“I was trying to get hired at Microsoft because I love Halo,” wrote Hughes, “They told me there was a position available at Rare and I was like ‘who?’
Another recent hire, artist Jenny Clarke, explained how she is unable to reconcile the art style of old Rare games with their modern hits.
“I love the art style of Kinect Sports but when I saw the past work of Rare, I could not believe how ugly they all were,” lamented Clarke,
“I couldn’t believe that a company who made something as ugly as Donkey Kong Country could produce something so beautiful like Kinect Sports: Season Two”
That is when I knew I could leave my mark on this company by helping us move away from our ugly past and into the bright future of whatever we make next on the Kinect.”
“I don’t know how these guys have managed to not play or hear of games like Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, or even Donkey Kong 64,” explained Mayles, “Many of them just scoffed and said that those were old Nintendo games that only children played. I could not believe my ears. It’s like Microsoft is hiring people that will effectively destroy the company. Even Viva Piñata was trashed by these people. Either they wanted to work on the Kinect or on something similar to Halo or Forza Motorsport.”
I don’t get all the sport pictures, but I think we can all agree that “Rareware” is dead and has been for a while; and we didn’t need these testimonies to confirm that.