This is my post that I will be updating with new games I’ve beaten or currently playing.
1. Hollow Knight, Switch
Fun but thought it dragged a bit too much and map traversal isn’t anywhere as good as the best Metroids. Also had beef with the built-in input latency. The game plays like the Knight should move and react lightning quick but there’s a delay to almost everything except the basic attack. Still highly recommend because of the background story you learn as you play and see the game.
2. Furi, Switch
This gave me so much trouble on PC with wireless controller and on a laggy LCD. Finished it on normal difficulty in a couple of days and got a few bosses deep into the Furier difficulty. This is a tough game but it feels fair, even if at first a boss seems highly daunting. I would buy DLC with a handful more bosses in an instant.
–The Messenger, Switch
I dropped The Messenger. The backtracking is truly obnoxious and very much out of place for this type of game. It’s a shame because there were some amazing platforming segments interspersed in the few new areas that open up, but getting to them and finding your way around is a boring slog. I’m moving on, but if I have a bit of time and inclination there’s a slim chance I may revisit it.
3. Lifeless Planet, Switch
I started and finished Lifeless Planet on Switch yesterday. I was looking to play a puzzle platform adventure with a sense of mystery and foreboding, like Limbo and Inside. It was an okay game, not great, and pretty rough visually and in terms of occasional jankiness. But it had nice atmosphere at times, game moves at a steady pace and when the music came on it was nice and reminiscent of Westworld and Game of Thrones. Took about 4 hours and I’m glad it didn’t overstay its welcome.
4. Metal Slug 7, NDS
Also finished Metal Slug 7 on DS this morning, which I’ve been playing on and off for a week. Fun game, although the scaling down to the DS’ 192p res is noticeable at times. I’m not good enough to 1CC this game or even get through it with a standard stock of continues, but I at least got through it with Fio as opposed to Ralf like I originally did years ago (he takes multiple hits).
-I played Bonk’s Adventure on PCE last night. It’s a lot longer than the NES version from what I recall. Anyway I died at the freakin’ final boss so I plan to try again soon. It’s a surprisingly fun and attractive game.