Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Platforming at It's Greatest
When thinking about a game to buy for the Wii U (if you have one, because god it's not selling and I don't know WHY!!!), this is a game to buy. It is one of the greatest 2D platformers in the Wii U. It has great music, beautiful graphics(you can see Donkey Kong's fur!), and isn't afraid to give you a challenge. Multiplayer isn't a problem, well if you have a good partner. One problem (which is in most Wii U games) is how it doesn't use the game pad.....at all. It is pretty much just a control. They could have used the game pad like how Rayman Legends did. But overall, it was a great game.
Like a Huge expansion to DKC:R
And that isn't a bad thing. Donkey kong games aren't known for their story, they excel in gameplay. This one does it better than any before it. Using the gamepad feels completely natural, better then the wii mote or snes controller. The graphics and art design are incredible. I have never seen so much detail in hair/fur in any game, including xbox one/ps4 graphics. The frame rate is perfect, no drops. It's also hard, especially if you are trying to get 100% Good luck trying to find everything without having some kind of help. A great buy overall and only 50$
Great addition to the DKC series
Donkey Kong Country was one of my first SNES games and one of my first video games in general. It's one of those games that tell me why video games are awesome. Its two sequels did the same justice as well. When I heard about DKCR in 2010, I went NUTS. It was my top priority for video games that year. And after beating it, I realized how well it brought back memories of playing the original DKC on SNES. In 2013, I was somewhat letdown that Retro Studios' first Wii U game wasn't a new Metroid, or even a new Star Fox (hey, let a gamer dream.) But in reality, I was more than happy that fans were getting an HD DKC game. Now, many gaming sites criticize this game for being too hard. Honestly, after beating this game, I thought this was just about the same as Donkey Kong Country Returns, in terms of difficulty, and that's not a bad thing. Now for the full review: Gameplay - 9/10 - Although DKC: Tropical Freeze's gameplay is roughly the same as DKC Returns', there are some nice additions and modifications. One, the slightly tedious blowing mechanic from DKCR is replaced with a plucking mechanic, making the flow of the levels less interrupted. Two, for the first time in the Donkey Kong Country series, you have three different buddies to choose from to work alongside with DK, rather than just one. And three, you have the option for traditional controls like the Pro Controller, rather than the Wii shake controls. And four, water levels (which were in the SNES games) return. Overall, I'd say DKCTF's gameplay is an improvement over DKCR's. Graphics - 10/10 - I could go on and on about the graphics, but needless to say, the HD visuals really bring the levels to life in this DKC game. The Kongs' fur looks so dang good as well. You have to see it on the TV to believe it. Sound - 10/10 - David Wise (composer of the original SNES games) returned for DKCTF (wasn't involved with DKCR) and let me tell you, he's literally brought some of the best music since DKC2 (heck, you'll even notice some awesome remixes from that game.) Oh yeah, and this game is also in 5.1 surround, and it's pretty sweet. Lasting Appeal - 8/10 - In my books, DKCTF is gonna be a classic just like DKC2. It has an unlockable Hard Mode, Time Attack, and loads of extras to earn in the Extras gallery. Unfortunately, this isn't the game the Wii U needs at this moment because it doesn't show off the Wii U GamePad's potential. Still, if you're hardcore and love the Donkey Kong Country series, get this game. One of my favorite games of 2014 right now.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze does not fail to bring us a challenging yet addictingly fun game. The graphics are amazing and i was really pleased with that. The game is yet another success by Nintendo and i highly recommend this game for anyone interested.
What a Wonderful Legacy You've Got There
Why so negative?
Oh, the game is beautiful.
The music is great and catchy and all that.
But the controls feel so mushy I can barely stand to play it.
It literally feels like they've pinned a Donkey Kong game over what was mistaken for a "modern" physics engine.
I spent the weeks up to release playing the old games attempting to relive the magic before charging headfirst into this title.
But this is just unplayable:
Bouncing off enemies is wrong.
