DK Tropical Freeze still manages an 83% after 73 reviews

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#1 Edited by SolidGame_basic (17742 posts) -

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze

flop it is not son!

#2 Posted by KBFloYd (13688 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze

flop it is not son!

in before gamespot score or GTFO

#3 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Pretty certain it's a flop.

#4 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3579 posts) -

Definitely not a flop.

#5 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16615 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

gamespot score or GTFO

#6 Posted by charizard1605 (57755 posts) -

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

#7 Edited by SonicNextGen2 (3452 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

As much as I love platformers, I think the Wii U has had its fill for its first year.

#8 Posted by SolidGame_basic (17742 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

did you try Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 or Windwaker HD? Are you ready for Mario Kart 8 and Smash and Bayonetta 2?

#9 Posted by charizard1605 (57755 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: No to the first two, yes to the third. And hell yes to the last three. Kart 8 is my most anticipated game of the year, actually.

@SonicNextGen2: Or forever, really.

#10 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16615 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

Lol, I bought mine for the platformers

Can't get enough.

I'll never get enough.

#11 Edited by charizard1605 (57755 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

Lol, I bought mine for the platformers

Can't get enough.

I'll never get enough.

But think about it!

New Super Mario Bros. U. New Super Luigi U. Rayman Legends. Sonic Lost Worlds. Super Mario 3D World. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Sonic Boom. Yoshi Yarn. The inevitable Kirby game.

I mean gaaah, what the fucking hell. Have some variety on your system for crying out loud. At least this year looks better in terms of that.

#12 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11359 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

Lol, I bought mine for the platformers

Can't get enough.

I'll never get enough.

But think about it!

New Super Mario Bros. U. New Super Luigi U. Rayman Legends. Sonic Lost Worlds. Super Mario 3D World. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Sonic Boom. Yoshi Yarn. The inevitable Kirby game.

I mean gaaah, what the fucking hell. Have some variety on your system for crying out loud. At least this year looks better in terms of that.

You listed 8 games. 3 of which are 3rd party. 1 which isn't announced. And 1 which was DLC but also sold individually. That doesn't really seem like much to me.

#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16615 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

But think about it!

New Super Mario Bros. U. New Super Luigi U. Rayman Legends. Sonic Lost Worlds. Super Mario 3D World. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Sonic Boom. Yoshi Yarn. The inevitable Kirby game.

I mean gaaah, what the fucking hell. Have some variety on your system for crying out loud. At least this year looks better in terms of that.

Nothing wrong with variety, as long as the platformers keep coming :)

I really didn't like NSLU to be honest, it was such a disappointment after playing NSMBU. The game is difficult because of the short time you get to finish all the levels. I never liked games where you are always pressured by a time constraint.

#14 Posted by charizard1605 (57755 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: You must have hated Majora's Mask :P

@Kaze_no_Mirai: And I would be okay with it if in this period, the Wii U had had something more than just platformers to play. Outside of Pikmin 3, and maybe The Wonderful 101 (which is a super niche game), it didn't really.

#15 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16615 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@R4gn4r0k: You must have hated Majora's Mask :P

Never played it :p

But yeah, I have heard a lot about it and I don't think I would like the concept. Though I probably would check it out if they do another remake for 3DS.

#16 Posted by Desmonic (14123 posts) -

Donkey Flop is still a flop. #DealWithIt

#17 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9598 posts) -

Pretty solid review scores. I'll be sure to get this when I get a Wii-U.

I agree with Charizard though. Wii-U could use a break on the platformers; except for maybe a 3D one because I don't think there have been a lot of those yet (hint hint, Retro; if you're going to make another Donkey Kong, make it a 3D one).

#18 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8969 posts) -

It's incredibly underscored for what it is: one of the finest platformers ever crafted in this industry. It's a masterpiece in my eyes. I honestly cannot think of a game better in its genre.

#19 Edited by KBFloYd (13688 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Donkey Flop is still a flop. #DealWithIt

#20 Edited by Speak_Low (1094 posts) -

Nintendo sticks to platformers because they wouldn't know how to make something like TLOU

None of their 1st party or 2nd party teams have shown potential in making anything close, so they just make "boingy boingy" platformers all day. As if that wasn't enough - SEGA will now give us Sonic Boom after Sonic World already flopped. They couldn't get the message that people are getting sick of them staying within a narrow spectrum, and yet they continue to make more of them anyways. That's all they know how to do, lol

Sony has Naughty Dog (who started with platformers) and then changed themselves and went to Uncharted to TLOU, winner of more industry awards than any other game, in a competitive field saturated with third-person shooters already. TLOU still managed to rise above the crowd and make an impression on the critics and the masses.

Nintendo, seeing this, will answer back with their own mature "AAA" game: Bayo 2........LOL

One company is kicking arse because they have the better gaming philosophy - make more games and maintain an interesting variety in order to excite as many gamers as possible. The sales results prove this approach works.

Another company is on the bottom because they look for short-term sales from casuals, and none of them know how to write something like TLOU when they couldn't even write their own future.

