Super Mario 3D World is the 256th video game that I have completed. It is practically bursting with the wonder and delight that one can only find in a Nintendo first-party game. It’s truly excellent, and I think you should play it.
Live A Live would have been my 22nd video game completed in 2022. I was planning to finish the last chapter while visiting my family during the holidays, but that did not happen. I got on an airplane headed to Indianapolis, but my luggage (with my Switch carefully cocooned inside) took a trip to Wichita. I spent the next 5 days wearing an outfit that I put together from the limited options I could find at Walmart, but thankfully my possessions were delivered to my parents’ doorstep in time for me to enjoy the last of the winter holiday festivities.
Just not in time for me to finish Live A Live before the end of the year. But that is enough of that. Let’s talk about the game.
After thoroughly enjoying my playthrough of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, I was looking forward to playing the final entry in the trilogy of Game Boy Advance Castlevania games. When I preordered the Retroid Pocket 3 Plus, I knew Aria of Sorrow would be the perfect game to play on my new handheld emulator as traveled for the holidays.
I wasn’t disappointed.