DKC Returns 3DS edition announced,your thoughts?

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Will it look as good on the 3DS?

What about the controls?>

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#2 Posted by svaubel (3913 posts) -

Meh. Was hoping the 3DS DK was going to be a new game, not a port. Dunno why companies think I would buy the same game twice.

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#3 Posted by darkspineslayer (22399 posts) -
Controls would be automatically better since it's really unlikely they'll keep the crappy motion controls, and map them to a button as they should. Will probably look about on par, though the 3D has the potential to be great. Would rather have had a sequel, but I'll pick it up sometime.
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#4 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Controls would be automatically better since it's really unlikely they'll keep the crappy motion controls, and map them to a button as they should. Will probably look about on par, though the 3D has the potential to be great. Would rather have had a sequel, but I'll pick it up sometime.darkspineslayer

Same,a sequel would be better.

Or a 3D game,for that matter.

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#5 Posted by DJSAV_101 (3701 posts) -

I would have liked a remake or sequel of Donkey Kong 64 instead. 

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#6 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
I love motion controls. I REALLY do. But DKCR is one of the few games that I remember that got KILLED by the controls. I skipped the game because of it, so I'm really happy for this unexpected port.
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#7 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

The controls...no waggle?.....:D

I dont know how I feel about this though.  If it is better I will buy it, but a direct port probably not.

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#8 Posted by BombingSystems (140 posts) -

I would have liked a remake or sequel of Donkey Kong 64 instead. 

DJSAV_101
I agree..
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#9 Posted by Sepewrath (29945 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rod90"]I love motion controls. I REALLY do. But DKCR is one of the few games that I remember that got KILLED by the controls. I skipped the game because of it, so I'm really happy for this unexpected port.

The game was hardly "killed" by motion controls, you missed out. Anyway, I don't own the game, so I'll pick it up. Would rather see the sequel on the Wiii U.
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#10 Posted by SpinoRaptor24 (10316 posts) -
[QUOTE="Sepewrath"][QUOTE="Rod90"]I love motion controls. I REALLY do. But DKCR is one of the few games that I remember that got KILLED by the controls. I skipped the game because of it, so I'm really happy for this unexpected port.

The game was hardly "killed" by motion controls, you missed out. Anyway, I don't own the game, so I'll pick it up. Would rather see the sequel on the Wiii U.

Actually it kind of was considering it was already uncomfortable holding the wiimote horizontally. Still I was hoping for an entirely new DKC but eh it'll be great alongside the new Mario and Luigi.
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#11 Posted by WllDan7 (2575 posts) -

Meh. Was hoping the 3DS DK was going to be a new game, not a port. Dunno why companies think I would buy the same game twice.

svaubel
The game is not for you it is for me. I did not get because other games were out and by the time I could get it they did not have it in stores. So this is for me.
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#12 Posted by Aquat1cF1sh (11095 posts) -
I don't have a Wii and never played the original so this is good news for me. :D

I would have liked a remake or sequel of Donkey Kong 64 instead. 

DJSAV_101
This also would have been awesome!
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#13 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

[QUOTE="svaubel"]

Meh. Was hoping the 3DS DK was going to be a new game, not a port. Dunno why companies think I would buy the same game twice.

WllDan7

The game is not for you it is for me. I did not get because other games were out and by the time I could get it they did not have it in stores. So this is for me.

You can still buy the game; it's cheaper too: Link.

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#14 Posted by manicfoot (2670 posts) -

After watching the 3D trailer on my 3DS, it looks decent for the system but there's a noticeable visual downgrade from the original. You can tell the poly count his dropped significantly.

The 3D looked like it was implemented well, though. It'll be nice to play this game without motion controls so I'm sure it'll be worth a purchase.

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#15 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

Not interested. Returns was pretty good, but I'm in no hurry to buy the game twice. 

