Metroid Dread thread

  • Just to get the discussion back to the game. I still haven't changed my opinion about it, it's OK, particularly for today's standards. I strongly believe if it wasn't Metroid and Nintendo this would be just a cool game that pushes nothing forward. Much of my disappointment with the reveal still stands as I now play it.

    Above all my main complain is that I have this feeling that level layout was done by an algorithm. Exploration doesn't flow organically and it's way too convoluted. Makes me go to the map way more frequently than what I feel is reasonable. This along with some of the new core mechanics, is making the whole experience, not hard or easy, but kind of annoying. Loading times don't help either.

    It's very far from being bad. Particularly if you are a Metroid fan it does a good job modernizing it while remaining true to itself. But... that's just not enough to get nowhere near to being top tier in the genre.

    The pricing thing... depends from person to person. But it is impossible not to compare it with HK and Ori 2, which to me are the absolute modern standards, and you could buy both for less than the price of Dread. It is what it is but for context, that's like 10% of the minimum wage where I live.

  • @el-shmiablo Kraid’s first phase meme huh? You must browse 4chan and saw the webm

    There was nothing wrong with it as it was just phase one lol

  • Banned

    @bigdude1 Holy shit dude. I don't fucking care.
    You told me to talk about the game. Ive been doing that. I gave you my specific complaint about the game, as per your request, and you go straight back to the gas lighting.

    Grow up.

  • @phbz I would think that if I actually liked any of the bootleg Metroid copies anywhere close to as much . Shadow complex was alright but simple by comparison. Axiom verge failed to live up to its inspiration. For me this absolutely did. Peak Metroid.

  • @el-shmiablo it hits hard huh. It’s a pretty shallow complaint for a 15 second phase. Did you complain about that in super Metroid too?

  • @el-shmiablo am I not supposed to talk to you about it. It is a forum after all.

  • Banned

    @bigdude1 You can talk to me whenever you want, lil dude. Personally I would just prefer if the posts you direct at me weren't so laden with misinformation, logical fallacies, and straight up lies to push this really strange narrative you've built up in your head.

    So talk more about the game, and less about how in your feelings you are over my opinion of the game, please.

  • @el-shmiablo aww how cute the little guy is mad. I think it gets to you because it’s true. You’re r overreacting.

  • Banned

    Whatever helps you get by dude.

  • @el-shmiablo ok bro 🤛

  • @phbz is ori 2 worth playing if 1 didn’t hold my attention?

  • @bigdude1 Absolutely. I really liked the first but 2 improves upon it significantly.

    Of course in the end it's a matter of personal preference.

  • @phbz im sure 1 gets more involved but it just didn’t grab me fast enough

  • admin

    @El-Shmiablo @Bigdude1 Ben gave you both a warning, and you kept it going. Giving you a 3-day ban to cool down.

  • Metroid Dread discussion for the first part of Frame Trap
    Youtube Video

  • I said elsewhere but this Frame Trap kinda answered everything I need to know about Dread. I'm in but I just don't know when. I'll probably get it around Christmas on sale (hopefully). I have to get the Pro Controller because I know I will be too annoyed with the Joycons which will affect my enjoyment of the game.

    Also - related to FT itself; the show is so much better when the guests have played the game being discussed. Huber and Brad feeding off one another in the New World talk was a lot more engaging that usual. Last two Frame Trap eps have been good.

  • If bickering and trolling is what gets the allies to participate in the forum, then let's keep it going!

  • Easy Ally

    @demonpirate I know you’re joking, but it isn’t the quickest way to get us to participate, it’s the quickest way to a ban. Only small children misbehave for attention.

  • @dipset said:

    I have to get the Pro Controller because I know I will be too annoyed with the Joycons which will affect my enjoyment of the game.

    Yeah. Do that for sure. The recent Switch OLED interview finally officially confirmed Nintendo has been tweaking all their controllers since launch as well. I'm not sure exactly how you'd go about this without a new Special Edition one releasing, but see if you can try to get a newly shipped Pro Controller instead of one that's been sitting on store shelves for years. That's your best chance at a decent D-Pad and more durable Analog Stick that doesn't start to drift after a couple of years of the plastic grinding to dust and getting inside. I've loved the years I've used my Pro Controller, and it feels great, but I'm to the point where I have to blow into the stick daily to deal with the drift. Funnily enough, the D-Pad was bad when I first got it but wearing in fixed it over time, to the point where I was playing Hollow Knight with it without any problems. Obviously you want one without dealing with any of that crap though, so see if you can find a way to get a new one.

    @Yoshi I honestly didn't even notice some of those tells in the game until watching other people play it and pointing out stuff like decorative background stairs and such. I guess I'm just more of a brute forcer that wildly shoots everywhere until I find the path. That and that trained game secret instinct where you can look at a layout and guess spots that look unusual and figure they're probably unusual because they're hiding secrets. That video reminded me I still need to eventually get around to that new Shantae. Weird for him to champion that one when I don't remember it being particularly well received around launch.