First off this is a great game, creating your own vehicles is fun and the game is really addicting, but if you were hoping for games like the N64 ones your out of luck (However BanjoLand is a big hit of nostalgia, if that's what your looking for)
posted by critic4u (BELLE CHASSE, LA) Feb 23, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
this game is more of a lego game than the real ones. You can make any vehicle you can think of in that squishy brain of yours. This might sound cliche but its true Your only limit is your imagination. At first the game is more about beating one challenge and trying to get to the next level. But once you start getting really cool parts you kind of stop the challenges to make the most inventive uses for wings wheels floating buoys and shaped blocks. Once you beat the game and finish almost everything you can stop and just make vehicles. it doesent even have to be a vehicle it can be a vehicle in the shape of something cool. you can make planes boats cars bikes helicopters submarines spaceships ufos or even mix terrains. I played this game from gamefly and i almost didnt wanna give it back until my brother bought it for me on my birthday. GET THIS GAME
I just want to know what exactly happend to Rare? Did they forget their Brains back in the Nintendo offices when they moved in with Microsoft? It just isn't the quality I'm that is expected of what was once such a magnificant studio. Ok, Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo weren't that bad, but still nowhere near the level of the masterpieces released a few console generations ago. And the new Banjo Kazooie does nothing if not dig a deeper hole for Rare to fall into. My main problem stems from the fact that they threw aside traditional platforming in favor of custom made vehicles that control like planes without wings. This creates an extremely rigid mission selection with only a few types to choose from. Remeber in Banio-Tooie, how one minute you were playing Kickball with statues and the next you were racing a giant bird in a mine cart? There was so much variety back then, and even when the mission types grew similar, it never got boring because it was all presented in such a unique and interesting way. Now all the mission just boil down into fetch quests and races and such, with the only diference being a different enviroment in between. And that's what makes this so tragic since the characters are as witty as ever, and the worlds are still colorful and unique, but it all falls apart when the gameplay is just so uninspired. The only reason anyone would want to buy this game is for the hillarious characters and dialouge, though you'd need to play the earlier games to get a lot of the jokes, which subsequently prevents you from being impressed by the new title's broken gameplay, creating a bizare paradox in which it is almost totally unlikeable. Pass over this title and send Rare a mesage telling them to return to form so that I can admit there is some good left in this world.