I’m getting back to Metroid series!

A few days ago, I actually made some progress in Metroid Prime: Hunters. Unbelievable, all in all - I was out of clues and was getting desperate.

But best of all, I actually beat the bloody Boost Guardian in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. When I first played the game, it was the first boss that managed to kill me. I was so happy when I had beaten Quadraxis back in the day that there would never ever be need for me to defeat the Very Damn Annoying Bosses again… but then my memory card died. And the motivation to defeat the Boost Guardian again can be pretty low. Hope I can stay steamrolling until I hit the bloody Spider Guardian again…

Alpha Blogg was harder than I remembered’, he blogged.” Yep - I think I even got killed once when I played it first time. I guess the reason is simple: the title loop lies. I’m looked at the opening credits many times, thought “oh, this is easy”, and got flattened. Alpha Blogg isn’t trivial - just Relatively Straightforward. Fortunately I beat the thing without retries this time, because I messed up and couldn’t get to the save point and would have needed to redo a lot of stuff again. Grr.

Oh, and the game looks a bit funny on Wii due to crisper graphics, I guess…

And finally, a little bit of Somewhat Tasteless And In Any Case Quite Inappropriate Humour® (but publishable, I hope, since I’m not making light of the incident itself, no way). From Iltasanomat (a local tabloid) website: “11-year-old American boy died in Thursday after re-enacting Halo, the famous video game, in his home in Farrington. The boy shot himself accidentally with his own gun.” sigh it is, of course, extremely regrettable that this sorts of incidents happen, but one could bring forth, once again, the Console War angle here. At least Metroid Prime developers, in their infinite wisdom, remembered to include the Space Pirate research data in the game, stating very emphatically that all attempts to recreate Samus Aran’s Morph Ball have ended in severe injuries or death. Kids, do not use real guns, they are not toys!