Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze:

"Jump, Jump, Watch-Out, Not that Way, Dag-on-it!"

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For anyone who loves the donkey kong games on the Super Nintendo or the N64 this game should be like coming home, I coming home was like walking on a bed of Hot Rocks!  DKTF is very much similar to the original games in the series you got Donkey Kong, Diddy, Daisy, and now introducing Grumpy Kong... He has a pogo stick or a cane that thinks it's a pogo stick!

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To be honest I never was huge on DK and this reminds me why you get two hits and your dead and the controls just do not help in any way! My favorite part about this game is being player two and riding on someone's back as they just through everything; and I can just throw bananas at enemies.  Tropical Freeze seems overly Hard, the first "Boss" is a circus seal that you have to jump on as he slides at you for an attack. This boss seems easy right? Dodge jump hit repeat...and repeat...and repeat! It take over 15 hits to kill this guy! And on top of that you only get two hearts then you have to restart! It's the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen!

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Now that that is over the game is pretty the enemies are kind of funny and the detail and intricacy they put into each level is pretty stellar! But a pretty game is not always a fun enjoyable or good game!

I picked this game up with a few trade-ins and 8$ cash and I really wish I had just given it to another game. Donkey Kong is a loved character I just don't think his games are up to the realm of what they should be this far into the Wii U cycle.

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In Mario Kart 8 one of my favorite characters but not so much here.

Over all If you just love DK then this game is for you, heck even if you love platformers then this may be for you but overall if you are just wanting to try it out for something else to play download the Super Nintendo version on the e-shop when it comes out or now whichever comes first and you will get a similar probably better experience.

"Yes, yes it was..." -Matt Adams

"Yes, yes it was..." -Matt Adams

I give Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze 4.5 / 10.0

4.5 / 10.0

Pros:

  1. Pretty
  2. Intricacy
  3. Beloved Characters

Cons:

  1. Extremely difficult
  2. Not really much different then any other game in the series
  3. Boring at some points
  4. Did I mention how difficult it is??