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  • Loading and boot is up is very fast and near seemless
  • Cutscenes are all real time and run at 30 FPS
  • 900p in docked, 720p handheld,gameplay is 60 FPS, with No AA. Though Shimmering is not noticeable due to the 2D design
  • Impressive variety and implementation of animations
  • Great water effects and fluid simulations
  • The 60 FPS is stable and only dropped a handful of times during his complete playthrough. Which was likely a result of streaming issues.
  • 5.1 surround sound supported and John thinks the sound design in Metropid Dread is possibly the best seen in 2021
  • Lots of various effects in play such as particle effects, light shafts, volumetric lighting, etc.
  • The best Mercury Steam game to date and a large improvement over Samus Returns

Overall looks like they did a great job on this game. Digital Foundry had nothing but praise for Metroid.



     

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This will be my first 2D metroid game.



Seeing this and the reviews, I might actually bite. They kind of blew the first reveal for me, but ever since then, I only saw amazing things about this game GG Mercury Steam and Nintendo!



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While everyone is talking acquisitions. Nintendo, just buy Mercury Steam already.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

It's funny when people judge the amount of polish from a game just based on the perspective. There were a lot of people trying to say it looks barely better than a 3DS game. Glad to see their wrong, though it's been pretty apparent from the start. Though admittedly the first year didn't impress me nearly as much as the others, it was still easy to see how it wasnt simply a 3DS game.

Anyway, still waiting for the delivery on this one, but I can't wait to judge for myself.



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Looks like a lot of fun
The devs really know what makes a good metroid game and hope everyone who plays it has a great time



thats suprisingly solid



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I ended up with the special edition yesterday.

It is definitely a nice looking game for a Switch title... I wish that there was SOME AA though, because whilst a 2D game, there are many many moments where the game will move to a 3rd person perspective (At 30fps) and the aliasing sticks out like a sore thumb.

It -is- 60 fps though, although many animations run at 30fps and there is some stuttering.

Audio is great, I didn't hesitate to crank the sound level (Probably at my neighbors disgust) of my surround sound system...

As for controls, I don't have everything in muscle memory like Super Metroid just yet... So I am extremely clunky... But Charging up your omega cannon by Aiming with L, Charging with R and firing with Y is not intuitive in my opinion.

With that... Metroid is back. It's not Super Metroid, but I am okay with that.

I hope for a remastered version on future Nintendo hardware, higher resolutions will help make the assets pop I think.



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Leynos said:

While everyone is talking acquisitions. Nintendo, just buy Mercury Steam already.

Doubt it, they just got 40% purchased by Nordisk and are making a game for 505 Games. They'll likely continue to contract work out to Nintendo. Nintendo doesn't really buy studios, at least anymore. Next Level was only purchased due to the fact that there owner was selling, either Nintendo bought them or lost a partner and talented team they've been working with for 20 or so years.



     

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Nice to see a well optimized Switch game that works within the capabilities of the hardware to deliver something which looks attractive and runs smoothly.

While there's something to be said for pushing a system to its limits, sometimes this alternative approach can also yield admirable results.



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