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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. (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wii U)

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REDBEARD  +   246d 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!!
Summons75  +   245d 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.
Metallox  +   245d 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?
bullymangLer  +   245d 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!
WeAreLegion  +   245d 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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jjonez18  +   245d 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.
Austacker  +   245d 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!
Linchpin  +   245d ago
That looks so polished.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   245d ago
Have to agree! The levels look amazing. The background has a lot going on in it. Can't wait for Feb 21st.
_QQ_  +   245d ago
Don't forget David wise and his new epic Boss music.

Adolph Fitler  +   245d 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.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   245d 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.
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SpiralTear  +   245d 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.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   245d 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.
WeAreLegion  +   245d ago
If they can make one as good as Donkey Kong Country 2, I'll bite. Otherwise, $50 is a bit much.
BosSSyndrome  +   245d ago
DKCTR is definitely getting the AAA treatment, but with such a huge team, I'd be stunned if they didn't have a second project in the works.
REDBEARD  +   245d ago

If DKCR is fan made game then its the best fan made game ever made!! Why be so critical? Retro literally made ''The Uncharted of Platformers''. And I say that because it is very cinematic in gameplay. I haven't seen that in a platformer, at least well done. I don't know what Retro did to make you dislike them, but I hope you give this game a chance.
Metallox  +   245d ago
Retro it's just wasted potential. Instead of making a game that could appeal hardcore gamers, like Metroid, they improve Metroid Prime 3' engine just to make a platformer... man, at least they could have done a 3D Donkey Kong game. The game looks cool and I'm sure it will be fun, but it would be just another side-scroller to my collection, and an expensive one. I have, and just counting on Wii U, NSMBU, Toki Tori 2+, Trine 2, Giana Sisters, the two Mighty Switch Force games, Muttan Mudds Deluxe, Bit Trip Runner 2 among others. With this, I'm meaning that Retro even conscious of the long presence of side-scrollers on Wii U, they didn't care and decided to do ANOTHER platformer game.
Adolph Fitler  +   245d ago
I think most are in cahootz, that a proper 3D platformer, with that Mario64 open world feel, is what Wii-U needs desperately.
I mean, these other Mario's on Wii-U, really just feel like they were co-developed for 3DS...They don't feel like next gen platformers...
This Donkey Kong seems the same, Retro should have made this 3D...There is no doubt about that...I would actually be really excited for the game, if that was the case.

These kind of oversights are part of the reason that Nintendo aren't moving Wii-U's as fast as they should be...
A huge Mario PROPER 3D title, that was the modern equivalent of Mario64, would have had HUGE positive ramifications for Nintendo, I feel. But when people see Mario 3D World, like when I 1st saw gameplay footage of it, think, that is a pretty linear version of 3D...The game is like Crash Bandicoot in it's style to me...Very linear..
The worst part was, I bought the game anyhow, & to make matters worse, they put a damn time limit on completing levels, like the 1980's original...WTF? It feels more like a pseudo 3D racing game, than a 3D platfomer.

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