Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jul 022018

Despite praising the “Metroidvania” genre, it actually took me until this year to finish a Metroid game.

I actually started Metroid Fusion years ago, but I never got far. This May, I decided it was time to change that.

As a newcomer to the series, I wasn’t entirely sure what story details I was supposed to already know, but fortunately this isn’t a particularly story-driven game. I did enjoy the little conversations and updates after each section, and it left me curious about the Metroid universe.

Gameplay-wise, I enjoyed the exploration and backtracking whenever I got a new upgrade, although on the other hand, every boss fight made me want to pull out my hair.

Still, I kept at it this time and managed to get through every boss fight and continue on to the end.

Click for Metroid Fusion spoiler
…and was locked out of backtracking for the rest of the upgrades, which I didn’t expect to happen so soon after getting the screw attack.

I understand I’ll be able to backtrack now if I reload my save, but I probably won’t. Getting all the upgrades isn’t worth fighting those final bosses again. *shudder*

I’m happy I finally played a Metroid game, and I’m looking forward to trying other games in the series. I already have the Metroid Prime Trilogy, so maybe I’ll try those next. Which would you recommend?

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  6 Responses to “Metroid Fusion: I Finally Played a Metroid Game”

  1. FYI, Metroid Fusion is one of the more story/dialogue-heavy Metroid games. (Obviously coming under Metroid: Other M.)

    I specifically remember frowning at the game once the spoiler circumstance happened.

  2. I want to play one someday too. There are one or two really popular series which I always mean to give a go yet somehow it never happens. Mega Man is another like that for me.

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