Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was a weird one for me. I loved it as an outlet for creativity with familiar characters and it's got one thing I can always support, vibrant blue skies, but I'm still not over thinking about how potentially awesome the game would have been as a more traditional follow-up.
That said, I still recommend it to everyone when given the chance. It's now up on Games on Demand everywhere but Japan and what's this? It's competitively priced! Even though Nuts & Bolts is far from being the perfect game, it manages to offer tremendous amounts of fun for those willing to put forth some effort.
And since no one talks about the multiplayer ever, let me set the record straight: it's actually quite good. Like, way better than you would ever imagine it to be. Try it out sometime!
Games on Demand: Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts [Major Nelson]