Got my Banjo from Amazon

#1 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

I couldn't pass up the $25 offer for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts on Amazon, so I finally got my copy in two days ago.

The fact that this game is $40 regularly surprises the hell out of me!!!  However, having only paid $25...I SERIOUSLY feel like I underpaid for it.  This game is BRIMMING with content.  Sure, it's all a collect-a-thon, but that's what Banjo does well:  you collect shit.

If you HAVEN'T played this yet, there is no reason for you not to...other than if you completely hate vehicles...or bears...or Klungo.

Gonna beat the game either Sunday or Monday as the next two days are packed with shit to do...but once I get that sweet Klungo Savesss Teh World gamerpic, it's on like Donkey Kong!!!
#2 Edited by Kersal_Massive (64 posts) -

the games worth full 60$

one of the most enjoyable games this year that will sadly get overlooked by many
#3 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

I do want this rare masterpiece.

#4 Posted by pause422 (6179 posts) -

Nice, its good to hear somebody took on that crazy deal. N&B for 25$ is a complete fucking steal.

#5 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

I've got 60 jiggies right now, and I'm about 12-15 hours into the game so far.  Then again, I've also spent a LOT of time making vehicles...because that thing is just as addictive as the Gummy Ships thing from Kingdom Hearts (which I played that part of the game more than the actual KH  lol).  I've also been doing some of that good ol' exploring, and of course...achievement whoring.

I think I'm gonna throw an awesome achievement guide together for this one.  I'll just have to start playing the game on a different Xbox so people can see the sweet "achievement unlocked" thing.

I'm so addicted to the sound that's made when you unlock one...it's like crack!
#6 Posted by pause422 (6179 posts) -

I love the humor present in the game, in some cases rare make fun of theirself for their old games, being so heavy on collecting things, and another case is making fun of the Frag Dolls which is pretty hilarious.

#7 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Meh, about a $40 to me. Got about half-way through and just couldn't do it anymore. But...I did find the platforming parts in Showdown Town the most fun. Does that make me an old Banjo fanboy?

#8 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -
pause422 said:
"I love the humor present in the game, in some cases rare make fun of theirself for their old games, being so heavy on collecting things, and another case is making fun of the Frag Dolls which is pretty hilarious."
Dood, the millions of times they rag on Grabbed by the Ghoulies!!!  There's the one mission where you have to put the trash in the trash can, and there are copies of Grabbed by the Ghoulies.....PRICELESS!
#9 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
Coltonio7 said:
"Meh, about a $40 to me. Got about half-way through and just couldn't do it anymore. But...I did find the platforming parts in Showdown Town the most fun. Does that make me an old Banjo fanboy?"
Really? I'd say the game is EASILY worth 60.
#10 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -

I've gotten at least 22 hours out of it so far. I'm amazed.

#11 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -
Coltonio7 said:
"Meh, about a $40 to me. Got about half-way through and just couldn't do it anymore. But...I did find the platforming parts in Showdown Town the most fun. Does that make me an old Banjo fanboy?"
Loading screen tip:
"Have you been playing but still don't like the vehicle-based gameplay?  Maybe you should buy Banjo-Kazooie from Xbox Live Arcade".  lol

I can easily see how some people will be turned off by this game.  I've had a handful of people that were watching me play it say "wait, so you aren't jumping around...you have to use those vehicles?".  I dig vehicle-based stuff, though.  I do wish there was a tad bit more of traditional platforming in there, but the stuff around Showdown Town is plenty to tide me over.

Anyone know if the online community is fruitful at all?
#12 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"Coltonio7 said:
"Meh, about a $40 to me. Got about half-way through and just couldn't do it anymore. But...I did find the platforming parts in Showdown Town the most fun. Does that make me an old Banjo fanboy?"
Really? I'd say the game is EASILY worth 60."
Well it's got a LOT of stuff which totally impresses me for a $40 game, but I found a lot of the things I was doing to just be trial and error. I get enough of that at school.

(( Though I do like making things in LBP! ))
#13 Posted by Snail (8594 posts) -

I was disappointed by the game. Not that it is bad but I wanted a Banjo game... platforming much?

#14 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -
Snail said:
"I was disappointed by the game. Not that it is bad but I wanted a Banjo game... platforming much?"
Don't - rate this guy.  He brings up a great point, and he didn't fucking rip on the game or anything.  It just wasn't what he was hoping for in the game, thereby granting him the right to have an issue with the game.

This is actually a good thing to bring up, because even one of the loading tips SAYS that if you don't the gameplay, you should buy the XBLA copy of Banjo-Kazooie instead.  Here's the thing:  should a game have to SUGGEST an alternative for you?  I mean, there could've easily been some more straight-up platforming stuff in this game to give an even bigger experience.  We're talking about a game that is $40 BRAND NEW!!!  For that other $20, I think they could've EASILY worked some traditional platforming into the title and really made it a killer app beyond all belief.

What do you guys think?  Would you have paid an extra $20 for some traditional platforming stuff mixed in with this?
#15 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -

I believe there is a fair mix of platforming. It's just all in Showdown Town. Im managing to enjoy both parts of the game immensely.

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