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How ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ Became a Bridge Between Marios

Rare’s 1998 classic started life in Mario’s shadow, but as ‘Banjo’ turns 20, the franchise’s influence has flipped and helped inspire a genre resurgence.

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PhoenixUp177d ago

Still mad at how Banjo Kazooie: Nut & Bolts turned out

PhantomS42177d ago

Nuts & Bolts and Sea of Thieves are the only two reasons anyone needs to just be content with Banjo 1 and 2 and never have Rare touch Banjo again. That or sell/allow Playtonic make a proper Banjo 3, they did an amazing job with Yooka-Laylee and it is mostly the same developers who work on Banjo 1 and 2.

ShottyatLaw177d ago

Yookah-Laylee was a disappointment to me. Maybe if they had more resources it would have come out better. The most nostalgic part of the game was the camera, and that's not a good thing. It was a short but decent platformer. "Amazing" is a big stretch, though.

Not disagreeing that Rare is probably incapable of delivering a good Banjo game. I just don't think Playtonic has what it takes, either.

cpayne93176d ago

Yooka laylee did not live up to the hype, or the original games