With the recent successful Kickstarter of a Banjo Kazooie successor, it feels like high time that Rare make a new Banjo Kazooie. Even though the views were highly negative with Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts, I feel as if Rare could make a good old-school Banjo Kazooie game on the Xbox One. It’s not quite going to feel like the old games, but it would be awesome to see actual Banjo Kazooie once more.
If nothing else, the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter proved that fans are nostalgic for a platforming pair.
It may not be the same exact dev team from the old Banjo days on the N64 platform, but I feel as if they could make a great old-school Banjo game without any racing gimmicks attached. The old dev team is now working on Yooka-Laylee and long since left the studio.
A new Banjo could also bring some good competition to the table as an old classic goes toe to toe with the new Yooka-Laylee IP to see which one sells better and has the better gameplay. I, for one, welcome more platformers that are not Super Mario to the table. An old IP would also have Rare ACTUALLY doing something besides just sitting on their lazy butts, making a game that is not on the Kinect, as has been the case for the past 4 years.
Would a Banjo Kazooie game be worth making again if it were the standard old collect-a-thon gameplay? Shoot off in the comments below!