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DONKEY KONG COUNTRY!!!!! SUCKS!!
« on: March 19, 2007, 04:06:28 PM »
I am assuming that you guys don't remember how the original DKC looked like, because your review of the game was "RECOMMENDED" and what not.  After buying the game, loading it, and noticing what a crappy job Nintendo did porting the game over.  I regret spending my 800 pts on such a cheap port of DKC.  This port looks like what it should belong on the GBA, and for Nintendo not being able to port this game over the proper way discourages me to buy another VC game for the SNES.  

NWR staff, please oh please, when you do reviews, compare it to the SNES graphically too.  And if you don't remember how it looks like, go dig in that closet of yours and pull out your SNES.  I downloaded DKC in hope that it would look as good as it did on the SNES, and it disappointed me, and I have this feeling that all the SNES games will look as crappy as the DKC port.

I would recommend "NO" to this download if you are a hard core DKC fan, and "YES" if you will never get to experience the original, even though it will never compare to it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 04:12:07 PM »
I think nostalgia has clogged your vision.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 04:13:43 PM »
I would recommend just steering clear of Donkey Kong Country all togethor. It's only now with objective eyes that we realise that this had to have been one of the most boring platformers in existence. The only reason it was ever noticed was because of the graphics and now that they are a decade old we can smell the true odur of it's foul gameplay.
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RE:DONKEY KONG COUNTRY!!!!! SUCKS!!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 04:17:44 PM »
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I would recommend just steering clear of Donkey Kong Country all togethor. It's only now with objective eyes that we realise that this had to have been one of the most boring platformers in existence. The only reason it was ever noticed was because of the graphics and now that they are a decade old we can smell the true odur of it's foul gameplay.


I agree that the first one was an alright, but fun, platformer. But the second one was awesome! It was far more creative than the first or even the third one was. I actually played that one more than I did DKC 1 as a kid.

Also, its VERY hard to deny that the music is awesome. DKC 3 had alright music, but 1 and 2 had some beautiful, powerful soundtracks. That actually added a lot to the experience.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 04:24:44 PM »
No one gets excited about game mucic.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 04:27:15 PM »
Looking back, Donkey Kong Country is a pretty boring game. Not awful, not great.

I enjoy well-made video game music.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 04:37:33 PM »
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No one gets excited about game mucic.


You must lack the soul to enjoy it, then...

Seriously, I dare you to say that during a discussion about videogame music. You wouldn't last long.

The best games of all time have featured some amazing even, and even the simple anthems have become the theme for gaming (like Mario and Zelda's theme).  
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007, 04:37:48 PM »
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No one gets excited about game mucic.


I do. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles has some of the most STELLAR VG music I've ever heard. David Wise's work on the DKC series is memorable as well. Of course, great music is nothing without complimentary great gameplay, and the DKC series and FFCC both provided (although, DKCs were deeper experiences altogether).

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007, 04:40:55 PM »
It must be just me, but DKC aged better than Super Mario World, in my opinion. I can't play past two levels of that game without getting bored to tears.

When that game came out, I wasn't at the age where I cared about graphics, I just thought the game was extremely fun....and I still love it.

Oh, and the music was awesome. Sometimes my cousins and I would just turn the game on to have it playing in the background when we were playing board games or something.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007, 05:22:40 PM »
Funny, Super Mario World is one of the must "playable" of my childhood classics today. That is, I find that it has aged incredibly well. In fact, the early Super Mario games are all "comfort games" to me that I can still have fun with after all these years.

I suspect nostalgia has a big impact on what games remain fun. Would I enjoy the Power Rangers game for SNES if I didn't have such fond memories of playing it with my best friend? Maybe, but not as much. Still, there have been games where I go back and think, "this is terrible"--my apologies to Mickey Mousecapade.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2007, 06:12:43 PM »
All I've noticed is that I seem to have lost all of my DKCing skill.  Those damn barrells own me all the time now!
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2007, 06:21:20 PM »
Miyamoto was right. When it comes down to it, Donkey Kong Country is a fun, simple distraction. But a distraction is all it is. The game sold because it was flashy, but it has nowhere close to the depth of Mario platformers. It hasn't aged as well as them either.  
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2007, 06:27:45 PM »
I'm having fun the game and feel the visuals hold up well. The platforming, I dunno, it still is a very challenging game but with that said it still pales in comparison to DKC2 or better yet Super Mario World.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007, 07:13:17 PM »
I dunno about the gameplay (because I never played it much) but I always found that DKC looks ugly, even back in the SNES era.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007, 07:59:22 PM »
It is great to hear Kranky Kong do his thing again though.  Maybe it is nostalgia, afterall, but I always love his ramblings.  (I'll never forget the instruction booklet when you get to the "notes" pages "Does anybody even use these pages?!" :-P)  
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 08:41:43 PM »
2 is better in almost every way, but still 1 is fun for a few run thu's

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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 09:08:33 PM »
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No one gets excited about game mucic.


Screw you hippie, the DKC soundtrack was ridiculously catchy. I'm gonna smack you over the head next Friday and then make you sit through a speech from Koji Kondo about game music.

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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2007, 02:49:25 AM »
The graphics on every VC SNES game I've played so far are exactly the same, the TV's since that time have gotten a lot better.  Of course it looks similar to GBA, the resolutions weren't that far off from each other.

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2007, 04:44:04 AM »
If you play DKC on 480p it's so clear that all the flaws and dithering are really noticable. It should look very similar to the SNES version on a CRT TV with composite cables.  If your TV is widescreen and the image is stretched it will also look worse.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2007, 05:11:15 AM »
I have nothing but fond memories of DKC, but I haven't played it in many years now. DKC2 however, I've revisited a few times not long ago, and it still holds up. Wait for it!

DKC's soundtrack rocks.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2007, 05:13:12 AM »
Thinking about it, shouldn't this thread be part of the official VC thread? The guy just came here and ranted about the guy when just a few posts up there was a perfect thread for it.

But looks like we were able to develop it into its own thread, so no biggie.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2007, 05:34:00 AM »
Well I am one who was impressed with DKC graphics back when it was new, but I hated Donkey Kong so much I wouldn't give it a try. None of my SNES owning friends (had only 2 btw we were a big Genesis  crowd) even had the game. I got to eperience it for the first time at a Sears who had the game set up as a demo. After a few minutes I decided it wasnt a game for me. Down the road when we got a SNES, just about the time N64 came out, we finally got the game cuz it was cheap, and my little sister enjoyed it but I never could get too into it. I wills till download it for my sister but likely wont play much myself.  
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2007, 05:37:27 AM »
I will not agree or disagree with the statement that Donkey Kong Country Sucks.

Though I will say Donkey Kong Country 3 sucks, and Donkey Kong Country 2, took Donkey Kong away from us, and gave us an uninspired female character.

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2007, 06:00:19 AM »
For those saying DKC is not as good as Super Mario World... yes. But that's a pretty high standard to hold a game to. Let's face it, Donkey Kong Country is much better then the Sonic offerings, and tons of other 2D platforms. It's not the end all, best there is in that genre, but it shouldn't have to be in order to be a ton of fun.

Also, for the record:

DKC2 > DKC > DKC3
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2007, 06:28:27 AM »
I had never played DKC because I was very exclusive to Mario games in those days when it came out, but I downloaded it recently and I am enjoying myself. Sure, it's probably a second or third-tier platformer, but I am enjoying it's rather high difficulty and level variety.

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