Welcome back to my 7 Wii games you must own or at have at least played list. So, Number 6? … ‘Donkey Kong Country Returns’ for me, is not only the game all ‘Donkey Kong Country’ fans wanted but it’s also the best 2D platformer of this generation, the controls are superb, the art style is sweet and the difficulty is spot on.
The game overall is just excellence, I’ve spent countless amount of hours not just playing the game on the first run or even second (time varies upon skill, the game is NOT easy) but I’ve spent a lot of time playing co-op with my brothers or friends. Co-op definitely works, (unlike the controversial multiplayer aspect of ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii’) player one is Donkey Kong and the second player is Diddy Kong, but just like ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii’ it can be a burden depending on how skilful your partner is at the game, if he/she is great then you’ll have an absolute blast, if not, then prepare for arguments and potential wall cracks from flying controllers.
As far as 2D platformers go, this is right up there with the best. As far as a challenge goes, again, it’s right up there – this is by no means a one sitting beat down game nor is it a ‘Lives’ friendly game. Not to say the difficulty is a bad thing, it’s actually a great thing, it’s one of the key natures of the series. The sense of reward you have as a player for beating a level is simply… awesome!
If for any reason you haven’t played this game and you own a Wii or are about to own a Wii U do yourself a favour and play this gem… then come back to this page and thank me ;).
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