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Cloudberry Kingdom impressions [VIDEO]

As many of you may know, the indie platforming adventure, Cloudberry Kingdom, was recently released on the Wii U eShop. I’ve been putting the game through its paces, and you can check out my overview and thoughts on this frustratingly fun game in the video below.

Are any of you currently playing Cloudberry Kingdom? What are your thoughts on this indie title?

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  • Zombie Boy

    Sorry to say, but this just doesn’t look appealing to me. Nintendo have enough high-quality platformers coming to the Wii U, and seeing this one in action makes me think I’d just be rage-quitting on it all the time!

    • Decker Shado

      I think it looks intriguing, but it’s not screaming “DAY ONE BUY!” to me. If I see it at 50% off somewhere down the road, however….

    • Wayne Beck

      The game can be very challenging, but to prevent a lot of frustrating repetition, most levels are not very long at all. The ones that do start to get longer typically have a check point. So your not stuck back at the beginning every time you fail.

      There is also a rather unique and useful mechanic built in to the game where you can press L and R at the same time to instantly reset your character to the Start or Check Point you were at. There is no Mario style loading screen when you die. It’s very fast paced.

    • Nintedward

      Same.

  • Orto

    This game looks fun. You see you dont get this type of stuffy on them stupid sony consoles. This game dons on the fony fanboys ha

    • Nintedward

      I think this game is on PS3 :/

      • Zombie Boy

        And XBox… And PC… And probably mobile devices too…

      • Orto

        Leave this site to the nintendo fans you fony troll. There is a site for the likes of you called ps4 daily

        • Zombie Boy

          Okay, admittedly that made me lol…

        • Wii Uoops!

          Wait… are… are you serious…? Like, serious?

        • Steven_Segal

          He was correcting you!

        • Clel

          You know, being a Nintendo fan does not mean you have to hate all people who are not. In fact, a true Nintendo enthusiast/fan/fanboy will be capable of respecting a Sony/Microsoft/PC/tablet enthusiast without insulting them. Sure, you can get into arguments, but hey, guess what? People like different things. No need to insult them and call them trolls and whatnot. Someone who disagrees with a Nintendo fan is NOT automatically a troll.

          Honestly, I’ve made an effort to fight trolls lately, but now I’m noticing it getting thrown around more and more. People like John Andalora and David Porter… sure, they’re kind of annoying, and their arguments can be stupid, but they’re not TROLLS. They just prefer other stuff.

          Here’s an analogy:
          There’s an atheist, a Muslim, and a Buddhist. They have different views on the world, they have different preferences, they have different holidays and beliefs. Heck, at least two of them are flat-out WRONG. Buut, does that mean they can’t be peaceful? Does that mean they are not allowed to take a look and appreciate certain aspects of the others’ religion? Maybe they won’t be convinced and adopt it.
          But they are fully capable of getting along, sharing ideas, and trying to expand their view on things. Notice the downvotes you got–those were from normal people on this site, I’m guessing, not trolls.

          Anyways, have a nice day!

          Cheers!
          Clel

          • Zombie Boy

            TROLL!!! Just kidding ;)

        • Decker Shado

          Psst… You forgot to call him a Slurper.

        • thedeciderU

          any nintendo fan that is a dick should stfu and gtfo. comments such as yours are why the word fanboy exists.

        • RoboticLink

          Look, I think everyone here knows that Nintedward is one of the most known commenters on Wii U Daily, he is NOT a troll or a Sony fanboy, he has been here for longer than almost anyone here and has posted more comments than anyone here, so don’t hate

          • Clel

            Speaking of which, what dudes on here have ‘Wii U Daily street cred’? I know Nintedward, The Clockwork Being, and D.M.T. do. But who else? I’m relatively knew to this site.

          • Merrfn

            I have all of the Wii U daily street cred ;)

            NOT!

      • fireheartis1

        LOL at least Orto is a funny troll and not a punk like Ignoranceteller.

