Nick Offerman won’t play The Last of Us because of Banjo-Kazooie

Nick Offerman’s appearance in The last of us Episode 3 has been critically acclaimed, both by fans of the PlayStation 3 game and those who are just now experiencing this world through the HBO series. In a recent appearance On Jimmy Kimmel LiveOfferman revealed that he has not played The last of us, and he hasn’t played a video game in 25 years. Apparently Offerman was a big fan of Banjo Kazooie on the Nintendo 64 and became obsessed with the game. After finishing Banjo KazooieOfferman vowed to play other games and hasn’t gone back since!

“25 years ago I played my last video game and I’m very indulgent. I lost a few weeks to a video game called Banjo Kazooie. And two weeks went by and I mean you know I was like ‘oh my god the slow dopamine drip is so wonderful’ then it’s over and you’re like ‘yeah I won’ and right away you I’m like ‘what have I done with my life?’ So I decided I’m never going to do that again and thankfully, because games have gotten so good The last of us that I think I’d be in a basement and I wouldn’t even go to auditions for shows like this.”

Released in 1998, Banjo Kazooie was a great success story. Developed by Rare, the game quickly became one of the best-selling titles on N64 and spawned a sequel just two years later. The IP went to Microsoft in 2001 when Rare was sold by Nintendo, and the series spent quite a bit of time in limbo. Banjo and Kazooie saw a minor resurgence after appearing as a DLC fighter Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the original game was made available on the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo 64 app last year. The game is also available through Xbox Game Pass, so those who never got a chance to play the game can check out why Nick Offerman became so obsessed!

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