Okay, so I just bought Metroid Fusion for GBA, played it and beat it. Could someone please tell me what's going on?? They made it seem like the computer was evil, but then it was your friend Adam all along? Was that man who's shadow appears supposed to be Adam's brain or something? What is the deal? I thought it was a cool game, but as you can probably see, I am sort of confused, and the ending did not make everything all that clear.
I haven't read it, because I'm really busy today. But here's a link to GameFAQs Metroid Fusion FAQs. Down towards the bottom of the list is the 'Metroid Series Ending FAQ' and that might help you with this.
"I'm going to go now and demand beer money from my representative. We simply must deal with the problem of my sobriety." - PalpatineW
Samus just refers to the computer as Adam, because it reminded her of Adam.
As for the ending. As I remember, they were originally just gonna blow everything up, including Samus to cover their tracks. That of course didn't happen as Samus changed "adams" mind and orders I believe.
Okay, I just beat it today. I think the point was that Adam WAS dead, but that before he died, the Federation (I think that's what they called the government) uploaded all of the information from his brain as saved it as a computer program. So, the computer had a large part of Adam stored inside of it, so much so that Samus identified the computer with her ex-flame. The computer itself wasn't evil, it was programmed to do what it did. However, Adam's personality and morals had been programmed into the computer, so they shone through in the end.
Anybody here get 100%? Even reading FAQ's some of those expansions are damn hard to get at. There are four in Sector 2 that are kicking my ass (the ones that require all sorts of space jumping around those blocks that suck you down if you jump on them and the ones that make you retain your "shine" as you zig-zag up the disintigrating ramps). [edit-- I got 'em.]
I like the way they set this up so that after you beat the game, you can go back to your last save with all of the security doors open and try to get 100% without having to play through the whole thing again.
I guess I have two complaints about the game (and I might as well air them here since I'm going on and on).
1. They took a lot of the exploration element out of this one by having Adam guide you through almost every detail of the mission. Sure, there are a lot of extras that you need to explore to find, but the computer tells you pretty much how to locate everything you need instead of forcing you to find it.
2. Many of the bosses are insanely harder than the regular enemies. I don't know how I would have fared without a GameFAQs Boss FAQ (I avoided walkthroughs, and have only resorted to item location FAQs now that I've beaten the game). The bosses shouldn't be pushovers, but some of them seemed ridiculous to me (and Ridley was one of the easiest bosses!)
While the DS is ok, it's amazing to me how it continues to sell like crazy. I was just reading the latest sales figures and they are saying that for the Thanksgiving week they sold a new record of over 600,000 DS systems. Jesus.