    • Ace J

      lol what a FAIL!!!! its on ps3

    • Ace J

      ánd xbox 360

    • Ace J

      änd pc

    • Jon

      um… it came out on PS3 and PC, not sure about Xbox but it is probably on there too….

  • TAKANYAN

    WiiU!!!

    • Orto

      Yes my fellow fan. We will tell them fony boys who are the true gaming fans

      • Lusunup

        don’t start this…

      • Clel

        How would you know?

  • Wishsong214

    Got it because I kickstarted it. Is pretty fun, and definitely has a “one more level” feel to it. Sometimes I’ll get through a level on my first try, other times I’ll labor over one for a half-hour. Just wish the graphics and music were better quality. I recommend using offscreen play and putting on TV or something in the background and turning the music down. There’s just a couple tracks that, while alright the first time, get very repetitive very quickly.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    I have too many new games now. (just had my birthday) I’ll wait until I don’t have muchto play.

    • Clel

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

      • Madmagican

        Ah, emperor’s new groove
        that shit was amazing when I was little (still pretty good though)

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        Lol :D But what is Emperor’s New Groove?

        • Clel

          It’s a Disney classic! A lot of people think it’s called Kuzco, but that’s just the name of the emperor in it.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Oh!!! I know that movie :D It’s called “Keizer Kuzco” in Dutch. (that’s the official name I believe)

  • Wayne Beck

    I actually picked this game up on Thursday, hoping to finally find a challenging and engaging Platformer. Cloudberry Kingdom definitely hits all the marks for a fun and challenging experience, elevating the difficulty to the skill of the player is very effective. What it lacks is the charismatic draw of Nintendo’s first party platformers. I have of course not beat the game yet, but I can say the Protagonist, Bob, does have what it takes to capture the hearts of the Nintendo audience. It is the rest of the game that falls short.

    Cloudberry Kingdom takes us back to the days of Super Mario Bros. The first one. The Player moves from level to level as they progress through the game, but the random world generation completely removes the concept of an actual world. Mario has always had the Mushroom Kingdom as his back drop. It’s various environments that make an appearance time and again form the idea of a full world to explore, despite players being restricted to side scrolling levels. In Cloudberry Kingdom, level progression is completely disjointed from the environment. You can play through an ocean view level, jump to a volcano and suddenly be back to the ocean. This loss of environmental progression removes players from an attachment to the world itself.

    There is also a noticeable lack of enemies. Despite becoming progressively harder the game begins to feel repetitive due to a lack of significant accomplishment. When you complete a full set of levels, you simply move on to the next set of levels. There is no “Sorry Bob, your princess is in another castle.” No Bowser Jr. to stomp on. There isn’t even basic jump on it’s head fundamental platformer enemies. At least none that move, let alone fight back.

    As far as gameplay is concerned, Cloudberry Kingdom hits the challenging Platforming nail on the head. If you love platforming and are looking for a place to test your skills, this is your go to game. You can even customize the level generator to build you a level to your own specification. If you like what you get, you can save it and come back any time you like. If stomping ten Goombas to rack up some extra guys is your style, this is not the platformer you are looking for.

    For changing things up, the game offers a series of power ups that Bob can use to complete a wider variety of platforming challenges. The catch, you can only start a level with a power up. They never appear in game as an Item you can acquire. This severely diminishes the level to which players can adapt to challenges. On the flip side, it does remove the ever popular P-Wing to the end of the hard level mechanic entirely. If these power ups could be implemented as Items in future releases, it could very easily expand the games appeal to a broader range of players.

    I do believe the Developers have found an IP they can run with. In the short time you actually get to see Bob’s character, you can instantly see his appeal. He is the Bruce Willis to Mario’s, well, Mario. With some basic additions and some reconsideration of level progression, Cloudberry Kingdom could easily rise to the level of a Mario//DK quality platformer. In it’s current state, it is no less basic than the Super Mario Bros. we fell in love with in the 80s. Don’t let the games short coming detract you from giving it a try though. At $9.99 this game is a steal for any Platforming fan. There is literally an infinite number of levels to play through and multiple gameplay modes I have yet to even see. When it comes to eShop rating time, I wholeheartedly intend to give Cloudberry Kingdom a 4/5 stars. Hardcore for Everyone.

