Late last year I began working on a metroidvania style game with a friend. I played a bunch of metroidvania games to try and get a feel for this style of game. In the beginning it was pretty scattershot, just playing whatever random game seemed interesting, and never finishing them. I decided that I’d like to revisit my metroidvania journey from the beginning, and play through each game much more extensively. The natural starting point for this is the original Metroid.