Donkey Kong Country Returns is really shaping up to be a fantastic Country styled game. I may not be the biggest fan of side scrolling 2D games on consoles these days, but I admit there is sitll some merit for them. The main reason being that a lot of what these 2D platformers do isn’t actually as neat to pull on if a full 3D plane. Take Kirby’s Epic Yarn and the ability to pull parts of the world together with string, or to hop in a door and crawl around behind the scenes – all things that seem only plausible in 2D. Donkey Kong is sure to features it’s own slew of 2D related play that will only make it all the more fun.