I have had the game on the N-64 for years and played it oh so many times, I how ever never got around to beating it as the factory world was always the point that I lost my momentum. The same went for the original Banjo Kazooie having owned them both for years but never completing them.
When Banjo-Kazooie N&B came out it was about a month before I could afford it, luckily a friend had an extra Banjo-Kazooie XBLA code for we so I could delve into that before I got into the latest sequel. I was instantly reminded how much I loved the first two and in about a week I had finally beaten it for the first time in my life, later moving on to Banjo-Kazooie N&B and loving that game too. I was now phyced for Banjo-tooie to finally be released, what I forgot was that it was a huge game. After 60 jiggies and 20 hours I was on my way to finally having beat every game in the series.
Then my save got corrupted, I was truly depressed, it looked as if I may never actually beat the second Banjo game ever. Until I was visiting my mother and decided to give it another try. After about 6 months of on and off playing and twelve hours of playtime I have finally beaten it!
I must say though, I remembered liking the second game more, however I now feel the the original was a better game overall, less complicated, and more focused. These are still two of the best 3D platforms ever made.
I hope for another sequel one day, not on Kinect.