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DKC Tropical Freeze is a mainstream game

It should have sold better 156 47.85%
 
Sales proves nothing 76 23.31%
 
Sales = Metacritic 27 8.28%
 
I wanted DK64-2 62 19.02%
 
Total:321

As expected. It's 2014, not 1994. As great a game as DKC may or may not be, it's a 2D mascot platformer. If New Super Mario couldn't, no way New Donkey Kong could.



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Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...


Yes? It was the argument to justify the development over other options.



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d21lewis said:
As expected. It's 2014, not 1994. As great a game as DKC may or may not be, it's a 2D mascot platformer. If New Super Mario couldn't, no way New Donkey Kong could.


On top of that, it's a heavily rehashed one that doesn't play as well as the originals.




The problem with the Wii U has been a differentiator one from day one.

Most of what is being released on it by Nintendo are products that have already been made on prior consoles. Only with better visuals. It needs something fresh. Something game changer. The gamepad has a lot of potential, yet Nintendo is playing it safe by releasing Wii U versions of games everyone played on the Wii not so long ago.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is no different. Nintendo is playing it very safe, software-wise. And it's unfortunate. They need to create something that truly couldn't be made without the gamepad.

So far, all they've done is sit on the success of the Wii, and release the same games they made for it, only with a slight visual boost... They're in for a very tough awakening.




daredevil.shark said:
bubblegamer said:
What's next on the chalkboard?



The first three games were never gonna do anything for the system..a niche game, a very niche game and a remake of a ten year old GCN game.Lol but I get the reference, it all started in 2007 with the PS3 chalkboard, with games that just like Pikmin 3, TW101 and WWHD, were never gonna do anything for the system.



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Pavolink said:
Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...


Yes? It was the argument to justify the development over other options.

All of your threads are basically the same. You wanted Metroid and because you didn't get it, you start to cry on a gaming forum. 

The Wii U could have all the games you want, it wouldn't have changed anything.



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g911turbo said:
rolltide101x said:
g911turbo said:
morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.


Starting to agree with this.  The Wii U is just too expensive for what it is.  I'm not dogging the tablet, but rather the fact that Nintendo has poor 3rd part support, minus some shoddy porting efforts (even those are starting to go away).

I think Nintendo either needs a price cut (and to take a loss in the short term), or be content with slow sales at a profit/break even (where they are now).  The last sentence assumes we don't count R&D into the equation, simply HW costs.  Not sure what they were thinking releasing the Wii U at 3-350. 

 

Wii U sales for 250-275 out the door sell out in minutes (the more than a handful I've seen can move 1000-5000 units very fast), dare I say as fast as the PS4.  Nintendo needs to make that permanent.

The Wii U is not to expensive for what it is. People THINK it is to expensive for what it is. It is more this gen then it gets credit for.

I'm not talking about the HW.  I'm talking 3rd party support, so SW.  When you buy a PS4 for 400, you are getting the best of what almost every 3rd party has to offer in terms of SW.

I have a Wii U and Xbox One.  I haven't bought a PS4 yet because the 1st part games are not there yet.  But I am tempted just because I can get the best versions of games like AC4, Tomb Raider, etc.

Ah, I agree with that.



osed125 said:
Pavolink said:
Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...


Yes? It was the argument to justify the development over other options.

All of your threads are basically the same. You wanted Metroid and because you didn't get it, you start to cry on a gaming forum. 

The Wii U could have all the games you want, it wouldn't have changed anything.

Or maybe DK64-2, or hey, a Zelda spin-off starring Sheik. What about pushing for the BK franchise? What a bout a new IP?

No, we get another DK.



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Hynad said:

The problem with the Wii U has been a differentiator one from day one.

Most of what is being released on it by Nintendo are products that have already been made on prior consoles. Only with better visuals. It needs something fresh. Something game changer. The gamepad has a lot of potential, yet Nintendo is playing it safe by releasing Wii U versions of games everyone played on the Wii not so long ago.

If that were true, then why is the PS4 selling well? In terms of gameplay and controls, the PS4 and it's games do nothing new, all it has is better visuals.



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Pavolink said:

Or maybe DK64-2, or hey, a Zelda spin-off starring Sheik. What about pushing for the BK franchise? What a bout a new IP?

No, we get another DK.

DKCR was regarded as one of the polished and creative platformers of the 7th gen, and this one looks just as good. It's not as if it is a new Wii Music.

Deal with it.