Jason Clement of [email protected] writes "There are few video game developers these days that are quite so beloved and storied as Rare, but also the source of much contention between fans. The company that exists today is largely not the same one that was creating games 20 years ago, a fact that has especially divided fans of their earlier games. However, few can deny that they're responsible for some of the most classic games from the past 30 years. From R.C. Pro-AM to Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country to Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye to Perfect Dark, and Conker's Bad Fur Day to Viva Pinata, Rare was virtually untouchable for a period of time where the quality of their games was rarely (if ever) called into question."