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NintendoByNature

@Octane man I never got to any cutscenes against the experiment. At least I still beat him though lol

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JoyBoy

@Quarth I did actually counter that move but maybe didn't follow op with a missile? Didn't know that was a requirement.

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Quarth

@JoyBoy Maybe I should use the regular blaster instead?

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skywake

Got to what I assume is the final boss....

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X-Slayer

@Quarth I recommend button mashing the missiles or the beam, if the other doesn’t work. Maybe it’s a rare issue? You could try Octane’s approach also with button mashing both ammos.

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Tendo64

skywake wrote:

Got to what I assume is the final boss....

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That final boss was a bit (a lot?) overwhelming at first. Took plenty of tries to finally get it done - which by that stage of the game, I knew would be the case anyway. Great feeling of satisfaction when it is done, though.

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Ninja84

@skywake, yeah i gave up after my 43th, saw the end cutscene on YouTube and moved on to Dying Light😂

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NinChocolate

The quality of this game really, really puts Capcom’s Mega Man 11 to shame

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roy130390

@NintendoByNature For me all the Chozo Warriors were easy since the same strategy worked with all of them. Wait for the melee attack, dodge by jumping and doing Flash Shift, use Missiles/ Storm Missiles, rinse and repeat. Oh, and evade the dark beam thing while charging even more Storm Missile damage. I think I lost once to one of them because I got distracted.

The last boss was similar once you learned his patterns, but his speed and different phases required more adaptability and more tools. For example, countering properly, Storm Missiles for doing damage and destroying dark orbs and Power Bomb for the fire orb. He destroyed me in my first 2 tries and even made me consider to search for more energy tanks.

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NintendoByNature

@roy130390 hah! It's funny how people are all struggling differently. I think the final boss took me 7 or so tries if my memory serves me correctly. Really wasn't that bad.

The great thing about metroid games is that each boss usually has a way to gain back health and missiles. And the power bomb strategy made it a heck of alot easier.

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Tendo64

Once it all clicked for me on the final boss, it was all pretty straightforward. The key for me was just overcoming that second stage (getting there became easy).

I would have knocked over the final phase on my first go of getting there had my game not glitched/thrown me under a bus... at least I think that's what happened. Used a power bomb for you know what, then it hard cut straight to a parry scene and I had no idea wtf to do in that split second, he knocked me on my arse and it was goodnight Irene.

So I did it all again straight after that, and finished him with several energy tanks intact. The black orbs and sun orbs are a godsend in a fight like that - you've just got to take advantage of them each time.

Have seen some walkthroughs on YouTube of that fight, and gee, some of those people really make it hard work, especially with those sun orbs. There is absolutely no need.

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RR529

Getting what are traditionally late game upgrades, Space Jump, Gravity Suit, so I imagine I must be getting close now.

While I appreciate that they wanted to try something new, and they're novel enough the first few times, I ultimately don't think the game's better off with the E.M.M.I., and am enjoying it more during the more traditional gameplay.

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skywake

@Tendo64
I definitely attempted him a few more times than others here have, clearly I'm not as good at games as some people. But yeah once it clicked on the first phase it became relatively easy. Not even bothering with storm missiles helped a lot, eventually I got to the point where I was consistently getting to the second phase with full health. Which is relatively easy given the amount of options for energy recovery you get

Then the second phase is just survival. Dodging the attacks enough that you don't loose all your health and getting enough hits in. The lack of health recovery is what makes this bit tricky, doesn't take many mistakes to die. Once I got past that the last phase was trivial, you already know the patterns by this stage and you can recover health again

I did get frustrated with it yesterday and went back and look for more energy tanks. In the end I'm not entirely sure I needed them because I got into the last phase with 3 left on my successful run.

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Tendo64

skywake wrote:

@Tendo64
I definitely attempted him a few more times than others here have, clearly I'm not as good at games as some people. But yeah once it clicked on the first phase it became relatively easy. Not even bothering with storm missiles helped a lot, eventually I got to the point where I was consistently getting to the second phase with full health. Which is relatively easy given the amount of options for energy recovery you get

Then the second phase is just survival. Dodging the attacks enough that you don't loose all your health and getting enough hits in. The lack of health recovery is what makes this bit tricky, doesn't take many mistakes to die. Once I got past that the last phase was trivial, you already know the patterns by this stage and you can recover health again

I did get frustrated with it yesterday and went back and look for more energy tanks. In the end I'm not entirely sure I needed them because I got into the last phase with 3 left on my successful run.

Same here, especially the going back and looking for energy tanks. I wasn't successful at finding any as the only ones left to get I think were the shine spark ones... and after trying to learn that, I just thought f*** it, gave up and went back to Raven Beak. Didn't matter anyway as the 7 energy tanks I had were enough.

Wondering if it's worth going back now and learning shine spark for the sake of getting those items, but meh, I've never really been a 'completionist' and it seems futile anyway with the sting gone out it all, with the game finished.

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JoyBoy

Absolutely fantastic game.

3 criticisms

1. you get the scan ability a little bit to soon, I think. I like interacting with the world wondering where the secrets might be. One way you could do it well is by having it being a optional secret pick-up very late, for the diehards, to help you do a 100%. Also, I would like it more for it to be a real scanner, like in super Metroid, only not for it being cumbersome.

2. There's a little bit too much going back and forth between areas sometimes, without you knowing why really.

3. The game "talks" a bit too much for my liking and I'm not even referring to Adam only. I don't like the tutorials, with video capture and all. It takes me out of the experience. It's really the way designers do it lately, Spiderman and GOW are also guilty of this iirc. Let me get a new ability and force me to learn how to use it, in game, immediately.

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link3710

@JoyBoy The Scan ability is actually not supposed to be obtained until near end game when you reach that area without the teleporter. There's a sequence break you can do to get it early though by reaching the teleporter, I'm guessing you did that? (I did too on my first playthough, but a lot of people I talked to completely missed it. You have to double back hard after the Varia Suit blocks you off and then fire at some unmarked rocks and do a slightly tricky jump. Definitely the easiest sequence break, but still most people don't get it that early.)

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JaxonH

Wave beam!!!

I went back and got a TON of secrets, all kinds of shine spark challenges and other challenges, ones I thought were impossible before. There's still a healthy list of ones I haven't gotten back to yet that I still don't know how I'm gonna get, but... progress, right?

I've also found newer abilities made old challenges pretty trivial.

Oh, and I got that Purple EMMI on my first try. I was definitely feeling the dread though! Boy was I feeling it.

@JoyBoy
Kinda lost me with that 3rd one. The video tutorials are incredible and something I wish all games did. I can appreciate you personally wanting to figure it out, but I don't think that's a valid criticism for the game's design. Most ppl want to know what the thing they just got does. There are certain things that are best left in a bygone era.

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JoyBoy

@JaxonH Ofcourse, I, like everyone else, wants to know what the item or power up does. You can actually do that in-game though. For me, it takes me out of the game seeing it like that. So it's valid, maybe personal but still valid. To each their own.

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