I like my Xbox just fine. I like Call of Duty; I enjoyed Red Dead Redemption. But for my money, the most purely enjoyable video game of the last year features the most misunderstood hero of the Nintendo-verse: Donkey Kong.
The reformed kidnapper is back (along with his nephew Diddy) in an attempt to recover stolen bananas from what seem to be a band of enchanted — and extremely stoned — musical instruments. What could be better than that!? DKCR is one of the more challenging Wii platformers, and it’s been keeping me so busy I’m not even that interested in L.A. Noire.