The answer to the title is “no” – no one cares about the new Banjo Kazooie that is likely to be released. Let us break down the modern history of Rare.
Star Fox Adventures – stuck so close to the Zelda formula I’m not sure why they bothered.
Grabbed by the Ghoulies – I almost forgot this one.
Kameo – Less memorable than the PS2 launch titles
Perfect Dark Zero – The biggest joke so far this generation.
Viva Pinata – I did forget about this one. Let’s just say it launched with a cartoon from 4kids Entertainment. They knew what they were doing all along.
Rare has not been relevant in years, and I think has been a good thing for gaming. It means we have not been subjugated to insane amounts of item collecting and character names based on bad puns and stereotypes. Best yet it meant we didn’t have to hear anyone tell us that these things all made for great gaming.
Anyway, my favorite description of Banjo Tooie is one that described it as “Having an overworld that looks like and is as fun as a parking lot”. .
It pains me just thinking about such things. I’m seriously looking forward more to the next Kingdom Hearts than this game, as my morbid curiosity outweighs my urge to collect 600 puzzle pieces.