Watch one of the first reviews of this hotly anticipated game coming out for the Xbox360 this Christmas season.
Good to be a 360 owner :)
... I'm sorry but this thing looks like a waste of gaming time for this Christmas. As a $15-20 title? sure; for 60 bucks a pop? hell no.
it's $39.99....it sucks cuz I was a huge Banjo fan back in the N64 days....and rare just ugh....they basically sorta ruined the series...but w/e...it's still getting decent scores
Yep just like R2 averaging at 87 at meta a REAL improvement over the first which averages at 86 Well done RARE, Insomniac and SE ;)
R2 got the same score as Gears2 from All major websites Gamesradar -9/10 IGN - 9/10 Gamespot - 9/10 Eurogamer - 9/10 R2 got awesome scores from all the best websites. It doesnt matter what haters and small websites say Fable 2 got 8.8 from IGN 8.5 from Gamespot and 9 from gamesradar
I think those who wanted this for a long time are going to go snap this up in a hurry, regardless.
OUCH? Not that anybody ever expected anything out of this game though.
This score really surprises me as my girlfriend and I really love this game. It's clever, funny, and fun to play. I don't really know why Gametrailers killed it with it's score. Oh well. This game is really fun, the vehicle customization is really deep, I made a Batmobile with floaters on the side to drive in water, the shape of the Batmobile makes for a great boat. This game is genuinely funny as well, I was crying in laughter at the intro cinematic, it's hilarious. Rare really has a funny sense of humor as most of the dialogue and missions are so satirical and funny. One of the missions involves Banjo fixing the Logbox 720 from hardware failures by fixing the hardware inside before the time runs out. I was smiling the entire time. The game looks great too, sure it has a framerate dip here and there but it's nothing to make you not want to play the game anymore. The graphics are insane, draw distance, 4xAA, everything. Some textures, believe or not rival Killzone 2, I know most of you will disagree with this now, and detest such a thing but really, some textures are insane. The price and the nostalgia made me buy it and I don't regret it EVER, this game is amazing. I'd give at 8.9 personally. If you are avoiding buying this because of the text problem or the challenges, pick it up, for your own good. Rare is fixing the text problem currently. If you're avoiding this because of the difficulty of demo and how the vehicles are handled, buy it. The demo was placed at a bad World, Banjoland is actually World 3. You don't have much parts so the challenges are insanely hard, the handling of vehicles are easy once you get the parts from World 1 and 2. Buy this game, if you don't like vehicles, buy Banjo Kazooie on the XBLA. BTW, if anyone doesn't like the vehicles parts, later in the game you can visit the Banjo Gym and learn moves and upgrades for Banjo. At the end of the game, I'll put spoiler tags here now... ***** SPOILERS ***** At the end of the game, the LOG gives Banjo all his moves back and lets him keep the wrench. ***** SPOILERS ***** So if you really don't want this game because there's no platforming, there actually is platforming.
I played the demo and I must say, this game has by far the worst presentation in videogame history. That sounds like hyperbole, but it seriously isn't. The tutorials are a chore, the menus load slow as hell, the audio is barren and lifeless, some scenes are skippable, some aren't, and most dialogue is written in a hard to read font, very very small, and moves at its own pace, often times faster than I could read it because I had trouble distinguishing words in the font and size displayed. The "hub world" just smacked of laziness and rip-off, and the characters were all annoying as hell. I really hated that demo and will never ever ever play the full game. But that's just this man's opinion.
Like Bodhi said. it's not about Graphics or anything. Is the game fun to you? To me I am not interested. If it were old school it might be a reason for me to go get a new 360 but really... It's all in the player. I love the Lego games for a similar reason to him. me and my girl can play them and it's fun. Fanboyism aside it's all about fun.
I don't mind giving a game a low score, but what he said didn't make any sense. The game has 3 gameplay elements which will cause repetition. Doesn't every game have repetition. Halo 3 is just shoot, and dodge. Why mark that game down for being just a fps. It doesn't make any sense. It seems like the reviewer already had a grudge on this game. There was no explaination why he disliked it. He really didn't go into any depth besides that it was trial and error. One of the worst reviews on that site. Possibly one of the worst reviews ever.
