Hey, Rare! You can keep your Nuts & Bolts rubbish. THIS is what you need to be doing. Proper, decent, fun platformers. Not confused drivey/flyey/jumpy/mini-gamey RUBBISH.
Using the Super Secret Link to Xbox.com, I managed to buy this in advance of the real release date (the Wednesday after next, I think), and played it today.
What is good: It’s the N64 game all over again. Only with slightly better graphics, no fogging, and a few nice Xbox 360 features like achievements and stuff.
What isn’t good: It hasn’t aged quite as well as say, Mario 64 has. It’s not bad by any means, but where Mario 64 now plays like a great game that looks a bit old, Banjo plays like an old game that looks a bit newer. It’s difficult to describe.
I’ve so far 100%ed the first world, and got about 60% of all the stuff on the second.