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Re: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting

The same friend is still waiting. I'm not sure which is more unbelievable, that this issue still exists or that he still cares to join.
by CM August
March 27th, 2018, 4:20 pm
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 70833

Re: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting

Please resolve this registration issue. I've had a good friend wish to register in the past week and he still can't do so.
by CM August
June 4th, 2017, 8:17 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKC Atlas Queries and Troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 70833

Re: DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS!!! [CONFIRMED]

There does seem to be a bit of disparity going on. The interviews are saying all the right things (or not, in the case of K. Rool and the Kremlings, but others have already harped on that) but looking at the game itself, it's clear a bit of reading between the lines is needed. There's talk about kee...
by CM August
June 19th, 2010, 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Topic: Donkey Kong Country Returns Discussion
Replies: 493
Views: 250133

Re: If... DKC was made in RPG-style?

A DKC RPG would be wonderful if done right. As has been mentioned, DKC3 was leaning in that direction already. Going all the way with a greater emphasis on storytelling has the potential to be a natural and extremely effective outcome. Concerns about villain motive and the like is a non-issue, as el...
by CM August
March 6th, 2010, 9:03 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: If... DKC was made in RPG-style?
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Bored: what's your favourite Kong?

Guess it'd have to be Dixie. She's just too cute.

Donkey himself's a close second.
by CM August
March 6th, 2010, 8:48 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Bored: what's your favourite Kong?
Replies: 13
Views: 4420

Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

^ QFT.

But while we're at it, K. Rool had several frames restored to his existing animation, most noticeable in his crown-throwing and idling animation. This applies to some other characters, like the Kritters now tumbling end-over-end in a full cycle when defeated.
by CM August
January 25th, 2010, 1:43 am
 
Forum: DKC Ports (GBC, GBA)
Topic: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...
Replies: 17
Views: 9570

Re: What's NOT canon

It would be nice if someone here knew Japanese and had Japanese copies of the DK games - just so we'd know for sure whether they drastically rewrote virtually every line of Cranky dialogue or if they simply ignored it in subsequent games. Call me premature, but I'd put money on the latter.
by CM August
September 7th, 2009, 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

See Wes from the game Mother 3, a grouchy old has-been who ceaselessly berates his stupid/lazy/useless son; a fine 'Japanese' example of the archetype.
by CM August
August 31st, 2009, 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

I can't help but doubt that their culture has any relevance to a character's established personality. The fingers have an understandable reason, the other doesn't. Nevermind that though: Also, I think I've made it quite clear this whole conversation that I viewed the glass as half full. If you had s...
by CM August
August 30th, 2009, 10:56 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

"It's just a Japanese thing to do" - The Japanese aren't stupid. It's not the way it is because of the Japanese. I wouldn't deflect criticism of these idiotic changes because of the developer's culture, of all things. I wouldn't care about it so much if these were the simple harmless spino...
by CM August
August 29th, 2009, 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

Well here we are again aren't we? The PAON games are a 'blessing' given the utterly wretched circumstances. The punchline is the same however, DK got screwed. Lacking in resources and freedom? They weren't inventing the wheel here, or even re-inventing it: again, all of the resources Rare created ar...
by CM August
August 28th, 2009, 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

Yes yes, now we reach the crux of the argument: the notion that 'It could easily be much worse, so who are you to complain?' Another hollow means of shining off criticism. I understand that point of view however: PAON really is a patron saint in comparison to folks like EAD Tokyo and what they wante...
by CM August
August 27th, 2009, 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

Another deceptive notion about the Mario series: the idea that its consistency is owing to its simplicity. Nothing is too simple to screw up. How do you think productions like Disney and Looney Tunes maintained their characters and icons for decades, even generations, despite their original creators...
by CM August
August 25th, 2009, 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

"Perfect Canon"? You miss the point. The point was simply to take games that don't run roughshod over established elements or have enough good new material to make up for the missteps. DKR was a harmless outing that again demonstrated Diddy's independance. That said, I could strike it from...
by CM August
August 24th, 2009, 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: Birthday Thread

