Oh, right, Super Meat Boy is going to break me

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Hello darkness

We learned this morning that Super Meat Boy is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. I was ecstatic, and not merely because the game is going to be free at launch for PlayStation Plus members. Most of all, I looked forward to playing it again with the DualShock 4’s stellar d-pad.

That was up until this afternoon when my repressed memories of a certain frustrating level crawled out of the abyss. You know the one. There are arguably more challenging levels found in Super Meat Boy, but none strike fear in my heart quite like those in The Kid’s Warp Zone. Ugh.

The relief you experience after clearing that set for the first time is overwhelming. You can breathe regularly knowing you’ll “never have to do that again!” With my muscle memory for this specific character long gone, I can’t help but feel like there’s only one winning move here.

Maybe I’ll leave this one to Brett.