Donkey Kong Country 2 is the best Donkey Kong.

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#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1237 posts) -

Better levels, better graphics, better sound and better everything. Am I wrong?

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#2 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

It's a pretty classic game, I really liked Retro's DKCR, though.

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#3 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1237 posts) -

@MEATBALL: I still need to play that one. I guess I'm really talking about the core 3 Country games on the SNES. I feel the 2nd one is the best.

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#4 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

Its a crap series in general. Yes, they may be graphically impressive but as platformers they're super generic.

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#5 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3506 posts) -

@MysteriousBob: Good music, though. You can't possibly deny that.

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#6 Posted by rmanthorp (4528 posts) -

Correct.

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#7 Edited by NTM (9813 posts) -

Yeah, I guess. I think the first two Donkey Kong Country' are the same, and the third isn't bad either, but it's not as good. I'm pretty sure you're saying this because the music is great. Oh, and although Retro made the great Metroid Prime series, I didn't really like the remake of DKC. Then again, after my brother had bought it, I never played it, only saw some of it and downloaded the soundtrack to listen to, I erased it.

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#8 Edited by Justin258 (14378 posts) -

@MysteriousBob said:

Its a crap series in general. Yes, they may be graphically impressive but as platformers they're super generic.

Generic =/= crap, and the games are hardly generic. Very much traditional, yes, but I can't remember anything that was exactly like it that came out before. Not that your opinion is invalid, but do you have any (better) reasons for calling the games crap?

Anyway, I do agree with the OP. The second one was the best one as far as I'm concerned. The first one was excellent too, but I felt that the second had more content, tighter controls, and more interesting levels. Zinger's Hive, in particular, was pretty memorable. Especially since I was scared of bees at the time and ran out of the house screaming bloody murder when I first came across it.

The third game wasn't bad, either, but something about it felt loose to me. That's the best way that I can describe it. It felt like some corporate guy had said "Hey! Let's make another one of these DKC games!" I liked it a whole lot more than most other games at the time, but the game didn't feel like it had as much heart in it.

EDIT: And I haven't played the Wii one at all yet.

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#9 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

@AcidBrandon18 said:

@MEATBALL: I still need to play that one. I guess I'm really talking about the core 3 Country games on the SNES. I feel the 2nd one is the best.

Then you are correct, sir.

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#10 Edited by dagas (3484 posts) -

I had Donkey Kong Land 2 on the Gameboy and I really liked that. That's pretty much a port of DKC2 as I understand. I've barely played DKC2 or 3 on SNES, mostly just the first one.

I liked the girl monkey (Dixie) a lot because of her hair propeller so for that reason alone it's better than the first game.

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#11 Posted by PolyesterKyle (192 posts) -

For me it's got to be DKC 1, the atmosphere and artwork is top notch. Plus they didn't weight it down with too many hidden objects and junk like that. It also helps that DKC 1 is the only one where I like both characters, not that they're particularly story driven or anything.

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#12 Posted by Tally_Pants (626 posts) -

DKC is def my favorite! Every once in a while I like to run through that one. One day I was chatting on the phone with my cousin as we simultaneously played through DKC, it was pretty sweet! I enjoyed all 3 of them, although 3 is the only one that I 10(3)%'d. But I would say that DKC1 is the best (my fav), simply because it is the only one that I really enjoy going back to and playing through over and over again.

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#13 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Neat dude.

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#14 Posted by big_jon (6433 posts) -

DKC 1 is the best in my eyes.

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#15 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

DKC2 is the superior game in terms of content and gameplay but the atmosphere and environments of the first game are what makes it my favorite.

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#16 Edited by myketuna (1881 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

DKC2 is the superior game in terms of content and gameplay but the atmosphere and environments of the first game are what makes it my favorite.

@PolyesterKyle said:

It also helps that DKC 1 is the only one where I like both characters, not that they're particularly story driven or anything.

Post mash-up that conveys my feelings very, very well.

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