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I think the best is...

Donkey Kong Country 12 32.43%
 
Donkey Kong Country 2 25 67.57%
 
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Played DKC1. A bunch of years later I bought DKC2 because I heard it was the best of the bunch but only played it a bit. But DKC1 was such a fantastic game.

Slightly off topic, but, I heard DKC Tropical Breeze was super good so I bought it a while back but it doesn't feel like it has the magic of the originals. Like it's an OK game, but I've only managed to play if for an hour or two because I play it for like 20 minutes at a time then I'm like eh whatever. That and NSMBUD both feel underwhelming. Maybe its just because indie 2D platformers have gotten so good that these classic series seem kinda boring now. Anybody think DKC Tropical Breeze really isn't that interesting? Or should I play more into it and it will get better?



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It kinda hurts to say this because I loved the original DKC so much but...DKC is a great looking game while DKC2 was a great game that looked good. One of the most worthy sequels ever.



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Donkey Kong Country 2 for sure. More challenging, Dixie Kong is a great addition, perfect soundtrack.



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Slownenberg said:
Played DKC1. A bunch of years later I bought DKC2 because I heard it was the best of the bunch but only played it a bit. But DKC1 was such a fantastic game.

Slightly off topic, but, I heard DKC Tropical Breeze was super good so I bought it a while back but it doesn't feel like it has the magic of the originals. Like it's an OK game, but I've only managed to play if for an hour or two because I play it for like 20 minutes at a time then I'm like eh whatever. That and NSMBUD both feel underwhelming. Maybe its just because indie 2D platformers have gotten so good that these classic series seem kinda boring now. Anybody think DKC Tropical Breeze really isn't that interesting? Or should I play more into it and it will get better?

I kind of agree with you. TF is a fantastic looking game, it pretty much sets the standards for what a modern platformer should look like, the music is really good too, But the game itself is kind of lacking in some aspects. I think it focuses too much on obstacles and reflexes throughout the levels. I like obstacles that challenge my reflexes and all, but I wish the game had a little more exploration. Plus, you should be able to choose your character right from the start. 



Slownenberg said:
Played DKC1. A bunch of years later I bought DKC2 because I heard it was the best of the bunch but only played it a bit. But DKC1 was such a fantastic game.

Slightly off topic, but, I heard DKC Tropical Breeze was super good so I bought it a while back but it doesn't feel like it has the magic of the originals. Like it's an OK game, but I've only managed to play if for an hour or two because I play it for like 20 minutes at a time then I'm like eh whatever. That and NSMBUD both feel underwhelming. Maybe its just because indie 2D platformers have gotten so good that these classic series seem kinda boring now. Anybody think DKC Tropical Breeze really isn't that interesting? Or should I play more into it and it will get better?

Tropical Freeze's first world is pretty generic and whatever, the game gets a lot better from the second world on. Just about every level in the game has a distinct feel and theme to them, which makes them all quite memorable, but the first world misses the mark a bit even if all the levels are still unique among themselves.



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I had the trilogy on my SNES. DKC3 is my favorite game of all time, but between DKC and DKC2, I think the second one is a better game overall.

However, I really enjoy watching people speedrunning DKC1. It's a lot of fun.



I voted for DKC1 because it's the one I've played the most, but these are two of my favorite games ever.



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DKC1 is fun but DKC2 is just better in every single way. Still a great time to play through the entire trilogy, though, even though DKC3 isn't quite as great.



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mZuzek said:
Slownenberg said:
Played DKC1. A bunch of years later I bought DKC2 because I heard it was the best of the bunch but only played it a bit. But DKC1 was such a fantastic game.

Slightly off topic, but, I heard DKC Tropical Breeze was super good so I bought it a while back but it doesn't feel like it has the magic of the originals. Like it's an OK game, but I've only managed to play if for an hour or two because I play it for like 20 minutes at a time then I'm like eh whatever. That and NSMBUD both feel underwhelming. Maybe its just because indie 2D platformers have gotten so good that these classic series seem kinda boring now. Anybody think DKC Tropical Breeze really isn't that interesting? Or should I play more into it and it will get better?

Tropical Freeze's first world is pretty generic and whatever, the game gets a lot better from the second world on. Just about every level in the game has a distinct feel and theme to them, which makes them all quite memorable, but the first world misses the mark a bit even if all the levels are still unique among themselves.

ok yeah i've only played through the first world. I'll give it a go and hopefully it gets more interesting.