Been bouncing all over, nothing's really got hooks in me at the moment.
SRW:T - left off early on in a mission for a series I'm not familiar with that isn't really grabbing me with what it's doing (Nadesico), and not having enough others I care about yet to really balance things out.
For real, we've gotten a frankly ridiculous amount of deep cut figures over the years, but we can't get one Blatantly Magenta Hot Rod, not even through wallet-gouging exclusive avenues? I don't like to sound like an entitled asshole, but come on.
Having the optional mode was definitely one of the high points of Tunic for me (tho it's not currently a switch game). Got deep enough in and didn't want to get derailed for a few hours learning a boss, boom, god mode.
You're misremembering, it always faded out with the driver making some offhand comment - you might be conflating it with the need to manually travel to some of the secondary cities on foot before you could use their carts, though.