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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

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