Some repetition is better than others.
The funny thing is that Banjo is most repetitive in the beginning levels of the game. After that the world opens up, there's lots of things to upgrade and explore and it becomes a whole lot more diverse and every vehicle challenge becomes a puzzle.
^ ngg is butt-hurt LMAO
And you are brain-less, so what?
^ edit: Milo is butt-hurt as well lol
Oh my, what witty response! And how unexpected! Use your imagination kid, that was extremely lame.
^ get over yourself Milo you take life way too serious
Agreed,in fact in one of their bonus round shows he openly said that he didn't like at all. He was way to critical and didn't even enjoy the best part of the game, the vehicle building. he only gave the game props here and there because he had to so he wouldn't seem biased.Terrible review of a awesome game.Three things.One,a bad review shouldn't ruin the image of a game especially like n&b because it's a huge departure from the series roots and their will be a LOT of biased fanboy reviews(honestly read many reviews,they have stated that is was too different, bull****). Two, this game really seperates the open minded creative reviewers and closed-minded inept reviewers (1up>wired).And finally, n&b is even more funny than it's predecessors.
Their reviews are brief 100 word never discussing why a game is good or bad. So their score for a game really has zero value to me. I'm complaining because he repeated the same statement dozens of times, this game is different than the original. But he never discussed why it was bad gameplay wise.
What the heck?! 6.7/10? I was expecting nothing lower than a 8/10 for Banjoe from GameTrailers. If Rare does another Banjoe game, they should just go back to the Original/Traditional Platforming roots of Banjoe Kazooie like the old Banjoe games on the N64.
Has anyone seen the advertising tagline for this game? "Dream it, build it." Hmmmm.... Sounds like this one game for PS3 I've heard of.....Hmmm, what is that game? TinyHugeWorld, or MinisculeMassiveEnvironment or something. Oh well, the game that I'm thinking of probably sucks compared to this game anyways.... /Sarcasm
but none who can replicate.
how i saw that coming.
Once again, this is one man's opinion. Why should anyone care? Don't let it influence your own enjoyment of the title if you wanted to check it out.
I wouldnt expect any other score to break the 6's, this game is just unappealing to say the least, but if your a fan of the banjo by all means.
Huh? The game has already recieved much higher scores than this... Still sucks in my opinion (based on demo), just pointing that detail out.
*hotly anticipated, AAA labeled* <---- LOL
Seriously though if you enjoyed the demo..go buy this game...from what i've observed this game is pretty solid...
I personally liked the demo. A getter for me.
Why couldn't it just be Nuts and Bolts, without the Banjo? This is not a Banjo game.
This game sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My when games like this get a AAA rating, I get disappointed with the system. This game doesn't even come close to being AAA!!!
FLOP!!!! ha!! wheres pp and the lolliflop guild?
A hotly anticipated AAA title only possible on the 360 with dvd super next gen graphics with 720p & 2x Anti Aliasing / S
Another "teh Cell" powered exclusive gets a real review Resistance 2 6/10
MGS4 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Killzone 2 Heavy Rain Final Fantasy XIII Final Fantasy Versus XIII Yakuza III Wipeout HD They all look great thanks to the Cell processor power... How's the graphics of these games : Too Human Halo 3 - 640p Ninja Gaiden II 585p Banjo Kazooie Fable II i thought teh Xenon is much powerful with 512 MB & Anti Aliasing support ? Even Multiplatform games looks better.
You don't even know what a CPU does do you? Yup.. retarded, much. Oh and by the way.. Banjo-Kazooie is one of the lushest games I've seen.. It looks nicer than LBP (graphically) Also, Fable 2 is absolutely beautiful. Seems like a painting that came to life.
oooh! AAA confirmed - pp's quote, more like triple ass..
What the f happened to Rare?
And the outcome is...pretty sad. :/
They tried to change up the mix, and fanboys of the old detested this fiercely and this is the result. The game is not bad, as claimed by fanboys. It's great.
In 1997 few members left and signed with SCEE to form "Eighth Wonder", which was closed before ever releasing any game. In 2000 Martin Hollis(007 producer and director) left Rare and formed Zoonami studio. Same year about 17 members left Rare just before the release of PD and formed Free Radical Design. In 2002 MS bought them... There you go, that's what happened to Rare.
and caused much of them to split up, and/or work on starfox adventures, they've yet to rebound from that.
