BANJO KAZOOIE UP THE WAZOOIE?
Leading on from my recent entry about kiddie games, I've moved onto my first 'high end' kiddie title - Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I've only just started it but the quality improvement from the previously mentioned 'shovelware' movie titles is IMM...
Posted by koopa42 on Aug 11, 2011 12:20 (Aug 11, 2011 12:20)
Leading on from my recent entry about kiddie games, I've moved onto my first 'high end' kiddie title - Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I've only just started it but the quality improvement from the previously mentioned 'shovelware' movie titles is IMMENSE! OK, ok, so this IS Rare we are talking about - their quality will never be questioned with some of their back catalogue truly iconic to the gaming inductry.....but still, in the 30 odd minutes i've been playing it has made the likes of Disney's UP and Planet 51 look (graphcally) like a playstation 1 game and (technically) like ET on the 2600.
I have to admit (blush) I totally missed the whole BK thing back in the day, I always felt they were like the poor mans Mario64 much in the same way I never rated Diddy Kong Racing over the Mighty Mariokart games. In hindsight this may well have been a mistake becuase after a quick bit of research the BK games look to have been highly rated and pretty damn slick. I am now seriously looking forward to putting some hours into BK:N&B.
Back to my main point, you really can tell when time and effort is put into creating a kids game because they ALL are full of colours and ALL have characters that you are meant to like and ALL have pretty much the same game engines & mechanics ........ but it takes the likes of Rare to use these ingredients and make a fluffy souffle or a decedant creme brulee.....where as the rest just make you feel sick with a deep fried mars bar and under cooked chips.