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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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Mervils: A VR adventure.



 

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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?