If you're a fan of Miyazaki films and video games, you need to check out Crystalis, now available on the Nintendo Switch. If you're not a fan of Miyazaki, your homework before you play is to watch Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Crystalis was created by a video game company called SNK and was their answer to the Zelda series by Nintendo. It was released in 1990 for the NDS, but the story takes place in 2097 where humanity has gone back to a simpler time. You get to name the hero when you start your journey, and you'll find yourself in an adorable town called Leaf after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for the last 100 years. From there you can explore the little town and when you get the sort of wind, you will be ready to go up against the monsters roaming the surrounding land.
With the beautiful 8-bit pixel graphics and stunning music, Crystalis is worth playing whether that's for the first time or to revisit your childhood. It's very heavily inspired by Miyazaki's masterpiece Nausicaä, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in our book.
For a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, all you have to do play is download the Nintendo Entertainment System app, and you're good to go.
Are you interested in playing the Zelda-Miyazaki hybrid Crystalis?