably be blasted with downvotes for saying that, but it is objectively true that Nuts&Bolts was not the Banjo-Tooie successor that the majority of fans really wanted. And that really soured the trust people had in Rare to continue making games like Banjo-Kazooie. Yooka-Laylee is getting so much success not just because its early development stages already show tremendous promise as a solid platformer. It's also because it feels more like a traditional Rare gem of a game than Nuts&Bolts could have ever dreamed of being, by a team made up of some of Rare's best ex-employees. I'd say, in short, that Yooka-Laylee is earning its success for more than just its solid nature as a spiritual successor to Banjo and its overall promise. It's also because most of us simply trust the guys at Playtonic, more than whoever's left at the now Microsoft-owned Rare, to make a Banjo-like game.
I agree mpnothanks. Nuts and Bolts was a brilliant idea for a game that could've been executed better, but its ambition makes it admirable imo. I would give it a solid 8. I don't think its fair to judge the talent of Rare based on their attempts at OTHER ip's. When they made something unique (Kameo, Viva Pinata) the result was pretty good. Besides, it was MS' choice to make Nuts and Bolts a vehicle game. It's hard to blame them when 3d platformers were dead to the masses outside of Mario and R&C.
You are right Wonderfulmonkeyman, Nuts & Bolts was interesting, but it's not a Banjo-Kazooie game that we wanted, you know, like a traditional 3D platformer. It's really difficult to expect some great from Rare after all these years, Rare from the N64 era was one of the best developers back then, so many classics for one platform, everyone who played their games that time really miss them .
But it hasn't hit $1 million yet? Changed to American dollars it's reached just over $850,000. Article from the future?
No it's hit 1.2 million. Last time I checked too was around 5pm est.
According to it's current stats it's at £866,046 Which is 1,311,086.44 So yes, it's broke the 1M marker. https://www.kickstarter.com...
Hopefully this will translate to "WE WANT MORE 3D PLATFORMERS" To other developers Sequels or reboots to these please Banjo Kazooie Gex Rayman (3D) Mario 64 Ape Escape Crash Banidcoot Spyro the Dragon Jak and Daxter Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers Donkey Kong 64 Tonic Trouble ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth Sonic Adventure Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Psychonauts Croc Conker's Bad Fur Day Blinx: The Time Sweeper Tak and the Power of Juju Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue TY the Tasmanian Tiger Voodoo Vince
Ape escape and banjo top that to-do list for me. Definitely woul love to see lots of those titles though.
Great list! Legend of Kay it's coming this month and there is an interesting game funded on Kickstarter too called Lobodestroyo.
Yeah ey, been waiting for a proper jak game since 3 Its my favourite genre in gaming too
Psychonauts sequel is a must. Creators were interested in it, but could not find a sponsor.
I would love a mario 64 2
3D Mario doesn't need a reboot
Mario it's one of the few series that still makes awesome 3D platformers, and i still need to play 3D World, first i need a Wii U, that will change soon. Correct me if i'm wrong, but the only 3D platformers made recently are: Super Mario 3D World Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sonic Boom (let's forget about that one :( )
But @-Foxtrot, publishers know best and we all want first person shooters and rehashed yearly franchises remember? /s
some of the names you mentioned, you're a veteran. chapeau bas from a fellow veteran.
need more Ape escape
I would take a sequel to Glover
No tomba love such a great game no one really talks about!
Yes, Tomba! 3 would be great.
Tomba reboot or 3 just anything tomba should be great
You've got good taste in platformers.
Awesome news, this shows there is demand for quality 3D platformers.
Will play best on PC.
No, a game like this will play the same on both pc and consoles because it's not gonna be demanding.
PC will have the higher resolution and frame-rate. 4k Textures with MSAA.
Fixed: pc CAN have higher resolution and framerate. Or you can run it on a laptop from ages long past.
I'm sorry, but since when did 4k textures and MSAA equate to playing better? Also, MSAA implementation isn't exclusive to PC games.
Imagine Banjo-Kazooie model mods :O
nope.Wii U with it's gamepad, miiverse and classic Rare fans.
Come on man...stop this >_>
I have a feeling rare is also working on a banjo game
Probably a banjo-kazooie themed fitness game with Kinect and Facebook integration for "new experiences." On a serious note I hope that a proper game is being made; I would even be okay with a complete overhaul (remaster) of the first game at this point..
Well it's known and it's been announced that they're not working on kinect games anymore so they're either going to be making banjo, battletoads or possibly even perfect dark.. Any and I'll be happy
To be fair rashada07, I believe the Yooka-Laylee devs said they've seen what Rare is working on and they approve. Phil Spencer has really helped Microsoft change focus and I don't think Rare's next game is going to be a Kinect game.
Yea I think I've seen those articles on here at some point over the last several months; building my hype [and hope] for E3!
I hope the turds that own the rights to Banjo Kazooie, burst in hate. Community speaks and so many developers are cold to the community.
Rare today should be ashamed of theirselves
It's MSofts fault, they tell Rare what to make now, and boy I hope MSoft feel stupid now.
and what if a new banjo game is already in the works or has been in development for a while now? Companies arent gonna annouce EVERY single game they want to make. That kickstarter shows the demand for a new Banjo game. With Phil as head I have now doubt He has a damn good plan for bringing the good to the XB1. I just hope for a new Battletoads.
I guarantee a new Banjo game gets announced at E3. I'm sure it's already in development and I hope it turns out great. I gave money to Yooka-Laylee. I trust those guys and I hope that's great too. I miss that genre so much so the more the merrier. It's funny that some people are criticizing Yooka-Laylee's style for just ripping off Banjo. First off, these guys made Banjo and they know we want a successor so why not use some of that nostalgia to get people excited? Second, Banjo completely ripped off Mario 64 so it's not like Banjo was some groundbreaking idea. The Banjo games were great but come on...it was a Mario 64 clone. Bottom line...3D platformers are great and we should just be excited they're on their way back!
I'm not even remotely convinced by the sparse amount of gameplay shown in the Kickstarter vid, but I certainly hope it can live up to the greatness that is Banjo-Kazooie. (And no, having some of the people from those old studios does not guarantee anything, but it certainly gives it a fighting chance) If I sound cynical, it's because I am. I'm a crusty old man that can't get excited for "potential" greatness in video games anymore.
Looks too much like a kids game. What I really want is another Jak & Dexter game
Jak and Daxter was a kids game. Stop worrying so much about what other people think if you don't play the latest brown and bloom gritty shooter and just enjoy the games.
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