Happy sweet sixteenth, Jomingo?
by CM August
August 24th, 2009, 7:11 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Birthday Topic
Replies: 805
Views: 279230

Re: What's NOT canon

What's the problem with DKR? It didn't step on anybody's toes, unlike Jungle Climber where K. Rool is depicited as a thug with a small gang. In DK64 he had an appropriately kingly dialect, yet in every subsequent game he talks like Bowser-lite. That and his idiotic new appearance (to say nothing of ...
by CM August
August 23rd, 2009, 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

It's important to identify which changes are good and which ones suck. Take good, block bad. DK64 was greatly inferior to the DKC trilogy, but still fared much better than JC and the like, namely in characterization. It's worth keeping for K. Rool's portrayal alone. And the whole discussion of canon...
by CM August
August 23rd, 2009, 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: What's NOT canon

With the series in the miserable state it's in now, I've simply narrowed things down to the games that best represent DKC. Which are the games that actually need to be rembered? The cameo games, however many there be or how popular some are, have done far more to damage DK's image than help it. What...
by CM August
August 23rd, 2009, 9:10 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: Does the DKL soundtrack have official names?

I don't think even the DKC titles are neccessarily official; David Wise himself never referred to them by name from what I've read, such as referring to Aquatic Ambiance as simply 'the water level'. Who knows though? The given titles in the soundtracks (including the ones DKU made up) are good enoug...
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Land
Topic: Does the DKL soundtrack have official names?
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: Link in DKC3... Why?

One of my favorite references in the whole series.
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Link in DKC3... Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 6534

Re: What's NOT canon

Personally the only games I would regard as canon are the Arcade trilogy, DKC/DKL trilogy, DKR and DK64. Everything else distills or outright taints the series. Not to slight all those other titles mind you, but a robust and tightly-focused continuity is something DK could have sorely used. Not that...
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: What's NOT canon
Replies: 36
Views: 16075

Re: Japanese Donkey Kong commercials

There was also a DKC3 GBA commercial, in which Dixie, Kiddy and Ellie save Donkey from a lion. They even used the original models from the game, barring Donkey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_myU3lGI0 Sweet Jesus. Look at that! Nintendo dusted them off just for this one stinking commercial before...
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 9:40 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Japanese Donkey Kong commercials
Replies: 5
Views: 4496

Re: IF there was going to be a new DK show...

Yes, yes, the original character designs are a must. Remember those ensemble images Rare put together? Like this: http://dkvine.com/news/gallery//dkc3/artwork/familyentertainment.jpg It's very easy to imagine those as stills from a DKC cartoon. And with the progress of technology in the 13 years sin...
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 9:04 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: IF there was going to be a new DK show...
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Re: Do you think Rare was full of DK Arcade fans?

Rare asked Nintendo for Donkey Kong? I thought they were just demonstrating their nifty ACM conversion tools, and Nintendo said "Here's Donkey Kong and a few Silicon Graphics workstations, go nuts". Though granted I lost the interview in question.
by CM August
August 22nd, 2009, 8:12 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Do you think Rare was full of DK Arcade fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: K.Rool's intelligence

Except that defies the entire point of the Game Over sequence.
by CM August
April 29th, 2009, 6:35 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: K.Rool's intelligence
Replies: 9
Views: 6427

Re: K.Rool's intelligence

K. Rool's a genius, but his underlings are not. Thanks to his useless minions at the wheel, K. Rool's island stronghold grounded itself on DK Island's shore before his Blast-O-Matic was even ready. And he hadn't counted on his technicians sleeping on the job either. The Kongs stormed in before it wa...
by CM August
April 27th, 2009, 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: K.Rool's intelligence
Replies: 9
Views: 6427

Re: Donkey Kong Country 4, will it come?

