"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!"