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JaxonH

@Gamer83
How does that work- does it just reset before the final boss? Or does it save after the final boss and just let you free roam

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Octane

@DarkGeno Judging by the frame rate, the game already has difficulty showing a still of Samus. Maybe it's better she just doesn't move at all. The resulting cutscene would be way too choppy.

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roy130390

@DarkGeno I think that it fits with her personality. The way I see it, she's always analyzing what to do next in the most efficient way possible. She's not one to fiddle with her gadgets even though that's the closest moment that she has to relax and she doesn't allow herself to be caught off-guard at any point.

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SKTTR

Tendo64 wrote:

Watching some of the boss fights on YouTube, I'm convinced there's people using the old 'turbo' setting on the shoot button, somehow. Their rate of fire is too good to be organic.

Nope. No turbo setting. I was replaying Dread with three friends and we were at the boss from zone 2 (I only grabbed the controller at the occasional shinespark and showed off how it's done. I mostly watched, because I already beat the game.
They had a really hard time with that boss and my main complain to them was how extremely slow they were shooting (like a really old lady). It was pew pew instead of RATATATATA! And I realized the modern casual gamer is slow, like me when I was 14, trying to beat the final boss in ActRaiser.
I never was able to. Because I was just too slow. I know it's logic, but back then it didn't occur to me. Yes there are other strategies involved as well, but if someone told me that my only problem is being a slow button basher, I would have beaten this and many other games ages ago.

Anyway, they felt attacked by my words and wanted me to show em how the boss is done. They couldn't believe that you could fire beams and missiles in such rapid succession. The hour they struggled, and I was done in just a minute.
The whole room was awestruck. The one who didn't pay attention was sad they missed it (she probably thought it would take me hours like them and no one thought I could kill that beast in seconds as soon as I got hold of the controller.)

There's no cheating. Some people just shoot faster because that's a strategy that they learned to beat a game, and it's obvious to the point that every pro gamer knows it. Practise your button mashing. It's a must for speedrunning. But it helps in casual gameplay as well.

Compared to them, my damage output was increased by around 500%. And that's why bashing the button as fast as you can is always a great help in games like this.

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X-Slayer

I took a few days rest after struggling with the Gold Elite Chozo Warrior which looked easy when I watched a youtube video, but it wasn’t like that. Of course, after I got to do what the person do in the video I make it on the first try. Since I struggled with most of the bosses (specifically escaping a certain purple enemy), I had to take this longer break. This reminds me of the struggles I had before memorizing the bosses patterns of Metroid Other M, so I may be able to have an easier time as I memorize these bosses attacks. At least I unlocked all the Gallery images from the 100% item pickups before my “slumber of restoration” (quote from Zelda BotW XD).

The World of ZDR, is changing.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
Pokémon Y (rarely)
Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (rarely)

DarkGeno

roy130390 wrote:

@DarkGeno I think that it fits with her personality. The way I see it, she's always analyzing what to do next in the most efficient way possible. She's not one to fiddle with her gadgets even though that's the closest moment that she has to relax and she doesn't allow herself to be caught off-guard at any point.

That's fair. As a newcomer, I'm not too familiar with her mannerisms. I can respect her completely stoic nature. Reminds me of Master Chief.

DarkGeno

roy130390

@DarkGeno Yeah, they are similar. Well, I'm not familiar with the Halo franchise but from what I've seen that's the case. I hope that you are enjoying your first Metroid experience.

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BlueMonk

The few times they subtly reveal aspects of Samus’s character were really well done I thought.

There isn’t much exposition in this game and I think that suits it perfectly.

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BlueMonk

DarthNocturnal

She actually did fiddle with her arm cannon when standing idle for long enough in the Prime games.

I'm sure she's just as serious about keeping her suit in 100% working order, as she is when thinking about her next move.

