Weekly Purchase Review – Donkey Kong Country Returns

Here it is, the review for Donkey Kong Country Returns. There isn’t a lot I can say about this game that every other review has stated but I wrote one anyway…

The end of 2010 has been incredibly nostalgic for video games. Starting with Goldeneye for the Wii, then it was Donkey Kong Country Returns, and then the return of the Golden Sun series. Yep, it’s a good time to be a gamer who was also a gamer a decade or two ago. The focus of this review is Donkey Kong Country Returns, the next installment in the Donkey Kong Country series which hasn’t seen a game since DKC3 in 1996 for the SNES.

DKCR is classic side scrolling action on the Wii, similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike NSMB, however, DKCR is damn near impossible. The game starts off easy enough but ramps up in difficulty pretty early on in the best way imaginable.

Level design is varied and incredibly creative. From mine carts to rockets and classic side scrolling levels, each level feels wholly unique. Too few games of this caliber come out nowadays and it’s unfortunate because Donkey Kong Country Returns is definitely one of the best games to come out this year.

4.75/5 GRUs

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