And while it's clearly not three-dimensional, DKCR does at least take you in and out of the layers that make up the parallax scrolling backdrop. Canon-like barrels fire you back to distant sections which you clear then blast yourself back.
Gamers of old can tackle DKCR with the Remote rotated horizonally like an old-style controller. Others may prefer to connect the Nunchuck, steering with that while bashing the buttons on the other controller. Neither is quite ideal, and it's a little to easy to mix up your buttons with disastrous results.
Two-player adds a little extra to the replay value, as does tackling each level within a fixed time limit. But a greater incentive will be the need you'll feel to make sure you found every hidden item.
Donkey Kong Country Returns charms and frustrates in equal measure - and that's exactly what a good arcade game should do. Overflowing with invention, it shows there's still plenty of life in platform games - even 15-year-old ones. Need an exuse? Buy it for the nippers - my eight-year-old can't get enough of it. And if you're not humming the theme tune in a week, there's something wrong with you. ®
Donkey Kong Country Returns
RE: Get real.
Different yardsticks? Two entirely different games, two different reviewers.
Reviews compiled by a single person are subjective by their very nature. For an agregated perspective you could check Metacritic. Where DKCR is rated 87% vs 84% for GT5, seems there's somewhat of a consensus on which is the better game.
The wonderful thing about opinions is that everyone it entitled to their own.
"Bang, there goes your credibility." ... posted as AC? As such, your credibility hasn't gone -- it was never there to begin with.
♫ Memories ... like the corners of my mind ... ♫
DKC on the SNES was agreed, among my peers, to be the most beautiful game in all creation. I remember heading off to college for a lecture, leaving my flatmates behind to play "one quick game" before they joined me. I would return after closing time to find them in exactly the same place, the only noticeable difference being a significantly fuller ashtray and a correspondingly diminshed bag of weed. This pattern continued, I think, for three full days. Good times....
They don't make 'em like they used to
Oh. Apparently they do. And charge £45 for the priviledge.
'Tis a strange world....
Dixie is the one with the pony tale, she was in DKC2.
Presumably you have played it then? A lot? Because that the only make to make a fair assessment.
Diffrent strokes as they say, I'm guessing I will like this more than GT5, because I prefer platform games to car games. But have I said GT5 is tripe? No.
I think you are the one lacking in credibility.