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GF Rating
6.5

3798 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Fuzzy Text

posted by SpencerTod (REYNOLDSBURG, OH) Dec 2, 2008

Member since Nov 2008

The game may have been fun, but I may never know. I do not have an HDTV, just a basic 32 inch TV with analog hookups. I would assume that if I had a nicer TV and could use the nicer XBox connections this would not have been a problem, but with my TV I could not read any of the text--and as with all Banjo games, there is a LOT of text to read since the characters don't speak English. So if you don't have a nice TV that uses the newer XBox hookups (and I am only assuming this would solve the problem) then you will likely get very frustrated. Too bad, too, because the game looked fun.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Banjo-Kazooie: N TS & bolts, (DONT buy)

posted by GowCommand (BROOKLYN, NY) Nov 27, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

Banjo-Kazooie: N TS & Bolts, more like a waste of money, they made this game horrible compared to the last ones and the last ones where good, but this game made Banjo-Kazooie look like a pushover, this was a waste of my excitement, if you know what i mean and my 40 dollars that bought this terrible game, and this is final i would rather jump off the empire state building than play this dump!! And they wont even let me right N Ts which is dumb so i have to freaking write it like this N TS

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GF Rating
3

Bad

An even lamer version of Grand Theft Auto

posted by Hypocrite (PITTSBURGH, PA) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

Somebody described the new Banjo Kazooie game to me as a Grand Theft Auto game. This was weeks before I actually played it, and I assumed they were mistaking it for another game.

Sure enough, after playing it for about 6 minutes, I concluded the description was more than appropriate.

The parallels between the two games, Banjo Kazooie and GTA4, are quite uncanny. The mundane tasks you have to perform, the poor vehicle handling, the uninteresting storyline - they are scary close.

I'm not a fan of the GTA series, so this game play didn't suit me.

Oh, and the small type. My god, the small type. Tiny, almost microscopic print instructs the player what to do. It's an obnoxious element that makes an already frustrating game that much harder to play.

The game is pretty, but the frame rate lags quite a bit.

Online play is so-so. Probably better than the single player game, but the online games seem pretty shallow.

Rare seems to be in a constant state of reminding everybody of how great they used to be. Granted, they sold as many N64 systems as the Ocarina of Time, but there really hasn't been a decent Rare game since... uh... since... help me out here...

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