    • bizzy gie

      Hope you know this game is on PS3 too.

      It’s not a Nintendo game.

      • Wayne Beck

        Of course I know it’s a Multiplatform game. I used DK and Mario as a point of reference because they are considered two of the highest quality and most successful Platformers ever made.

        • bizzy gie

          Just making sure.

          • Orto

            Go home fony boy, you are not welcome in the land of the chosen.

          • bizzy gie

            You have to be a troll.

            Have to be.

          • Orto

            You troll on all of the ‘console’ daily sites apart from the ps4 one. I have found a playstation troll in our ranks my fellow nintendo enthusiasts. Send this troll back to the pit he came from. Thereis nothing stronger than a nintendo united troll hunting squad!

          • bizzy gie

            I own a Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and even a SNES at one point.

            I’m as much a Nintendo fan as any one else on this site.

            I don’t troll here.

            I don’t troll anywhere else either.

          • Orto

            Check his profile my fellow nintendo enforcers. You will see the evidence that sits before your eyes. We will not let you continue your evil activities harbinger of the fony faith.

          • bizzy gie

            I like PS4 more than Xbox One if that’s what you’re getting at. I have nothing to hide and I’m not going to pretend to be neutral when I like one more than other.

            However, I’m no Sony fanboy. The last Sony console I owned was PS2 and I was a little kid. I got it for Christmas and I didn’t even ask for it. I also had to share it with my bro.

            I’ve never truly experienced Sony games or consoles.

            I own 360s (first one got RROD surprise surprise).

          • The Clockwork Being

            Bizzy dont feed him. You are a Nintendo fan and everyone on this site knows it. This guy is just a troll.

          • Clel

            May I ask what your Miiverse tag is? I’d love to add you on Miiverse :D Mine is Gandalfo

          • Merrfn

            Gandalfo? Lord Of The Rings fan perhaps?

          • Clel

            Actually, when I was creating my account I didn’t know that name would be public. So I put in the first thing that came to mind. And that was it.

            But yeah, I like LOTR :D

          • bizzy gie

            N.N. I.D. Kalaab

            (pronounced Kay-lub but I’m a black guy so you know how it is).

          • Clel

            So your Miiverse tag is this exactly?

            N.N. I.D. Kalaab

          • bizzy gie

            Ha! Ha! Sorry. It’s just ‘Kalaab’.

            One name.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Orto you are a troll

          • Michael Ocampo

            Yeah…. sorry you had to deal with orto there. You obviously weren’t trolling.

          • Michael Ocampo

            When was he bashing nintendo or anyone that you want him to leave? That’s messed up since all he said is that it’s multiplat.

      • Jon

        I am sure 90% of Nintendo fans know this is not exclusive to Nintendo….

        • bizzy gie

          The comparisons to Nintendo games is what lead me to believe that.

          I was clarifying just in case is all. :)

  • vamos_cactuar

    It’s totally worth $10. Sooooo much customization, local multiplayer is super fun (try bungee mode!)

  • felony211662

    this is my up/down vote story of the week!!

  • david jarman

    and then?

  • RoboticLink

    Dang!! That game looks hard!

    • Ducked

      I know right!

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Nah.. It doesn’t have realistic HD graphics and does not have a rated M rating so it is just another Kiddie game released on Nintendo

      #sarcasm

  • RoboticLink

    I thought you got banned… Go hide under a bridge, troll

  • ezquimacore

    Fuck you Mr.Downvote!

    • MrDownvote’sAssistant

      My employer has had a hard enough time coping with the public’s disagreement with his views without you getting into the mix. Perhaps you’d better take your own advice.

      Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

      • Guest

        want some upvote on your upvote?

      • Sonic

        want some upvote on your upvote?

