I absolutely love the NISEI 'hommage' cards to retired runners and iconic rotated cards.
With The Nihilist, NISEI had a bigger challenge: merging Noise: Hacker Extraordinaire and Wyldside. While Kate and Andromeda's abilities were excellent, Noise's ability was meta-defining and bringing it back in full would have been a mistake. However, this card has a significant flaw compared to the two other hommage cards: it gives the choice of resolution to the corporation.
While it is a good virus counter gathering card for Freedom Khumalo, I see very little use of its secondary ability to trash a card. No corporation would accept trashing the top of R&D to simply block you from drawing two cards. I feel like if NISEI really wanted to bring us back to Wyldside, they could've given us a bit of pancakes for brekky.
How about a card that would read: "The first time each turn you install a virus program, place 2 virus counters on this resource.
When your turn begins, you may remove a virus counter from your installed cards and lose a click to draw two cards. If you do, gain a click unless the Corp trashes the top card of R&D."
This could make the second ability to fire a bit more without hurting the card draw too much, making this card stronger but not overpowered.
I have to start playing this card if there is no real choice and the runner just always gets to draw the 2 cards.— Raiddinn