I was a fan of rare, but i get the feeling that they had exhausted their creative juices with the n64. Games like Grabbed by the ghoulies were planned for the GC afterall. They would have gone sour whether or not MS bought them. In fact, if MS hadn't of bought them, Nintendo would have been in some sincere financial difficulties.
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship...everything has its time. And everything ends."-Elizabeth Sladen: RIP.