"When someone says the name “Donkey Kong” to you, what do you think of? The first words that pop into my head are “barrels”, “bananas”, and “HOLY CRAP…HARDEST GAME EVER”. That last little bit probably popped into your head too if you ever played the original Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii. Not only was it a fun little platformer with adorable enemies, but it is probably one of the hardest platformers Nintendo had ever released; it was hard because it was designed to be hard, not because it was made poorly. Fundamentally it was the game’s smart and solid design that kept me from buying a barrel for the sole purpose of smashing my Wii to smithereens."