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shingi_70

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Watching the IGN Video chat where they're talking about Metroid Prime while someone is playing it.

Damn this game is amazing and is probably tied with Halo: Combat Evolved and Final Fantasy X for my favorite game two gens ago.

The art direction, sound design, and level layouts are very smartly done. Then there are little things like being able to scan everything (one of the holographic side plates is actually a scannable map early on)

While I want Retro to do something new, I wouldn't mind seeing a new Metroid game. Gamecube VC needs to hurry up because the Wii Version is expensive and I really want toplay the game in its Orginal fustrating press Zr to aim mode. While the wii version is probably better in aiming it loses something in its transtion.

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WildMan

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I agree it is an amazing game!

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kkslider5552000

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you could have just posted in the 10 year anniversary thread y'know...

I don't want a new Metroid game from them unless Retro is given enough people to make more awesome games more frequently. Prime 1's my favorite game but it's obvious from the sequels that they were going in their own direction kinda. And while I do love the Prime sequels, they will never reach this level again. And they shouldn't try, they should just make a bunch of cool games. I don't want them to just be known as "that Metroid developer that made a DKC reboot once".

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HawkeyeWii

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YES IT IS! Probably my all-time favorite videogame of all-time.
I watched that videochat too, t was pretty cool. I was really funny how the comments below had a bunch of Microsoft fan boys saying"What a rip off of Halo!" And "This is a rip off of Halo hands down"
Ahhh.... Halo fans are so dumb... In my opinion, I think it is the greatest first person game of the last decade.

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Metroid Prime is a great game, but lacks being brought together. I haven't played any of the Prime Trilogy games in several months, and at this point, I'm unsure of which one I think is the best of those three. I do know that I find Metroid Prime Hunters superior. I have been thinking about playing the Prime Trilogy games again just to do so and try to find a new means to appreciate them. The Prime Trilogy are the only group of games that I view as great that just can't get that into.

Favorite Game: Metroid Prime Hunters

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pikku

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I doubt it'll have the option to play using motion controls if it comes to the Wii U's virtual console. It would most likely be the original gamecube version unless it was specifically the Metroid prime Trilogy version.

I actually prefer playing with the original's control scheme because holding the Wiimote for longer gaming sessions, especially when required to point at the screen the whole time, has been giving me craps lately.

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Jaz007

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Yeah this is an amazing game. It's also the best of the trilogy.

I'm gonna try again.
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HawkeyeWii

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pikmaniac wrote:

I doubt it'll have the option to play using motion controls if it comes to the Wii U's virtual console. It would most likely be the original gamecube version unless it was specifically the Metroid prime Trilogy version.

I actually prefer playing with the original's control scheme because holding the Wiimote for longer gaming sessions, especially when required to point at the screen the whole time, has been giving me craps lately.

That control scheme was made for those games, like it is absolutely perfect! I can't imagine trying to play the first 2 with a gamecube controller again.

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DudeSean

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For anyone who doesn't know, I'm not a big fan of the Metroid Prime games. However, the first one is by far the best. The first one I can play through and enjoy. The second one I can play through, but I get bored. The third one, just frustrates me and I can't play it.

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HawkeyeWii

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DudeSean wrote:

For anyone who doesn't know, I'm not a big fan of the Metroid Prime games. However, the first one is by far the best. The first one I can play through and enjoy. The second one I can play through, but I get bored. The third one, just frustrates me and I can't play it.

I agree the first is by far the best. The second doesn't bore me, but gets really hard and I don't really like the dark world light world switches, and the 3rd is amazing as well. I can't find much to gripe about that one, maybe that it doesn't let you choose your weapon. Oh and it seemed wayyy more linear than the first 2.

