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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by mushroom » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:11 pm

dkc3 is my favorite

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Post by Sonic 5 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm

I've never played it, but I have heard that most people view it as the weakest. What about it makes it your favorite?

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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by DarkZero » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 pm

i just beat dkc3 for the first time the other day and now im playing 2 again.

dkc3 is actually pretty good and imo better than the first. the level design is super solid and the environments are gorgeous. a lot of people dont like it because of all the brothers bear sidequests, the soundtrack is largely composed by eveline fischer instead of david wise, or they just cant get around the whole "oh no i have to play as a BABY????" thing
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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by mushroom » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 pm

Sonic 5 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm
I've never played it, but I have heard that most people view it as the weakest. What about it makes it your favorite?
it has all the strengths of dkc2 but with more level variety and more stuff to collect, and it's also one of the best looking games on the SNES, right up there with Yoshi's Island imo. and the soundtrack, though mostly by a different composer than the previous entries, is fantastic in its own way. it's an unpopular opinion, and I could perhaps see the case for dkc2 being better, but you'd be nuts to say that it's worse than dkc1.

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Post by DarkZero » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:40 pm

the vast majority of dkc3's soundtrack was composed by eveline fischer, who also did about 40% of the songs in the first dkc game. david wise did the title theme, file select, wrinkly's themes, the brothers bear theme, and the bonus level/intro songs, but everything else was fischer.

her style is a lot more soft and moody than wise's, so its generally considered less catchy, but in the context of the game it REALLY sets a mood. its very calm, yet slightly eerie. i like it.
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:55 pm

I like Eveline Fischer's music. The haters don't know what they're talking about.

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Post by Marilink » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:39 am

Most people don't like DKC3 because of Kiddie Kong and because of the world-building, especially the Brothers Bear. I'm not a particularly big fan of either of those things, but the game overall is so tight and so well-designed. It's a platformer, and the platforming is top-notch. Those negative things just become incidentals in the end. I've given it a lot of thought, and I still am not sure which of the original trilogy I like the best. Depending on when you ask me, I could say any given one.

Overall, DKC3 is a masterpiece of game design. The levels and bosses are just so well-done. Every level has its own little quirk, and they're not afraid to just absolutely ditch a gameplay mechanic after using it for exactly 1 level. It's ambitious, well implemented, and I love it.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:24 am

Here's a topic: which game in the trilogy do you think is the most difficult?

I've kicked the question around in my head a bit, and I'm still not sure which one I would pick, though I'm leaning DKC3.

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Post by Marilink » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:40 pm

I'd say DKC2 is the hardest. I have nothing to substantiate this claim.

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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by mushroom » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 pm

it's crazy to me that an snes can produce this:



re: difficulty. I wouldn't say the platforming in any of them is difficult, but dkc3 is definitely harder to 100% than either of the other two just by sheer quantity of stuff to find.

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Post by VG_Addict » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:47 pm

mushroom wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 pm
it's crazy to me that an snes can produce this:



re: difficulty. I wouldn't say the platforming in any of them is difficult, but dkc3 is definitely harder to 100% than either of the other two just by sheer quantity of stuff to find.
The DKC games as a whole were technical marvels for their time.

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Post by DarkZero » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:43 pm

cant speak to dkc1 since i havent played enough of it but i'd say 2 and 3 are about the same difficulty overall. i give the edge to 2 since it has a much harder final boss than 3.
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Post by VG_Addict » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:04 pm

Do you realize that there'll be an entire generation of children who grew up with the internet and Netflix instead of TV?

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Post by X-3 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 pm

That's a generation that can watch a movie without having it be interrupted every 5 or 6 minutes. Terrifying...

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Post by Marilink » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:07 pm

Can one generation be trusted with all that power?

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Post by DarkZero » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:16 pm

yes actually i can believe it because that is the nature of technology evolution and the linear flow of time
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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by MeowMan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 am

eventually technology will reach the point where people can live in fictional worlds literally instead of merely figuratively and that is the time i want to be alive for

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Post by Marilink » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:36 am

But if you die in your fiction do you die in real live

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:16 pm

its not immersive if you dont
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Re: WoT 369 is feeling morose

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Post by MeowMan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:35 pm

^^of course!

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