The Last of Us’ Nick Offerman doesn’t want anything to do with video games and he blames Banjo-Kazooie
The actor shared his experience with Banjo-Kazooie, Rare’s hit platformer game from 25 years ago, and hopes it never repeats itself.
Episode 3 of The Last of Us on HBO has been a resounding success thanks, among other things, to the role of one of the most popular characters in the game,Bill. His interpretation was the responsibility of actor Nick Offerman, who was asked about his relationship with video games during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And when everyone was waiting to know if he had played the Naughty Dog title on which the series is based, his answer was an absolute surprise:
Offerman hasn't touched a game in over 25 years, and the blame for that falls on one very specific title: Banjo-Kazooie on Nintendo 64. Of course, although such a statement may make us think that it seemed so bad to him that he decided to abandon it, nothing is further from the truth:
"What have I done with my life?"
The actor was so hooked that he describes the experience as a “slow, delicious dopamine drip.” In fact, after playing non-stop for 2 weeks, he asked himself: “What have I done with my life?” and finally, once he left it - let's hope he completed it at least 100%-, he decided to move away from video games. The reason is that he recognizes that, if he plays again, "I’d be in a basement and I wouldn’t even be going to audition for shows like this.”
Banjo-Kazooie, one of the best platformers in history
The fact that someone tries out the legendary Rare platformer and gets hooked shouldn't surprise anyone, since we're talking about one of the most beloved games in the history of the genre. One of the jewels that the British studio contributed to the Nintendo 64 catalog in the 90s, along with heavyweights such as the sequel, Banjo-Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark, among others. We remind you that In addition to the original cartridge, you can play it on Xbox consoles, where it has an HD version.
Source | Jimmy Kimmel Live; via VGC
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