Hooo! Been a while (work has been absolutely nuts!)
Anyways, several things I've been playing, purchased, etc. Can't recall if I mentioned the original Doom
on Switch, which was I think $5. Good nostalgia, nothing special. Plays, looks, and sounds like it should for an old PC game.
A few weeks ago I bought Link's Awakening
digital on Day 1. Holy crap, Nintendo did well with this 'remake'. It's all new and beautiful, but retains everything from the original. It gives me that feeling of past days while also being very new and still fun. This was one of the few GameBoy games I had as a kid (even the original version, not the DX/color one!), and it's a great to have a new version that I can (again) cart anywhere. This is probably my second fave behind ALttP.
The day after that, my Sega Genesis Mini
came in. It's tiny, beautiful, and really FRICKIN' awesome! This was the first console I purchased (mostly) with my own money. The version I had at the time came with Streets of Rage 2 instead of Sonic. At any rate, I love the mix of games, and that they didn't solely blast the system with all Sonics ever, all SoR's ever, all Shining Force's ever, etc. There's one of each title, with the exception of some Sonic stuff (obviously), and two of the Mickey Mouse games. I'm saddened that with Mickey being there, they couldn't secure the license to put out Aladdin or Lion King, but I guess those are coming to new consoles separately. The US version of the console comes with two 3-button controllers, which is odd since a couple games can really use the 6-button ones that Japan got. It's not a deal breaker for me, since the 3-buttons were the ones I had long ago, and I grabbed an official 6-button Retrobit one from Amazon for when I need it. It was still an extra $20 on top of the console though. Don't let all that fool you though, the Genesis Mini is still really
good. The emulation is fantastic, the controllers feel and play great, and the selection of games (42!) is well done (a couple duds, but hey, it happens... lookin' at you, Tetris).
And I picked up Bastion
on Switch on sale for $3. Can't beat that! Haven't played it yet, but I already finished it (way?) back on the Xbox 360.
I'm one happy dude right now.
Oh, and Nintendo released Jedi Outcast II on Switch. I can't even handle all this!