Calendario Nintendo Switch #17: micro-recensione Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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From time to time, the platformer genre is a reminder that video games were once the place where escapism was a revolving door, and few games that we enter in frustration and then exit in frustration (for different reasons) are worth a visit. review commendable as Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. The predecessor tried to return to the world of Rareware, amalgamating the side-scrolling level design with the ideas seen in the subsequent chapters of the original trilogy. We say “tried” because Returns owes its raison d’être to trying to live up to it. A necessity, this, which is not part of the continuation.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, ninth review of the Nintendo Switch Calendar

Already on Wii U the game has more confidently established its own narrative direction (with a whole population of enemies, the Snowings), but it is the gameplay that has been revolutionized properly. The “final touches” missing from Returns, such as swimming and snowy environments, make their triumphant return here, while the supporting cast goes from solo Diddy Kong on addition of Dixie e Cranky. Each new arrival enriches with a different contribution to the protagonist’s aerial movements, from Diddy’s glide to Dixie’s upward flight, passing through Cranky’s rebounds.

To top it all off, very little remains of the forced entry of movement commands seen on Wii with Returns. Leftovers like the different inputs for pounding, blowing and rolling are far less intrusive than they used to be, leaving the platforming platforming where it belongs. This position and the next in the standings, which you will see tomorrow, have often danced the tango: we weren’t sure who to give the seventeenth place to the last. Outside the “competitive” context, however, it remains a great platformer. One that will kick you, of course. And he will, Playable Funky Kong aside, with all love to the genre.

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