Freyhia's Ratings and Reviews
V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by Freyhia on Nov 22, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
75% in 8:14
Overall a great hack.
Now let's get in the details.

The hack puts a lot of emphasis on the story (which I won't spoil, I think it's great). There's foreshadowing to the ending. It even have in the files a quite well made movie poster of the hack, I like it.

Now, to the way it looks.

This hack looks amazing, digital manthra outdone himself with the new tiling, background and foreground. Sometimes I had a little issues with "am I going to land on the background or foreground?" But it didn't really got in the way of gameplay.

The new tiling makes for some totally new areas, with new names and ambiences, and places actually feels like places, I'm thinking of the temple in the far est zone.
The ambience is really, really great, you might be more immersed than in any of the other hacks.

Now to the way the hack plays.

Difficulty-wise, it's mostly vanilla, the game won't throw crazy shit at you (a nice change of pace from eris), and there won't be any crazy shinespark/wall-jumps/bomb-jumps required.

Exploration-wise, the beginning is restraining you quite a bit, but the second half is very, very open. Once you get to some key items, you can go about anywhere, and get any items in the way you want. While this can help with replayability, it can also make you feel cornered in a room feeling weak (which here is a good thing).

Fighting-wise, it is almost vanilla. There is only a few new monsters, which are re-sprites, and all the bosses are the same, maybe with some health tweaks. But even then, fighting won't feel outdated, thanks to smart use of the enemies.

Control-wise, it is almost vanilla, with the exception you can spin again in the air.

Now overall:
A really great experience. The exploration is god-tier, the fighting is good and doesn't feel cheap, and the final plot-twist is awesome.
Play it now.
Hallow Eve by Grime [SM Quick Play], rated by Freyhia on May 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
24% in 0:05
Good and well designed, but hard.
B2-TW by Grime [SM Quick Play], rated by Freyhia on May 04, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
10% in 0:10
Great lil hack with alttp sprites.
Ancient Chozo by Albert V. [SM Vanilla+], rated by Freyhia on May 03, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Beautiful.
The hack make the game prettier, also change a few things in the map to make more connections.
There is still some mistake, as diagonal bomb-jumping that throw you far away or the electrificated water, but give it a 5.
Vacation by Jathys [SM Spoof], rated by Freyhia on May 03, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Stupid. Excellent.
Good little joke.
Project Base 0.8.1 by begrimed [SM Improvement], rated by Freyhia on Apr 27, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 0:00
Very fluid and a lot of details that makes the game less frustrating.
Good.
Metroid + Saving by snarfblam [M1 Improvement], rated by Freyhia on Apr 27, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Not much to tell, except it is pretty useful and help the player not getting lost.
And some little modifications done to not frustrate the player.
Good to discover NEStroid.
Metroid - Rogue Dawn by Grimlock, Optomon, snarfblam [M1 Exploration], rated by Freyhia on Apr 27, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
50% in 4:03
This rom hack is incredible.
World design is well done, tiles entirely redone, New power-up, new story, new boss.
Nestroid feels entirely fresh and new, go play it!
SMChallenge by SMILEuser96 [SM Speedrun/Race], rated by Freyhia on Apr 26, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
136% in 0:15
Short.
Fun.
Play it.
Metroid: The Blue Plague by Nodever2 [SM Exploration], rated by Freyhia on Apr 25, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
91% in 1:01
Great hack.
One of the best of the deep blue contest. The graphics are very good, exploration is cool. If you want one hour of fun, play it.
Super Metroid: Ascent by Benox50 [SM Exploration], rated by Freyhia on Apr 24, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
88% in 7:50
A summum in exploration! All zones are directly very opened, And the graphics will make you feels like you never go twice in the same room. Also this is good this hack created a new boss, innovation is good.
But the massive escape disappointed me a bit.
Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Freyhia on Apr 24, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Incredible rom hack!
Really, this rom hack impressed me, playing this is exploring a whole new planet, with map entirely redone and new physics.
Excellent un-linearity and backtracks.
Too, one of the best Tourian so far.
Good difficulty balance.
But, why the loud sound when morph un-morph? Really, this sound really was boring.
Tourian gates first scared me, but it was finally not that hard to find.
Great graphics, too.
An excellent rom hack.
Ice Metal Uninstall by Crys [SM Exploration], rated by Freyhia on May 12, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
78% in 6:56
A lot of cool stuff here! But too some problems.
Good points:
-very unlinear, you can do every zones in any order you want.
-well designed, you can easely understand where to go.
-nice palette.
Bad points:
-sometimes it is a bit boring to do some long ways to go to one point, there should have more shortcuts.
-There is one door in Deep Ice, if you take it, you are back on the surface and you can't go back so you have to do a very long way just to go back.
-The room may be a bit boring, there isn't a lot in them.

conclusion:
The hack worth it, it is really good and is rebuilding super metroid in another way, it would deserve a 5 if there wasn't these little mistakes.
Super Metroid: Bluestar by MetroidNerd#9001 [SM Quick Play], rated by Freyhia on Apr 28, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 0:15
Linear but fun.
Recommend.
Super Metroid Ruin by personitis [SM Quick Play], rated by Freyhia on Apr 24, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
80% in 0:32
Speed Booster Practice by Ult. Avenger [SM Unknown], rated by Freyhia on May 03, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
No completion stats.
Would be good for training if this was longer.