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1UP: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts Review

The combination of a surprisingly lengthy single-player game and a robust multiplayer mode make this one game that just about anyone can enjoy. While the challenges get a little repetitive, the ability to create and operate custom vehicles -- both online and off -- make Nuts & Bolts a unique, entertaining spin on the everyday platformer.

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Omega43328d ago

Im guessing you either love this game or you hate it (just not to the extreme)

Still really great score, defiantly not a flop now :)

Pennywise3328d ago

Once a flop always a flop.

Sorry I had to!

Anyways, Screw review scores. Judge a game based on your own review.

Omega43328d ago

"Judge a game based on your own review"

Even though that is true i cant exactly buy/rent every single game which gets released to see whether or not i like it, reviews are a good way to see just how good a game is before hand since most of the time they a usually quite truthful

Jinxstar3328d ago

Omeaga... Make up your mind. What is and what isn't a flop. If a PS3 game is below a 9 it's a flop and if a 360 game is above a 7 it isn't right? in a world according to you anyway. Either way this at least is more then a timed exclusive for the 360. Gears and fable will be coming to PC eventually so I guess you have to justify it somehow huh?

Socom3328d ago

Gamedaily
Gametrailers
Edge
Eurogamer
are not to be trusted as they have proven to be extremely biased fanboys.

ChrisGTR13328d ago

thats wierd because everytime i think of 1up i think of that rabid fanboy shane betanhousen w/e his name is.

Omega43328d ago (Edited 3328d ago )

If this game scores an average above 80 then its not a flop since it wasnt expected to be AAA and wasnt hyped to the sky, and you know this plainly by the fact that these Banjo stories fail to get a degrees over 300

I consider Resistance 2 a flop because even though it scores a high average of 89 it still hasnt got that AAA average of 90. And R2 was touted as AAA, even the FPS of 2008 and it failed to meet expectations therefore it flopped

Panthers3328d ago

You guys and your analysis on what is or isnt a flop is hilarious. People saying this is a flop, or Gears, or Resistance 2.... Just STFU and enjoy the games coming out.

ChrisGTR13328d ago (Edited 3328d ago )

no, R2 isnt a flop. lair is a flop, too human is a flop. games that were once hyped and ended up with under 70 avg. i think what your referring to is as the fanboys say a "AAA" game, a game scored over 90 meta is a "AAA" i think the better way of of saying AAA game is a 'game that you must own' title.

etownone3328d ago

"Anything from 1UP
Gamedaily
Gametrailers
Edge
Eurogamer
are not to be trusted as they have proven to be extremely biased fanboys."

riiiiggggghhhhhhht. I'm assuming they are on MS's "payroll" hahaha...yeah ok

That's why LBP is the highest rated exlusive on HD consoles.

Jinxstar3328d ago

Wo touted it as AAA. And what is AAA. 90% average does not qualify a AAA. The games depth and scale do. AAA is subjective to everyone. Banjo is great if your a kid. R2 is great if your an FPS fan. LBP is great if you love creating and Fable is great if you love a good story gears is great if you love a good TPS and so on. They are all AAA and all great. Stop crying about everything.

cmrbe3328d ago

Lets go back to this

10.0 (Masterful)
9.5 to 9.9 (Incredible)
9.0 to 9.4 (Outstanding)
8.5 to 8.9 (Great)
8.0 to 8.4 (Impressive)
7.5 to 7.9 (Good)
7.0 to 7.4 (Decent)
6.0 to 6.9 (Passable)
5.1 to 5.9 (Mediocre)
5.0 (Meh)
4.0 to 4.9 (Poor)
3.0 to 3.9 (Bad)
2.0 to 2.9 (Terrible)
1.0 to 1.9 (Abysmal)
0.1 to 0.9 (Worthless)
0.0 (WTF?)

The term AAA and Flop are completely subjective.

Socom3328d ago

IGN Nuts and Bolt score: 6.5 out of 10.

Nothing more needs to be said. AAA my ass.
1UP is a joke, a fanboy site. Nothing more, nothing less.
Gamedaily, gametrailers, Edge, Eurogamer are the same.

Cheeseknight283328d ago

Did you even pay attention to the title of that review? Or did you just see "Banjo Kazooie... IGN... 6.5... lolflop"?

While IGN UK gave it a 6.5, IGN gave it a 8.3. The game is either a love it, or hate it game (Though not to an extreme). Personally, I loved the demo so I am picking it up next Tuesday.

FCC3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Lol, in the IGN UK review, they didn't really go that deep into specifics, look at the closing comments.

From the demo, this is what I can tell you,this is how I rate my stuff.

I loved the old fashion style of Banjo, the music, the feel, everything +3
I loved the graphics +3
I loved the characters and humor +2
I loved building vehicles +2
I love the value of the package, how big the game is, the price +3

Which totals it up to 14/10, now to take away from it:

Small text takes away from experience -1
No platforming elements -3.5
Some missions weren't very fun -1

It gets an 8.5 from me and using cmrbe's scale, it's 'Great' which hits it on the head perfectly. The no platforming thing is disappointing for Banjo and so are the missions, the entire feel of the game teases you what Banjo could have been: The greatest f*cking platforming game to hit any console ever.

Socom BTW, you're a massive fanboy. -10

bigshynepo3327d ago

You should try "Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction" if you like Platformers, it's one of the best Next Gen platformers out and while I haven't played this new Banjo (and probably won't for a while), I think it will be hard to top my appreciation of the job insomniac did on R&C.

pixelsword3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Here's how I judge a flop from a non-flop:

Flop: I don't like it.

Non-flop: I like it.

I don't give a rip if you like it or not, or if the entire planet likes it or not.

The fact that you have to run to metacritic to justify your like or dislike of a game only shows how weak-minded you are. If you used it for purchase only, you wouldn't be trying to throw scores in people's faces all of the time, so quit lying about using scores for that purpose.

XxZxX3327d ago

Remind me of Ricky Bobby saying the highlander won the academy award for being the best movies of all times. This is what 1up said Banjo likes.

shawnsl653327d ago

download it to test it omega. if you like it, THEN purchase, if you don't, then it's your choice to disgard it or add to your collection of pirated goods. You didn't hear nothing from me.

SonyOwnsNextYear3327d ago

anyone remember:

Ratchet and Clank?

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Maxned3328d ago

Pretty varied reviews so far. I think people who liked the demo will like this game. Otherwise, I wouldnt buy it if I were you.
Also, I would only buy it if you are long time Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie fans... man I loved those games. Anyone else think that Tooie was better than Kazooie?

Bots Of A Feather Fl3328d ago

Tooie is better than Nuts&Bolts,so I advise you to skip this one and get back to playing the N64 release

Socom3328d ago (Edited 3328d ago )

Thats why all the xbot sites are on a massive offensive right now.

Every 3rd60 game is getting a triple A score despite its many shortcomings and plain awfull "AVERAGE" written all over them.

These damned xbots sites are fking shameless. From Blu Ray is drowning, to 360 slaughtering PS3 in Japan, to downright rigs reviews and fanboyish interview (watch the latest gametrailer shane shatterfkingxbotfield interview with Tekken developers. The FKING ASSHOLE was basically on his knees sucking MS c0k).

See, these threads and reviews arent coincidental, people! XBOTS ARE ON THE OFFENSIVE! They are scared shiatless at PS3s UNRIVALLED best line up ever.

I dont listen to 1UP, Gamedaily, Gametrailers, Eurogamer, Edge and more of these dubious sites.

All xbot trash games are average and massively outmatched. Period.

tatotiburon3328d ago

great review, i was such a banjo fan back in my n64

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