A Belated Plea For Beleaguered Banjo

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#51 Posted by ajamafalous (13574 posts) -
@Olimar_91 said:
" Nuts & Bolts should be classified (at  least imo) as a spin-off. I think that's what threw people so much. They wanted Banjo 3, but this isn't it. "
This, basically.
 
 
Also, I played the demo, and it didn't really catch.
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#52 Posted by JJOR64 (19690 posts) -

This game is fantastic.  If you don't own this game, buy it now.

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#53 Posted by PlasmaMachine (260 posts) -

I was the only one in my circle of friends to buy it and I recieved a lot of wierd looks when I first bought it. Yes it's not the traditional bear and bird we knew over a decade ago, but it was a lot of fun to build some of my creations. I remember making everything from Dr. Robotnik's egg drill car from Sonic 2 to a Futureweapons-esque infantry tank. The only thing I am miffed at is the lack of future content for the game, including word of missing or unfinished worlds from Rare that would've been great as future DLC. 
 
Alas, it is nothing short of a hidden gem surrounded by the blockbuster shooters and action games that kept it from its glory.

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#54 Edited by jakob187 (22940 posts) -

Man, I really need to rebuy this game!!!  Soooooooo good, and for the budget-pricing, I felt like a thief!!! 
 
I also realize that I hadn't looked at the game in the way that Totilo did, but it's absolute brilliance.  There isn't a difficulty setting.  The difficulty is however difficult you decide to make it for yourself, as your difficulty modifier is your vehicle customization.  Man...that shit is deep, son!

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#55 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

It is also $20 on Amazon.  

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#56 Posted by 88Fingers (290 posts) -

One of, if not the most underrated games on 360. Pure Brilliance from RARE.
 
Now that it's on 360's "games on demand"... there are no more excuses to not play this game.
Don't buy that piece of trash Matt Hazard on xbox live, put that money towards Banjo.
You'll be a better person if you do.

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#57 Posted by watkinzez (53 posts) -

Dammit I've got the soundtrack in my head again!

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#58 Posted by Milkman (18972 posts) -
@Relys said:
" I don't get who they were trying to appeal too.  Fans were very disappointed, that is no secret. But I hated the first two in the series and I hated Nuts and Bolts.   How can you like this game? "
More like how can you not like this game? Nuts and Bolts is a masterpiece.
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#59 Posted by Kraznor (1618 posts) -

Should really go back and beat that sometime. I did purchase it immediately, however, so I did my part.

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#60 Posted by Luke (1812 posts) -
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#61 Posted by iAmJohn (6246 posts) -
@PlasmaMachine said:
" The only thing I am miffed at is the lack of future content for the game, including word of missing or unfinished worlds from Rare that would've been great as future DLC. "
They put out a DLC pack a couple months ago (L.O.G.'s Lost Challenges that added a whole bunch of stuff for single and multiplayer (including new stuff for HERO KLUNGO SAVES THE WORLD!) for $5.
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#62 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

I got Nuts and Bolts back in 2008 really expecting greatness.  I thought the concept was great and actually thought the fact it wasn't just another Banjo platformer was refreshing.  
That is, until I played it.  What started out as a decent and fun enough game turned into a never-ending slew of monotonous objectives and jank-filled gameplay.  I still think the game is alright if only for its interesting idea and sharp humor, but I was horrendously disappointed in it.

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#63 Posted by iAmJohn (6246 posts) -
@Olimar_91 said:
" Nuts & Bolts should be classified (at  least imo) as a spin-off. I think that's what threw people so much. They wanted Banjo 3, but this isn't it. "
I'm calling bullshit on that.  Anyone who claims they actually wanted Banjo-Threeie is a damn liar, and if Rare had put out that game, you would've heard the same cavalcade of derision that Rare had gotten for Conker and Perfect Dark Zero.  People would've pulled the "YOU PUT THIS GAME OUT IN 2008 IN A POST MARIO GALAXY WORLD?  THIS SUCKS AND YOU SUCK, RARE, YOU SHITTY ONE-TRICK-PONY," just as they did with those last two games (arguably rightfully so).
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#64 Edited by kgbdarkday (8 posts) -

I'm buying this now from Amazon.  Here I was thinking I wouldn't use my 360 till Alan Wake.

