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  1. In the second stage, when you drop down, if you crouch in the bottom left, you should be able to spam attack and destroy the projectiles he spits out before they kill you. There’s one you have to dodge but the others can be destroyed. You can also charge fire but it requires better timing. I beat Z57 today. It was a fun fight but it was not obvious to me at all that you could do damage during the counter cutscene.
  2. It's looks edgy and dark, and I really like the style of it but not so sure I need yet another Catwoman and Batman star crossed lovers thing. Riddler looks interesting, I just hope they don't just turn him into the Joker with all that "what have you done?" kind of thing.
  3. Yeah, I agree with all of that. I've not bothered exploring much because what you say is true. I don't find that frustrating, though, just disappointing as I think it's a weaker game for it. And I'm often forgetting certain powers, too. I think I've used the shinespark once? And completely forgot there are certain doors you need to cloak to get through. I kept trying to use the flash dash thing to get through it.
  4. I find my enjoyment of this seems to be decreasing the more of it I play. I don't like the map, and find it really difficult to read and see where it's worth exploring next, if at all. It also feels like most of the upgrades you get don't really open up many secret areas - at least not that I can tell so far, and I feel like I've got most of the powers. It just feels like a quick dash from item to item, funnelled along by the level design. The bosses are ok - I don't like QTEs in boss fights at all, but on the whole they're good fun. I don't know how I'm going to feel about this game when I finish it, but nowhere near some of the review 9/10 or 10/10 scores it's been getting,
  5. Are the dual chozo bosses optional? Because I'm finding them incredibly difficult. It looks like I might be able to get back to the item I'm headed for if I go back through the EMMI area (annoying) and work my way around.
  6. I'm got to the bit with the EMMI that freezes you and found it so tedious that I just switched it off. They're so bloody rubbish.
  7. Leave cesspit > Make money. Seems like a win-win to me.
  8. I totally agree with this. I don't understand how it works at all, really. It seems that once the yellowish radar thing surrounds you, any movement causes them to come after you? And I don't know whether you're meant to counter before they grab you, when they grab you but haven't stabbed you, or if they're about to stab you.
  9. It’s my favourite as well. The showcase event where you race a train to The Clash’s Stand By Me is the best in the series.
  10. They’re dull and repetitive instafail sections. They don’t move predictably, so you don’t know whether hiding in certain places will be safe or not - sometimes it will be, sometimes it won’t, so it ends up being trial and error and 9 times out of 10 you’re better off just running instead of trying to do it stealthily. All the sections end in the same tedious way, too.
  11. The EMMI bits really are quite rubbish. And I take back what I said about it being good at funnelling you along. I’ve been thoroughly lost 2-3 times now.
  12. Took down Kraid Federighi. Quite a good fight. Good amount of spectacle, but you can basically spam attack and destroy most of his projectiles. There’s a bit where you drop down. Where you can crouch fire from and so long as you spam hard enough or time things right, none of his attacks can hit you and you don’t need to move.
  13. Got the morph ball. Got to say, I don't think much of core progression (rather than bonus items and secrets) being hidden behind destructible walls and floors that you'll only find if you go around shooting everything. The bit in Dairon, early on, for example.
  14. I think there's definitely that, but a lot of the detail gets missed in handheld. I played about 20-25 mins in handheld today and it was nice enough, but I always feel like I'm missing out by not having it on the TV. I'd like to see it running on an OLED switch, though. Maybe the slightly bigger screen and OLEDness gives the best mix image quality.
  15. I dunno, so far, I think Super definitely has more esoteric stuff and places where I got stuck. I always am struck by the whole "5 rockets to open a door" thing. They're so rare early on that there's no way I would think "hey, one rocket didn't open that door, let me try all 5 that I'm carrying," especially with my video game hoarder logic which means I will carry that bazooka/whatever forever and never use it, just in case. This doesn't really tell you where to go, so I feel like I'm just pottering around until I stumble across the next thing, but I feel like it's a bit too good at funnelling you along. I don't think I've got "lost" once. I just don't know where I'm going but keep pushing on and the next thing I know, I've got a new power or whatever. Still very much enjoying it, though.
  16. I’m really enjoying this. Beat the scorpion boss and am now on the second main area. This following is waffle: I really like how simple it all feels in comparison to a lot of modern games. It’s not trying to wow you with a million stupid things. Very old school, pure gameplay kind of thing. Looks nice enough on the OLED but I still wish the Switch was more powerful.
  17. Made a start on this tonight and took down EMMI number two, which was nice. Got the stick to walls thing and have no idea where to go next. I have it a quick go in handheld mode and I think I’d get very little out of an OLED switch - I much prefer playing on the big screen.
  18. Replaced sticks in two joycons. What a pain in the arse. Neither went flawlessly. One needed a piece of card behind it to eliminate all drift and the other has got two pieces and is still drifting - or rather, picking up “up” as both up and down and flicking between them both rapidly.
  19. I'd be worried about alcohol and oleophobic coatings. I use filtered water that my window cleaner gives us and a very fine microfibre: https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-glass-cleaning-microfibre-cloth/p/0328272 Does a wonderful job on our OLED TV and pretty much every other device in the house.
  20. Have you ever played Metroid: Other M? It's a very good Metroid game with some of the most offensive writing I've ever encountered in a video game. It takes Samus Aran, one of the coolest video game characters of all time and turns her into a very wet teenager in thrall to her team captain who she has an anime crush on.
  21. How do these Joycon replacements that don't work except in handheld mode communicate with the Switch? They say "not a wireless controller" but I thought even when attached, the Joycon were technically wireless. I've never noticed any kind of physical interface between the two.
  22. Thanks. I saw that, but the existing sticks are buggered, anyway - one is missing the rubber cover and the other one is just completely loose. If I'm opening them up to stick some card in, I may as well just replace the whole thing. A kit with two replacement sticks and all the screwdrivers I need was only £7.50. Is it worth sticking a piece of paper/card behind the two new sticks to prevent this happening in the future?
  23. Postie should be bringing my new Joycon thumbsticks today. Even after the isopropyl alcohol fix, there's a little bit of leftward stick drift and it's just an absolute killer when trying to play Super Metroid. Hopefully he should be bringing Dread as well! Exciting! I don't think I've been interested in a first party Nintendo game since Mario Sunshine! And anything third party since Astral Chain!
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