i’m pretty disappointed in the true detective finale but i get why the people who are satisfied are satisfied and i still like the show on the whole, unlike some other finales that totally retroactively soured my opinion on the show as a whole
One of the bigger bummers about halo 4 was that 343 had some important former designers from Retro Studios and the game felt nothing like Metroid Prime
the real thing new metroidvanias need to do is take less inspiration from SOTN (as much as i love SOTN) and more direct inspiration from Super Metroid itself. a greater sense of actual exploration instead of just trying to 100 percent a map, so to speak
The latter is way easier to emulate than the former which is a bummer because “path of least resistance” is a pillar of how mechanics become codified
Which will make me feel smaller and more meaningless and which will be a comparative comfort?