The Nintendo Switch and its games all have a certain... something that reminds me of what made me love games back in the N64/Playstation and GameCube/PlayStation 2 era. I think back then there was always an... earnest heart that went into making a system and its games as special and memorable as possible. Games in that era always had moments that, if you brought them up in conversation, everyone would know what you're talking about. The type of moments you could only refer to as THAT moment to any who played it.
I used to think it was nostalgia, but after getting similar feelings from a lot of Nintendo's Switch games and recent releases on PS4, it seems clear that something weird happened during the previous console generation.