IGN: Banjo-Kazooie XBLA Review

Banjo-Kazooie is a great game for a kid to play around with, something that the 360 library is often lacking, but many people will find this style of gameplay outdated by modern standards. There's a reason developers stopped making platformers like this one: Most gamers have had their fill of simple fetch and hop games and like a bit more action and drama on their consoles. If that sounds like you, stick with some of the heavy hitters the 360 has at retail this holiday season. Otherwise, enjoy a well-made trip down memory lane.

Presentation - 8.5
Graphics - 7.0
Sound - 5.0
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 6.5
Overall -

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PirateThom4052d ago

Yeah, not bad for a 10 year old game.

Of the two Banjo games for 360, this is the one I'd personally go for.

Peter Griffin4052d ago

ah thats kinda funny, this scored betta than the new one

IQUITN4G4052d ago (Edited 4052d ago )

People remembering Banjo are likely to think of it as one of the truly great games of the time - it wasn't of course as any recent play will tell you but i'm still looking forward to going through again with achievements

Banjo on N64 was not one of Rare's best games frankly but i still have fond memories of this fun yet by numbers platformer

Rare today are doing no worse than they were if comparing games like Kameo to Donkey Kong 64 or Banjo64.Were it Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Diddy Kong and Blast Corps that were compared, then that might be another matter

Jet force Gemini was also rather fun though not as great as some remember it to be

Enjoyed the N&B demo, should be fun at least