Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread hasn't even been out for a week yet, but some of the skills we're seeing even at this early stage are mightly impressive.

If you've been playing the game yourself, you'll know that one of things that becomes immediately apparent is just how smooth and slick Samus feels to control. Running and sliding around and pulling off quickly aimed missile shots is incredibly satisfying, and some of the game's late-stage mechanics are introducing some seriously cool possibilities.

With a minor spoiler warning for those who don't want to see abilities you'll unlock throughout the game, we'd urge you to check out this video from YouTube user remelrelyk. The player combines Samus' Morph Ball and Bombs, wall jumps, Speed Boost, Shinespark, and Grapple Beam to pull off a sequence of moves that are almost too quick to even describe:

The speed...

Incidentally, we're also already seeing speedruns appear online, such as this 1:43:20 effort from YouTuber user, Ihaveastupidename. How people are beating the game this quickly already is beyond us, but bravo:

Players have been coming up with different strategies to beat the game from the word go, including this attempt which saw a player defeat a boss in a rather unconventional way after taking an alternative route early on (again, with a spoiler warning).

Have you been playing the game? How have you been getting on? Let us know in the comments.