Doubtful, but it will be far removed in terms of style, setting, design etc. if it happens.
by CM August
November 6th, 2008, 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Other DKC Related Games
Topic: Donkey Kong Country 4, will it come?
Replies: 26
Views: 10714

Re: 2008 United States Presidential Election Topic

Hooray! Well done, America!

Kong-Fu wrote:That or the first terrorist. :roll:

Barack Obama, more liek The Black Osama mirite?

Actually, no, your comment is so sad even sarcasm can't save it.

Hang your head in shame.
by CM August
November 6th, 2008, 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2008 United States Presidential Election Topic
Replies: 31
Views: 8769

Re: DKC Official Renders and Documents - starting a gallery

King K. Rool - One image is missing, the one where he looks like he is boxing http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/CMAugust/BigKrool.png If there's a higher-quality version of this picture I'd like to know about it, but this is the closest I could manage. http://gameinfo.com.br/games/data12/GC-317...
by CM August
October 20th, 2008, 5:11 pm
 
Forum: DKC Projects/Fanworks
Topic: DKC Official Renders and Documents - starting a gallery
Replies: 31
Views: 12150

Re: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2

I'd contend that many of these changes have made a more than negligible impact on DK et al. While that kind of thing may be a common or inevitable occurence, I wouldn't call it an evolution by any means. No one's suggesting DK should have stayed exactly where he was in 1994; it's simply that a lot o...
by CM August
August 31st, 2008, 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Topic: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2

That would be a long read, and too tangental to the current topic. I could make a new thread, but who really wants to read something along the lines of "this and that sucks and here's why"? Not to mention it's a subject most have difficulty relating to or caring about, namely design sensib...
by CM August
August 31st, 2008, 10:15 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Topic: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2

They're both really terrible options, not to mention artificial since there's no choice to begin with. And Dixie missing her kneepads is the least of their problems.

Not that I'm slighting your own appraisal of the series, I simply disagree with it.
by CM August
August 31st, 2008, 9:43 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Topic: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2

It's funny... before Donkey Kong, if somebody had declared "they're actually paying attention to the franchise and characters, they're actually using it!" I would have replied with "duh!"
It's amazing how far Nintendo's lowered our expectations.
by CM August
August 30th, 2008, 9:28 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Topic: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: DKC Continuity/Timeline

Yeah, Japan his this stigma attached to 'toon' hands, as they believe it's a reference to Yakuza (Japanese mafia) who were infamous for cutting off fingers. It's a ridiculous notion, on multiple levels. As for how it applies to Donkey Kong, it's small potatos compared to what else they've done with ...
by CM August
August 30th, 2008, 9:17 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: DKC Continuity/Timeline
Replies: 81
Views: 34436

Re: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2

Can't say I think PAON's changes to the DK series are an improvement in any respect. Some of the actual additions are alright though.
by CM August
August 29th, 2008, 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Topic: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast 2
Replies: 56
Views: 21704

Re: DKC Continuity/Timeline

An overworld of partially-submerged ruins in the game Donkey Kong Land.
by CM August
August 29th, 2008, 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: DKC Continuity/Timeline
Replies: 81
Views: 34436

Re: DKC Continuity/Timeline

It would be fine if it weren't for the growing evidence that Kremlings once ruled DK Island. There are Kremling temples and there's Kremlantis, and this would lead me to believe that the Kremlings ruled DK Island... Er... yeah dude, Rare answered that one in Scribes too. They did in fact rule the i...
by CM August
August 29th, 2008, 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: DKC Continuity/Timeline
Replies: 81
Views: 34436

Re: DKC Continuity/Timeline

Jomingo is stretching the truth: the game's manual - for that's where the info comes from, at least in the PAL version - simply states that the Lost World is the rumored 'source' of the Kremlings. Unless it was elaborated on further in the official strategy guides. Rare's explained in Scribes that t...
by CM August
August 28th, 2008, 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: DKC Continuity/Timeline
Replies: 81
Views: 34436

