1. HockeyBird

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    What time does this release on the NA eshop? I got a medical appointment at 8:30am Eastern that involves sitting in a chair for hours. Could use something to swear at to help pass the time.
     
  2. ryechu

    ryechu
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    I'd recommend people to play this game with an analog stick.
     
  3. skullwaker

    skullwaker
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    I've already played through it in single player on the Wii U, so I'm looking for a fresh experience.

    We did a 100% run through of Yoshi's Woolly World together, which had a ton of rage involved, but that's what makes it so fun. If this game gets too tough we'll probably just switch to taking turns, but I can't see anything other than the bonus stages being too difficult.
     
  4. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight
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    midnight eastern time so 2hrs and 35min from now
     
  5. mangopositive

    mangopositive
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    This thread had me a bit excited. I just tried to play the version I downloaded a week ago and Nintendo said "Thank you for preordering DKCTF! We really appreciate you taking away all of those messy manufacturing costs by forgoing a physical copy! To reward you, we're going to make you wait longer to play it than those who stuck us with the physical media costs!" It's a beautiful thing!
     
  6. OrbitalBeard

    OrbitalBeard
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    Great OT TheMoon

    Can't wait to play through this again over the weekend!
     
  7. 1000% H

    1000% H
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    This is so dumb. I've already played this game. My Wii U is 5 feet away, I could be playing this game right now. Yet I'm kinda giddy waiting for it to unlock on Switch as if it were a new game.
     
  8. Courage

    Courage
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    I had this game on the Wii U and never got to it but I'm rebuying it on Switch because motherfuckin Tender And Emotionally Intelligent Funky Kong.
     
  9. skullwaker

    skullwaker
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    Literally me with Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, this game, soon to be Hyrule Warriors...

    I don't have a problem, you have a problem!

    Well, technically my Wii U is in another state and I don't really have room for it where I live, but the point stands!
     
  10. WestEgg

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    Same boat here. I've never been this excited to play a game I could be playing right now if I just turned the Wii U on. But Donkey Kong deserves to be in my Switch pantheon. I guess the fresh start has me giddier than anything, and the satisfaction of giving Retro the support for its game it should have had 4 years ago.
     
  11. Nori Chan

    Nori Chan
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    This game is just a step closer for me destroying my wii u. Just give me Wolly world and maybe 3d world. THEN RIP IN PEACE WII U
     
  12. badboy78660

    badboy78660
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    Noice! Funky Kong best Kong! Nice OP, Opie! Looking forward to picking this up tomorrow from Best Buy (played the initial stages of the Wii U version years ago, but due to time constraints, didn't make it very far--looking forward to jumping back in!)
     
  13. Hecht

    Hecht
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    Edited the title so that it's actually searchable
     
  14. TheIdiot

    TheIdiot
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    This is the main reason I bought the Switch for a few months back. Yes, even more than Zelda.

    Can't wait
     
  15. Seik

    Seik
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    Hell yeah, can't wait to do this all over again this week-e-

    *Checks tracking*

    Next week. :(
     
  16. thistooshallpass

    thistooshallpass
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    Can't wait!

    This is my first time buying a game with Amazon Prime, it's nice to get it for $48. Doesn't sting as much as $60.
     
  17. guru-guru

    guru-guru
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    Got it preloaded and ready to go! I'm assuming it will unlock tonight at 9pm PST?
     
  18. thistooshallpass

    thistooshallpass
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    Yeah, Nintendo 1st party always unlocks at midnight EST.
     
  19. guru-guru

    guru-guru
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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  20. kickz

    kickz
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    Gonna pick this up, the original was fucked up for me because of the damn Nunchuk crap of the Wii.

    Hopefully now I can play this sequel with a normal controller in peace
     
  21. LET'S GO!

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  22. WestEgg

    WestEgg
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    This gets funnier every time
     
  23. Morlas

    Morlas
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    Windmill Hills track is so goddamn good
     
  24. Falus

    Falus
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    Ok, i played 2 worlds on wiiu before I stopped because of other games. Not that difficult. Just challenging. Should I play original or funky ?
     
  25. Swimming

    Swimming
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    wat. the wii u had a pro controller too
     
  26. WestEgg

    WestEgg
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    Original. It's the intended experience and what the level design is balanced for, and if difficulty isn't a problem there's no real reason to play Funky mode unless you are messing around or speedrunning.
     
  27. Swimming

    Swimming
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    also did this game always get heralded as the GOAT BEFORE that one video essay got released and told everyone why it was great

    edit:


    this one

    and okay i guess so then! i swear i saw a real-time shift after i saw this video on the likes of reddit and stuff that would just echo the ideas shared in the vid as to why it was great. i'll give it a try
     
  28. Megatron

    Megatron
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    On here it did. This game has always been held in extremely high regard.
     
  29. One thing double-dipping on Bayonetta 2 and Shovel Knight earlier this year taught me is that aside from portability, ergonomics are a major consideration. I actually like the chunkiness of the Wii U GamePad better than most, and its D-pad and sticks are much better than the Joy-Cons, but Bayonetta and DKCTF had me sweating all over the thing and gripping it so tightly in the more intense sequences that it put a damper on long sessions.