#21 Posted by mariokart64fan (19511 posts) -

speak low have you even played any zelda game , i suggest you do before making that assumption , nintnedo can make any game oh look theres project x ,, uh huh and you were saying . .

#22 Posted by charizard1605 (57755 posts) -

@speak_low said:

Nintendo sticks to platformers because they wouldn't know how to make something like TLOU

None of their 1st party or 2nd party teams have shown potential in making anything close, so they just make "boingy boingy" platformers all day. As if that wasn't enough - SEGA will now give us Sonic Boom after Sonic World already flopped. They couldn't get the message that people are getting sick of them staying within a narrow spectrum, and yet they continue to make more of them anyways. That's all they know how to do, lol

Sony has Naughty Dog (who started with platformers) and then changed themselves and went to Uncharted to TLOU, winner of more industry awards than any other game, in a competitive field saturated with third-person shooters already. TLOU still managed to rise above the crowd and make an impression on the critics and the masses.

Nintendo, seeing this, will answer back with their own mature "AAA" game: Bayo 2........LOL

One company is kicking arse because they have the better gaming philosophy - make more games and maintain an interesting variety in order to excite as many gamers as possible. The sales results prove this approach works.

Another company is on the bottom because they look for short-term sales from casuals, and none of them know how to write something like TLOU when they couldn't even write their own future.

lol

#23 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5442 posts) -

I played a little bit of it and its definitely a tight platformer. To my surprise though, it really failed to lock me in. It'll probably be one of those games that I'll play through during a drought.

#24 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5442 posts) -

Haha, speak low is such a fool.

#25 Edited by Vatusus (4617 posts) -

Unfortunately only "GS scores count" on GS wich is probably the most stupid rule ever made in SW.

I propose a voting to change that rule

#26 Edited by Speak_Low (1094 posts) -

@mariokart64fan said:

speak low have you even played any zelda game , i suggest you do before making that assumption , nintnedo can make any game oh look theres project x ,, uh huh and you were saying . .

The fact that you think those games are in the same mature vein as TLOU really says a lot about the fanbase.

I am not arguing about which genre is better - there is nothing wrong with platformers (or RPGs). But the point is Nintendo makes too much of the platformers and doesn't (or can't) try to make something like TLOU. It doesn't even need that much violence or a bearded protagonist - just something with interesting, more "real" characters and a potent story that gets the industry, the critics and the masses talking and thinking.

Nintendo could put their money where their mouth is and whip up a TLOU-type of award-winner themselves right now if they were as talented as they their fanbase thinks they are, but they can't. And they can't put money where their mouth is when they are losing money every quarter - because they don't know how to make more interesting games in the third-person shooter genre to get mainstream gamers excited.

Nintendo completes the metaphorical image of the serpent eating its own tail. There won't be much left of this company in five years unless they change and increase their output in other genres.

Bu-bu-but Nintendo innovates a lot and are mature! They are doing well right now

*looks at their flop console and software sales*

Yeah, whatever

#27 Posted by KBFloYd (13688 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner said:

Haha, speak low is such a fool.

#28 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5442 posts) -

@speak_low said:

I am not arguing about which genre is better - there is nothing wrong with platformers (or RPGs).

...Zelda isn't even an rpg man.

#29 Posted by g0ddyX (3914 posts) -

7/10 Edge
6/10 Gamespot
7/10 Game
7/10 Eurogamer

Versus

10/10 Wii brasil
10/10 Nintendo Dojo
10/10 Destructoid

Biased v non-biased sites. Its hard to put down nostalgic games afterall.
Might as well say gamespot underated 90% of their games due to metacritic scores from Call of Duty to GTA5 to TLOU also.
Nintendokids still scraping a flop.

#30 Edited by KBFloYd (13688 posts) -

@g0ddyX said:

7/10 Edge

6/10 Gamespot

7/10 Game

7/10 Eurogamer

Versus

10/10 Wii brasil

10/10 Nintendo Dojo

10/10 Destructoid

Biased v non-biased sites. Its hard to put down nostalgic games afterall.

Might as well say gamespot underated 90% of their games due to metacritic scores from Call of Duty to GTA5 to TLOU also.

Nintendokids still scraping a flop.

#31 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5442 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@g0ddyX said:

7/10 Edge

6/10 Gamespot

7/10 Game

7/10 Eurogamer

Versus

10/10 Wii brasil

10/10 Nintendo Dojo

10/10 Destructoid

Biased v non-biased sites. Its hard to put down nostalgic games afterall.

Might as well say gamespot underated 90% of their games due to metacritic scores from Call of Duty to GTA5 to TLOU also.

Nintendokids still scraping a flop.

He wore his ass out years ago from all the butthurt.. all that remains now is vag itch.

#32 Posted by SolidGame_basic (17742 posts) -

@g0ddyX said:

7/10 Edge

6/10 Gamespot

7/10 Game

7/10 Eurogamer

Versus

10/10 Wii brasil

10/10 Nintendo Dojo

10/10 Destructoid

Biased v non-biased sites. Its hard to put down nostalgic games afterall.

Might as well say gamespot underated 90% of their games due to metacritic scores from Call of Duty to GTA5 to TLOU also.

