The artist previously worked for PlayStation's Uncharted series and, for an unknown reason, it brought fans to create an association cheap d2r items. But, Kozlowsky and Retro Studios were actually working on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in the beginning, and after the game's release date was announced it was met with a slew of Zelda fans trashed it because they were expecting something different. In a new interview for the Kiwi Talkz podcast, Kozlowsky revealed how that rumor caused discontent for the development team.
"Sometimes it's frustrating since it causes false expectations. And I think that happened when we first announced Tropical Freeze. You know, everyone was looking at the news and thinking, 'they're making some kind of Zelda game and they're working on a Zelda game' but then they said nope. And we announced Tropical Freeze and it looks incredible and stunning and then people say "oh it's just another Donkey Kong.'
Then you realize that there are people slamming it on Neogaf or some other site and you're like , 'oh my and everyone believed we were playing something similar to a Zelda game. And then you realize we don't do that. does our team.' So it's both humorous at times. the situation, and sometimes it's frustrating when it kind of carries on for a little way too long," said Kozlowsky.
Kozlowsky's comments are an interesting perspective on how rumors circulate and how this can adversely affect a game's popularity. Although Tropical Freeze might not have been the game gamers were hoping to hear about, it received strong critical applause upon its announcement. It's frustrating to put a lot of effort into something only for the internet to react with disappointment , based upon inaccurate rumors. It's difficult to predict the way fans react to news about a game diablo II resurrected items, but hopefully that situation taught some fans the importance of being aware of their expectations!