Games today are very focused on technical performance--that is, incredible graphics, innovations in gameplay, immersive sound, and the like--and Banjo-Tooie just can't compete. It was released nine years ago; this is only to be expected. But in such a competitive market, Rare should have made a greater effort in updating Banjo-Tooie, in graphics and gameplay alike. That or not priced it at a full 1200 MS Points.
+ Classic, 64-bit platforming goodness
+ Story is still funny
+ Gameplay has its moments...
- ...when the camera or controls aren't screwing it up
- Many gameplay features are (understandably) outdated
- The promised "sleek, full-HD graphics" are lacking