And I mean an actual, 3D game. Not a remake of a 2D game on the 3DS, (looking at you Returns!)
We haven't had a real 3D Donkey Kong game since 1999! And fast foward 16 years later where 3D is pretty damn common, it's jarring that it's been that long since a 3D DK game.
This was the main reason why back in April, I was excited as hell that Donkey Kong 64 was getting a Virtual Console re release. Then when I got around to playing it, around midway through, I stopped from serious fatigue of the game's repetitive structure.
Unfortunately, I believe DK64 has shown it's age, and that it doesn't hold up very well today as it did back then, when 3D collect-a-thons were at the height of their popularity.
So with that said, I want to see a 3D Donkey Kong game that takes the Mario 3D Land/World approach.
Take a tried and true 2D Donkey Kong platforming game, and bring it into the third dimension.
I can just imagine how absolutely beautiful DK Island would look in that type of setting!
Since there is no time limit like in the 2D Mario games. You can make the levels in the game more expansive and branching in terms of pathways and exits.
For example, each level could have 3 different paths as you go mid way through the level. Path A let's you proceeding with more platforming challenges. Path B can be a mine kart section where you have to jump at certain areas and intervals. Path C can be a rocket barrel section, which allows for analog control movement (PLEASE!!), and you use the A button to speed up, B to slow down. And each different exit of a level leads to different levels (like the 2D games), finish the world with a Boss at the end. And so on and so forth.
Do you agree with having a 3D DK game that plays like a 2D game?
Do you want a return of the DK 64 formula?
Do you want them to do something entirely different?
Thoughts, opinions, feel free to post them. And be prepared to debate!
Pancho A. Ovies
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