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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Metroid Prime comprehensive playthrough part 3

Phendrana Drifts - After Research Lab escape

The closest place to use my super missiles is that east door in Ruined Courtyard.

This leads through a short Quarantine Cave.

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The Phazon radiation given off by Thardus negates auto-targeting systems, preventing lock-on. It may be possible to acquire alternate targets with a different Visor. The chaotic nature of Phazon irradiation leads to instability in its structural integrity. Thardus can encase targets in ice, and its colossal size and strength make it a formidable opponent.
This boss battle against the phazon rock galem Thardus is easy but very long... Actually the only reason it's easy is because of the very low damage all his attacks do to you, even on Veteran mode... It actually gets kinda hard to track him down later on when his power is causing a huge snowstorm and its too bright to use your thermal visor... and the more pieces of him you destroy, the smaller sized ball he becomes, and it makes it harder for you to hide behind the outer wall croppings...

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Got the Spider Ball.

And I see there's another way I can get to now with the spider ball, that's not on the map... and a ledge I can get to later with the Grapple Beam. The path after that boss leads to the South Magmoor Caverns elevator... the top structure here is in runs and there's another spiderball path behind it leading to a white door.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns - Screenshots dump (Area 7 + Area 8 + Ending)

Here's all the screenshots I took during my 6th playthrough session of the new Metroid game, going through the last 2 areas and finishing the game (without doing any backtracking for 100%). My comments as I was playing the game can be found here.



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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns - First playthrough log part 6 (finale)

Currently I'm at 46.0% item completion, 4 metroids remaining, 10:58:52 play time.

Area 7



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The next Chozo Seal requires 3 Metroids, so I guess draining this poison water will lead down to a passage that loops around back up, to an elevator going up to Area 8, and Area 8 is where I will fight the Queen Metroid, and then find the baby, and a path leading back up to the Surface... just my educated guess based on what I remember from the original game.

The door to the left of the purple area goes to a really cool looking laboratory area.

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There's mechanical enemies everywhere... I just realized I can kill some of them with Screw Attack, so you're not completely screwed if you don't have aeion. Although I still can't seem to kill those annoying Power Bomb robots with anything but Beam Burst...
*light goes on over my head*
or... I could also kill them with power bombs... heh, that works.

I'm just space jumping around everywhere to kill all the mechanical enemies with screw attack, because that's the most convenient method. It's very easy to slip up and get killed by these normal enemies.

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Found a teleporter and a power bomb expansion a bit passed it by spidersharking, and then further up, in the same room, the scenery seemlessly transitions into a snowy cave area... or rather, the lab is in ruins, so some parts are snowy cave and some parts are lab structure.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns - Screenshots dump (Area 5 + Area 6)

Here's all the screenshots I took during my 5th playthrough session of the new Metroid game, going through Area 5 and 6. My comments as I was playing the game can be found here.

Area 5

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns - First playthrough log part 5

Currently I'm at 13 Metroids remaining, 29.3% item completion, and Time Played 08:07:02...
129 missile capacity, and 8 super missile capacity, and 5 energy tanks.

Area 5



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This is kind of a lush, tropical jungle area... which makes no sense underground but whatever, it looks cool.

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The beginning is very linear, ailroaded on a straight linear path so far, and got to an Alpha Metroid fight in shallow water. Then there's an underwater section, where I'm seeing some stuff that I'll definitely need the Gravity Suit for... space jumping and bomb jumping both don't work underwater without it.

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Then I get to a really cool looking ruins area... and I drop down through some crumble blocks and get the last Aeion ability, Phase Drift... so this is how I get past crumble blocks in this game, instead of speed dashing, I'm just slowing down time for everyone except Samus.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns - Screenshots dump (Area 4)

Here's all the screenshots I took during my 4th playthrough session of the new Metroid game, going through Area 4. My comments as I was playing the game can be found here.

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