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#16 Posted by Litchie (21234 posts) -
The same game again, but uglier. Color me not excited.
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#17 Posted by spike6958 (6691 posts) -
Not sure if i'll buy it or not. If it has additional levels and the option of playing as just Diddy Kong, I'll pick it up, if it's just the same game then probably not.
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#18 Posted by Jurassic85 (2191 posts) -
Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo's most popular IPs, there is no reason for them to have not made a new entry in the series for 3ds. Nintendo has been doing this for years. "Why release an original game when we can just re-release an old one with updated graphics and MAYBE a new level or two"? They need to realize that releasing old games is fine, but doesn't substitute for new ones.
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#19 Posted by hotdiddykong (2098 posts) -

Well, first of all, it was expected. All the DKC games returned in a handheld port, DKC1-3 came to GBA

 

Second, it surprisingly looks good in the Eshop trailer, looks VERY identical graphical terms to the Wii save for a few fizz and the Wii version having better polish.

 

and Third, WHY NOT, DKCR was one hell of a Good REAL old school hard 2.5D Platformer(Along with Rayman origins might i say) thats not a retro inide game, and the 3DS has the added bonus of no Waggle for those who didnt like it in the Wii version. 

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#20 Posted by Euaggelistes (1826 posts) -

The 3D video looked gorgeous but I already spent a ridiculous amount of time with this game on the Wii. No need to repurchase it for the 3DS.

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#21 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12833 posts) -
I'd prefer a sequel or a Donkey Kong 3D Land. Hopefully some new levels are added.
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#22 Posted by BombingSystems (140 posts) -

Although the 3D really does make old games fresh in a way... online co-op would be really cool too.

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#23 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Should have made a new game. Hopefully it has new content at the least, also online co-op would be nice and even better if it was single card play.

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#24 Posted by Epak_ (10071 posts) -

The 3D video looked gorgeous but I already spent a ridiculous amount of time with this game on the Wii. No need to repurchase it for the 3DS.

Euaggelistes

It looked pretty damn good, just watched the trailer. I might have to pick this up since I never played the Wii version.

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#25 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -
We'll see. I am a pretty big DKC fan but it will be tough to justify the purchase if they don't change anything. Going by the trailer, the 3D effect was too "zoomed out" to have a strong impact.
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#26 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4971 posts) -
People who are complaining about it being a port don't sound familiar with how Donkey Kong Country/Donkey Kong Land worked on the SNES/GB back in the day In those days, the Land games were basically remixed versions of their corresponding Country game, in which enemies and themes might be the same but some stages were very different with some stages being shared. Overall back in the 90s it was more than enough to classify the DK Land games as great games. I'd wager DK Country 3D will do the same. It will have the same enemies as the Wii version, similar animations, similar stage ideas, even some copy and pasted. But I'm also sure it will have a lot of remixed content that makes it fresh. Nintendo did say it is "reworked"
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#27 Posted by marioandlinkfan (223 posts) -

pretty lazy of them to just make a port of a game that came out just a couple years ago. quick cash I guess.

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#28 Posted by mysticstryk (1709 posts) -

I'll buy it since I never played it on Wii, but I would much prefer a sequel (or even remake) to DK64.  Best DK game I've ever played, and one of my favorites on the N64.

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#29 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11233 posts) -

[QUOTE="darkspineslayer"]Controls would be automatically better since it's really unlikely they'll keep the crappy motion controls, and map them to a button as they should. Will probably look about on par, though the 3D has the potential to be great. Would rather have had a sequel, but I'll pick it up sometime.GreekGameManiac

Same,a sequel would be better.

Or a 3D game,for that matter.

Nah, from my experience good 2D platformers are almost always better designed than good 3D platformers. I feel the third dimension takes away from the precision of the level design.

P.S. I'm kind of excited about this game just because it won't have the waggle roll. That really put a damper on things.

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#30 Posted by Twisted14 (3497 posts) -
I always wanted the Wii version but never got around to buying it so I can't wait for this to be released.
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#31 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

It's a great game, but I won't buy it twice.

