Hey there Master Malstrom,I’ve bit the bullet. I’ve caved in. After years dwelling in emulators, I got myself a real SNES last saturday. Let me tell you, it’s quite the feeling. I have to concur when I hear you say that nothing beats the original hardware: it really doesn’t. I got controllers in good condition and have been blasting away on Mega Man X2 and Super Mario All-Stars, and couldn’t be happier.Now, I got the console mostly for speedrunning, which is something I’m mostly certain you don’t enjoy all that much. I could be wrong, of course. I’m getting my Mega Man X cartridge this Wednesday, and will be practicing to get that fabled sub-40 time in a few weeks.I know, I know… the SNES is not where’s it’s at, you’ll say. I tend to agree, the NES game variety is much larger, but it’s availability is very limited is my country (Brazil) as it was never a big hit here. I’ll get one next year, most likely, alongside an N64. No “game collecting” bullshit either: I’ll get only the games I find fun AND are affordable (so no Earthbound unfortunately).I’ve left the game “industry” so many years ago, but having the actual hardware to make the break feels special, that’s for sure. It seems so hard to find a worthy game these days (Hotline Miami being the sole exception in the recent future, from what I recall). Here’s to retro gaming, or as many would agree, actual gaming. At least I’m not watching cutscenes and bad stories.
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