Well, last night's session was amazing.
Beat Experiment Z-57; epic fight and the best boss in the game so far.
Getting the Screw Attack and blazing through the stages destroying everything in my path and reaching areas I never could before felt incredible and really drove home how far I'd come in terms of character progression.
Then came the rematch against the two robot Chozo in Burenia, who had given me so much trouble the first time in Ferenia, and must have killed me over a dozen times. Armed with more experience and the knowledge that I could charge the storm missiles on the run, I annihilated them on my first try. Revenge was sweet.
Try as I might I could never get into 2D Metroid before, but this one has me absolutely hooked. The combat, exploration, and upgrade loop is like a constant dripfeed of pure dopamine. Tonight I fight Experiment Z-57; nervous as hell as the boss fights so far have almost all pushed me to my limits, but I've come this far, I won't give up without a fight.
Experiment Z-57 is probably the most challenging one. Even when you know his attack patterns avoiding damage is very hard. Especially in the last phase. I had more trouble with him than with the final boss.
Tip: use the storm missiles especially in the first phase.
That's very reassuring to hear; so many folks talk about how insanely hard the final boss is and I'm really scared of fighting him and getting stuck, unable to finish so close to the end. I was able to beat experiment Z-57 though, so if I can do that maybe I can beat the game after all.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 20 October 2021