I don't have a Wii U so I haven't played it, and I was very ambivalent toward it, but then I saw THAT TRAILER (THIS ONE
) and all amounts of internal childhood glee happened. That trailer is so unassuming in the beginning, and then BAM it casually hits you over the head in epic proportions (I also have a strong urge to draw those owl monsters in the beginning now). It's the first game that made me actually WANT a Wii U. I'll so be playing that when I get one, like a decade from now (haha).
The music actually gave me shivers, then I looked it up and found David Wise had returned! So that explains it! I have subsequently been listening to the soundtrack via youtube for the past three or four days while working, and holy crap, can David Wise score all of Nintendo's IP's? Especially Zelda? Skyward Sword's soundtrack was so disappointing - a few strong themes, but as an overall score it was very weak and forgettable.
But NOT DKC: TF. Oh man. Good soundtrack. Goooood soundtrack. Extremely fresh but with just enough nostalgic seasoning to tug at your childhood heartstrings. Haven't come across an entire game OST I liked this much in a while - love almost every single track I've heard.
Here are two of my favorites:
Seashore War: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boqy0Q…
Scorch 'N' Torch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFP4wn…