14Banjo And Kazooie
Very few fans enjoyed how Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts changed the franchise. Rare replaced wonderful platforming and quirky music with cars and metal music—all in a catastrophic attempt to be “cool.” Rare treats the protagonists the same way. Banjo and Kazooie don’t seem to belong in the new age: they’ve
grown lazy and fat since their days of heroism, and the Lord of Games refers to them as “outdated.” The Lord of Games transforms them into fit, “sleek” characters with sharp edges: Banjo looks more like a complex prism than a bear.
Instead of keeping Banjo and Kazooie the same, Rare turned them into completely new characters. They look ridiculous and unplayable at the beginning of Nuts & Bolts, and they don’t look any better when the Lord of Games transforms them.