I highly doubt Microsoft had labeled this game a "Triple A" title. It was the poster who labeled it as such.
Ah droid army comes out of the ashes. Pls go to this thread http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... You spinning is required as sony soldiers are falling hard there. Left 4 Dead 9/10 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts 7/10 Gears of War 2 9/10 Resistance 2 6/10
IGN 95/10 GameSpot 9/10 GameTrailers 91/10 EuroGamer 9/10 GameSpy 9/10 the only one who's falling hard here is you... EDGE ? yeah right they are so credible since they gave Fallout 3 the same score as Banjo Kazooie
^^ EXACTLY according to them banjo ties with Fallout 3, your just a disgrace to all gamers trying to use Edge as anything other than a failure
Face the facts.. SONY fans spin things out of control.. A game that does not have a 90+ average on the 360 is a flop to a SONY fan.. Guess what.. some of the most beloved games that I hear them praise don't even have a 90+ average. Ratchet & Clank (oh by the way, this idea was taken from Banjo-Kazooie on N64) 89/100 Uncharted - 88/100 Resistance - 86/100 Resistance 2 - 88/100 Valkyria Chronicles - 87/100 Motorstorm - 82/100 Morotstorm 2 - 81/100 WipEout HD - 87/100 Disgaea 3 - 78/100 Heavenly Sword - 79/100 Lair - 53/100 Haze - 55/100 SOCOM Confrontation - 62/100 (Weren't these all supposed to be AAA titles?) Don't try to act innocent. If you want to use the logic that any game under a 90 is a flop.. then there's only 2 good titles on the PS3 worth owning (and that can be debated). MGS4 and LBP. (MGS4 being the debatable one.) I also can say that the 360 has had problems too.. Infinite Undiscovery Too Human etc. But seriously? You guys cant be THAT narrow minded. No no.. but please SDF.. Rate this down. Because the truth hurts -_-..
and I don't need metacritic to tell me that..... :D (However, LittleBigPlanet makes me want a PS3....Why can't it come to the Wii :( )
More like 'Zzz'...BORING game, lousy game.
who the hell labeled it AAA?
I guess a 360 exclusive isn't a 360 exclusive anymore when it sucks.
Good catch. A few moments ago, you're right, this game was heralded as an exclusive. But I too believe that a person's opinion shouldn't sway your own. Try it, you might be surprised.
OUCHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 HURTING BAD IN CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!!! ... AND THAT COMING FROM A 360FANBOY SITE !!!
Jenzo??? Omega??? Mesh??? etc etc I just noticed Jenzo posted earlier trying to defend the game...
P.O.G is in a LBP thread trying to justify F1rstKnight. Those two lovebirds! :)
Secondly, they look creepy especially that bird on bear's back.
Me caveman! Me think you dumb-dumb. And Sackboy is nowhere near as cool as platforming mario.. and Banjo-Kazooie stood side by side against Mario on the 64. Honestly though.. the only reason this game didn't do so well is because people judged it on the fact that the other installments were basic platforming. This game is honestly amazing. I haven't seen any flaws with it so far.. and it's just pure fun. (Not to mention it's Rare's nicest looking game ever made).
Well one review isnt going to turn me away, mainly cause the game just got delivered to my house lol But considering other sites have given higher scores i think im still gonna like it cause i remember LO getting crap scores and i still enjoyed it Also i only think people are rating it down because they expected a platformer because of the name, RARE really should of called it something else, but then again since its not called Banjo Theeie theres still some hope for a true sequel
I think people have to recognise that Banjo & Kazoie and other similar games aren't aimed at grown men. Only then can they start reviewing games for what they really are.
1UP gave this game an 'A', how can these fools give it an average score?!?!? /sarcasm
Ah look at that.. what a supr....wait no it isnt
I bet you can beat it in 4 hours. This just looks like your average plat former. Main reason it got average reviews.
Well, if you knew anything about this.. it's a DAMN long game..
If so haha, how could a 6.7 be AAA?