More Reviews
REVIEWS Out of the Park Baseball 15 Review
Looking for a baseball sim with fewer bats, fewer balls, and more charts and spreadsheets? Out of the Park Baseball has what you need.

DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM Reborn Review
Dynasty Warriors + Gundam = What more needs to be said?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Space Engineers Preview
Exploring the vacuum of space gets easier when you don’t actually have to make the jump, but you can still get lost out there.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red
Release date: Out Now

Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth
Release date: 07/15/14

Sacred 3
Release date: 08/05/14


LATEST FEATURES The Best Games of 2014 So Far
Which games have earned contention in this year’s Game of the Year considerations? With six months behind us, these are the best games of 2014 thus far.

Salute Perhaps The Best, Most Mature Game of the Generation
"Mature" meaning actually mature, not just tits and violence. Come get all serious with me!
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP LinksOcarina
Where Did Makoto Go?
By LinksOcarina
Posted on 07/07/14
Meet Makoto.   Like any character from an RPG, Makoto has his own quirks to stand out in his game, Enchanted Arms . For Makoto, he is a support character who uses the element of Light for most of his spell casting, along with a saxophone as a conduit. He is also impulsive...

DAILY MANIFESTO

2010 GR Awards: Best Wii Exclusive

Posted on Wednesday, December 22 @ 16:37:15 Eastern by Josh_Laddin


Six short months ago I was settling in and unpacking my stuff at our hotel in LA, flipping semi-indifferently through the pages of E3's mini-guide to the show floor. MvC 3? Awesome, but the news had broken long ago. New Zelda? Interesting, but not jaw-dropping. FFXIV? Well, let's just say there's nothing I've said about that game that can't also be said about the Nazis. But then, like a shining ray of light from on high, I saw a simple entry: Donkey Kong Country Returns, a new installment in the classic series finally being delivered by the master craftsmen at Retro Studios. I bounced around with excitement, had a few drinks in celebration, and may have needed to change my pants afterward - I'm not sure, it's all a blur.

And now that it's here, I'm so damn glad that Retro took their time making it. In a sub-par year for Wii releases and one riddled with disappointments in general, DKCR reigned supreme atop the resurgent 2D platformer genre. It captured the charm and feel of the old-school SNES games, pumped the difficulty up to just short of "brain aneurysm" but never made you want to quit, and made use of the Wii's hardware to create some amazing levels that wouldn't have been possible back in the day. The king of the jungle is back.

Runners-Up: Epic Mickey, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2

[Return To 2010 GR Awards Feature]


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution