This is my reality TV

I can’t chastise others for watching any show on MTV or The Real Housewives of Wherever because I probably spend an equivalent amount of time playing videogames. Well, probably not, but still.

My current obsession is Donkey Kong Country Returns. (Amazon | Wikipedia | Official Site)

Took me a while to get used to the mechanics, graphic style and animations, but eventually got hooked on the level design. I won’t lie, having the “Super Guide” (like in the latest Marios) take over when I was about to give up helped tremendously in a few levels.

I finished the main game last night but I’m not ready to let go yet as I don’t have a replacement. (Sidenote: if you’re into collecting stuff and opening up all the levels, prepare to get lots of replay value.)

Nice work from Retro Studios (who previously revamped Metroid with great success). More side-scroller platformers please!