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#65 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

I want a sequel...

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#66 Posted by Rebirth1337 (849 posts) -

Played and loved the demo. I never bought it for some reason maybe I should

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#67 Posted by buzz_clik (7505 posts) -

Such a good game. I kept every incremental iteration in vehicle design I made. Added a single new wheel to my old car? Screw saving over it, that's Mark II.
 
I did, however, miss out on lasering Grunty when I should have, so I missed that Achievement. Ah, well... good excuse to play it again, eh?

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#68 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -

I shall not be at peace until Nuts & Bolts 2 exists!!

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#69 Posted by JJWeatherman (14962 posts) -

Sweet. I ordered it from Target a while ago. Should be at my house sometime soon.

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#70 Posted by Sir_Lizardman (130 posts) -

Bought the game awhile ago.  Got playing about a week ago and the game is amazing and its because of you Brad, that i picked up the game.

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#71 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

I thought it was pretty fun, but I got bored of it about a quarter of the way through.

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#72 Posted by rt44tbtb4 (132 posts) -

$40 in Canada :(

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#73 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I really liked Nuts & Bolts, but I still found myself enjoying the re-release of the classic games on XBLA a lot more, especially Tooie which finally gave some closure to Stop N' Swop and then proceeded to start the whole dam thing over again.
 
Then again we have established at this point that Rare enjoys laughing at us even more than Valve when it comes to this kind of thing.
 
I'd love to see Nuts & Bolts revisted, though I'd really like to see a new classic Banjo on the 360.

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#74 Edited by Willy105 (4915 posts) -

The only reason the 360 is still in my eyes.
 
@Novyx said:

" I'll admit it. I liked the demo, but I cannot stand the whole cartoon bear deal. I grew up in the 90s, and cannot handle any more cartoon animals. That's the only thing I didn't like, but it's why I'll never play the game. "

This is where people tell you to grow up, but I think you can overcome it.
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#75 Posted by Claude (16655 posts) -

I bought this game, got bored quickly and traded it in to Gamestop. I win.

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#76 Posted by Olimar_91 (36 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" @Olimar_91 said:
" Nuts & Bolts should be classified (at  least imo) as a spin-off. I think that's what threw people so much. They wanted Banjo 3, but this isn't it. "
I'm calling bullshit on that.  Anyone who claims they actually wanted Banjo-Threeie is a damn liar, and if Rare had put out that game, you would've heard the same cavalcade of derision that Rare had gotten for Conker and Perfect Dark Zero.  People would've pulled the "YOU PUT THIS GAME OUT IN 2008 IN A POST MARIO GALAXY WORLD?  THIS SUCKS AND YOU SUCK, RARE, YOU SHITTY ONE-TRICK-PONY," just as they did with those last two games (arguably rightfully so). "
Of course people would have complained. They always do. But nonetheless that's what they expected for the most part. I would have been happy with it either way honestly.
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#77 Posted by HatKing (7293 posts) -

I finally played it in 2009 but I didn't buy it(possibly a mistake).  Reading this makes me want to go and buy it.  I really enjoyed some parts of that game, the building and missions... it was really the hub world stuff that I didn't like.

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#78 Posted by HatKing (7293 posts) -

I finally played it in 2009 but I didn't buy it(possibly a mistake).  Reading this makes me want to go and buy it.  I really enjoyed some parts of that game, the building and missions... it was really the hub world stuff that I didn't like.

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#79 Posted by Kenzo287 (798 posts) -

I will defend thy bird and bear til I have not an ounce of energy left. THIS GAME'S AWESOME!!!

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#80 Posted by Bennyishere (1746 posts) -

I'm getting this game some time. I remember playing the demo for it when it came out and being like "THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT GET IT AWAY FROM ME", but now that I've played both Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie for Xbox Live Arcade, I have a bigger appreciation for the franchise.

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#81 Edited by Kamikaze_Tutor (162 posts) -

But I barely understand how to make a vehicle perform better. How am I going to excel in building something good without spoiling the fun and going online to get a proper blueprint?
 
