Exia
Release date: Apr 27, 2008
Author: Acheron
Download: Version 1.0 [UH] (1348 downloads)
Download: Version 1.0 [H] (1121 downloads)
Genre: Challenge [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Expert [?]
Average runtime: 0:21
Average collection: 7%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: [None]
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
Welcome to Exia.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Bloodsonic on Apr 02, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
A savestate-heavy grappling beam challenge with a pretty new graphics set. Not much more to say.
By squishy_ichigo on Apr 11, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
By Vismund Cygnus on Apr 20, 2015 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Echoing Bloodsonic, Exia is a fun little challenge hack, requiring lots of grappling and pretty heavy savestate abuse. It has a lot of cool features that make it a really fun thing to play once or twice, but you probably won't be coming back to it after that. Even with that aside, the hack has enough fun stuff and interesting puzzles to warrant a playthrough.
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 08, 2016 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:28
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Quick Summary of the meaning of my SM hack ratings:
5 orbs: SM hacks within the 80% to 100% (90% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; SM hacks for outstanding wholesome playing experiences and at most minor inconveniences.
4 orbs: SM hacks within the 60% to 80% (70% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Well done SM hacks with noticeable design problems.
3 orbs: SM hacks within the 40% to 60% (50% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Normal decent average SM hacks.
2 orbs: SM hacks within the 20% to 40% (30% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Overall messy, confusing, or punishing SM hacks with some upsides.
1 orb : SM hacks within the 00% to 20% (10% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Ruthlessly unplayable, broken, or barely from the original game changed SM hacks.

Judgement parameters summary:
° Creative ideas and features, polished design, how enjoyable and fun the hack can be, lack of hard to find or cryptic required game elements, the difficulty, and if the hack can be finished without major guides or tools.
° Note that the length of a SM hack will not necessarily contribute to my rating of the SM hack, since instead the averaged out experience over the whole hack will be taken into account to get a relative comparison between SM hacks.
° Besides this, lack of impactful changes from the original SM game also went into the evaluation of SM hacks (otherwise one may consider them among the 3 stars hacks) as follows: Ultimately, for my ratings I consider a situation in which an SM enthusiast that already has, knows about and is familiar with the original game and its prominent mechanics could only choose 1 new SM hack to play and thus would really want to make sure he/she will get a fresh and fantastic experience or journey out of his/her 1 choice.

The goal of all these SM hack ratings is so that rather new players have an overview of the whole spectrum of SM hacks and how to sort them in, in relation to each other, where SM hacks that are rated lower might still be enjoyable for more experienced players.

Finally, sometimes for SM hacks it can be relevant that they may be significantly more enjoyable from a player standpoint at which the player is well practiced and familiarized with Super Metroid's game mechanics in general, and that in particular some of the best SM hacks may not be the outright best first SM hack choices to play otherwise because of this, and for beginner SM hack players this typically steers the best first SM hack choices towards some of the SM hacks that I rated with 4 orbs instead of 5.

Rating for some hacks may be off by 1 Star, but arguably not more, and ratings are not attempted to be provided within the precision of ''half orbs''.
By Syphon on Nov 22, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:12
It's okay.
By Daniel94Gomes on Nov 22, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:15
I Play The Version 1.0
By Aikner on Sep 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
7% in 0:30
Why did I play this again? It's just a grapple beam challenge and I don't even like grappling. It has nice graphics but the map layout doesn't leave much room for immersion and only serves its purpose as posing a challenge.

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