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Donkey Kong Country vs Yoshi's Island

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Which is better?

Donkey Kong Country 39 52.00%
 
Yoshi's Island 36 48.00%
 
Total:75
Mar1217 said:
morenoingrato said:
I need to replay Yoshi's Island. My memories of the series is of the atrocious recent entries.

As long as you don't include Wolly World then I won't have to exorcise you.

Just the ones with "Island" in their name.



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DK Country without a doubt. The visuals, music, and gameplay are all fantastic. Yoshi's Island is a very well-made and polished game, but it never quite clicked for me. Oh... and I absolutely HATE crying Baby Mario with a passion.



   

I prefered Yoshi
Especially the "Touch Fuzzy, get dizzy". Doubly amusing when considering the Level's German name, "Lustiges Sporen Drama".



DKC by far. I don't like Yoshis Island.



Yoshi's Island, easily. It's the best game in its franchise, whereas DKC1 is the worst in its series - not that it's bad by any means, though.



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Don't make me choose: they're all classics!



If we're talking the original DKC versus Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island, by a hair. If we're talking each series as a whole, DKC, by a Donkey Kong Country mile. Because then you include DKC2, which was immaculate. Graphics wise, any DKC game beats Yoshi. Insane graphics for the time, and they still look gorgeous today. Music wise, David Wise did the first two DKC game's music, and those games crush Yoshi on that front, though Yoshi's music was by no means bad (unlike what his series has become today with its garbage music). Gameplay wise, however, Yoshi's Island was the best Yoshi game, barring maaaaaaybe Yoshi's Island DS, and the original DKC was the worst in its series, though by no means bad. So comparing the first games together, Yoshi comes out on top for gameplay. It was so creative and interesting, while DKC 1 was fairly basic by comparison. DKC 2 expanded so much on the first though, so no contest its the better game. I'd even argue that DKC3 is better than Yoshi's Island, but not by quite as much.



While Yoshi's Island was a solid game, and I am a big fan of the Yoshi franchise, but... Donkey Kong Country blew my fucking mind when it was released!



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Yoshi's Island.

The game is about three to five times as long as DKC and features more ideas in the level and boss design. It unsurprisingly does secrets and hidden stuff better, because collectibles are a core component of Yoshi's Island. The only real win that DKC can book in this comparison is the soundtrack, because Yoshi's Island doesn't have many tracks.



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HylianSwordsman said:
If we're talking the original DKC versus Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island, by a hair. If we're talking each series as a whole, DKC, by a Donkey Kong Country mile. Because then you include DKC2, which was immaculate. Graphics wise, any DKC game beats Yoshi. Insane graphics for the time, and they still look gorgeous today. Music wise, David Wise did the first two DKC game's music, and those games crush Yoshi on that front, though Yoshi's music was by no means bad (unlike what his series has become today with its garbage music). Gameplay wise, however, Yoshi's Island was the best Yoshi game, barring maaaaaaybe Yoshi's Island DS, and the original DKC was the worst in its series, though by no means bad. So comparing the first games together, Yoshi comes out on top for gameplay. It was so creative and interesting, while DKC 1 was fairly basic by comparison. DKC 2 expanded so much on the first though, so no contest its the better game. I'd even argue that DKC3 is better than Yoshi's Island, but not by quite as much.

I'd consider DKC 2 a great sequel, it improved on the original in just about every way. But the original I would consider BY FAR the more eventful release. It lacked the megaton feeling that the original DKC had when it broke so much ground it left an asteroid sized crater. It also shook the 16-bit war so greatly that Sega crumbled.

DKC was to SNES like Super Mario Bros 3 was to NES, Ocarina of Time to N64, and Super Mario Galaxy to Wii, Final Fantasy 7 for PSX, and Grand Theft Auto 3 to PS2.

DKC was also the best selling non-bundled game of the 16-bit generation.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 26 March 2019

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