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Saturday, February 5, 2011

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.