Video comparison of DKC: Returns and DKC: Tropical Freeze

Noted Nintendo YouTuber BitBlock has put together a video comparison of load times between Donkey Kong Country: Returns for the original Wii, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U. In this video we get a first hand look at the differences between graphics, but also something a bit more troubling.

The newer game seems to have much longer loading times than the original, which normally wouldn’t be concerning, but the player is able to get through the entire intro sequence in the older game and just stands there waiting for Tropical Freeze to load in. It’s likely load times have to do with the HD graphics versus those available on the Wii, but still it’s pretty crappy that load times are increasing. Still, we’re excited to get our hands on this game come February 21.

What do you think of the comparison? Spot any other differences in the video or anything that concerns you?