  • RoboticLink

    Stupid Mr. Downvote, there are at least 5 downvotes on each comment

  • CharmanderRulz

    Has anyone noticed that every positive or neutral comment towards the Wii U (and some negative) got five down votes? Some have more but past the last few many have exactly 5. Either 5 random people suddenly got in a bad mode with everything and just happened to down vote exactly the same posts or a troll is putting to much effort into being desperate. (also known as a fail troll)

    • RoboticLink

      It’s the return of Downvote & Co.

      • CharmanderRulz

        Well I hope (although unlikely) that it’s more then one person as anyone who puts so much effort into… well nothing gets my sympathy. How pointless must someones life be to find increasing a number worth the effort?

    • Clel

      There’s this guy with a bunch of alts, and his alias is MrDownvote. He ‘recruits’ people and just downvotes as much as he can.

    • Zombie Boy

      Yeah, I’ve got to be honest here, if the admins don’t sort out these trolls soon then I’ll be heading off to another Nintendo news site instead. When I came here there was only one or two, but this is starting to take the piss a bit now. All we seem to be doing these days is arguing against trolls or talking about them. I’ve spoken to a lot of people that are on this site (via other sites such as Miiverse) and they feel the same way, so the admins might soon see a large drop in figures if they don’t take action…

      • CharmanderRulz

        There are far less trolls hear then some places but if you want to stop them don’t be “arguing against [the] trolls”! As I said before Trolling is punting little effort into getting lot’s of people angry like just as an example telling a brony “My Little Pony sucks” to get them going over the top like “FFFFFUUUUU”. When people replied to Mr.DownVote with “Go hide under a bridge, troll” and “I wish trolls like you would burn in a fire…the world doesn’t need or care about you.” he is now a successful troll. I assumed he would just be a fail troll (where no one gets angry making his goal unsuccessful) but I didn’t think people would get mad over the number 5!

        When people defend a console they prove it needs defending but when people defend votes it’s plain sad! To anyone reading this that wants to stop trolling this may help, Archimedies123′s videos are more about the YouTube console wars but what he says apples to almost all trolls.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyYEQ6PMlY How each group affects each other (fanboys, trolls and gamers)

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tifE8B30Sg How a troll works

        • Zombie Boy

          I agree with what you’ve said, and I’ve spent the last week telling people to flag them and not respond. But at the end of the day, it is the admin’s job to keep their site free of this sort of thing, and if they refuse to take action then they must accept the consequences.
          If a business has a regular visitor who is abusive, and people choose to stop visiting there because of that person, who is responsible? Not the people, because they have a choice and choose not to be abused. Not the abusive visitor because he is being allowed to get away with it and so probably thinks that his behaviour is acceptable. It is the business owner’s fault for not taking responsibility and doing something about that person.
          This is the same thing, except more and more of those abusive visitors are turning up and still nothing is being done.

    • fireheartis1

      It has to be Ignoranceteller AKA IgnoranceIsWhatsUp. He seems like the type of person who would create many different accounts in order to troll with down votes. This guy is so insane he thinks every single one of us is paid by Nintendo to say good things about Nintendo on a Nintendo website. What a freaking nut that dude is.

  • Jon

    I wish trolls like you would burn in a fire…the world doesn’t need or care about you….if not that then at least be ip banned….

  • DragonSilths

    I can’t fathom how in these clips you never die when 99% of the screen is enimies lol.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ChiGuyGaming John Zaccari

      Hardcore platformer game players only need 1% of the screen.

  • CharmanderRulz

    Why do you find increasing the down vote number with multiple stock accounts worth the effort? It can’t be for trolling as going to all the effort of making this minor inconvenience is the opposite of trolling. (Trolling is punting little effort into getting lot’s of people angry like just as an example telling a brony “My Little Pony sucks” to get them going over the top like “FFFFFUUUUU”) I just can’t understand what you get out of it.

    • MrDownvote

      You misunderstand. We here at Downvote&Co do not aim to get a “FUUUUUUUUUU” reaction. We work towards getting a smile on somebodies face.

