Sarcasticgamer.com asks whether or not Rare is killing itself softly with plush mascot games?
From the article: "Of course, the Rare we're talking about fits neither of those definitions. It is not uncommonly found, nor is it a purveyor of lightly seared meats. Rare, is in fact, a developer of video games and one that has a long and winding history. From Nintendo to Microsoft, and from…well, erm…actually just from Nintendo to Microsoft. Regardless, Rare have produced some cracking games over the years, but their most recently published titles have a rather cutesy, cuddly, 'aww isn't that sweet' aesthetic, while actually featuring some pretty complex gameplay. Is this a recipe for disaster?"