Inspired by a YouTube video www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCAUcOzHBYw Mine are the original DKC and Tropical Freeze. DKC2 and 3 are good, but the first two (DKC and Tropical Freeze) had most impact. The original DKC I played together with family. It's good but hard ;_; Not as hard as Mega Man and Sanrio Timenet at the end, but reasonable and I like how Cranky Kong jokes about games being better in the good old days. Also Tropical Freeze I liked over Returns because not sure, maybe the character choices and theme.
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 7, 2020 14:41:15 GMT -5
My favorites are a tie between Diddy's Kong Quest and Tropical Freeze. I love the atmosphere, great level design, and challenge of both games, not to mention the excellent Dave Wise soundtracks.
I once played Returns and Tropical Freeze back-to-back, and I remember noticing how the level design in Returns had a bad habit of spontaneously throwing obstacles in your path from out of nowhere, and unless you had everything memorized, it negatively affected the flow of the levels. Tropical Freeze didn't have that problem, and felt much more polished. Both TF and DKC2 had really good "flow" (or pacing) to their levels.
Post by Shrikeswind on Mar 9, 2020 21:52:04 GMT -5
Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Hold on! I can explain!
One of the greatest things about the DKC series is that it is such an amazing platformer series. It plays incredibly well and even as far back as DKC1, the gameplay holds up. Super Smash Bros. as a franchise doesn’t add a great deal to many of the games it has represented but, notably, it emulates DKC’s platforming with a good amount of success, while applying what I feel is the one thing missing from the series: A substantial and fitting combat system. Platformers in general lack diversity in how to overcome enemies, and DKC in particular is bad at this because so many times your enemies are less of an obstacle to pass and more of a tool for you to progress off of. And until Subspace Emissary, Smash Bros. never showcased how much the Kong’s could gain from advancing beyond a stomp/roll combat system. But then the Koopa Troop steals the Banana Horde and suddenly you’re barreling (ha) through the jungle and just wrecking holy shell and it feels a little heavy for a DK game but it just works.
But I know, it’s not a DKC game and it’s the weakest Smash game. You want my opinion (and everyone else’s) on games with an ape in the headline. And for that, I’m tempted to say DKCR. It goes in a different direction, remaining as a fairly traditional platformer, but again, it takes it a step further in other ways. You really do a lot with your full arsenal of abilities, so much so that classic DK signature ground slapping needed to get expanded into a general ability so Diddy could progress without his big buddy, while getting new tricks to play with that almost exclusively benefit gameplay throughout. The problem? It doesn’t go far enough. We needed more. But luckily, we got more, and that more we got earns the actual top spot you were really hoping for: Tropical Freeze. It has everything great about DKCR, strips its less essential features (blowing? Really?) for something more valuable and Kong’s-like (SMB2-esque item plucking), gives us a beautiful, rich world to explore, and yes, it expands the cast by 3 Kongs and two playable characters, each feeling unique despite largely sharing abilities.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5