Nintendokids still scraping a flop.

way to cherry pick out of 73 sources lol

#33 Posted by kinectthedots (1941 posts) -

No, the game is a fippy flop...but the game is also critically better than what GS rated it.

The hype level for the game is higher than what it got on GS so it flopped by SW standards, however the game ACTUALLY isn't the low lever of quality that GS rated it under mass critical opinion just like TLOU.

The GS review speaks more of the reviewers failure to give a proper and reliable opinion of a games true quality than that the fact that if flopped system wars hype.

#34 Posted by Bigboi500 (29956 posts) -

So Gamespot is wrong again. Not surprised.

#35 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5554 posts) -

It's a flop here, deal with it.

@g0ddyX said:

7/10 Edge

6/10 Gamespot

7/10 Game

7/10 Eurogamer

Versus

10/10 Wii brasil

10/10 Nintendo Dojo

10/10 Destructoid

Biased v non-biased sites. Its hard to put down nostalgic games afterall.

Might as well say gamespot underated 90% of their games due to metacritic scores from Call of Duty to GTA5 to TLOU also.

Nintendokids still scraping a flop.

You're trying too hard.

#36 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26515 posts) -

Who cares. End of the day metacritic is stupid and always will be stupid.

#37 Posted by jg4xchamp (48166 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

Them making more platformers isn't much of an issue to be quite honest, at least it doesn't necessarily have to be.

Them making one devoid of any imagination or creativity? That is a bit irritating.

But that's Nintendo. They are allergic to doing things against the status quo.

#38 Posted by locopatho (20300 posts) -

Its their lowest metascore ever and has dragged their average score down to 89, making Retro AA devs rather than AAA.

Thats a flop.

Not that a flop can't be fun.

#39 Posted by locopatho (20300 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93:

Its a sound point though. Metacritic includes all the fanboy sites that shriek 10/10 at any exclusive. I prefer GS, or other reputable reviewers like euro gamer, edge, giant bomb, etc.

#40 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5554 posts) -

@locopatho said:

@93BlackHawk93:

Its a sound point though. Metacritic includes all the fanboy sites that shriek 10/10 at any exclusive. I prefer GS, or other reputable reviewers like euro gamer, edge, giant bomb, etc.

He picked 7 reviews out of 73 to use that as an argument to make it sound that is a bad nostalgic game. :/

#41 Posted by widdowson91 (1237 posts) -

@treedoor said:

Pretty certain it's a flop.

How? By it's score or by its sales? Because if we've reached a point where an 80+ metascore is a flop then I've lost all hope.

#42 Posted by widdowson91 (1237 posts) -

Why are people insistent on calling out GameSpot by saying they got yet another score incorrect? It's bull sh*t. If you look that far in to review scores then you're missing the point. And, let me be honest, I'd rather listen to GameSpot than any other publication. Unlike IGN, EGM, Edge, Eurogamer or Game Informer, GameSpot doesn't give out perfect scores like Viagra at an old peoples home.

#43 Posted by locopatho (20300 posts) -

@widdowson91:

Flop = didn't meet it's hype. A high quality high scoring game can still be a flop.

#44 Posted by Sagemode87 (998 posts) -

The game is 10/10 quality. Cows and Lems hating on the game don't know what they're missing out on.

#45 Posted by widdowson91 (1237 posts) -

@locopatho said:

@widdowson91:

Flop = didn't meet it's hype. A high quality high scoring game can still be a flop.

Surely, as long as fans enjoy it, that's all that matters. I've not spoken to one Donkey Kong fan who has not enjoyed it. For me that's a lot more important than any review scores.

#46 Posted by locopatho (20300 posts) -

@widdowson91:

Sure. Still a flop tho.

#47 Posted by widdowson91 (1237 posts) -

@locopatho said:

@widdowson91:

Sure. Still a flop tho.

But really, what scores was everyone expecting it to get? Did everyone expect it to average over 90? Even Donkey Kong Country Returns has a sub-90 metascore, but that still rocked. Each to their own, I guess.

#48 Posted by widdowson91 (1237 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

@charizard1605 said:

It sold well enough, it scored well enough, I'm sure it's a good game too.

But because I can't say it enough, I'll say it again.

Nintendo:

Enough. With. The. Fucking. Platformers.

Them making more platformers isn't much of an issue to be quite honest, at least it doesn't necessarily have to be.

Them making one devoid of any imagination or creativity? That is a bit irritating.

But that's Nintendo. They are allergic to doing things against the status quo.

Yet their games still rock.

#49 Posted by Heil68 (44691 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@KBFloYd said:

gamespot score or GTFO

#50 Posted by locopatho (20300 posts) -

@widdowson91 said:

@locopatho said:

@widdowson91:

Sure. Still a flop tho.

But really, what scores was everyone expecting it to get? Did everyone expect it to average over 90? Even Donkey Kong Country Returns has a sub-90 metascore, but that still rocked. Each to their own, I guess.

Flop on GS, and their lowest score ever on Meta. It's a flop if you're into that.

I'll be getting it though :3