Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: The Wii U Strikes Back? | IGN


Throughout my four-hour journey through the opening worlds of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, I couldn’t help but keep stopping to take in the beauty. The lush forests and windswept plains of the archipelago demanded my full attention, and often I found myself just standing still and appreciating the absence of a timer. Each stage has a distinct, unifying palette painstakingly applied with nuanced brush-strokes. Bold, warm colors dominate the mangrove forests, alpine highlands, african savannah, and deep seas that make up the first four worlds. Subtle distinctions revealed themselves everywhere I looked.

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REDBEARD1517d ago

Where is the excitement, N4G? Anyways, the game is trending on twitter in the U.K. IN THE U.K.!!! They heard that amazing Savannah song from the game and got pumped!!

Summons751516d ago

Its a positive article. Expecting excitement from a very fan boyish community is like hoping Dracula will come out to the beach in the day.

But really I'm excited for this game.

Metallox1516d ago

I have too many side-crollers on my Wii U and I'm not interested to pay 50 dollars for this. Retro could have done another thing... you know, like a 3D DK game at least?

BullyMangler1516d ago

yes because all side scrollers are the same, especially DK Tropical Freeze. Dont get it, its too expensive for something you already have ha!

WeAreLegion1516d ago

If Donkey Kong Country Returns is anything to go by, it's like a fan made Donkey Kong Country sequel. Pretty fun, but nothing special. A solid $10 download, but $50?!? No. Not at all. It's sad...because Retro is one of my favorite developers.

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jjonez181516d ago

I would buy it, if I had a wii u. The last DK game I played was donkey kong64. It's been a while.

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Austacker1516d ago

I want to see more positive coverage for the WiiU

After their recent sales slump, I don't want to see any of the big 3 fade away.

Strong market representation promotes health competition, which is always the biggest positive for gamers no matter what your favourite platform is.

Go Nintendo!

DryBoneKoopa851516d ago

Have to agree! The levels look amazing. The background has a lot going on in it. Can't wait for Feb 21st.

_QQ_1516d ago

Don't forget David wise and his new epic Boss music.

Adolph Fitler1516d ago

I just wish they would make some proper 3D platformers for the system...Hell, for all systems...It seems 3D platformers died for the most part, after PS2's reign.
I mean, I'll end up getting Tropical Freeze, I'm sure, but between 3DS, Wii & Wii-U, the 2D platformer has had more than enough coverage, so lets get onto the 3D platformers now. It seems the scope & scale of Nintendo platformers was scaled back after Mario64 & Banjo Kazooe.

DryBoneKoopa851516d ago (Edited 1516d ago )

There is a article saying that Retro might be interested in doing a 3D donkey Kong game much like Mario 3D World/Land.

I know what you mean though.

I really miss the open world games of yester year. Nintendo said something about asking fans if they wanted another Mario game like Mario Sunshine.

So there might still be hope yet for a return to those open world exploration adventures.

SpiralTear1516d ago

Super Mario 3D World may have had a 3D perspective, but it was designed with the 2D mentality in mind. As fantastic as the levels were, there wasn't room to explore in Super Mario 3D World (there was only one way to complete a level, reaching the flagpole).

I'm still yearning for a 3D platformer like Banjo-Kazooie or DK 64.

DryBoneKoopa851516d ago

@PostMesmeric: Yea, I know what you mean. Still maybe we will at least see a Mario World or something. I wouldn't mind another company coming up with something fresh or even Nintendo coming up with a new character in an open world environment.

Maybe Miyamoto's new game he is working on. Still no word on that yet. Maybe there will be a Nintendo Direct this Friday that will shed some light on his new project. Just have to wait and see for now.

WeAreLegion1516d ago

If they can make one as good as Donkey Kong Country 2, I'll bite. Otherwise, $50 is a bit much.

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