It's a CV packed with best-selling games spread out across a decade: Killer Instinct, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Kameo… we're talking, of course, about Rare.
Shame their output this generation has been lacklustre compared to the days of the Nintendo 64.
It's because when Rare was purchased by MS, most of the staff left. If I'm not mistaken a lot of them actually went over to Crytek?
You're mistaken. Most of the staff left before Rare was purchased by Microsoft (many to found Free Radical, which was later purchased and turned into Crytek UK), which is why Nintendo was cool with selling them. They've been a sinking ship for a long time. Free Radical released the original TimeSplitters two years before Microsoft even acquired Rare (the second was released around the same time as Microsoft acquiring Rare), to give you an idea of how long the mass exodus had been going on.
@enfestid I think he means to say, the company that is now Crytek. Free Radical are now Crytek UK.
it's a shame what MS did to Rare... They were a great dev, I wanted to see them make more hardcore games
@ Laxman216: I know. The rest of what he said was completely incorrect.
its a shame Crytek likes copying other games with their latest COD/HALO ingredients instead of making their own game
Badass Rare. http://youtu.be/tRDb5OKsPZk http://youtu.be/MC1udmw58o8 http://youtu.be/8X415c-BZmw POS Rare that M$ created. http://ecx.images-amazon.co... Take your pick ladies and gentlemen.
That old commercial in the 2nd link is funny. 16bits!! Ah I remember those days lol.
rare did make a banjo kazooie, peferct dark and kameo for 360 so why are you leaving those out and only showing kinect sports thats not even a game ? besides most of the original rare staff left the company a long time which is why it went to shits
Banjo Kazooie wasn't at all like the N64 games. Perfect Dark Zero wasn't as good (at all) as the N64 game. Kameo, I don't know, I didn't play it.
@colonel Reading your post has confirmed that you did NOT play Perfect Dark Zero or Banjo Nuts and Bolts. Because both those games were fun as all hell and a huge compliment to their original. Again i have to say, why MS is sitting on these two IP's boggles the mind.
Everyone is going like PERFECT DARK! 007! Lol, shows how much you know about RARE. Conkers is where it's at, best game from them hands down. And DK64 was also awesome.
Conker's was an awesome game, that is the one they need to create a sequel for. I loved that game so much, and the multiplayer was loads of fun too.
Well it was rereleased for 360 with it's own version, but it just isn't the rare of old and wasn't done good at all, even for being a nearly direct port....
@3GenGames It wasnt released on 360, it was on the original Xbox. And yeah, while the single player was just as good (better, due to upgraded graphics and a better controller),they tried to completely remake the MP, which ended up sucking. The original Teddies vs Squirels game mode was so amazing!
I played it on the N64, I never really got to play it on the original Xbox.
bring KI out already make part 3 with 1 and 2 released on arcade
Killer Instinct would be nice. Rare has a killer lineup of classics I wish MS would exploit.
Not sure why people bag on Rare now, they did some fine work in the past, but this generation has been there most successful for certain. Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts and Kinect Sports all went platinum and received Greatest Hits packages, except for Kinect Sports, which has sold almost 4 million copies. Now they are releasing Season 2 and that will certainly go on to be a great seller as well. Just because they aren't slapping out another rehash of a Banjo title, doesn't mean they are trash. Also, Microsoft did more then buy Rare, they bought a ton of intellectual properties. My hope is we see something from the old catalog at some point, doesn't even have to be Rare developed, Twisted Pixel would be perfect for some of those titles.
I got it right FAT. Kinect Sports is great and season 2 will repeat or exceed the success. Rear has a new roll at M$. They are the inovative minds in the First Party. Them seem really happy with what they are doing.
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