First off I'd just like to say how awesome this game is - can't wait to get it on HD.
Well I've just started playing it and it seems as though I'm getting the new weapns .. such as the grapple hook .. rather quite soon. Is this because it's the beginning and it's getting you use to the game? In Metroid you had various placces of going, but needed to figure out how to get an item or weapon before advancing furthur. Is this sort of gaming present in the game when getting more in to it?