It's been a good long while since I commented on this forum. Buuut seeing as how I kinda wanna talk about Cave Story, I figured this might be as good a place as any.
I wanna say I first discovered this game via Nintendo Power when they showcased the WiiWare version. Sadly, internet connection wasn't great, so I had to pass on it.
It wasn't until I got a 3DS and had access to some internet to dowload games that I got to it. I wanna say that was back in 2012. I decided to snag the DSi Ware version because it was cheaper than Cave Story 3D. Wish I had gotten Cave Story 3D in hindsight, but oh well.
But hey, I had a good time with what I played regardless. I liked the characters, and I liked the level design and the story. And hey, I think it may have played a part in me preferring a lot of indie games over AAA stuff.
But after that first playthrough, I guess I never gave it too much thought. But then the Nintendo Switch came out, and then I got one. And I saw Cave Story+ was on there, both physically and digitally.
You wanna know why I regret not getting Cave Story 3D? I have two broken 3DSes, and the second one is literally impossible for me to transfer data to. Cave Story 3D had a physical version, and if I had spent the extra money on that, I would have had a 3DS version I could still play on my current 3DS.
Regardless, however? I did not wanna repeat that mistake, so I chose to get a physical copy of Cave Story+. And so far, it's the same game I played on my 3DS five years back, which is a good thing in my book. Plus, due to the way the Switch is made, I can play it both as a console title and a handheld title. Two birds, one stone, why not? Plus, I finally have a copy I can proudly put on my shelf. Hopefully I can dig deep into this revisit soon, and maybe get some endings I couldn't really get the first time.
But I gotta give a mention to the Switch version's goodies that come with it. It comes with a music CD, and a manual. A manual that very much evokes the retro games that inspired it. It was a nice touch, and the manual is printed in good quality paper, so hey.
But yeah, looking forward to going into this revisit.