Garlador wrote:I don't like Fusion as much as other Metroids due to its invasive narrative, linear progression, and stunning lack of new weapons or abilities, but "easy" it was not."
Yes, it was. I managed to get through it with minimal trouble and few deaths, and I am most certainly not an exceptionally-skilled gamer. In the second place, I have played the other Metroid games, those games offered much
more challenge than anything I experienced in Fusion.
"Fusion is notorious for some of the harder bosses in the game"
Notorious among who? I cannot believe that anyone who could beat, say Mother Brain in NEStroid and then turn around and say, 'Nope, this Nightmare guy is just too
hard for me'. Or beat Ridley in Super and then suddenly have trouble with the Ridley-X version of the fight.
"and I'm sure more than few Metroid players get unpleasant flashbacks remembering bosses like Nightmare, SA-X, and Ridley-X."
Yeah, no. The SA-X fight in particular is hilarious. The first form, you can just sit in a corner and when it jumps down, exploit the terrible AI to catch it in a loop where it gets shot, runs away, jumps down, and gets shot again. The second form dies in like, three hits, and going into the third form with full health means you do not even need to bother dodging the counter-attack thing it does whenever it is damaged.
"I do think a lot of people were more forgiving of the monologues. Playing recently, yeah, they're not great at all"
'Not great at all' strikes me as severe understatement.
But how will the beings of the universe view our resolve? I doubt they will understand what we did... the danger we barely averted. They will hold tribunals and investigations. They will hold us responsible. Adam understood this, and he spoke to me in my anger...
Do not worry. One of them will understand. One of them must.
I've reflected upon his words, and I see the wisdom in them. We are all bound by our experiences. They are the limits of our consciousness.
But in the end, the human soul will ever reach for the truth... This is what Adam taught me...