DKC: Tropical Freeze: If only it were 3D...

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for trugs26
#1 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

The environments are often really beautiful. The game looks so appealing in fact, that I wish I could actually jump into the background and explore the world. Vast jungles, wide open fields, little towns with windmills, mountains, the sea floor.

What do you think? Are you fine with it being 2D? Does it bother you slightly that you can't explore the background?

A follow up question, would you be annoyed if Retro's next game was a 3D Donkey Kong game instead of Metroid? Do you think it will happen? I could see it happening, given how much effort they've put into rendering 3D models into the background already, and the fur physics. But my guess is that it's unlikely.

Btw, I'm not knocking the game. It's an absolute must have.

Avatar image for jcrame10
#2 Posted by jcrame10 (3934 posts) -

Another 3D DK would be cool. I dont see why they cant make both. They do it with Mario.

Id rather see Nintendo let Retro create their own IP for the Wii U. A new first party series would be awesome. They've already proved their worth with 2 classic series so I don't see why they couldn't make a great new one.

Avatar image for wonder6192
#3 Posted by wonder6192 (33 posts) -

it would be too much like mario or the terrible donkey kong 64. i mean, do we really want another dk64?

i just want them to make a new 3d metroid for the wii u and a 2d metroid for the 3ds.

Avatar image for trugs26
#4 Posted by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@wonder6192: I actually enjoyed DK64, so I wouldn't mind :P

And in no way it'd be like a Mario game. DKC:TF has a lot more context with the environments. They feel richer and have purpose. Mario games are just an obstacle course.

Avatar image for KBFloYd
#5 Posted by KBFloYd (18627 posts) -

if dk tf sucked i might agree... but im glad we didnt miss out on the best 2d platformer ever :P

Avatar image for Jaysonguy
#6 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

In order for it to look like it does it has to be be 2D

The Wii U isn't strong enough to run a game like that in 3D with the same resolutions

Avatar image for ANIMEguy10034
#7 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

Another 3D DK game would be cool, but I would prefer something completely different from Retro next.

Avatar image for starwolf474
#8 Posted by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

I love 2D platformers so I have no problem with Tropical Freeze.

I would be interested in a 3D Donkey Kong game if they make it in the same style as Super Mario 3D World where the goal is still to overcome obstacle to get to the end of the stage, but I definitely don't want another collectathon like Donkey Kong 64.

Avatar image for deactivated-57d8401f17c55
#9 Edited by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

A 3D DK by retro is exactly what I want next. They've even hinted at it even

For the record, Tropical freeze is pretty much perfect.

Avatar image for superbuuman
#10 Posted by superbuuman (5898 posts) -

no timer is great, I just spend time looking at the backgrounds. :)

Avatar image for Planeforger
#11 Posted by Planeforger (17309 posts) -

I really didn't like DK64, so another one of those wouldn't be great. Still, a Retro-developed Donkey Kong-themed 3D Metroidvania game would be pretty sweet.

Avatar image for Aquat1cF1sh
#12 Posted by Aquat1cF1sh (11094 posts) -

Loved Donkey Kong 64, I would definitely be interested in getting a WiiU if another 3D DK game was actually made. Especially if they brought back Lanky, Tiny and Chunky.

Avatar image for YearoftheSnake5
#13 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (9113 posts) -

I'm all for trying it. I couldn't get into DK:64, but Retro isn't Rare, so I might enjoy a 3D DK from them. They could do one in the future. Personally, I can see them taking a break from Donkey Kong and doing something else. I'd like to see a new Metroid from them. They pulled some technical voodoo on Gamecube and I'm curious to see what they can do with Wii U.

Avatar image for mdk12345
#14 Edited by MDK12345 (2528 posts) -

they should make a dk game where half of the levels are 2d, then the other half is a 3d challenge

Avatar image for pierst179
#15 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

I am all for a new 3D DK that is as big as Donkey Kong 64.

However, I am glad Tropical Freeze is a sidescroller. It has great gameplay and gorgeous scenarios.

Avatar image for Pikminmaniac
#16 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

99.99999% of the time 2D platformers are better than 3D platformers. At least that's my opinion. The genre just works way better in a 2D plain.

Avatar image for deactivated-57d8401f17c55
#18 Edited by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

99.99999% of the time 2D platformers are better than 3D platformers. At least that's my opinion. The genre just works way better in a 2D plain.

Yes, that's one reason I don't like 3D mario games. They've been this 2D 3D mix, and they get more limited in scope and more like the 2D Mario games with each release. I understand why they don't give you full analog control, because it makes platforming precise, but it also feels clunky, weird and I want to do more than just platform in a big 3D game. 2D platforming should have never been brought to the 3rd dimension.

I love 3D "platforming" games like banjo kazooie as an example.

So, a 3D DK ADVENTURE game (like DK64 was) would be fantastic. The potential is huge for that kind of DK game.

Avatar image for trugs26
#19 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@Chozofication said:

@Pikminmaniac said:

99.99999% of the time 2D platformers are better than 3D platformers. At least that's my opinion. The genre just works way better in a 2D plain.

Yes, that's one reason I don't like 3D mario games. They've been this 2D 3D mix, and they get more limited in scope and more like the 2D Mario games with each release. I understand why they don't give you full analog control, because it makes platforming precise, but it also feels clunky, weird and I want to do more than just platform in a big 3D game. 2D platforming should have never been brought to the 3rd dimension.

I love 3D "platforming" games like banjo kazooie as an example.

So, a 3D DK ADVENTURE game (like DK64 was) would be fantastic. The potential is huge for that kind of DK game.

I gotta disagree with you guys. I love 2D platformers, but 3D is the definitive experience for me. I have no problem with precision in 3D games, and so giving me that extra dimension just gives me more kinds of obstacles to overcome (more jumping styles, parkour-feel, etc.).

The Banjo-Kazooie style of platformer is slightly different - it's more of an adventure/platformer than strictly a platformer. DK 64 was in the Banjo style, which is what I want to see. The environments are just so beautiful in DKC:TF that I was to explore them. It sucks that they're there just to look at. I want to play a video game, I want to interact with these environments. So bring on a big open adventure/platformer.


EDIT:
By the way everyone, I need friends on DKC:TF, particularly for the time attack mode. I need friends to motivate me to be competitive and improve my time attack times, so add me. Nintendo ID: chalmers