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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Discussion (Nintendo Wii U) [game]
 
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Just picked this up at the store, going to probably get started tonight. Anyone else getting this today?

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Posted: 02/21/14, 19:42:06  - Edited by 
 on: 02/21/14, 19:46:07
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Through world 2 playing co op with my wife. Nothing but pure love, so far.

And of course it's hard. You guys played the last one, didn't you? This ain't Mario.
Posted: 02/22/14, 05:40:14


Yes please.
Posted: 02/22/14, 07:40:00  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 07:40:15
The music in this game is UNBELIEVABLE. This is the best soundtrack I have ever heard in a game. It's like David Wise had 15 years of DKC music in his head and recorded it all for Tropical Freeze!
Posted: 02/22/14, 07:57:39  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 07:57:58
VofEscaflowne said:


Yes please.

lol!

but I love the sounds of DK bouncing off enemies!

Great 1-1 run, by the way! I'm enjoying the mess out of the Gold challenge, though some of these players have me scratching my head with the times they're getting. Crazyism!
Posted: 02/22/14, 08:15:06  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 08:15:57
The sound is amazing too. So bassy. DK feels so damn powerful.

I can't believe I'm saying this but this game gives 3D World a run for its money.

As much as I loved Other M, I think I've jumped on the bandwagon cuz I need Retro on Metroid.


I will say a few tracks aren't that great though. World Map music needs work. Music isn't at 100% ALL the time. But when it's on, it's on like fucking Donkey Kong.

Trying to take my time but damn this is good.

Music made me fucking cry, it's so gorgeous. That original DKC sound that wasn't fully featured even in the awesome sequel's awesome soundtrack is finally back.

That's the wave of nostalgia. The game arrested me and MOVED me. That Mountain stage music. Holy fuck. Put the controller down levels of goodness.


Oh and that easter egg in stage 2 really really got me. Oh man.

PS. This game has respawning enemies!!! Like old NES games almost! This is no longer common right? DKCR didn't do it did it??
Posted: 02/22/14, 09:49:35  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 09:53:48
Aaaah, you guys are making me jealous. I probably won't get to play this for a couple months. I might have to pick up the 3DS version of Returns to satisfy my hunger for Donkey Kong.
Posted: 02/22/14, 10:00:19
Very pleased so far. Cranky and Dixie really help mix up the gameplay.
Posted: 02/22/14, 11:50:14
This deserves to be a system seller...

Every single inch of this game...

The music. The animation. The gameplay and controls. What a magnificent marriage.

Dare I say this tops 3D World. Replaying each level multiple times in pure joy.
Posted: 02/22/14, 12:15:14  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 12:16:19
I hate the design of the Kremlings. Don't miss them at all.
Posted: 02/22/14, 13:47:33
@jwillennium

And it's apparently like Returns where there's a gold medal... but then there's another gold medal that's a tiny bit better/shinier. Ugh!
Posted: 02/22/14, 15:48:45
Can't wait for this game but color me truly disappointed that this game only has six worlds. What the hell? I feel like this game has been in development forever. I know making games is hard, but the game is basically 3/4 the size of DKCR? That's really disappointing.
Posted: 02/22/14, 17:16:21
I find that that game does just look like an HD Wii game; however, thats a compliment to the wii version. This game is beautiful on my 50 inch tv. If I stare straight at any part of it I can see its age, but that doesn't even matter, it over all just looks damn good.

The game is very fun as well. I am enjoying it. The best part, though, is the AMAZING music.
Posted: 02/22/14, 17:26:11
@PogueSquadron

Don't judge a book by it's numbers apparently. The levels are apparently much longer and more in-depth than the other game's. So maybe it evens out content-wise.
Posted: 02/22/14, 18:21:38
Maybe, I hope so. Personally I thought DKCR's levels were pretty long though, at least compared to what we normally get from recent Mario games.

It's tempting to get this for 20% off using the Best Buy eShop card deal this week, but still....maybe I should wait until the rent goes through on the first.
Posted: 02/22/14, 18:30:51
@PogueSquadron

The levels are definitely longer, here. I don't know if it adds up to the same amount of content, but I definitely think it's enough to give you a good value. Especially if you want to go back and master these levels.
Posted: 02/22/14, 18:36:09
Hmm well that's encouraging. I really want to freaking play this but it's tough...

1.) I have plenty of unplayed games (I think Tomb Raider is probably on deck)
2.) My night gaming/stuff is a combination of Pokemon X (working on the Kalos Pokedex) and soon to read the Phoenix Wright manga.
3.) Not sure I have any games I want to sell to try to make the game a little more affordable.

Right now I suppose my best option would be to get a couple 20% off eShop cards at Best Buy this week. That would bring the game to what, $40? I forget what it's going for on the eShop versus retail.
Posted: 02/22/14, 18:49:41
Tomb Raider is shiiiiiiiiiit.
Posted: 02/22/14, 19:00:16
Holy cow, world 1 was decent enough but world 2 was nonstop greatness. The music and atmosphere and creative design are all through the roof. And then 3-1 comes and blows all of it away. Very nice, Retro! Greatly looking forward to seeing what else is in store with this game.

@PogueSquadron

I feel your pain. However, after playing this, I'm greatly impressed by what Retro's done here. I just finished the second world, and it's easily a contender for best DKC world ever--every level is awesome, even the bosses (so far, much better than Returns') and bonus stage. Many levels do seem longer and more involved, like a mini-adventure in each where you travel to all sorts of different crazy places, so the actual length of the game might not be shorter than Returns.

I got my first Shiny Gold in Busted Bayou! It took about an hour and I had to check on the top guy's technique (yay, replays) but I finally nabbed it. Looking forward to seeing you guys on the leaderboards!
Posted: 02/22/14, 19:30:57
@PogueSquadron Not only are the levels longer than the ones in Returns, but they're more varied as well. While each level adheres to the theme of its world, the assets used within each individual level vary on a level that is far beyond the variety found in Returns. It's very impressive. World 2 is a great example. I can go into detail if you don't mind me spoiling the themes of the levels.

I just finished world 3. The game is going by somewhat quickly, as I've made sure to unlock just about every hidden level I can find on the map, minus the ones that require you to find all of the KONG levels. However, when the game's quality and variety are this high, I can't complain about it's legnth.

Carlos hits the nail square on the head again. This game is incredible. It's giving 3D World and DKC 2 a run for their money. There is so much detail and care. In my opinion, this is some top tier stuff both in terms of 2D platformers as a whole, and -well- games as a whole, really. Choosing a favorite Wii U game is so hard right now.

I particularly like the new enemies. They're well designed, and highly interesting. Seeing all of the abandoned planes in the first world, their fishing areas, towns, sawmills and cheese filled caves in the second world, and the jelly/juice factory in trailers for the game has me curious about what their exact motivation is and what they want with DK's island. It's a bit reminiscient of KremCroc industries in a way, but on a much larger and encompassing scale. You can see their prescence and impact on every island and it has me super excited to find out what their ultimate goal is.

I almost forgot, Make sure you stop and listen to the music in level 3-5 before jumping on the rocket barrel. If you're a fan of DKC 2... Just listen to it!
Posted: 02/22/14, 19:41:50  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/14, 19:50:58
You guys are making the wait really tough! I'm gonna download this as soon as I get back home to my Wii U tonight!
Posted: 02/22/14, 20:32:49
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