"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."
+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