Engaging, linear action game with tons of replayability and terror – SA-X, I’m looking at you!

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If I had to pick a favorite game, it would have to be Metroid Fusion. It was the first game of the Metroid series that I could really get into. And it was the first game that I was good at. I mean really good at.

Granted, I couldn’t beat certain bosses without help (Spider. Security Robot. I’m looking at you.), but I knew every nook and cranny of the world within the game. I knew all the hidden locations, all the hidden upgrades.

On New Years, it’s become my tradition to play through the game in one sitting, and I can play most of it without even thinking.

But the fact that I’ve given Metroid Fusion hundreds of hours of my life isn’t the reason why it’s my favorite. While not the only important factors in a game, three things stand out to me as very important: Story, gameplay, and replayability.

Metroid Fusion excels at all three.

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