Thanks (in-part) to @babylonian, I've recently caught up with this video; I fucking love everything about it. The tune, the look, all of it. The way it shifts into that next gear in the back end is aces.
I like Chris, and I always enjoy reading his stuff, but it's always in the back of my mind that he gave Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts a 5 out of 10, saying that "it fails to produce any gameplay moments that are especially fun."
Which, y'know, is objectively wrong. I SAID OBJECTIVELY.