I liked Ducktales for the most part. The controls were fine for me except that stupid "Pogo not activating" glitch. I found hard mode to be rather easy, once you know the game it's really not that hard. Play the levels in the right order to get extra heart containers right away as well. I don't imagine Extreme would be that hard, but there are a couple tough/cheap jumps that are really going to piss you the off if you miss them.
I don't think WayForward is as bad as everyone else makes them out to be. Bloodrayne Betrayal was rather enjoyable except for 2 insanely stupid platforming segments. I haven't played them, but both Shantae and A Boy and his Blob got pretty decent reviews as well I thought. I know many people on CAG who really enjoyed the Double Dragon remake.