> DCGX wrote:
>> Metroid Dread
>> The only 'Metroid' game I every put time into and beat was 'Metroid: Samus Returns,'
>> but I really enjoyed it. So much so that I 100% completed it. And while many have
>> basically deemed 'Dread' as the second coming, it feels more of an incremental
>> over 'Samus Returns.'
>> I finished the game in 7.5 hours, but with only 52% item completion, and the reason
>> I don't feel like going back and cleaning up is the controls. Holy crap do I not
>> like the controls. I don't like that aiming is the left shoulder button instead
>> the trigger. I don't like that so many actions, including shooting, can take up
>> holding three separate buttons. I don't like the Speed Booster or the delay on
>> first Space Jump jump. Samus is undoubtedly a badass, especially in 'Dread,' but
>> I was fumbling with the controls throughout the whole game. Same goes with the
>> on E.M.M.I.'s and regular non-QTE boss attacks. It never felt quite right. And
>> can't change them in-game! You're stuck with the ridiculous layout.
>> The E.M.M.I's in general were just a big annoyance as opposed to the titular "dread."
>> Get unlucky where an E.M.M.I. is when you enter their zone and can't get the counter
>> down, then have fun replaying the same little section when all you want to do
>> cross a screen or two.
>> I was so looking forward to this game, but I feel like it's a similar situation
>> had a couple of years ago with 'Control:' a solid, good game that has very clear
>> and frustrating flaws that make it ultimately not live up to its initial hype.
> I agree. This game is overhyped and is making a living on being a "new" game for
> the franchise that appeals to a newer generation of gamer. It doesn't feel like Metroid
> to me and it's convoluted, boring and any difficulty is just cheap. I've played about
> 6 hrs and the response everyone gives me- just wait it's coming. Lol. If most of
> it sucks I don't really care how great 10% of it ends up. It's a 6/10 so far.
When the game flows it's amazing, but it doesn't flow enough. I'm not sure what those people are talking about towards the end, because I wasn't much of a fan, story-wise.