Forum > Gaming Discussion > Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze |OT| -- A Rare Platformer from a Retro Loving Team!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze |OT| -- A Rare Platformer from a Retro Loving Team!
next >>
avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:27:40
+2

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:29:12
0

The Kongs are back and they are better than EVER!

...but wait, who am I forgetting?

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:31:07
0

The ORIGINAL KONG is BACK!!

CAN I GET A FIST BUMP?!

HELL YEAH, BITCHES!!

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:36:59
0

For those of you that think this is just the Wii game again, THINK AGAIN! The HD makes a HUGE difference and the U is capable of so many more hues of colors, to compare is foolish!

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:39:42
0

There's so much color, so much vibrancy, so many little animated details and touches in the background and foreground, I am afraid posting pics of the game just doesn't do it justice! But there's sooo much more to the game this time!

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:43:42
0

The game is absolutely gorgeous to look at, the details can be mesmerizing to almost a distraction. THANKFULLY, there's no time limit, so you CAN gawk at its beauty if you want, but you are probably not going to...

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:50:28
0

As the saying goes: With great new Kongs comes great maneuverability... but there's always a price. Each Kong's moves is vital to gameplay, but keeping their moves in mind as you are playing through the stages is a practice in pin-point reflexes and precision. Diddy can hover horizontally briefly, Dixie can hover too, but she does a vertical hop upwards before she starts to descend and Cranky...? He just kicks ALL sorts of ass! His cane works like Scrooge's: Pogo-ing on it hurts enemies, protects you from hazards like spikes and the bounce from it gives you a slightly higher jump than you normally have!



Edited: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:29:49
avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:56:17
0

MUSIC BREAK!!

WinkWink

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:15:13
+1

Yes, we've seen this a few times now, but it bears repeating! If you are a platforming PUSSY, as was the GameSpot reviewer, don't even bother playing! I now see an opportunity for tiny, colored text...

**If you are what you eat, and Edge has eaten more than his fair share... THAT would explain his baffling dis-interest in this game... It ALL makes sense now! Sorry if I am being a cock, but, well, same rules apply!**



Edited: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:23:55
avatar
Country: BE
Comments: 5030
News Posts: 327
Joined: 2013-06-11
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:22:53
+2

I just started the 'original' DKCR today.  It's definitely DK, but Jungle Beat it is not.

phantom_leo said:

**If you are what you eat, and Edge has eaten more than his fair share... THAT would explain his baffling dis-interest in this game... It ALL makes sense now! Sorry if I am being a cock, but, well, same rules apply!**

Am I misenterpreting this, or did you just say you've eaten too much dick?

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:24:53

LOL!

avatar
Country: UN
Comments: 11769
News Posts: 281
Joined: 2008-07-03
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:30:44
+1

Beat me to it.Nyaa. Love the title of this thread.

The VG Press

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:37:42

I'm not going to write much more for now. I just wanted to get the gorilla rolling in this topic so when you --ALL-- finally wisen up and pick up this great WII U game, you'll have some place to put your impressions! It may not be the Metroid game you were waiting for, but if you can appreciate an incredibly crafted, insanely detailed, lovingly dedicated platformer with modern graphics coupled with Retro sensibilities that will keep you breathless, on the EDGE of your seat the entire time you are playing... **yeah it's all that** ...then you --REALLY-- should pick up this game sooner rather than later!



Edited: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:32:09
avatar
Country: UN
Comments: 11769
News Posts: 281
Joined: 2008-07-03
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:40:37
+1

I was slightly disappointed that Retro wasn't working on Metroid, but I loved DKR.  Everything Retro has made has been golden.

The VG Press

avatar
Country: UN
Comments: 11769
News Posts: 281
Joined: 2008-07-03
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:40:41

I was slightly disappointed that Retro wasn't working on Metroid, but I loved DKR.  Everything Retro has made has been golden.

The VG Press

avatar
Country: CY
Comments: 7370
News Posts: 30
Joined: 2008-06-24
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:01:36
+2

Game dispatched.  Hopefully I'll have it by next weekend.

___

Listen to Wu-Tang and watch Kung-Fu

The VG Press

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:29:06
+2

Some reviews. Top, average and lowest of the low (GS).

______________________________________________________

Feb 17, 2014
100
It's an incredibly crafted platformer with an HD sheen and an insane attention to detail, and any fan of the genre owes it to themselves to experience it. With the addition of control options to the already proven formula, Retro Studios' rendition of Donkey Kong is pretty much flawless.

______________________________________________________

EGM

Feb 17, 2014

95

With stunning audio and visuals, combined with gameplay depth and variety, Tropical Freeze has easily cemented itself as one of the best platformers I’ve ever played.

______________________________________________________

Feb 18, 2014
80
The variety on show is exceptional; one second you're throwing water balloons at burning rope bridges, the next you’re being hounded underwater by a kraken in a mad dash to the surface. The weight of Donkey Kong (accompanied by Diddy, Dixie and Cranky now, who appear in power-up barrels or as a co-op partner) means the pace of the jumping is more deliberate than Mario and less forgiving than Rayman, but this is still a game of flawless control and deliberate design.

______________________________________________________

Feb 17, 2014
80
Put simply, it’s old school platforming done right, a wonderful alternative to Mario that is definitely worth adding to any Wii U owners’ collection.

______________________________________________________

Feb 17, 2014
60
While it is undoubtedly better in most respects than Donkey Kong Country Returns, that game spent its goodwill as a nostalgic throwback. Tropical Freeze is left suffering many of the same weaknesses, but without the sheen of a comeback story to set it apart.

______________________________________________________

Feb 17, 2014
60
If the regular levels were as inventive as the boss battles, then Tropical Freeze would be a surefire hit, or at least a game that demands more of your attention. No matter how much I was looking forward to seeing DK in HD, it's difficult to maintain that enthusiasm when the end product plays it so safe: even the visuals fail to make an impact. They're nice enough, but like the level design, the environments are mostly bland.

______________________________________________________

avatar
Country: UN
Comments: 11769
News Posts: 281
Joined: 2008-07-03
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:46:13
+2

Damn you, Leo, for convincing me that I need this.  I traded in six games for this, so it's free....right?  Leo probably got all 'A's on his persuasive writing papers.

  I've loved every second of it so far, even if I'm just a few levels in.  It runs so smooth and has such bright, vibrant colors.  Dat fur!  Nyaa Plus, David Wise is back.  I've always said that Returns was better than the SNES versions and this one seems every bit as good.  Retro knows how to make incredible Nintendo games.

The VG Press

avatar
Country: US
Comments: 18100
News Posts: 2085
Joined: 2008-06-21
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:24:03
+1

Be sure to update as you play more!

Happy

avatar
Country: UN
Comments: 11769
News Posts: 281
Joined: 2008-07-03
 
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:38:03

See, you and I could be playing online co-op, but NOOO!

The VG Press

next >>
Log in or Register for free to comment
Recently Spotted:
*crickets*
Login @ The VG Press
Username:
Password:
Remember me?