- Rygar (arcade) - While (barely) graphically superior to the NES version, the arcade version is inferior in all other ways. Those that enjoyed the NES iteration will recall its Metroidvania like arrangement, multiple points of view, and RPG elements. As one would expect, the arcade experience is much more straight forward than that, as the act of playing a game in an arcade didn't allow for the time and space to support a design with more open exploration. And to compare is unfair. Slugging beasts with the diskarmor in this version brings some joy, but it's the repetitive level design that holds it back.
- Haunted Castle (arcade) - Long story short, this is the arcade version of Castlevania, complete with familiar tropes such as the whipping vampire hunter, horror movie monsters, and Bloody Tears (the song). Each level is a unique experience, and each ends with a boss to battle with. Check it out if you want to dig deeper into the history of Castlevania.
- Bastion (Switch) - Dull and flavorless.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) - It's so much more than a remake. There's so much new content here ranging from the completely reinvented battle system to the story elements. It's a must play.
- Ape Out (Switch) - Simple mechanics and a visual style done right. It's so much fun.
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