The world of Metroid is uncompromising. It is openly obtuse, hostile, and completely alien. Yet exploring this uninviting world is captivating. Getting lost within the repeated hallways and false dead ends pushed me to find Metroid’s secrets. A lack of a map forced me to search and wander on my own. Barely surviving as I stumbled through caverns filled with acid and vicious creatures was exciting. That excitement was hampered when I died and was left with a fraction of my power, but I still had a choice of what to do. Metroid is not friendly but it is enthralling.