Re: Favorite DKC series Kong Combo

You wouldn't expect Donkey and Diddy to hurt and tease each other in the DKC ending either. It's just for laughs.
by CM August
July 31st, 2008, 6:40 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Favorite DKC series Kong Combo
Replies: 15
Views: 6054

Re: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Story

Well I certainly have no faith in Tiptup's common sense.
by CM August
July 28th, 2008, 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Story
Replies: 24
Views: 8720

Re: K. Rool Resources - Shoutout

I've been sort of reluctant to update this topic, but anyway: Seems I've been given the runaround. I got a reply from Rare about those questions earlier - it turns out they DID still have the assets at that time, but now 'do not have access to them'. That is the extent that George K. has been told. ...
by CM August
July 27th, 2008, 11:17 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: K. Rool Resources - Shoutout
Replies: 45
Views: 16336

Re: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Story

Donkey Kong, apon eating some suspect bananas, trips out. The entire game is a hallucination as Donkey endures his nightmarish subconsious.
by CM August
July 27th, 2008, 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Story
Replies: 24
Views: 8720

Re: What Video Game Systems Do You Own?

It was a limited-edition release for... something or other. My incentive to getting it was a TV advertisement. The commercial featured a swimming champ playing Donkey Kong Land on it, with a kid trying in vain to distract him so he could have a go. It's the first Game Boy I aquired, and Donkey Kong ...
by CM August
July 27th, 2008, 10:45 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: What Video Game Systems Do You Own?
Replies: 106
Views: 59020

Re: What Video Game Systems Do You Own?

I'll try to put these in the order I got them. Sega Master System Sega Mega Drive Game Boy Pocket Gold Sega Saturn Super Nintendo Nintendo 64 Game Boy Color Sega Dreamcast Gamecube Sony Playstation Sony Playstation Portable Sony Playstation 2 Nintendo Wii Nintendo DS However, I no longer own the Mas...
by CM August
July 26th, 2008, 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: What Video Game Systems Do You Own?
Replies: 106
Views: 59020

Re: Mario Super Sluggers

On the plus side, Baby DK doesn't have the grotesquely large chin they decided to give DK.
by CM August
July 9th, 2008, 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Mario Sports
Topic: Mario Super Sluggers
Replies: 92
Views: 34098

Re: Kong Family Tree/Relationship Discussion

Most of the relations on this page are completely made up, my friend. This is just speculation on the part of the members here. The only Kongs we know for sure are related: DK is Cranky's son/grandson, Diddy is DK's nephew (possibly), Kiddy is Dixie's cousin, Tiny is Dixie's younger sister, and fina...
by CM August
July 8th, 2008, 6:33 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Kong Family Tree/Relationship Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 66051

Re: what's your favourite playablekong?

I love Dixie's character design and fantastic abilities. She has my vote, easily.
by CM August
July 5th, 2008, 11:54 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: what's your favourite playablekong?
Replies: 27
Views: 8479

Re: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic

But even though I said that stuff up there, Oh, you mean this? Gee, sorry for having a positive outlook on life for a second. I guess I'm just tired of Brawl conversations like "Come on guys, the so and so franchise did pretty well with such and such", and then someone else says "SAK...
by CM August
July 4th, 2008, 11:27 am
 
Forum: Super Smash Bros. Series
Topic: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic
Replies: 201
Views: 69768

Re: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic

In response to your call to 'stop whining', while it's fine that you have almost no critical opinion whatsoever, there's no justification in deriding people that do. These are resonable points even if they're not flattering. For the record, none of those franchises had a level of importance comparab...
by CM August
July 4th, 2008, 12:31 am
 
Forum: Super Smash Bros. Series
Topic: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic
Replies: 201
Views: 69768

Re: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic

Those are all miniscule or obscure franchises however, rather than giants like Donkey Kong. Then take Kirby, a series on a much lesser tier than DK, and how much exposure that got.
by CM August
July 3rd, 2008, 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Super Smash Bros. Series
Topic: The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Topic
Replies: 201
Views: 69768
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