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#32 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -
Oh, and I just want Nintendo to profit from Donkey Kong Country Returns as much as possible. Then perhaps they'll make a sequel in the vein of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
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#33 Posted by PoisoN_Facecam0 (3734 posts) -
the ability not roll of a gd ledge instead of ground pounding?? i'm there!
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#34 Posted by peach79 (367 posts) -

The only thing I'm worried about is destroying my 3DS.  This game gets HARD!!!

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#35 Posted by Canuck3000 (40562 posts) -
I don't own DKCR on Wii so I might pick this up at some point. I'd rather have had a new game though
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#36 Posted by pierst179 (10805 posts) -

Not very excited, but to those who haven't played it on the Wii it will be a great addition to their 3DS collection.

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#37 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

To those who haven't played it on the Wii it will be a great addition to their 3DS collection.

Pierst179
Yeah!!
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#38 Posted by voljin1987 (1001 posts) -
woot.. best news i have heard in a while.. any idea on release date?
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#39 Posted by Megavideogamer (6368 posts) -

I kinda like the idea. I hated playing DKCR with the sideways Wii mote. So the 3DS will provide better control. 3D should be nice in short bursts.

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#40 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

I kinda like the idea. I hated playing DKCR with the sideways Wii mote. So the 3DS will provide better control. 3D should be nice in short bursts.

Megavideogamer

Let's hope the graphics aren't butchered,either.

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#41 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

[QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

I kinda like the idea. I hated playing DKCR with the sideways Wii mote. So the 3DS will provide better control. 3D should be nice in short bursts.

GreekGameManiac

Let's hope the graphics aren't butchered,either.

I think they will a bit. Still havent watched the video on the eshop tho. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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#42 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12833 posts) -
[QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

[QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

I kinda like the idea. I hated playing DKCR with the sideways Wii mote. So the 3DS will provide better control. 3D should be nice in short bursts.

Rod90

Let's hope the graphics aren't butchered,either.

I think they will a bit. Still havent watched the video on the eshop tho. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The graphics look blurrier and lower res but mostly identical. The 3D looks great.
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#43 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rod90"][QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Let's hope the graphics aren't butchered,either.

OreoMilkshake
I think they will a bit. Still havent watched the video on the eshop tho. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The graphics look blurrier and lower res but mostly identical. The 3D looks great.

We just need a release date now haha
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#44 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
I will accept the hit in graphics that will result from this 3DS port because it means I can play it with proper controls (without hacking my Wii, anyway).
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#45 Posted by supermarioooooo (25 posts) -

totally unneccesary for 3ds..

many of us played it on wii.. so nintendo making mistake again. just make a new dk game.. stop porting games..

 

 

YOU STLL CANT WATCH MOVES ON YOUR 3DS. THATS DSSAPONT. i dont care netflix or something else.

psvita or even psp can run movies. just convert and play it. sometimes i really hate nintendo.

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#46 Posted by HowlingLotus (657 posts) -

totally unneccesary for 3ds..

many of us played it on wii.. so nintendo making mistake again. just make a new dk game.. stop porting games..supermarioooooo

There are people who own a Wii who haven't played it, and there are people who don't even own a Wii.  Your personal library does not equal everyone elses... a concept very hard to get through to most people. Ports and remakes can be great for gamers as it allows us to revisit older games and allow new generations to play past favourites (such as the Oracle games coming to eShop). I do have to say remakes and ports of recent games aren't always the best option, but they are allowing for a larger audience. 

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#47 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (23067 posts) -

will buy it since i never own the wii. thouh i hope it maintains 60fps

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#48 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -
In the past they've re-done the music for DKC portables. It would sure be nice if they could get original composer David Wise to give the game a proper soundtrack. Wishful thinking? Totally.
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#49 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

The game felt like it was made for the 3DS.

I wasn't at all surprised on this announcement.

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#50 Posted by Epak_ (10071 posts) -

Here's a pretty good comparison, what do you think?

 

Edti: Textures have taken an obvious hit but other than that it looks pretty identical.