Reviews and Problems with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
2 September 2013
Summary: I remember where I was when Donkey Kong Country Returns was announced for the Wii. I was in the E3 press room during the Nintendo conference, and I shouted a few obscenities at the screen after the surprise trailer, garnering everything from thumbs up from fellow fans to confused glares.
Summary: One of the best platformers in years gets pint-sized on the 3DS
Pros: Surprisingly intense platforming action; loads of personality and clever level designs; great graphics and catchy music; near perfect mix of modern design and nostalgia; plenty of secrets and replay value.
Cons: Not too much here that wasn't in the 2010 Wii version; younger gamers may have trouble managing the challenge level; some obstacles were designed with a big TV in mind and can be hard to make out on the 3DS screen; the game is practically unplayable in 3D mode.
Summary: Platforming goodness comes to the 3DS in the form Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It was an unrelenting but highly enjoyable game on the Wii, hopefully the move to a smaller screen hasn't damaged it.
Excerpt: Just like I opened my review of Donkey Kong Country Returns with scepticism as to whether or not Retro Studios could do a decent job bringing my favourite platforming franchise back to the forefront of cultural relevance, I was also incredibly sceptical of just how interesting or useful the 3D enhanced port of Donkey Kong Country Returns would be.
Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is full of a-peel-ing nostalgia
31 May 2013
Excerpt: Nintendo has added another quality title to its already impressive library of games for the 3DS. Originally on the Nintendo Wii, the 3DS remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns adds some new features to the high-quality title – features that make the challenge of the original more accessible to a wider audience. The main difference with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is the added option of choosing which game mode you want to play in.