DigitalFoundry create a lot of video that compare and rate the performance of video games. In the video shared above they look at Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on Wii U to it's freshly released Switch port. It looks like Nintendo did a good job with the port because the Switch version docked is 1080p where the original Wii U version was capped to 720p. Both versions framerate was 60FPS which coupled with the incredible visuals of Tropical Freeze is one of the reasons why it's such a highly rated platformer.

One part of Nintendo re-releasing Tropical Freeze on the Switch I don't quite understand is why this is upsetting some gamers. According to certain online discussions it seems some fans are mad Nintendo is releasing this on the Switch as some fans would prefer a new game. If you own the original Tropical Freeze it's really easy to not buy this game as it involves.... not buying it. Making an entirely new game is really hard compared to having a team port a game you've already made being much easier. I imagine a new Donkey Kong game is in the works it's just a bit quicker to get this out and since the Switch is a huge success it's good that many people that missed this on the Wii U can have a chance to play it now.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 04/26/2018 at 04:03pm

I think people don’t get that different people handle different things in a game company. Porting a game doesn’t involve making new assets, story, etc. but they may think the time investment to port this could have been better spent on a new game even though that logic doesn’t hold.

Nintendo didn’t sell many Wii U units and this gives more people the chance to play these games. Porting these games to the Switch is a win for everyone!

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 04/27/2018 at 02:48am

> Porting these games to the Switch is a win for everyone!

I suppose if you already own this and played it and don't want to play it again it's not a win for you but ... it's a good for someone so that's good right? I think so. smile

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