Does anyone remember Legend of Kay?


If you do, is it a classic?

Legend of Kay is a 3D platformer action-adventure title starring Kay, a cat who uses his claws in "meow-tial arts" as well as weaponry to fight evil gorillas who have been oppressing cat kind. So the game is about a species war, I guess? 

Nordic Games is remastering the PS2 "classic" (their words) Legend of Kay for its 10th anniversary and releasing it as a budget title on Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and PC. I hadn't heard of the game till today, so calling it a classic makes little sense as it doesn't fit any definition of the word

Let's take a look at some quotes about the game from the original PS2 version's Metacritic page and see if critics thought it was bound to be a classic at the time.

"The voice work is about as desirable as using a cheese grater to get rid of itchy skin." - GamerFeed

"Kay is just plain dullsville." - Game Informer

"Feels like an action-platformer for masochistic, smart-aleck kids." - Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine

Doesn't sound very classic to me, but what do you say? Do you remember Legend of Kay and if so, is it classic enough to deserve a remaster? 

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