    I loaned out my copy of DKCTF after I cleared it to 200% (I actively lend/borrow physical copies among friends and family), so I don't even have it on hand, and at this point I know I'll want it on my Switch at some point, probably digitally so I can actually work on the time trials this time around. It's just a matter of seeing if I have the patience to wait for, oh, a 30%-ish eShop discount that may or may not ever show up. As someone who doesn't need an easy mode, this port adds less content than Captain Toad or HW, yet it's still the one I want most as it's the game I most enjoy playing. I don't know how long I'll hold out.

    I don't want to set a precedent for repurchasing my entire 2014 Wii U haul (what with MK8/Bayonetta/Shovel Knight already on my Switch), not with so many ports on the way that add just enough to be tantalizing, but Nintendo isn't making it easy.

    #6 of 2014 on the old board. (Too low, in my view.) It was a slow year outside of Nintendo but it was still an uphill battle against a small user base (for both the console and the game) and the initial resentment of the announcement that surely put some off picking up the game. It's a vindication of this community, which has a better eye for platformers than it does for most other genres, that if anything it led the charge for giving DKCTF the praise and attention it deserved. I didn't even know about that video until this week.

    In retrospect, I think the "fucking Donkey Kong" hostility towards this serving as Retro's announcement back in 2013 was partly fuelled by the general sentiment that DKCR was merely pretty good. With the information we had at the time, nobody expected DKCTF to be this much of a step up.
     
  30. Birdie

    Birdie
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    I can't wait to see all the hot takes about how great this game is when it's always been ace.
     
  31. 1000% H

    1000% H
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    Plenty of people have been gushing over it since day 1.
     
  32. Xavi

    Xavi
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    1 hour? 1 hour!

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  33. skullwaker

    skullwaker
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    What? Saying this game is great isn't a hot take at all, regardless of when it's said.

    While it's always been a great game, some people are going to be experiencing it for the first time with this release.
     
  34. OrbitalBeard

    OrbitalBeard
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    Many of us praised the game in the original OT back on GAF and was #6 on our GotY list (should have been higher but ah well).
     
  35. Tarot Deck

    Tarot Deck
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    Nintendo's erasing WiiU legacy is working too well I guess.

    Actually Im surprised (and a bit sad) that there isn't Switch support for the WiiU pro controller
     
  36. Kabuki Waq

    Kabuki Waq
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    It sucks that many gamers will experience this in funky mode before the the original mode.
     
  37. leng jai

    leng jai
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    Anyone in Australia should be looking into getting this at EB if they have old games they want to get rid of. They've got a pretty solid trade in deal going on for it at the moment - trade 2 games in and get it for $29. Only stipulation is that each game has to have at least $5 trade in value which includes almost anything this gen outside of Destiny 1 and old sports games. Even The Order is eligible.
     
  38. coconut gun

    coconut gun
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    I've been screaming about this games quality, and making the same points as that video, basically since week 1. So we're plenty of people in the GAF OT.

    You're not wrong about the real time shift in popular opinion with that video, though .
     
  39. Tarot Deck

    Tarot Deck
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    https://www.neogaf.com/threads/donk...ays-money-in-the-banana-stand.769901/page-119

    Here was the previous OT. Few people were already claiming as the best platformer, me included
     
  40. Honestly, I think it's the opposite. Mark Brown's video seems like more of a response to how much so many people praised the game, rather than people praising the game due to his video. He even says in the video he ignored the game for a while.
     
  41. No Depth

    No Depth
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    Oh this unlocks in 45m?? I expected like some mid-afternoon nonsense time tomorrow.
     
  42. Gamer @ Heart

    Gamer @ Heart
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    David fucking WISE.

    Turn up your speakers people.
     
  43. Tarot Deck

    Tarot Deck
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    There are only 2 things I hope they change in this "remaster":

    - have the full version of the credits theme playing ( it cuts just before the beginning of the best part).

    - this
     
  44. Tofer

    Tofer
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    How else they gonna get another $70 from that loyal base
     
  45. noctix

    noctix
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    Can this game be played with a 5 year old in co-op?
     
  46. srtrestre

    srtrestre
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    30 funktastic minutes left, motherfunkers!
     
  47. Solid

    Solid
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    ^^^
    Many of us were expecting the game to be legendary well before it even came out. (You can blame Neiteio for that.) And so many of us felt that the game lived up to our expectations in the end.
    I was making posts on GAF extolling this game as the greatest 2D platformer I had ever played years before this video surfaced, and I was not the only one.
     
  48. Hero Alice

    Hero Alice
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    Really excited for this!! Loved the first one but never tried this one because I didn't have a Wii U.
     
  49. momshotdad

    momshotdad
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    This is never not funny
     
  50. B00T

    B00T
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    Happy more people are gonna get to play this, easily one of my favorite platformers of all time. Can't wait to have it on my Switch now as well!