We are all beyond grateful and happy about Metroid Dread. The staff and I had numerous chats and texts while playing the game and I enjoy talking all about it and the game’s lore with the community at large. Pardon my French, but it’s a fucking amazing time to be a Metroid fan. I haven’t felt this good about Metroid since Prime 3 came out. I’ve been continuously active on Twitter more than ever, trying to keep up with the hundreds of posts about the game. From what I gathered, y’all really love it, too. It almost feels like I was grounded for 19 years and my folks finally let me out of my bedroom. In traditional fashion, I have written and published my (relatively spoiler-free) Metroid Dread review. Please give it a read. And while I doubt any of you who are reading this are on the fence about buying it, maybe some aspects of what I wrote will ring true with you.
Secondly, today marks the 25th “silver” anniversary of Metroid Database. Twenty-five years is a long time to be online as a fansite. There are so many out there that have came and went, but we’ve stayed strong all these years, despite not being a wiki. This is mostly due to supporters like you. We are giving back by offering a discount on our store this weekend (see the next post) and continue to look for new ways to create merch you will love.
And now the bad news. This is me stating I will be officially stepping away – temporarily – from working on the Metroid Database while I look inward at my personal life and career. I will not be leaving for good but it is nearly impossible to continue working on this site at my current capacity. I hope y’all understand and give me a break, because lord I need one. At a point in the near future, I will be officially announcing my departure. It will not be permanent.
Big shoutouts to my awesome staff members Sagi, Lillith, Rue, Carl, and Lyndi, as well as all staff members who have contributed over the years, and I’ll see you next mission.
Oh and of course our founder TJ, without him, this site wouldn’t exist! Go give him a follow.