I wanted to call this out because, yo, @danryckert has made more allusions and references to Rare's Donkey Kong Franchise in the last month than the rest of the staff have made in the last year. He lamented Funky Kong's absence in Mario Kart 8 on the podcast, referenced the silhouette level of Donkey Kong Country Returns in the Mario Party Party, name dropped Diddy Kong Racing as an equal to Mario Kart 64 on the podcast and recalled that in the DKC games a banana will never mislead you in the Odd World QL to name a few off the top of my head. There have never been this many callbacks to DKC or DKR in Giant Bomb history. Dan seems to have a much deeper knowledge of all this. I love it. Dan is shaping up to be my new favorite at this rate.
None of the SNES Donkey Kong Country games have been on any SNES livestream or had a Bombastica due to the crew being 100% indifferent to them in the past. Unicycle has seen more play on Giant Bomb than any SNES DKC. I wonder if Dan will one day soon correct this... I wonder if he knows that Jeff hates Diddy yet... I wonder if I'm right about all this. Maybe I should ask.
Hey Dan, what do you think about the DKC games? I get the impression you at the very least have a lot of respect for them if not good and proper love and nostalgia. What's the best one? There's an obvious answer, I'm just curious if you know it.