Moon has been one of my holy grail games for PS1, one which I desired to own and play, but was just a tad pricey for my liking. Thanks to a surprising, but welcome announcement that Moon is coming to Switch, I finally had my chance to tear this thing open and experience it for myself.
And boy, was it worth the wait. Not totally what I was expecting, but delightfully whimsical.
Also known as Vaccine in the west, this is something I’ve had my eye on for a while. In a sea of games replicating NES, SNES, etc., it was nice to see a game inspired by old PS1 games – and one of the grandest genres to come out of the PS1: the survival horror.
Luckily Dead House wears its love on its sleeve, and adds an interesting element that I would like to see utilized again. Dead House has good things going for it that make it a recommendable title if ya got the cheese to spare.
I mean the title in the nicest way possible, I swear!
I bought the Mercenaries Saga Chronicles collection off the Switch eShop which includes all three titles in this series I had never heard of prior. Scouring the internet, there were results for 2 and 3 but seemingly nothing for 1 outside of Japanese sites. Seems like 1 gets the least love, so I’ma give it some time today.
After letting my Switch chill all by its lonesome for far too long (I love the thing, but PS4 games always had a way of drawin me away), I’ve recently begun downloading all sorts of shiz that interests me to see what sticks, because one thing I love about the Switch is it’s all about dem games.
One that immediately caught my eye was Mighty Gunvolt Burst, the whacky crossover between Inticreates’ Armed Blue Gunvolt series and Inafune’s baby Mighty No 9. The Gunvolt games are solid as hell, reminiscent of the Rockman Zero games that Inticreates previously did for Capcom. Mighty No. 9 was the promised return to Rockman roots that local madman and self-titled father of the universe Inafune promised to fans worldwide, and, well, pretty much everyone knows how that turned out. Mighty No. 9 wasn’t horrible by any stretch, but it was definitely a big letdown, especially in the visuals and charm department. Wily ol’ Inafune, up to his tricks again!
But for Mighty Gunvolt Burst, the most tl;dr review I could give it is: this is the game Mighty No. 9 should have been, and with a tighter budget to boot.
You wanna rock out and have a good time, but only have 45 minutes; you can’t commit to some of that slow burning goodness that is Zelda, or overload your brain on something like DMC, or even have time to appreciate cool ladies in something like Nier.
Luckily, for 500 yen, you can snack on Kamiko – the little game you can headpat.