FrenchLightningJohn's Ratings and Reviews
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Super Metroid KERO by Pyonkichi [SM Challenge], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Jun 18, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
38% in 5:25
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great puzzle hack, had lot of fun and frustration, had to ask for hints in chat from people that finished it and did look the solution for some puzzle, only complaint is the puzzle during the escape, having a timer to figure out what to do then do it is not fun imo, other than that no real complaint on par with contaminatinon for sure
Spooky Mission 2: The Nightmare Before Christmas by Spooky Team [MZM Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Oct 31, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
67% in 3:12
really great hack, had lot of fun playing it and exploring it, definitively recomand this hack, lot of spoopy creatures and enemies and boss, great music and level design can't say more 4.5 orb for sure.

2% away from nice% :(

time is not single segment IGT
Super Metroid: Redesign by Drewseph [SM Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Mar 13, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 17:58
this hack has been a hell of an experiance, lot of emotion, i know a lot of peeps think the game would be better with vanilla physic but i highly disagree, while i would prefer less heavy physic to make it a little easier to navigate, the physic change is needed to experiance this hack well without it it won't be the same and the experiance would be ruined.

this hack do a good job at making you feel you need to be on your guard at every turn as your are not overpowered at all untill the end with all the upgrade and lot of ammo and energy and even then it still dangerous, the escape while being long know how to keep your focus as every corner is not safe, as you are stripped of nearly everything, only bad thing is giving ammo during the escape, just don't, appart from that, the escape is good at making you fearful for your survival then at some points give you a false sense of safety to then remind you later with lava and acid rising that its not over yet and you need to escape, giving you the sense of urgency.

overall i had a great experiance with this hack but there were some stupid moment and the difficulty curve of certain section skyrocket pretty high making it very painful and hard to do, but when you get those hard part its so rewarding as you feel you deserve it and i understand it can be difficult to create a more clean difficulty curve.

if i could i would rate this hack 4.5 orb out of 5 but can't so i give it 4 orb, i highly advise everyone to try this one at least once it is worth the experiance
Metroid: Scrolls 6 by Conner, OneOf99, CaptGlitch, JRP [MZM Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Feb 18, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
i played it a while ago so i don't remember my % and time completion, this hack was really good when i played it before it was completly finished, and i had a blast playing it, music is good, layout is good, upgrade are well placed you can go to wherever you want as there is no clear this is where you have to go first, it is pretty balanced so you won't feel underpowered or overpowered when going into a zone, hihgly recommand
So Little Bubble by Conner [MZM Quick Play], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Jan 31, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:13
really nice hack made in 24 hours, would recomand it, simple and short with some hidden item to find, time is single segment IGT
Metroid FreezeFlame 2: Twisted Dimensions by Conner [MZM Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Jan 23, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
really decent hack, liked the concept of using portal to go to visit others hack as dimension, i had lot of fun playing it would recomand for sure
Metroid Acrash by Heyhooheyhoo [MF Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Oct 21, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
was a really fun hack to try, beginning is harsh but once you beat mega core X it become a lot more tame and manageable, a lot of bad when it come to music half working or barely working at all, lot of lag in certain rooms (perfect for MST), but other than that it was a fun hack to play, definitively recomand for those that are experianced with fusion, not for beginner at all

i did it offline so i don't remember my IGT (not single segment du to death but manage to beat it in one session) nor i remember my %, if i could i would give 3.5 orb tbh.
Super Metroid HOTA by Hotarubi [SM Challenge], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Apr 22, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
63% in 22:51
time is IGT non-single segment
this review is for mild version

this is a very long and arduous puzzle hack, the mild version remove a lot of element in early game that would make it a kaizo making it more enjoyable, if i was doing the hard mode i would had ragequit at speedbooster for sure, this hack is not made for everyone as it will challenge both your skill and deep knowledge of the game, it require a lot of obscure knowledge to be able to complete, if you ever want to try it you should ask sapphron, me or ED (as far as i know we are the one who can help with this one, maybe other can) for help to finish it if you feel you have the skill to complete it. it is a very hard puzzle hack so i highly not recomand for those for have only have max advance knowledge as you need obscure one.

on that side reason i give 3 (3.5 but can't give half rating sadly) is the hack try to much to be a kaizo, exploration and puzzle hack at the same time, it should had stick to the puzzle aspect imo which it does it really well if you remove the kaizo aspect hence why the mild version is enjoyable, the exploration part was alright i bet it could had been a lot better if hota would had not try to implement any kaizo element in the hack, overall i had a good experiance with this hack, i did rage about it as it is normal due to the immense difficulty the puzzles are in term of knowledge and execution. but nonetheless a good hack to experiance

big shout-out to ED aka EternisedDragon on twitch aka Aran;Jaegger on discord for helping me, without him i would had not finish even with my vast knowledge of SM i still have lot to learn and still some weird mechanic and obscure knowledge to learn, ED is a real god of knowledge when it come to SM, so big shout-out to him, sadly was unable to save the animals at the end.
Metroid: Zero Mission - AP Boss Rush by Trivial Man [MZM Boss Rush], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Feb 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
41% in 0:11
time is single segment IGT, this is a decent boss rush, like saph said, better play metroid combat for a real good boss rush experiance, would not really recommand it
Metroid Crystal by ShuiJing [MF Exploration], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on May 02, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
52% in 2:45
don't remember well my end time and %, but this half-hack is not really good but for a chinesse hack it is as progression are not closed behind frame prefect BS tricks, that is reserve more for optional stuff and even then only some (with except to shinespark chain which a lot is forced but still not that bad compared to a lot of bad hacks). it is a rather ugly hack at several points and boss room layout are not that good, but i feel like this person really disliked box and x-box fight as he made them free to the point you only need to aim and shoot to win, but some other fight are horrible like the plasma core-x is really bad as you have no room to navigate and will take hit so you better find some energy tank before that fight or you are fucked and you better be good.

over-all its not that bad but i won't call it a good hack at all far from it, i do not recomand but i also do not say you have to avoid it, there is some fun you can get if you are into this kind of hack.
Metroid 2000 2000 by Ing-ing [MF Unknown], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Jan 18, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
very frustrating hack but nonetheless interesting, the story is fun to read, but apart from that you will have a hard time and rage a lot, i still had fun tbh but wonn't still recommand it because of how hard and challenging and punishing this hack can be, would give a 2 orb and half if i could but it is definitively not a 3 orb hack
Metroid Pro Mission by Crys [MZM Challenge], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Feb 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
39% in 1:27
time is non single segment IGT, this halfhack is really bad, do not recommand at all, nothing more to say as to what kk and saph already wrote, do yourself a favour and don't play this bad halfhack
Quantum Deluxe Boogaloo by CanOfWorms [MZM Unknown], rated by FrenchLightningJohn on Feb 05, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
didn't finish, i really dislike door rando and this is just a door rando basically, i lost everything when i found landing site since it make me see the intro again, if i could rate this 0 i would, i legit don't know how peeps can like door rando they are just horrible