Phaaze is easily my favorite region in Metroid. Period. I love the dark feel it has without being completely drab and lifeless like Dark Aether was. I'm with you on this. I'd love to be able to explore Phaaze better. Maybe a future Prime game would have Dark Samus returning and resurrecting it? Prime 3 wasn't exactly clear on whether or not Dark Samus is truly dead now, since nobody knows if she suffered total atomic disruption. After all, the lore states that the only way to completely kill Dark Samus is total atomic disruption.