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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze |OT| -- A Rare Platformer from a Retro Loving Team!
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:50:25
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Well, when you are doing a Persuasive Writing project you are supposed to list positive reasons for someone to want something, not the negatives!  Nyaa

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:52:53
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See, you and I could be playing online co-op, but NOOO!

I almost bought it today, but then I read this. Screw U, Nintendo! Nyaa

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:54:36

Go buy it!

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:57:10

Nah. Leo talked me into buying it today, but then you talked me right out of it. My wallet thanks you, Travo! Nyaa

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:04:35

Yeah, I got C's on all of my persuasive writing.

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:47:31

Let me show you how it's done Travo.

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:51:31
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10 ways in which Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is like Tomb Raider

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10. The entire game takes place on an island in the middle of the ocean.

09. There's jungles!

08. There's forests!

07. There's snow!

06. You can jump!

05. Lara has a pony tail, Dixie has a pony tail!

04. You can climb!

03. People make a big deal about the hair in the game.

02. There are animal enemies!

01. Somewhere under all that fur, Dixie has boobs too!

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:06:10
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It has an instruction book, Raven!

The dynamic camera angles are amazing.  I can't help but think of the SNES days when Mode 7 graphics were introduced and I saw a room rotate in Castlevania IV.  It's jaw dropping.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:56:12

It's funny you mention CastleVania! I just got done with Windmill Hills **I think that's what it's called!** and it totally brought to mind Clock-Tower stages from CV!

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It's also funny that you said jaw-dropping because that was the word that was stuck in my mind when I came here to post right now! I love games that do a Fall motif well, and OMG does this one ever! The Windmill Hills and the next Rambi stage are gorgeous!

I also love how I hold my breath through each and every stage. So far I don't find my deaths frustrating in the least! I know it's me! I'll immediately think: "I can't believe I missed that platform" or "I guess riding Rambi makes me that much heavier, I need to time my jumps to compensate for that!" or "I CAN'T BELIEVE I FELL FOR THE OLD COLLAPSING PLATFORM TRICK!" It's all good cause it's all me! GS reviewer guy is a "Puss-former." **The way I will describe a PUSSY who complains about platformers!**

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**Gorgeous!**

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Nothing beats waking up sleepy on a Sunday morning, enjoying a cup of coffee while playing a game you don't have to think about too much, that's fun to play and gorgeous to look at! **Le content sigh!**



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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:14:55
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I'm right there, too!  Rambi's area was awesome, though I haven't finished that section.  I've got to get back into plat forming mode, thinking one step ahead, looking one step ahead.  I agree that the mistakes I make, which are a lot, are usually bad judgment on my part.  Unfortunately, I have a four year old critic watching my every move.  "Dad, you're supposed to jump, why didn't you?"  "Dad, that's a pit!  Don't fall in there!"

I find the Wii Remote to be the best for this game, though I don't own a Pro Controller.  I'd imagine that is the absolute best way to play.  Again, the Gamepad does nothing to enhance the experience, except allow me to play while laying on the couch in the evenings.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:21:12
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I also find it humorous that I'm also playing DK while sipping coffee on a Sunday morning.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:23:39
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It has an instruction book, Raven!

Walking Dead Governor, "Liar."

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:25:17
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No lie.  I even checked to make sure it wasn't actually a foldout map.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:04:58
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**Hmmm... he plussed you. I am giving you extra credit for that. Your persuasive writing score has gone from 75% to 80%!**



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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:02:00
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DKCTC Amazon order

I hate you both. Argh!

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:12:49
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**It was a mediocre start, but a strong finish. I give you an 85% out of 100! That's great progress, Keep it up!**



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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:15:58
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**So that's me, You, Hamster and Bugsie so far. Extra credit for an Edge or Vader purchase!**

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:27:37

I may rent.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:30:40
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Time to work on Vader.  It's a motherfucking beast of a game that is hard as hell with secrets galore.  It also has an instruction booklet!

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:33:37
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I really think this game is hard enough where Vader couldn't even beat it! I take his non-purchase as an admission his age is catching up with him and his platformer skills are degrading. Totally the reason!

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