DKC returns is very similar to the classic DKC. Updated graphics and challenges. However, the levels are laid out very similar to old school DK. There is just enough new stuff thrown in to make it feel new and exciting. K. Rool isn't in this one but you get new enemies so you won't miss him. If you liked the old Donkey Kong Country, you will probably really like the new one. Its a great remake in my opinion.