Miranda Gemini's Ratings and Reviews
V I T A L I T Y by Digital_Mantra [SM Exploration], rated by Miranda Gemini on Oct 17, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
53% in 4:12
I genuinely can't overstate how great this hack is.
Without spoiling the experience: DMan has presented an absolute master class on world design. There's flashier hacks for sure, but I don't think anything has come close to being as engrossing as V I T A L I T Y was simply by the way the world tells its story. There's so many moments where I literally just stopped to take in what I was seeing. I'm a sucker for a pretty hack, but honestly V I T A L I T Y goes beyond just looking good. There's a certain... feeling of actually being on an alien world that no other hack really achieves.

As someone who's been playing hacks for like... 10? 12? years now, you get a little jaded. Every once in a while something comes along and gives you a little bit of drive to keep going with them, but V I T A L I T Y really hits different. You can feel the love and dedication DMan put into crafting not just a hack, but a world and a story. Everything is so meticulously, carefully designed to be exactly what he intended, and that care reflects on the player. Some hacks give a little reminder of what's to like about SM, but V I T A L I T Y has genuinely reinvigorated my love for the medium.

Play it.
Super Metroid Clocktoberfest by Aran;Jaeger, moehr [SM Exploration], rated by Miranda Gemini on May 13, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Unique =/= good. Exploration is hard when everything is painful to even look at. This legitimately gave me a headache. There is enough good stuff about this hack to warrant the extra star but I still can't recommend it to anyone with real human eyes.
Metroid II EJRTQ Colorization 1.3 Beta by Quantam [M2 Improvement], rated by Miranda Gemini on Oct 06, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Why would you play this when when you can play the full version instead?
Super Metroid: Cristener Homenag 5 by Juan Dennys [SM Challenge], rated by Miranda Gemini on Dec 23, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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