Yeah there's no way the slow feed isn't intentional. Setting up emulation for NES/SNES games is something I did when I was sixteen.
They could have the entire libraries available tomorrow morning if they really wanted to.
More importantly, for a subscription-based service, there is an expectation that you will receive something incrementally. Like a magazine subscription dropping off a new magazine at your porch each month, instead of just giving you a stack all at once and then demanding you pay it off over the next six months.
If they dumped the entire library at the start and then did nothing else, consumers would begin feeling like they're paying money for nothing and demand more content be added.
What would that even be, remixed levels of classic games? Expansion packs for stuff that came out thirty years ago? HA!...
... I'd pay triple for that...
Please add hard mode to Fusion. Shouldn't still be stuck on the JP version.
I never got that either. Plus for the English version it'd be a way to implement the "Samus history" ending pics the Japanese version had. IIRC if you set the Japanese text option to "for kids" you got the "Samus history" endings rather than the standard ones.
Did another Prime 100% run. This time on normal. Managed 5:59, a solid improvement over the 7:30 of my hard run. Game probably is more fun when the enemies aren't so absurdly bulky.
Edited by Sterok on Mar 16th 2023 at 10:01:48 AM
Remastered is an absolute joy to play. Got it a few days ago and it's been very hard to put down. Just got the Gravity Suit; aiming for a 100% run and trying to scan everything.
Edited by MisoraMiyazaki on Mar 17th 2023 at 3:34:17 PM
Ended up around 10 hours on my Prime run with 74%. I gave up on 100% when I missed the tentacle.
I didn't really notice while playing, but I played for around 3 and a half hours today which was from the Omega Pirate onwards.
I had already picked up 3-4 Artifacts. So I think I do understand why people get frustrated about the Artifact Hunt. Because really that's a quarter to a third of my total game time, and I've played it twice already. Although my last playthrough was around 8 years ago.
Personally, I do like the hunt myself. I think the hints are pretty good (aside from the mine Research one which applied to two rooms). And reexploring the areas gives me a good opportunity to pick up upgrades I missed the first time around. Its also nice that the game doesn't pinpoint them too much.
But given its a pretty big part of the overall gametime, I do get why a lot of people consider them the worst part of Prime. Backtracking with no idea of where they are though the Pirate areas is pretty awful.
Edited by 32ndfreeze on Mar 17th 2023 at 8:00:33 PM
I still gotta get that one last missile tank on Prime's Hard mode but its been a hell of a fun ride.
Also importantly I started Dread at last!
Edited by MightyKombat on Mar 17th 2023 at 12:44:50 PM
Let me guess, the missile tank in the morph ball tunnel hidden behind bushes that no visor will let you know is there?
There's a new scanlation of the old, obscure, 1986, Metroid 1 era comic, "The Shape of Happiness." It's 6 pages.
The one in Chozo Ruins? Nah I got that one. I just gotta comb the list on retropixel or whatever its called. Painstakingly.
Also in Dread news can I just say the Flash Shift is fuckin amazing? Thanks
And it's shortly after that lava pit which can only be crossed with the grappling beam? Damn, that one missile expansion in the Chozo Ruins must have something of a reputation, because that was the exact same one which ended up being the last to collect on my list!
Edited by SgtRicko on Mar 17th 2023 at 10:09:08 PM
I used the list to find it. Yet I'm not sure which one I'm missing.
Show of hands who thinks the Flash Shift was inspired by the Electromorph?
Dumb question but you got the one right behind Samus's ship, right?
Some other tricky ones are the one in the room where you melt icicles in the room where you got the Gravity Suit, and the one with the invisible platforms in one of the large rooms in Magmoor.
Edited by Anomalocaris20 on Mar 17th 2023 at 8:28:51 AM
Yeah I got those ones. Like I said I know its dumb bu tI'm gonna comb the whole list on retro pixel til I find it.
In the tall room in Tallon Overworld coming from the Elevator to Magmoor, there's two at the top of it; One where you need to use the X-Ray Visor to get to a door at the top to a side room, but there's also one in the tall room itself behind some foliage. I often miss one of these.
Edited by diddyknux on Mar 17th 2023 at 8:09:48 AM
Yeah, it's best to just comb through the list and double-check locations. My last two missile expansions in my Prime Remastered playthrough were ones I could have sworn up-and-down that I had picked up already.
The big irony of my playthrough was, it took me 7 years to figure out you're supposed to power bomb the glass tube in Maridia in Super. Well, there's another tube in Magmoor Caverns that you also have to power bomb, and even after the whole Maridia tube thing, I still didn't think to power bomb that tube until I read an online FAQ.
Edited by WillKeaton on Mar 17th 2023 at 8:34:02 AM
The Prime tube at least tells you it's made of Bendezium if you scan it, and shows up in a game that conditions you to destroy environmental objects more. The Super tube's only indication of being destroyable is the game's Attract Mode.
I think every object like that in Prime tells you what it's made of (and thus what destroys it) aside from the tree stump in Chozo Ruins.
In the first game you power bomb Bendezium, then in Echoes, I think it was changed to Denzium? Or was it Denzium in Corruption?
Yeah, Echoes had Denzium.
They took the Ben out of it. It was causing respiratory problems, like asbestos.
All of Aether's Denzium is certified Ben-free product.
Bendezium is a chozo building material. Denzium is a Luminoth building material.
They're basically the same thing, but Bendezium also requires magic to make, so only Chozo could make it.
As an aside, I just had the mental image of Raven Beak looking at some of the Ing bosses and saying 'I am going to enjoy shooting you with my giant fuckoff laser.'
I think they're just drip-feeding because drip-feeds keep people addicted. If they drop everything all at once, then people can play everything they're interested in and then unsubscribe. But if they release titles at a glacial pace and turn every new release into an event, then people remain subscribed, eager for that next title drop.