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JonnyKong

581. Posted:

Damn it Destinyman, always coming in to post news before me haha.

I read over on Neogaf that the German Gamespot awarded the game 86%. Their two main negatives were "the mine cart levels are too trial and error" and "the pointless Kung Pow move".

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Spuratis

582. Posted:

JonnyKong wrote:

Damn it Destinyman, always coming in to post news before me haha.

I read over on Neogaf that the German Gamespot awarded the game 86%. Their two main negatives were "the mine cart levels are too trial and error" and "the pointless Kung Pow move".

I hate seeing stupid negatives like that. Trial and error, really? A lot of things can be considered trial and error. Of course the cart levels are going to be that way or they wouldn't be challenging. The Kung Pow thing (I'm assuming the end of a boss fight) is kind of pointless.. but a negative? I really wonder how much points they knocked off because of these things.

I preordered this game from Newegg for $44.99 and free shipping.. but I'm seriously considering cancelling that and going to pick it up morning of release at Best Buy. Shipping makes the wait that much more intolerable and especially with the weather we've been having recently.. could make it worse. Hmm.. save $5.00 or spend it to have the game earliar.. decisions decisions. >_<

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JonnyKong

583. Posted:

I think they mean that move where the Kongs join up and wipe out all the enemies on the screen, but I don't have an issue with the move personally.

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CapnPancakes

584. Posted:

Yeah it's pointless, but it's not like it's really required to beat the game (to my knowledge), so why count it as a negative?

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Dark-Luigi

585. Posted:

It's more useful than negative, in fact, I loved that they put that in considering how hard this game will turn out.

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586. Posted:

Here's hoping eShop will have a midnight release for this (they had it for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Emblem, so why not this?), then I can immediately purchase it and have the game downloaded and ready by morning. :)

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LucinaSmash

587. Posted:

Reason why I'm not buying DK Country Tropical Freeze, Sakurai's HD Donkey Kong design from Smash Bros Nintendo Direct trailers is more impressive than Retro's final product.

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DestinyMan

588. Posted:

@SkywardL: Are you serious? Are you going to base your decision on whether or not to buy a game just by graphics alone? Big mistake; especially if you're judging by just screenshots and gameplay videos. I can guarantee you the game will look better in person. Besides, gameplay and the fun factor are what matter most.

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589. Posted:

SkywardL wrote:

Reason why I'm not buying DK Country Tropical Freeze, Sakurai's HD Donkey Kong design from Smash Bros Nintendo Direct trailers is more impressive than Retro's final product.

I have no idea on how to respond to such reasoning (if serious).

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Dark-Luigi

590. Posted:

@SkywardL I bet you denied 3D World if the graphics were horrible huh? :P Graphics aren't the only thing that make a game good, the gameplay, music, etc, do.

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DestinyMan

591. Posted:

Up in Nintendo of Canada, they're teasing something Tropical Freeze-related with a box buried in snow.
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592. Posted:

This game is easily one of the best-looking Wii U games to date, so to base your purchase decision on how DK looks is absurd. This game looks fantastic, and I'm sure it plays even better. An 86 is still a great score by any definition, and I'm sure there will be much more of the same from other outlets. Most of the negatives will probably be based around how hard the game is. It's silly, but I'm expecting it to happen some.

My son and I have been going through DKC Returns on 3DS the past couple weeks, and we're addicted. That game is a blast, and we are both excited for Tropical Freeze. It's been near the top of my list the last few months, and it will be the first game we get when we buy a Wii U soon.

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LucinaSmash

593. Posted:

I know my statement of deciding not to get the game is controversial. It's not the graphics that I'm turn off. I never did end up getting Returns despite of how gorgeous it was for a Wii title because I'm not impressive of the platforming. The gameplay is slower than the original SNES trilogy.

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CapnPancakes

594. Posted:

@SkywardL
Obviously you've never seen the last 3 worlds of DKCR then. Those contain some of the most intense and fast paced levels I've seen in a platformer.

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595. Posted:

SkywardL wrote:

I know my statement of deciding not to get the game is controversial. It's not the graphics that I'm turn off. I never did end up getting Returns despite of how gorgeous it was for a Wii title because I'm not impressive of the platforming. The gameplay is slower than the original SNES trilogy.

It's not smart to base your beliefs on the first few worlds. Early games struggled with accessibility due to starting out too hard. Just because this game starts out easy doesn't mean it can't get to insane level difficulty. DKCR (and more so, the 3DS remake) got absolutely nuts, so why shouldn't this game?

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LucinaSmash

596. Posted:

There could be one more Nintendo Direct before Tropical Freeze release, might finally impressive me similar to what happen to Super Mario 3D World.

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DestinyMan

597. Posted:

Remember when Donkey Kong played a Nintendo DS Lite in Returns?
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This time he plays a 3DS XL in Tropical Freeze.
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It would be creepy if he's playing Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

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Dark-Luigi

598. Posted:

Hah! Love it when he does that! :D

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JonnyKong

599. Posted:

http://nintendoeverything.com/game-informer-review-scores-mar...

Whoop whoop

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DestinyMan

600. Posted:

@JonnyKong: Good; a 9.25 out of 10!

Also, here's some details from the GameInformer review.

  • Seems like generic worlds, ice, beach, jungle but “the variety is amazing”
  • Ride minecarts through saw mills, dash through a forest with a raging fire, etc.
  • Great difficulty balance, bonus stages are a bit ridiculous in difficulty though that is expected.
  • Water levels return, are very fun, better to control with analog stick than d-pad. For some reason you have to access the menu to pick one or the other.
  • Dixie and Cranky add new moves that work best to reach certain collectibles or specific platforming challenges. Rotating barrels allow you to select the best Kong for the job.
  • “Local Co-op is as much a mixed bag as the first installment.”
  • 6 worlds instead of 8 in the last game. But each level is larger. Reviewer says it rather have a smaller collection of the best levels Retro can make than a more bloated game with less quality levels and that is exactly what this game does.

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