Edit: I should add that I was never a fan of Banjo games and therefore kept away from Nuts and Bolts. Not that they aren't good games, just that at the time I wasn't so in to collect-a-tons and nowadays I can't bring myself to go back and keep my interest on those titles.

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#82 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2749 posts) -

Fuck it's times like this I wish my Xbox 360 never broke... $20? Holy snap!

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#83 Posted by Emilio (3581 posts) -
@Symphony said:
" I just purchased this recently and enjoyed it for about 3 hours... and then it became really repetitive. The sense of humor was great, but doing the same sort of races over and over just got tiresome. Sure, creating a massive bulldozer machine to push blocks off a ledge in one fell swoop was a fun "Aha, I'll show the game who's boss!" moment, but those sorts of moments lost their luster once practicallyevery event required going back to the garage and building a machine designed exclusively for one thing .  But the game has a great premise, sense of humor, and certainly offers loads of fun for anyone interested. It just wasn't something that held my own interest, but I'd still recommend the game to anyone with a 360 who likes having fun. "
That was kinda the point of the game. :(
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#84 Posted by Rowr (5861 posts) -

zzzzz
 
I'm glad you like this game.
 
I dont really want to hear about it though.

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#85 Posted by deactivated-57b1d7d14d4a5 (2945 posts) -

Bought it a few weeks ago and I'm loving the game.

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#86 Posted by simian (935 posts) -

On the one hand, I love this game like I love maple syrup + hockey night in canada + poutine and have fond memories of from 2008 but on the other, Brad loves flower.

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#87 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -

Honestly even after reading that article earlier today I still had no interest in the game. I am not one of those people going "zomg u ruined teh Banjo name, dieeeeeee" or anything but man the concept just looked so boring to me I couldn't make it 5 minutes into the demo.

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#88 Posted by Zabant (1536 posts) -
@Rowr: you didnt have to click on the link, read the article, then proceed to comment on the article if you didnt want to read about it. it said "BANJO NUTS AND BOLTS" in the header.
 
Jackass.
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#89 Posted by Zabant (1536 posts) -

I think the problem isn't rare, the problem is the platform, shooter fans who would not know a good game if it smashed them in the face with an iron.
 
i love my 360 but god damn its userbase.....

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#90 Edited by kingando420 (218 posts) -

Jiggilionaires unite!

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#91 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -
@kingando420 said:
" Jiggilionaires unite! "
Easily the achievement I'm most proud of getting.  That was real ordeal.  :)
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#92 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
@bassboy2100 said:
" $40 in Canada :( "
I still think you can find it for $20 new in a box via Amazon.
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#93 Posted by Cefka (38 posts) -

Go Brad! I completely agree with you. More people should try this gem.

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#94 Posted by jacksukeru (6606 posts) -

Would have totally bought this, if I had a 360.

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#95 Posted by Kowbrainz (952 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" Such a good game. I kept every incremental iteration in vehicle design I made. Added a single new wheel to my old car? Screw saving over it, that's Mark II.  I did, however, miss out on lasering Grunty when I should have, so I missed that Achievement. Ah, well... good excuse to play it again, eh? "
They've patched that now I believe, so you should be able to go back and get it. ;)
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#96 Posted by ProfessorEss (7961 posts) -

One of the best games for the system. 
...and pick up Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise while you're at it.

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#97 Posted by chronicsmoke (1033 posts) -

INCREDIBLE GAME! Its a shame that this went under alot of peoples radars just because it wasent a traditional banjo game
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#98 Posted by hardcorebunnni (100 posts) -

Terrible game and a terrible dishonour brought upon Banjo and Kazooie. Banjo Kazooie for the N64 is my favourite game of all time and I was so dissapointed with Nuts and Bolts.
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#99 Posted by Relys (1001 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" @Relys said:
" I don't get who they were trying to appeal too.  Fans were very disappointed, that is no secret. But I hated the first two in the series and I hated Nuts and Bolts.   How can you like this game? "
More like how can you not like this game? Nuts and Bolts is a masterpiece. "
I'm sorry, I played like, 5 hours into the game and I still couldn't like it.
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#100 Posted by Carlos1408 (1622 posts) -

It's a great game, this made me feel like playing it again.
I might do that lol  :D

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