- Oct 25, 2017
Viva Pinata was great. To me the only great MS Rare games. They're the highest rated of their MS games, too.Banjo-Kazooie is my favorite series, and I’d love to see them return to the series, but Sea of Thieves is easily one of the best games they’ve ever made. And I’d take and play Viva Pinata over most of the old Rare catalogue too. And regardless of if they were motion games or not, Kinect Sports were really well made games.
The studio never dropped in quality. People just wanted and expected them to make the same platformer over and over again, when they were recognized for being able to turn out a variety of high quality games across a variety of genres. Rare never died.
Great, now the image of that vending machine driving a kart is stuck in my head and i now want to be able to play it with her.
The first game was a replacement, but at this point it's becoming its own thing. I wish Rare would still do stuff like this and am saddened to know, that some of the guys working at Playtonic, have been working at Rare for years and could have been doing games like this for ages. They're a fraction of the current size of Rare. Imagine if they'd been doing stuff like this with the full size of Rare, instead of the 25 (?) people Playtonic are now? We wouldn't be having threads like this then.
The first game was extremely underrated (though not critically) and really a very good take on the collectathon platformer, so it's not like they suddenly learned how to make a good game again with Impossible Lair. That talent was clearly always there, but that said Impossible Lair feels more polished at launch, than the original did and visually the art direction and lighting is much more on point.I thought Yooka-Laylee was pretty great. I very much enjoyed that game and still haven't quite understood the hate for it. I pretty much got exactly what I was expecting out of it.
Impossible Layer is definitely a better game though, and one of my favorites of the year. It's a ton of fun, challenging and charming as hell. I really hope Playtonic can take off and do bigger and better things. As an IP though, I really like Yooka-Laylee.
Yes, please. With no microtransactions or services, just good old fashioned 3D platformers.
2nd best selling game in March 2018 NPD, only behind Far Cry 5, outselling even MLB 2018.
There’s also Ori and Cuphead on the xbox with a significantly better reception from critics.
The latter bit I would be ok with the former if they nail it the second time.
Lol. In a world where Goldeneye and Perfect Dark existed? Nope. Sure, they made a few cool games like Viva Piñata after the MS acquisition, but nothing on the scale of their SNES-N64 stuff. Let's be real here.
Ori and Cuphead have master level design made by fresh blood. Playtonic are aiming for old-school design intentionally. It's unfair to compare them.
No they aren't. There is a reason why people still gush about Rares SNES and N64 games 2 decades later while nobody except some die hard Xbox fans gives a rats ass about Viva Piñata or Sea of Thieves.
People on forums: MICROSOFT KEEPS FORCING RARE TO MAKE GAMES THEY DONT WANT TO MAKE!
I feel like you're being a bit harsh here with the bolded. Viva Piñata and Sea of Thieves are typically considered some of the more well regarded and interesting games they've put out on Xbox platforms.
Of course it’s nostalgia. About every game is somebody’s childhood, or first game even. Sea of Thieves will most likely be very nostalgic for many people in the future.
I am not “people on forums”, I am simply one dude with which three of the four quotes here are not associated.People on forums: MICROSOFT KEEPS FORCING RARE TO MAKE GAMES THEY DONT WANT TO MAKE!
Rare: yo we made this new pirate game that we really have wanted to do for the longest time and it's doing pretty well!
People on forums: oh yeah? Have MS force you to make a game and then we will see if you are dead like we say you are!
Rare: ...or we could...just make games we want to make?
Switch is probably their best market and they chose a terrible launch date with high competition. This should have been aimed for December/Christmas game.
Don't bring logic hereThey probably can specially because Rare themselves dont want to fill this niche - which is why you never got banjo threeie, not because microsoft is forcing them to make the pirate game of their dreams
It's funny to say rare is dead with all the titles they put up after splitting with nintendo though but then using Playtonic and the very, very mediocre YL as the "replacement". If we get more stuff like Viva Piñata with dead companies instead of disappointing duds like Yooka Laylee maybe playtonic should 'die' as well
Now that I think about this, it'd probably have some cameo characters, right? Shovel Knight most likely, but it could be fun to see the Worms appear as a racer. Maybe Agent Dennis could have his moment of glory.