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OXCGN Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Review - Rare-fied Genius!

OXCGN writes:

"In the credits of the new Banjo-Kazooie, with designer names rolling, side kick Kazooie makes a self depreciating wisecrack directed at Rare that for elements of online forums is regarded as gospel....

"All the real talent left years ago".

It's a sad and misinformed myth that carries far more weight and supposed "truth" than it ought to.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a singular, mighty salvo that refutes that.

For those who haven't been paying attention or simply feel insecure about playing an (otherwise excellent) piñata gardening game, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a wakeup call.... Rare is very much alive and kicking!

It also happens to be, amongst other things, a blistering critique of game conventions; a gloriously self aware satire of the gaming industry; an effervescent trip down nostalgia lane; and a visually stunning rainbow de force of Rare's wholly unique art design. But most importantly, more than any other game I've played this year, it's fun. Ridiculous fun!"

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Godem3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

sorry i gotta disagree with the score, at best it deserves a 7.5 - just because Showdown town is awesome, but the rest is not that good...

but at least you give good reasons for your score.

Superfragilistic3218d ago

I love the game... and after playing the original on XBLA I'm so glad they gave the old school platforming the flick. Not to diss the original, but it's just a product of its time and games have moved on.

Oh and btw all the levels rock... Although I'd agree that LOGBOX can be tiresome with its verticality... but it makes up for it with awesome humour.

InMyOpinion3218d ago

I'd score it a 9/10. Once you get into it, it becomes addictive as h£ll.

Maxned3218d ago

This game is getting the attention it deserves. I know I'm going to be thumbed down for this (and I shouldnt because its my own opinion) but i think it might be close to my GOTY. This game is AMAZING!

SovereignSnaKe3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

i was such a fan of these games when i was a kid, so ofcourse i had to pick this one up!..At first i was kinda like...hmmm i dunno...but now it's so F*cking addicting! i find myself getting lost in this game for hours..and I've barely Done anything!
Props 2 you Rare!

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Immortal Kaim3218d ago

WOW what a great score. After reading the review, I really should give it a go. As a massive Banjo fan I was dubious of the new approach Rare have taken, but I'm certainly accepting of new approaches (if they work).

Godem3218d ago

well whatever you think... as long as next game they bring it back to its roots.. hopefully..

Superfragilistic3218d ago

I hope not... that'd suck! lol

Steelspawn3218d ago

Such a high review! Honestly I have heard such mixed feelings about this game and when I thought I had decided to let this game go now this has gone and drawn me back towards it!

Godem3218d ago

well, i guess you are not a *true* fan then lol

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