This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 4 months ago.
You play Samus as you investigate the source of a transmission of unknown origin on the mysterious planet known as ZDR. You encounter various enemies, as well as secrets that can help you fight against them, as you explore cavernous, labyrinthine rooms on your quest.
You run and jump across pits and obstacles, finding the route through the areas you explore. You slowly gain a large arsenal of weapons for fighting enemies, but some are too strong for you to beat on your first encounter, so you need to use the stealth ability, which reduces your noise and visibility, to make it through. Many secrets require outside-the-box thinking where you have to come back once you have unlocked the required ability later in the game.
The Metroid series of games is one of the most popular, long-lasting and influential platforming series out there, and this latest entry adds new abilities and ways to play while also retaining the classic elements that have made the previous games so unique and successful.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players who love a challenge will enjoy this. But they have to have the patience and perseverance to be pushed to the edge of what is possible.
There aren't difficulty settings initially, but once you beat the game there is a harder mode.
You can only change the difficulty at the beginning of each save file, of which you can have 3 simultaneously. There are only two difficulty settings, and even on the easier of the two, there are still some challenging moments.
There is a map provided in the game. This marks ares that are blocking your progress with question marks until you have the required ability, whereupon it will mark that area with the tool or weapon you now have and need to use there. You can also click on a door to highlight every door of the same type on the map, it is extremely helpful in knowing where you should go next. There is also a mini-map and markers that direct you to where you need to go.
You need to carefully time counters to attacks from enemies, and some windows for blocking and countering are incredibly small.
In the settings, you can view controls, go to your last checkpoint (if you get stuck), turn off vibration, and adjust brightness.
While the game is played on a 2D plane, it can still be difficult to figure out the path you're meant to take, especially when backtracking for items or secrets.
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