Metroid Prime might be niche shit nobody cares about. But it's the niche shit nobody cares about that I care about. Oh yea, and thanks to the internet for making me play it. In conclusion: Am I the only one who likes this game? Wow.
Like many people, I did not get to play Xenoblade until the Switch remake. And by I did not get to play, I mean I did not have the strength to get up off my couch and try to find my original copy on the floor in my garage and repurchase a Wii U to play it. Or worse: turn on my 3DS. But that's all besides the point. What isn't besides the point, is how fucking awesome this game is. From the memorable characters, to the intricate and detailed infinity system, to the subtle foreshadowing, to the moments I forgot that the game reminds me of through flashbacks to make them memorable. And to that ending, all I can say is: WOW. Revolutionary game for a revolutionary console, thank you Monolith.
Super Mario Odyssey
For years I asked the same question, Nintendo, why don't you satisfy my need to win every 5 minutes? Why can't I have a portable 3D Mario game where, between going to the bathroom and back from the bathroom, I can collect as many stars as possible? Then we got 3D Land, but it was a spin-off title because it had "Land" in the name, so it didn't really count. Thankfully, Odyssey came along, and my craving was satisfied. Unfortunately, I could never find a copy anywhere for the first 2 years of it's release, maybe because it wasn't talked about much after release, Nintendo stopped shipping many copies? Regardless, I didn't really try it out till lasts year, and now it's the best game I've played since Super Mario World. Just wow. Wow!
Capcom made it, and Kamiya published it. Frankly, I don't know why I waited so long, but I'm glad that the internet consistently reminded me of how much better it was than Zelda over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. Really guys, I didn't get it the first time, and I didn't get it until I beat the game! Thank you for reinforcing my love of prayer Capcom! WOW!
I have to admit, I had my fair share of reservations with this one going into it. I'm a hardcore conservative and libertarian (as you can probably tell from the end of the Okami section, am religious sorry guys) and dealing with a game that is based around both science AND how a society with no regulations can go too far simultaneously was very scary. I made it through though with the help of some mods to take out the parts I don't like, and wow. The artistic integrity on display here is incredible. I'm glad I finally got to play it!
This game still look better than most games to this day, and I wish more games looked this good. It was worth the wait just to see how well this aged. Thanks Bluepoint for remastering the original games so I could play them, and thank you Naughty Dog for being such artisans in both story and visual design. Wow!