Let’s talk about the games we played in 2020! Not just the occasional play, but games you focused on more than others. Also shout out any personal achievements you made in a game last year.
The Pandemic had me in front of the screen more than any other time since I was a kid.
Link’s Awakening, Nintendo Switch
A glorious remaster. I spent the first few months of the year completing a 100% play through.
Metroid: Fusion, GBA (emulated on the GameShell)
Back in 2006 I bought a Nintendo DS with Metroid Prime Hunters. Hunters was a let down but the GameBoy Advanced slot in the DS allowed me to access to one of the Metroid franchise’s best games: Fusion! Revisiting Fusion on the GameShell in 2020 is a real treat. It feels more like a modern retro-throwback than a 20 year old game. The GameShell’s superior hardware and screen make the game’s sprite animations sparkle like never before. I recommend it to any fan of the platformer or adventure genres. The Fusion game engine was also used to make Metroid: Zero Mission, which is a remake of the original NES Metroid. I recommend Fusion as the better of the two games, if you finish that and want more, grab a copy of Zero.
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, GBA (emulated on the GameShell)
I love Metroidvania games! While not the greatest examples of this genre…or even the best Castlevania games…the 3 GBA Castlevania titles are fun and unique gems for die hard sidescrolling gamers.
Not a die hard fan of the sidescrolling platform era? Then skip these and play Symphony of the Night, for PS One, instead. It is considered one of the greatest games ever made for a dam good reason.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Switch
Pinnacle of the genre. After a 100 hour play through of this game and the challenges still feel fresh and it still engages the player.
Illusion Of Gaia, SNES, (Emulated on a RetroPie)
This game is not for everyone and there are better examples of Action RPG games for the SNES but it is still a lot of fun. Light puzzle solving. Wonderful music and storytelling.
Can’t wait to hear what you have been playing!