I finished Mario + Rabbids yesterday. Well, there’s still a few collectables I missed and the Ultimate challenges, but they can sod right off. It’s a very fun, surprisingly deep game and I’ll definitely go back for the story DLC with Donkey Kong.
With that out of the way, I could have gone back to Mario Odyssey or started Samus Returns in earnest, but instead I’ve returned to Donkey Kong Country Returns, naturally. It’s the last loose end on my Wii U and I left it half done a few years ago. Decided to finish it off so I can pack my Wii U away and free up an HDMI port on my TV.
I can see why I lost interest in this first time around, when it was in competition with Metroid Prime Trilogy. It’s a very frustrating game because it’s quite hard and seems unfair at times. I just did a boss battle for instance, where the hit boxes and the difference between a vulnerable spot and one that’ll kill you are so narrowly separated that it’s almost cruel. Even when the boss is prone on its back, if you land too close to it’s mouth, you take a hit rather than deliver one. Still, I’m steadily grinding my way through it. Only two areas left, I think.
I’ll tell you what’s weird though - going straight from using the Switch’s lithe, compact and solid feeling joycons to a Wii remote and nunchuck. They feel really bulky and cheap, especially the nunchuck.