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Sonic Mania is all the proof I needed that Joy-Con need a D-pad

August 18, 2017 1 min read

I've been playing a lot of Sonic Mania over the past few days. It's nice that I'm enjoying a Sonic game in 2017, and even more delightful that I get to enjoy it on the Nintendo Switch. 

Sonic Mania does all the right things. The controls are tight, the art is nostalgic but not pandering, and it reminds me of what I liked about Genesis-era Sonic games. The one rather depressing thing it does for me is point out what other people have been saying for some time: the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con need a proper directional pad.

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