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Hyper Metroid by RealRed [SM Exploration], rated by Quietus on Mar 30, 2017 (Star Star Star Star Star )
100% in 10:38
I'll admit that I was reluctant to get stuck into this hack, because it used Project Base, and I wasn't a lover of the changes it made. I'll also admit I was wrong, and consider myself converted.

Thanks, RealRed, for the fantastic hack. I've long held Redesign as my favourite hack, but it's now been pushed down to the number two slot.

The hack is beautiful, with every area getting some visual love. The greenery in the Wrecked Ship in particular stood out for me. Exploration is encouraged, and the difficulty is always well balanced. If you play the hack like I did, with minimal effort put into trying to sequence break, the path is actually pretty straightforward, though for those keen to sequence break, the game lends itself fantastically well, and you can almost play it in any order you fancy.

While it doesn't come close to dropping my rating, there were some things that I thought seemed out of place, particularly where balance is concerned:
The ghosts in the ship are a pain in the arse.
Phantoon seems like a battle of attrition, with no real technique presenting itself as 'safe'.
It's way too easy to land in the Golden Torizo fight, which I suspect would mean death for most first timers to the hack.

Anyway, I enjoyed the hack enough that I felt the need to write this lengthy review.

Thanks for the hack, RealRed. It was a total blast! =)