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Gameplayer: Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Review - Nuts & Bolts, or Butts & Faults?

Gameplayer writes:
"Looking beyond the nostalgia anticlimax and the murderous rage inside us that burns like a thousand suns, you've really got to wonder who Rare had in mind when they designed this puppy. Parents who made little Timmy feel stupid and inept by buying him the surprisingly technical Viva Pinata, will want to give this game a wide berth – or buy it , then pay for counselling later. Similarly the convoluted plot, the less than amazing handling physics of the vehicles, and the trial and fail gameplay has the potential to annoy the bejesus out of the older players. It breaks our Rare-loving hearts to type it, but Banjo Kazooie is a game that is best rented and demoed extensively first, rather than bought on an impulse. Furthermore, it… *sniff*… Goddamn it… you'll have to excuse me, I've got something in my eye again."

The Verdict:
+Building stuff can be addictive
+Some rewarding puzzle solving
-Not a 'true' Banjo game
-Ho hum trial & error gameplay
-Annoying physics/ handling issues

Neuters one of the best platformers ever made by turning it into dodgy handling LEGO simulator

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Socom3834d ago

Woohoo another flop for the flop60.

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pp3834d ago

It's o.k i guess i'll still buy the game to support the developers and Microsoft.

Magic_The_Celt3834d ago

you just bend over and take it

haha microsoft slave

InMyOpinion3834d ago

If they think Banjo has trial & error gameplay I bet they haven't played Mirror's Edge. The review scores for the two titles should be swapped in all fairness. Banjo brings so much more to the table.

Once you get past the 'it's not like all other generic platformers' part you will find tons of enjoyment. It's big as hell. I'm not even halfway through and I've played it for more than 20 hours.

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