Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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PostDonkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Tomous » Wed May 02, 2018 12:42 pm

We have a logo but no thread so here we go.

Looking forward to getting this. I know the price is a sticking point for some people, which I do understand, but for me, £40 is fine for a first party Nintendo title I haven't played before. Really enjoyed Returns (on the 3DS as I never owned a Wii) but never got round to TF on the Wii U.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by rinks » Wed May 02, 2018 1:06 pm

I hadn't realised this was out so soon. As one who skipped the Wii U, I'll happily pay up for this.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Hime » Wed May 02, 2018 1:09 pm

I'll pick this up when it's on sale.

So, never.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by imbusydoctorwho » Wed May 02, 2018 1:22 pm

Already got it on Wii U and stopped playing halfway through, wouldn't mind getting it on Switch but not at £40.
I'll wait a few years till it eventually arrives on the Nintendo Selects range for Switch.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by BOR » Wed May 02, 2018 4:38 pm

I’ll pick it up when I’ve finished with God of War.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Preezy » Wed May 02, 2018 4:39 pm

No trailer or gameplay preview videos in the OP? Worst thread ever.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Jazzem » Wed May 02, 2018 4:47 pm

Loving the logo :toot:

Umming and ahhing over when to get this, I adored it on Wii U but not sure if I'll pick it up asap. Hoping to get it digitally for reasonably cheap

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Earfolds » Wed May 02, 2018 4:50 pm

I'll buy it at some point to play either this weekend or next. I didn't have a Wii U, so it'll be like a brand new game for me.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Squinty » Wed May 02, 2018 4:51 pm

The greatest platform game.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by The Watching Artist » Wed May 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Squinty wrote:The greatest 2D platform game.

Yep.

Honestly I'm tempted to play it on Wii U again and just join in and pretend I've got it new. :shifty:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Tomous » Wed May 02, 2018 5:21 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Squinty wrote:The greatest 2D platform game.

Yep.

Honestly I'm tempted to play it on Wii U again and just join in and pretend I've got it new. :shifty:


Do it :toot:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Bleachyleachy » Wed May 02, 2018 5:51 pm

Is it really that good?
I never actually finished DKCR, not because I thought it was particularly bad, but I didn't think especially highly of it either

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by jawafour » Wed May 02, 2018 6:02 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:Honestly I'm tempted to play it on Wii U again and just join in and pretend I've got it new. :shifty:

I may do the same... and it will seem new because I've never played it before :toot: .

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by PuppetBoy » Wed May 02, 2018 6:09 pm

I'm also tempted to dig out my Wii U copy. I loved DKCR and I enjoyed what I played of this one, but I don't think I got all that far.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Miguel007 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:11 pm

I got 3 Worlds in on the Wii U version and couldn't stomach the painful load times. I'm day one for this if the load times are greatly improved!

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by jawafour » Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 pm

Miguel007 wrote:...I'm day one for this if the load times are greatly improved!




They are, Miguel! Check out Digital Foundry's analysis - the loading times check starts at 4:24.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Squinty » Wed May 02, 2018 7:07 pm

Bleachyleachy wrote:Is it really that good?
I never actually finished DKCR, not because I thought it was particularly bad, but I didn't think especially highly of it either


It's a bit more accessible, I think. But it retains the challenge if you want it. It has some wonderful level design, physics and an amazing soundtrack.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Jezo » Thu May 03, 2018 10:51 am

It's a real solid game for sure, and yeah the soundtrack is awesome, what you'd expect from David Wise. I loved it, though was disappointed it was easier than Returns. Funky mode disappointingly looks like it's just an Easy Mode for the game as well. Still a little challenging in places though. I remember either Dixie or Cranky were OP. I think it was Dixie. Diddy literally serves no purpose in this game iirc.

Edit: Just looked at Metacritic. 86 is probably a fair score for this game. I always enjoy looking at the worst reviews; someone gave it 2.5 stars out of 5. One of their opening points about the game is how you can't change difficulty modes at any time, i.e. if you get stuck on a level (an unfair level I might add), you can't just switch to Funky Kong. And subsequently if a level is too easy with Funky, you can't switch to regular mode for more of a challenge.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Tomous » Thu May 03, 2018 11:39 am

Jezo wrote:Funky mode disappointingly looks like it's just an Easy Mode for the game as well.


I've seen comments suggesting Funky Mode adds a new angle to speed runs, if that's your thing. Not really mine, but I imagine that will have appeal for some.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Lime » Thu May 03, 2018 11:48 am

jawafour wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:Honestly I'm tempted to play it on Wii U again and just join in and pretend I've got it new. :shifty:

I may do the same... and it will seem new because I've never played it before :toot: .


Me too. I found it odd playing a platformer without a run button, so consequently didn't get that far.

Maybe someone more popular than me can co-ordinate a GRcade playthrough? :D

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