Originally Posted by Torrentstorm
I'm sure a lot of people liked it. Rare should have kept the rights to DK, they obviously made better DK games than Nintendo ever could.
Surely yourself, as the ADMINISTRATOR should know how wrong, on so many levels, your comment is?
Firstly, rare were majority owned by Nintendo. At NO POINT did rare have any rights to Donkey Kong. They designed some of the characters, yes, but those defaulted to Nintendo. Nintendo tasked rare to make the game.
Secondly, Nintendo sold Rare off to Microsoft. Voluntarily. Note... after this point, not a single epic Rare game was ever made again. The conker remake was cool, but Grabbed by the ghoulies was beyond awful. Kameo again was lovely, but awfully unfinished. Nuts and bolts should've been a platformer. Rare have not been Rare for over ten years now. Disappointment after disappointment.
Thirdly, say they did somehow hold onto that licence. Where's all of rare's platformers? Where's the awesome donkey kong like games they've made without the DK licence? It would've rotted, as microsoft, no matter what hope you hold onto, has ruined Rare wholesale. Everyone jumped ship years ago, and the company has nothing left, bar pale imitations of Nintendos ideas years after Nintendo made them popular (avatars, wii sports, whatever else comes from this e3.)
Honestly mate. I'll take it as you being drunk or something and rambling, but what you said was dumb.