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WaLzgi

281. Posted:

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I still like the original trilogy a lot better than DKC:R. I hope I like Tropical Freeze more, but it looks like it's going to be a lot like DKC:R. Plus, I wish the graphical style was more like the original. The way it is now it looks like Mario and company could just hop right into the levels and not look out of place at all. Mario from Super Mario World would have looked very out of place in the SNES DKC games. It was more realistics, but still cartoony. I wish they would have gone with that graphical style.

So you want the graphics to look like crap?

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282. Posted:

@DudeSean I have to disagree I feel the art style is fine and retains the charm of the original DKC games and that level design and pacing has been greatly improved.

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CapnPancakes

283. Posted:

I don't really know what else they could do with the visuals in this game. DK has always had impressive 3D graphics and I don't see Tropical Freeze as an exception. Having it look more realistic would look kind of strange considering the premise of the game.

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cookiex

284. Posted:

The original DKC's graphics tried to show what was possible with detailed 3D renderings on the SNES, it wasn't much about following any sort of art style really.

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285. Posted:

yeah, it would be like saying Mortal Kombat should go back what the first games did with graphics. I'm not sure that would be wise for any reason.

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Thrash13

286. Posted:

The graphics look really nice from everything I've seen so far. There are plenty of different types of levels too which will make things more unique. This one is shaping up to be very good, and February can't get here soon enough.

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DudeSean

287. Posted:

ScroogeMcLz wrote:

DudeSean wrote:

I still like the original trilogy a lot better than DKC:R. I hope I like Tropical Freeze more, but it looks like it's going to be a lot like DKC:R. Plus, I wish the graphical style was more like the original. The way it is now it looks like Mario and company could just hop right into the levels and not look out of place at all. Mario from Super Mario World would have looked very out of place in the SNES DKC games. It was more realistics, but still cartoony. I wish they would have gone with that graphical style.

So you want the graphics to look like crap?

I take it you didn't like the graphical style of the SNES DKC games? Because I happened to like them. To each their own, I suppose.

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@DudeSean I have to disagree I feel the art style is fine and retains the charm of the original DKC games and that level design and pacing has been greatly improved.

Well, the art style is different than the original DKC games, although, I never did say that it was bad, but just that it seemed too much like a Mario game. I also didn't comment on the level design or pacing, but even then, I prefer the SNES games. Again, not that the DKC:R levels are bad (although some did frustrate me quite a bit) I just prefer the originals.

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I don't really know what else they could do with the visuals in this game. DK has always had impressive 3D graphics and I don't see Tropical Freeze as an exception. Having it look more realistic would look kind of strange considering the premise of the game.

Was it strange back in the snes days when it took on a more realistic look? Maybe. But I still like it better, one reason being, it helps separate it from the Mario games. As it is now, it looks like an extension of the Mario games.

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The original DKC's graphics tried to show what was possible with detailed 3D renderings on the SNES, it wasn't much about following any sort of art style really.

I'm sure the graphic artists that worked on the original DKC games wouldn't be too happy to hear that.

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DestinyMan

288. Posted:

I'm really looking forward to hearing and seeing more about this game, which probably won't happen much until after Super Mario 3D World is released. Specifically, I want to learn more about the Vikings. Not just what their leader looks like (I have a feeling he's a big, mean polar bear) but what business do they have with the Kongs to want to conquer their island? They apparently didn't learn from what happened to the Kremlings and tikis when they dared try to mess with Donkey Kong. The ape would be so ticked even if he had his food stolen, much less his own island home.
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JonnyKong

289. Posted:

Gametrailers will be showing off a couple of new levels for this game on thursday night :)

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DestinyMan

290. Posted:

JonnyKong wrote:

Gametrailers will be showing off a couple of new levels for this game on thursday night :)

Yes, I had a feeling there would be new Donkey Kong information after the release of Super Mario 3D World! What time?

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JonnyKong

291. Posted:

I'm not entirely sure of time. I spotted the info on this link,

http://nintendoeverything.com/gt-tv-nintendo-power-teaser-new...

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JonnyKong

292. Posted:

More tidbits..

  • First big game for Wii U next year
  • Jolly Jamboree level
  • Jelly blobs bounce you
  • Enemy characters bounce as well, flip in the air
  • Jolly Jamboree is one of the later levels
  • 6 islands
  • Go from island to island
  • Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong trying to take back the island from the Snomads
  • “Kong Pow” – collect 100 bananas, fill up meter, then the players need to time the C button press at the same time to get the new ability to work
  • This destroys all enemies on screen
  • Transforms them into items
  • Items depend on which buddy character you’re playing as (Dixie, Diddy, etc.)
  • Dixie: transforms them into golden hearts
  • Each golden heart gives you an extra hit before turning into a red heart
  • If playing by yourself, can still do a Kong Pow
  • In single-player, you’re in control of both characters
  • First level back on DK Island: Homecoming Hijinx
  • All completely frozen
  • Will see little hints that may remind you of the first level from Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • All levels on DK Island are different this time
  • Bill Trinen says the levels are quite challenging in the game
  • Ice has frozen elements in the environment
  • Jump on platforms and cause ice to crack/break
  • Platforms will break off, other elements will start to collapse
  • Plucking ability: pull things out of the ground which triggers different elements in the environment
  • Enhanced ability to pick up and throw objects around
  • Big change with the camerawork
  • This lets Retro do different things with the minecart levels in particulars

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cookiex

293. Posted:

http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/p992ud/gt-tv-donkey...

Footage of new levels starting @ 5:25.

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DudeSean

294. Posted:

It still disappointingly looks like we won't be able to play as Diddy or Dixie in 1 player mode, a very simple feature that was in all three of the original DKC games.

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HawkeyeWii

295. Posted:

What is the release date for this game now, I heard it was unfortunately pushed out of the holiday season, I would assume early 2014, but I'm not sure.

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DudeSean

296. Posted:

Sometime in February.

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19Robb92

297. Posted:

Seems like Amazon might have reveled the 4th playable character in the game when posting a updated box art:
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Would be pretty cool.

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taffy

298. Posted:

@19Robb92 Might be an idea to list that as a spoiler in case people don't want to see it

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19Robb92

299. Posted:

taffy wrote:

@19Robb92 Might be an idea to list that as a spoiler in case people don't want to see it

He's on the cover of the game..

You're going to see it no matter what anyway. That's not something I'd call spoiler.

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Thrash13

300. Posted:

I'm guessing we'll be getting a "Cranky" video soon now. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. It doesn't completely confirm he's the fourth playable character, but that would be pretty goofy to have him on the cover instead unless he plays another big part in the game. I'm guessing he's probably the fourth playable character though.

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