"I'm not one of those Rare fans that have been keeping a vigil for the developer's classic franchises; I could give a rat's behind if we ever get another Killer Instinct, and I wasn't even a big Banjo fan back in the day. So, my love of Rare's latest may partially hinge on the fact that I wasn't waiting for a sequel more in line with this franchise's famed platforming roots.
However, as a gamer who's spent the last eight weeks blasting aliens, zombies, and insurgents (and believe me, I'm not complaining) in the season's biggest titles, I was stoked to spend several hours in Nuts and Bolts' lighter, imagination-pumping world, tinkering with insane vehicles just so a bear and bird could go paw (and wing) to toe with a witch. Tattoo that on your bicep, Mr. Moore."