Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Mar 7, 2020 13:34:58 GMT -5
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: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5