Rare Ltd.'s innovative and colourful new platform game will go to waste on the Xbox 360, a platform whose core users seem to prefer more gritty and gruesome fare, says the Globe and Mail. From the story:
"...the game probably could have been quite lucrative, had it been released for a Nintendo platform. Nintendo has as part of its hardware user base a massive number of mature gamers who were weaned on and still love old-school platform games.
Alas, the Xbox 360's core demographic is made up of teens and twenty-somethings who grind away their nights playing gritty, gruesome shooters. I doubt many of them will make time for this colourful little distraction--especially not in a season loaded with blockbuster games that are right up their alley.
Put plainly, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a good game that will go to waste on a platform that can offer it no market. It's nice that Microsoft is trying to diversify its line-up; it's just too bad this bright little game will become a casualty along the way."