If the GotY is not Donkey Kong Country Returns, and it is, say, Black Ops or something, the industry has all but confirmed it is happy being the adolescent boys club it’s been for the past decade, and will never change.
That’s fine, and obviously very lucrative for certain titles and developers, but you know what they say about things that refuse to change…
“It’s not only the best Donkey Kong Country, it’s one of the best platformers I’ve ever played.” — Dan Ryckert, Game Informer, in which DKC Returns was named “Game of the Month.”
No additional commentary needed. OK, I lied: Game of the Year.
Kirby’s a nice treat and Donkey Kong Country Returns is trending positive for all the right reasons.
So, great games, but they’re still “just” platformers. Why are third party developers so afraid of capitalizing on this cash cow?
I wonder how many times Donkey Kong will take a break from busting baddies in Donkey Kong Country Returns to flashback to his childhood and talk about his daddy issues in hammy, poorly voice-acted cutscenes?
Samus, any thoughts on that?