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Ex-Rare devs formed Playtonic and their first game was called average (except for the Switch port).

Actual Rare spends several years on a massive pirate adventure game, only for it to fail as well.

It's like old or new, Rare really is dead. -_-

However, there have been some recent hits that feel very much like games Rare did back then. Super Mario Odyssey feels very much like the new Banjo-Kazooie (lots of collectables, fun 3D platforming, crazy transformations), and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle feels like classic Rare in general (wacky characters, fourth-wall breaking gags, Grant Kirkhope doing the music).

What are some non-Rare games that you think feel the most like Rare games? :)



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Donkey Kong Country Returns/Tropical Freeze
TimeSplitters/2/Future Perfect
Psychonauts
Super Mario Odyssey



I think Yooka Laylee was very similar to Banjo-Kazooie, the only real complaint I had in relation to it was that it focused on a few really big worlds instead of a larger amount of somewhat smaller worlds.

That said, I played it maybe 6 months after it was released, so from what I've heard it had gotten a lot of quality of life patching in that time.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns/Tropical Freeze
TimeSplitters/2/Future Perfect
Psychonauts
Super Mario Odyssey

What about any of the Far Cry games? I'm only mentioning them because Duncan Botwood, a member of the GoldenEye and Perfect Dark dev teams, now works at Ubisoft and worked on Far Cry Primal.



CaptainExplosion said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns/Tropical Freeze
TimeSplitters/2/Future Perfect
Psychonauts
Super Mario Odyssey

What about any of the Far Cry games? I'm only mentioning them because Duncan Botwood, a member of the GoldenEye and Perfect Dark dev teams, now works at Ubisoft and worked on Far Cry Primal.

I don't see that so much. When I think of a Rare shooter, I think of a mission-based, mostly-linear shooter with extensive local multiplayer options.



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Rare's style was losing popularity since DK64. Even then, I still really enjoyed Starfox Adventures and Kameo.

As for what the OP is asking, I'd say:
-Max and the Curse of Brotherhood
-Super Lucky's Tale

...I can't think of any more!



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TimeSplitters seems like the most obvious one. Free Radical, the devs, were made by a bunch of former Rare staff and it's basically a spiritual successor to Perfect Dark.



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timesplitters is an obvious choice, even longer missions with different difficulty was so typical rare and no other game did?






Veknoid_Outcast said:
CaptainExplosion said:

What about any of the Far Cry games? I'm only mentioning them because Duncan Botwood, a member of the GoldenEye and Perfect Dark dev teams, now works at Ubisoft and worked on Far Cry Primal.

I don't see that so much. When I think of a Rare shooter, I think of a mission-based, mostly-linear shooter with extensive local multiplayer options.

So what's the most recent game to do that?

John2290 said:
Mervils: A VR adventure.

How?



While the reviews to Yooka were average, I've been playing it the last few days and I really have to say if you want N64 platformer action from Rares glory days, it's exactly what you get, really nice characters, worlds and music... the only downside is they also seem to be absolutely bogged down with N64 camera type issues which I hadn't really been that nostalgic to want to experience again in 2018.

If you loved DK64 and Banjo Kaz though, I would give Yooka a look, and it's €/$10 off right now on the Switch.



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