today I want to talk about the difficulty curve in the Banjo games.
To complete this game you need at least 810 Notes and 92 Jiggies. (Without Cheats or glitches)
But you have to collect nearly all Notes in one try and if we looking to Click Clock Wood and Rusty Bucket Bay, that becomes a challenge.
If we assume you are not a good player the Notes are the bigger issue than the Jiggies.
Now I compare this to speedrunning this game.(100%) In speedrunning you do very risky things, but never want to die. The most runs that come this far are mostly screwed up in Click Clock Wood or we call it sometimes click choke wood. Not because we have so many risky strats in Click Clock Wood, but because this level plays on a tree and if you miss one jump, the heart stops. From a speedrunner perspective you don't want to mess anything up, but in Click Clock Wood, if you mess something up you probably gonna throw the whole run, because you die.
This game is difficult even after years of playing this game and this makes a lot fun. But when I was young, the hardest levels for me are Rusty Bucket bay and Click Clock Wood. Because of the Note Count. To get the 882 Notes to open all NoteDoors was very frustrating.
This game in my opinion is way easier and way bigger than Banjo-Kazooie. Okay the backtracking was the downer in my opinion but not quite as difficult as the levels in BK.
First of all, your Note Count is global and you don't have to recollect the Notes. (Makes the game a lot easier)
The Jiggy's are harder to get, you have to think more about certain things and many minigames. (To get all 100 Jiggies it takes more time)
Some minigames are difficult but the fun perspective is high.
If we draw a curve for both games, you will see that BK don't need more player skill in the end of the game, than BT. But you have easier and longer level in BT than in BK to learn all these things. On the other Hand, BT is just insanly hard to understand in the beginning if you havn't played BK before. You get all moves right from the beginning and new players don't know how to use any of them.
This is only an analyzed by me, so don't take it too seriously. I'm more of a BK fan and a BK-runner and so I'm finding BK more attractive. But compared to each other went BT in my opinion simply overboard.