"Sometimes, I just don't understand human behavior" - C-3P0

JaxonH

Just got Gravity Suit and up to 10 Life Tanks! I'm rockin it. Beat a few mini bosses that were pretty dang tough, too.

I'm so in love with this game. I wish I could fast forward to a future where like, 5 more HD Metroid games existed with modern mechanics like the counter and stuff.

I absolutely have to go back to Samus Returns after this.

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NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Zelda BotW 2, Metroid Prime 4

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NinChocolate

It’s been interesting moving on from this directly after a first playthrough of Samus Returns. I don’t think this game supplants the 3DS game completely, but it does greatly take advantage of the more comfortable controls of the Switch with more intricate movement, which is not the fault of the 3DS as a pocket system.

NinChocolate

DarthNocturnal

It addresses pretty much every gripe I had with SR. And my gripes were fairly minor to begin with.

I'm on another backtrack sweep after getting about half a dozen abilities. Every Speed Booster block I see fills me with... well, dread. I know Zero Mission had a few hidden items unlocked via some tricky shinespark shenanigans, but I did get 100% in that (twice even) way back when, so... hope springs forth eternal?

"Sometimes, I just don't understand human behavior" - C-3P0

BlueMonk

There was one item I had to use my friends Pro Controller for because I couldn’t do it with the standard Switch controller.

There were a half dozen tricky items to 100% that took a chunk of trial and effort.

I am now on my second play on Hard and it’s moving much easier than my first run through. The game is very fair.

I have yet to use a guide but after I finish this I might check out some speed runs. Eight hours will be no problem. Four hours might get tricky.

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NintendoByNature

@JaxonH nice on the 10 life tanks. I only had 7 going in to the final showdown 😬. If I could do it with 7, you should be fine with 10+ at that point.

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JaxonH

@NintendoByNature
Oh nice.

I’m currently just exploring all the areas, backtracking to get missiles and E-tanks. I just got the screw attack, and can access almost every secret, barring the morph ball boost stuff, purple doors, and maybe one other thing I’m forgetting.

Not really sure where the game wants me to go next. It said to unfreeze the planet and report back because an ability lie there. Instead, I unfroze the planet and just explored, and found a different ability (presumably, since it wasn’t in the previously frozen area). But when I finally came back to that area I explored every square inch of it and there’s nothing else left to find, ability wise. So I figure I’ll just hop from area to area, filling in the map and getting all the secrets I missed, and eventually I’ll end up where I need to go.

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NS: Shin Megami Tensei V, MH Rise
3DS:
Steam: Forza Horizon 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Zelda BotW 2, Metroid Prime 4

Jesus is Lord.

NintendoByNature

@JaxonH there ya go. No rush. I forgot what I did once I un-froze the planet. I may have done a little exploring, but im typically a point A to point B gamer. Very rarely will I wander. I also kind of wanted to clear up the game as I was considering dying light for tomorrow. So now I'm wide open for it.

The good thing about dread is the game is easily replayable due to its length and fluid gameplay. Not to mention, how many things I missed on my first playthrough. So with that said, I'll be coming back to it in the future.

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DarthNocturnal

Aaaaand I have my first frustrating shinespark experience...

Bottom left of Ferenia. Midair spark just wouldn't trigger for some dumb reason. When it finally did, it felt random. So, at least I got it, but, oi. I was going a full three rounds with the controls... and losing.

"Sometimes, I just don't understand human behavior" - C-3P0

Bolt_Strike

@JaxonH The Screw Attack? That was in the area that was frozen, that was the one they wanted you to get. There's nothing in Cataris after you unfreeze the area. The next powerup is in a different area (and Adam just tells you "find out what new areas you can explore with the Screw Attack"), so now is a good time for backtracking anyway.

And yes, right now you should be able to access anything that doesn't require using the Morph Ball over multiple rows of cracked blocks, the purple doors, and some of the Power Bomb expansions that require the actual Power Bombs. Those require abilities you don't have yet.

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