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Amateur Speedrunner, Roleplayer
I found them all to be fairly helpful. i wish the energy reserve tank refilled more though >:(
Got my copy today. Played a little into Area 1 and so far it's great.

Some obvious mechanics there to prevent sequence breaks / exploration and IBJ isn't too useful with the spiderball so early in the game. Gotta see how the game evolves in that regard. It's not a huge issue so far though
red chamber dream
you might be surprised how often ibj is useful ;)
Amateur Speedrunner, Roleplayer
has anyone else been able to ibj by just mashing the button
Samus Lauren
IBJ has been pretty easy in this game, but yeah the spiderball is gotten PRETTY early so its rendered a bit useless. There is about 4 bombs you put down before theres a delay though so you can't necessarily button mash and have it work every time.
Amateur Speedrunner, Roleplayer
It's worked for me
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arkarian: 2017-09-19 04:08:38 pm
red chamber dream
the timing is so easy to get right, mashing wouldn't be much easier.

i've used ibj to reach several places "early", where spiderball doesn't work because of goop on the walls

since getting high jump though, i don't think i've found any uses for ibj yet
You can IBJ to a bunch of places ... and find doors you can't open
Amateur Speedrunner, Roleplayer
Did anyone else find the Zetas easier than the Gammas?
Samus Lauren
I definitely did, but that could be because it was easier for me to get the counter prompt with zetas than with the gammas. Samus' counter for the zeta Metroid was hella badass, I loved it.
Once I figured out that you can totally shut down Gammas with charged Ice Beams, definitely not. Still find the Zeta's bouncy green balls awkward, the grapple takes so long that you have little control over whether you get hit
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arkarian: 2017-09-19 06:20:06 pm
red chamber dream
i always forget the ice beam even exists. haven't used it on any metroids yet, and i haven't used any counters on them either. i'll have to try those

but i've only fought one gamma so far
Samus Lauren
Ark you're missing out, the counters are the best part of ANY good Metroid fight. The ones for zeta and omega metroids are the shit. The only boss I legit couldn't get the counter for was the final boss, tho I think I know where it is and when it happens.
Samus Lauren
It also cuts fight time by a good 50-70%, so it's definitely worth it.
red chamber dream
i'll have to try it!
Samus Lauren
If anything I was just so impressed by the animations they did with Samus and the metroids in this game. So fluid and a lot of little details! And the cinematics weren't too long to too overbearing. Just right.
red chamber dream
yeah and no dialogue! <3333
Samus Lauren
Thank God for silent Samus.
Samus Lauren
To be fair, Fusion was FINE as was Metroid Prime 3 when it came to dialogue, but I would argue Samus had mostly internal dialogue for Fusion and Prime 3 was mostly others talking bcSamus' actions speak louder than words. She ain't got time for that bullshit she has places to be and space pirates to kill.
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Serris: 2017-09-19 07:45:33 pm
If there were some voice clips during the
Ridley fight of Samus shouting WATCH OUT BABY
the review scores for this game would probably be half what they are
Samus Lauren
Serris please I'm having flashbacks for a game I didn't even fucking play.

Also, spoilers, technically. ;)
Oh right
I like turtles.
I just started after work today. I'm up to Area 2, just got to the big atrium, still haven't seen any 'troids apart from Alphas but that'll change shortly if it follows the original. I'm really liking the gameplay so far, and the visuals are all solid.

I'd say the only real gripe I have as of yet is that there's been little or no effort put into the music/sound design: recycled tunes/riffs from Prime, the somewhat cringey rendition of the Tunnel Theme, and/or just plain no music at all in favor of "atmospheric" soundscapes. Hoping that changes.
Samus Lauren
There are some stellar tracks later and excellent remakes including lower brinstar and norfair.
red chamber dream
i definitely wish there were some new music too, but i have to admit i like most of what's in there. prime is great and i kinda love all the references, even though it's lazy