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Topic: What does DOOM mean for Metroid?

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Nintendoforlife

While we do not know for sure what the graphics of the final build of DOOM will land on. It's been a shock to many that the Switch was able to run it to the point where it's playable in any sense. With that being said it brings to mind Metroid and what the capabilities are for the game. A third party porting a game onto a Nintendo Console is one thing, but we all know no one knows how to get every single drop of power out of a system like Nintendo. Nintendo's world class optimization, high quality world design, and focus on very very very smooth gameplay has me extremely excited for what Metroid could look like graphically. Metroid in my opinion has the chance to be one of Nintendo's most immersive games ever if they follow the path they've already set for years.

Do you guys think Nintendo will really try to go all in with this installment, or just go through their usual motions?

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Meowpheel

Doom is interested, but Metroid prefers to focus on her career.

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kkslider5552000

Well now Doom is interested. But Doom was mocking Metroid for her current situation in 2016, boasting about what a great revival is really like. But now that she has two new single player adventures coming out, now he's interested. Hmm, ok.

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Meowpheel

Doom is that kind of guy.

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MsJubilee

If Doom and Samus just sat down and opened up to each other,they would be fine.But alas both of them are more stubborn than a damn mule.

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sillygostly

Samus and Doom mug are all about the UST.

I suspect that Metroid Prime 4 won't be nearly as impressive as it won't have a budget that can even come close to touching DOOM. We're comparing a multiplatform game with a potential userbase of over 100 million (combined) to an exclusive designed for a platform of what will probably be under 15 million users by the time that it's released, and is unlikely to sell more than a couple of million copies (if previous sales figures are any indication). Of course I would love to see them go all out on this, but the Metroid brand is not currently in the state, sales-wise, to command a high budget. I have no doubt that it will be fantastic, but I doubt that it will blow us all away like the announcement of DOOM has.

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kkslider5552000

As a counterpoint to that, the original Metroid Prime was one of the best looking games ever when it came out.

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the_shpydar

The real only question of relevance is "Why can't Doom crawl?"

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the_shpydar wrote:

The real only question of relevance is "Why can't Doom crawl?"

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QwertyQwerty

Honestly now, if they even use comparable graphics to Metroid Prime, just at 1080p and with modern lighting, they could capture that Metroid feel very well. I don't think Metroid really needs to be a powerhouse graphically, like Doom.

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Pigeon

Does it really matter how good Metroid Prime 4 looks? Just about ANY game looks good on the Switch.

What does matter is a stable framerate and great gameplay.

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MegaTen

I see no correlation between the two to be fair.

Done with gaming. Farewell people!

Tibob

@Samus7Killer 30 Fps is a stable framerate.

I don't get the framerate obsession. Sometimes I wonder if people judge the beauty of a game by how it looks when they play it or by specs and Digital Foundry videos.

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Pigeon

@Tibob I don't get people who DON'T have an issue with framerates. Then again, maybe you've not been around long enough to see games such as Doom for the Sega Saturn shudders

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Tibob

@Pigeon I've actually played Doom on the Snes back in the days, and I had a lovely time with it !

Don't get me wrong though, I don't "have an issue with framerates". Well that doesn't mean anything, but I mean I don't "like" frame drops. I'm only saying 30fps is fine with me.

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