Momentum is wrong.
Jumping can sometimes feel right if the stars align. But, as you never jump the same distance twice, jumping is also wrong.
Level design is atrocious. Obstacles will get thrown at you at random and you will either figure it out immediately or you won't. Then that gimmick is gone, never to be seen again (sometimes thankfully).
This game literally makes me want to sell my WiiU and only even think of Nintendo when the next Pokémon gets released on their handhelds.
God knows they've driven all sense of charm out of every other once-beloved series they have to their name...
Don't judge a book by its cover..
When i bought this game i thought it would be just like the first one except a new concept and villains, I was totally wrong this has got to be the best plat former iv ever played. This game is super difficult and a lot of fun! And going back getting all of the letters and puzzle pieces is harder than you think. So it has a tone of new replay value. The only thing i dont like is no new animal buddies but other than that if you have a Wii U buy this game because it might be the best game next to Super mario 3d world for the system!
This game is a challenge
*flashback* to the 80's playing the original Mario Bros. there's that one friggin' jump with the little sliver of bricks to land on and you had to time your jump just right, or else face a myriad of pit falls and lives lost. Nintendo I think has HAD IT with people classifying their games as children's fare. They have ramped up the challenge and brought back the classic characters from the Super Nintendo days of Donkey Kong Country Returns!!! Basically Dixie Kong joins the group. This game is a real challenge, and is fun to play co-op. The level builds are gorge, and the sound track is bumpin'. I wish you could pick which Kong character you play as, instead of always having to play as Donkey Kong through out each level, unless you play multiplayer you're stuck as Donkey Kong, who's a frickin' brick. The only thing that would make this game better is Trophies, because it's so hard! I feel like I should get a trophy upon completing some of the feats. I think Nintendo should integrate the Sticker book collection in Super Mario World 3D for all of their games, and allow you to use stickers to make posts to the Wii home. I think that would ramp up the addiction to playing Nintendo, because anyone who knows a Nintendo game you're going to be collecting something of some kind, and that's the real charm, collecting.... C'MON NINTENDO you're killing me with this no trophies thing, you have this wonderful bragging space, and YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT!!!!! ok anyway, if you have a wii U pick up Donkey Kong Country Topical Freeze, because it's a real game, not appropriate for small children due to difficulty. Have fun!
BEST DONKEY KONG GAME EVER
Donkey Kong Country Freeze is by far the best donkey kong games of all time. The story begins with donkey kong, diddy, dixie, and cranky all sitting around a table eagerly waiting for Donkey Kong to take his first bite of his banana cake. But all of a sudden a group of wintery enemies known as snowmads invade the island and start freezing everything. It is up to donkey kong and his friends to put a stop do their plans or they will freeze the entire island. The gameplay is similar to country returns. you platform on 2D stages, solve puzzles and do many other things as you go for the goal. One of the biggest features is the dynamic camera angles during some of the launching sections. This leads to some epic escapes and falls. This is one of the best looking games on the Wii u. The textures of incredible and the nature effects like water and grass look amazing. The other kongs aren't left out, Diddy can float with his jetpack, dixie is similar to diddy, using her hair to float slower for safer landings and cranky uses his cane as a pogo stick to jump higher. the stages in this game are jaw dropping to say the least. none will ever beat the amazing silhouette stage from country returns but they are still great. my favorite stage sees you jumping on different animals as they dance to the music. the soundtrack in this game rocks. many new songs and awesome remixes are in this game and are very enjoyable. so overall this game comes highly recommended by me and if you love DK you must get it.
Just got my wii u cause of this and the mario games, this game is soo much fun and the graphics look amazing, love playing this game
First DK 2D game
I wasn't expecting anything amazing out of this game. I had seen reviews that praised it and heard people talking about it, so decided to pick it up. It's pretty great. The difficulty of some of these levels is actually refreshing from the handholding some games nowadays are doing. I definitely recommend picking up this game.