GAME Nintendo announces its first new 2D Metroid in 20 years. Metroid (5): Dread. GAME OF THE YEAR nominee!

antiabercrombie

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Aug 5, 2002
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Played for a bit last night. Those EMMI robots don't play around. I didn't think I was going to like them hunting you through the game, but it I was wrong. Adds to the tension and atmosphere. Samus controls so smoothly, too.
 

Keksimus

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Jan 16, 2012
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Played for a bit last night. Those EMMI robots don't play around. I didn't think I was going to like them hunting you through the game, but it I was wrong. Adds to the tension and atmosphere. Samus controls so smoothly, too.

The sections with them are also pretty brief. It's not full-on Outlast or anything
 

Highlander_77

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Dec 7, 2000
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Yeah, I can't counter the E.M.M.I.s for shit. :rofl: But I'm not great with things like parry-counter timing in games in the first place. :o
 

Dismay

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It was delivered on Friday. I hid it along with all my other kid's Christmas presents in the garage.

I want to play it, but no time

stupid me applied for a Masters in EE program and I have been doing refresher lessons on Electromagnetic Fields and Waves all weekend -- I have no idea what I am doing and still only on Ch1 :run:
 

Highlander_77

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Dec 7, 2000
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Ok, holy shit. It all just clicked with me how they're actually tying together events all the way back to Super Metroid. :eek3:

In Super Metroid, the Mother Brain final boss had that Omega Beam ability, which the baby/giant Metroid transferred to Samus after sucking it out of Mother Brain and saving Samus during the battle. Samus gained Metroid DNA in Metroid Fusion to save her from the X parasite. Well, those things you get the energy from to destroy the E.M.M.I.s look an awful lot like a Mother Brain type creature, right? Presumably they have the same energy, which Samus herself is now able to absorb from them thanks to her Metroid DNA.

Haven't quite finished the game yet, but I'm pretty sure this is what's going on.
 

Highlander_77

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Dec 7, 2000
92,458
New England
Just finished it. A tad under 15 hours (although some of that time might have been spent sitting on the map screen while I got distracted making food and stuff. Not sure if it counts map-screen time in the total game time or not).

Great game, great Metroid.

I still want to know what the hell is going on with Metroid Prime 4 though. :o
 

Keksimus

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Jan 16, 2012
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Man I really hope this and Prime 4 make Metroid more popular than it ever was so we don't have to wait over a decade for new games
 

Jesus

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Just picked up and played for a while. Gotta figure out how to get passed this Emmi. It's great though. So smooth. I'll probably have to play super Metroid immediately after this.
 
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crotch

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Oct 12, 2001
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man i’m stuck af. every dead end i go to has those(i’m assuming) speed suit arrows on the blocks “>”

i know i’m missing something i just can’t nail it down lol
 

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