      • CharmanderRulz

        I said you don’t make a negative reaction like a troll would. You with 5 accounts make a “minor inconvenience [that] is the opposite of trolling”. If you are trying to make people happy by controlling the numbers people don’t care about why would down votes put “a smile on somebodies face”?

      • fireheartis1

        Ignanceteller is that you?

  • MrUpvote

    Don not worry, MrUpvote is here to save the day!

  • Luna Moonfang

    Here, I will share with you guys another part of the Legends of Trolls:
    ~~~
    Caves and Trolls are two words which are commonly used in the same sentence. While people and fans might ignore their existence, many keeps feeding these creatures. As time goes, people realize feeding trolls isn’t the way to eliminate them; it will only trigger the opposite: trolls will only keep trolling more and more. The last part of the previous chapter stated that “if you don’t feed trolls, they will eventually starve”…
    With the fall of the Knowledgeiswhatsup, many believed that the world was safe once more…
    …they were wrong.
    As time passes, races and species will evolve in a more addapted condition to the current world. Trolls are no different. Seeing that “common” trolling isn’t as effective as it was months ago, many of them starved to death. But other trolls have arrisen, each with it’s unique way of doing their trolling.
    Day and night, day and night…the days contnues to pass on…
    One day, a troll beast has appeared; but this one was no common troll. This one was different. The people and fans gave him a name: “Orto”.
    Orto is capable of many things. Such creature is cappable of blending himself amongst people. He will say uncommon things, and things that no one has thought a troll could do. He does not say neggative or anti-hype words. On the contrary, he will speak against Nintendo’s competition, accusing people to be sick fanboys and offtenly calling them “Fony Boys”.
    But he does it in a special way…he does it in a new way, which offtenly picks up interest of most fans. He will troll saying nice things with an objective of actually, indirectly, proposing that Nintendo fans are harsh and mean to other companies.
    Even tough he is a different troll, he is still a troll, and like all others of his specie, he will eventually starve away if not feeded”.

    Don’t feed more trolls!

    • Clel

      I like you.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Wait so Orto is a troll!! Are you sure? Nevermind I get what you mean.

      • Zombie Boy

        Oh, definitely. But him calling Nintedward a Sony fanboy did make me laugh!

        • The Clockwork Being

          He called Nintedward a Sony fanboy. lol why?

          • Zombie Boy

            Because Nintedward pointed out that this game is also available on PS3, not just Wii U. The comments are below somewhere on this page.

          • The Clockwork Being

            I saw the comments. This Orto guy is hilarious. I saw him talking to Bizzy Gie down bellow and he called him a harbinger of the fony fate.

          • Zombie Boy

            At least this troll has a sense of humour lol!

          • The Clockwork Being

            Yeah

  • MrUpvote

    Hello, This is MrUpvote, I have made sure that every reasonable comment has had its downvotes neutralized.

    Yours Truly,
    Mr Upvote

    Upvote and Co. turn that frown upside down!

    • MrDownvote’sAssistant

      You cannot contend with the likes of your brother. Your reign over the comments section is ending; enjoy what little authority you have left, for it shall not last long.

      Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

  • Merrfn

    This honestly looks like one of the most challenging platformers I have seen. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Ryebread

    currently at 73%. Cant wait to play!

  • Jon

    you don’t need to, I’d hope someone would tie you down and do it

  • AAAkabob

    No thanks, NSMBU was frustrating enough

  • RoboticLink

    Look, I have an average of 95% in school, so if I were you I would shut my mouth and go troll around somewhere else because I was smarter then your boss at 5 years of age
    EDIT: Asda has stopped selling Wii Us because they have decided to sell lives there instead, I suggest you get yourself one before all the other Downvote team gets there before you

    • MrDownvote’sAssistant

      Here we go again… First off; I could say the same thing about my grades(AP classes), yet your lack of punctuation seems to suggest your grade in English is lacking.

      Second;

      Oh, I need to get a life, do I?

      Please, take even more time out of yours to tell a complete stranger so!

      Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

    • Lord Carlisle

      You know, there’s really no need to resort to insulting, though. Come on, we’re all Nintendo lovers here!

      And to explain myself from a completely separate, off-the-job standpoint; I find this whole downvote thing to be hilarious. I couldn’t help chuckling when I first read MrDownvote’s posts in the comments section. I found the dialogue between him and MrUpvote and Co. to be pretty amusing, so I wanted to join in.

  • Ducked

    Simon you dirty boy…

    • MrDownvote

      ;)

  • Gotallofthem

    If you really had sex with his mother, could you state her name and address and phone#. Do you have proof a picture or video? Otherwise if’s hard for me to believe that you actually did. If you could please confirm thanks.

    • MrDownvote

      I don’t know her phone number. I saw her on the street doing work, picked her up in my car, payed $20 for the hour and we did our “business”. I looked in her wallet as we, well you know what I mean, and she had a photo of ezquimacore. Also I don’t have a tendency of recording me having sex with hookers.

  • Cubester_64

    Seems like a neat game. I probably wont be downloading it though.

  • Sonic

    Upvoted.
    Again.

  • Sonic

    ATTACK! UPVOTE ALL DOWNVOTE AND CO!

  • ezquimacore

    My mom is a man!

    • MrDownvote

      I found that out…
      The hard way…

  • Mr. J

    Dear wiiudaily may we please please bann mr.downvote,his assistant, mr. Up vote and his assistant. They are turning this sites comments into a place for 5 year olds to play around with. Half of the comments are actually about the article the other half however is mindless children messing around on a website.

    • Luffy

      yeah, i’m actually coming less and less frequently because of all the trolls…

      • Clel

        ;( But… but… I miss you… *breaks down in tears*

  • Clel

    Yyyeaaah I thought you’d gotten banned.

  • Michael Ocampo

    OH NO!!! PLEASE DON’T GIVE ME AN UPVOTE!! ;)

    • MrDownvote’sAssistant

      Oh, no, good sir, you musn’t worry about that. I’d be more than happy to give you a downvote. :)

      Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

      • Michael Ocampo

        How… thoughtful -_-’

  • Ross Brocklesby

    Sorry just reading through some posts, not just this thread. I’m sick of the whole console war bollox. Damn you buy a console on its features and games. I bought my wii u because I can game on the big screen and if its occupied play on the pad. I also enjoy Nintendo games but the main reason was the game pad. Now I wish Sony and Microsoft all the best with next gen. They will both be great consoles. I think ps4 wi pip it though. Can we stop this hate towards ninty. Sure the wiiu maybe behind ps4 in terms of performance. You don’t go to ninty for a power house console. You go to ninty because they think out of the box. Sure it’s not selling well and that’s nintendo’s fault for no advertising but its great piece of hardware and has potential to be great. You carny compare it to ps4 and Xbone because its a totally different kind of console bringing portability and home console together. It was never made to be Sony destroyer and it won’t churn out FPS after FPS just because it wants to be hardcore, you want real hardcore, try challenge mode on mario u, or try solo on MH3U. I’m sick of hearing the hate. You don’t like wiiU then F**k off. Rant over

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    This game is crazy fun :3 really addicting and mind bending. Can’t wait to play more!

  • Spurtoh

    Did this guy do CGRundertow videos in the past? voice sounds familiar…

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ChiGuyGaming John Zaccari

      No I didn’t. My YouTube channel is ChiGuyGaming.

      • Mario

        Wait… you’re not a mod?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/ChiGuyGaming John Zaccari

          No, I’m just a writer/media creator. BTW, can’t wait to play your upcoming game.

  • ElCharlo

    I found this game extremely addictive, seems extremely hard but each level has certain rhythm and once you find it, the experience feels almost ZEN.

    I never thought a game could be so frustrating, fun and rewarding at the same time. You can´t go wrong with this one, Plus I got it almost free when I redeemed some deluxe digital promotion points.

  • Kirbyomega

    Looks way too hard