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DudeSean

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I don't think the second one is hard, it's just annoying having to deal with the dark world. It's just not fun. And yes, the fact that it's extremely linear is why I can't stand to play the third one. I'm Samus, for crying out loud. The same Samus who goes to a planet by herself to explore it alone. Now I'm being told both where to go and what to do? And, of course, there's a million things to scan everywhere. It's like, okay, I know I don't have to scan everything if it bothers me so much, but then there's no point in scanning anything if I don't intend on scanning everything, cause I'm not going to get 100%. It's either go all the way or don't go at all.

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DRL

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Nintendo Power has the original Prime listed as their 17th favorite game of all time in the final issue. Personally, it would probably be in my top 10 - it's absolutely mesmerizing and a truly unique experince. I don't use the word "masterpiece" frequently but Prime is definitely deserving of it.

I must admit though, I've never played Echoes. Something about it has always turned me off. Anyone wanna send me their copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy so I can try it out? ;)

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DudeSean

13. Posted:

I think Super Metroid is better.

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DRL

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I think Super Metroid is better.

NP had Super Metroid at #8 so you're not the only one with that opinion. I need to get my hands on a physical copy again (no idea where mine went). I remember liking it so much when I was younger but I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

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HawkeyeWii

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DRL wrote:

Nintendo Power has the original Prime listed as their 17th favorite game of all time in the final issue. Personally, it would probably be in my top 10 - it's absolutely mesmerizing and a truly unique experince. I don't use the word "masterpiece" frequently but Prime is definitely deserving of it.

I must admit though, I've never played Echoes. Something about it has always turned me off. Anyone wanna send me their copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy so I can try it out? ;)

Same here! Oh you can borrow mine, just return it in one piece hahaha MP Trilogy is so hard to get nowadays!

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DudeSean

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I have Metroid Prime Trilogy. I pretty much just use it to play Metroid Prime 1.

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SloppyWriter779

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I got Metroid Prime soon as it came out in March 2003. I didn't get it at first and pretty much gave up for about a year when I was in Chozo Ruins. Then I picked it up and completed it. Well, almost. My game never recognized I beat Metroid Prime and I fought him tons of times to no avail.

Then I got MP 2 when it came out in Dec 2004. I completed it but felt strange about the fact the graphics seemed to have dipped since the first game. I completed it and enjoyed it but as with the first game it never recognized that I completed it, and there wasn't much sense of reward in completing it. Whether this is a feature of these games, I know it can be with other kind of arcadey games, I dont know, but it just pisses me off to be honest.

I liked both games on original playthrough and found myself playing Prime 1 the other day. The file was on Chozo Ruins, had quit at about the point I had quit when I first played through it in 2003. Now I realize why. I got the file about half way through the Ruins, but the amount of backtracking and the sheer boredom I now remember about the game came back with a vengeance. I have to say I'd forgotten how much backtracking there is, and how annoying save stations really are. Scanning everything is a pain too.

To be honest, it was good at first playthrough, but due to the way it doesn't seem to end and the lack of replayability, it's one of those things that when you look back, on second thoughts, isn't actually any good. My reasons are above; namely scanning, backtracking, the fact the game isn't much of a challenge; just a bit tedious; 100%ing it is tough, but man, 80%ing it took long enough. Also, and this is only conerning me/few people, but my Prime 1 crashed a lot on my Gamecube. I think my GC's laser was goosed, so I got a new GC and it worked OK after that, but it annoyed me at the time

So watch out for the rose tint on your glasses for this one. In my opinion it's one nostalgia trip that can stay in the past.

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DudeSean wrote:

I think Super Metroid is better.

It is. The game's less ambitious than Metroid Prime in my opinion, though Super Metroid executes what it does far better especially if we're going by Prime's original release which I completed only twice. In a way, being very ambitious hurt Metroid Prime, though fortunately the release of the Prime Trilogy refined the game to an extent.

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So watch out for the rose tint on your glasses for this one. In my opinion it's one nostalgia trip that can stay in the past.

Backtracking has always been a major part of Metroid's formula, even in its most linear entries. I do have a problem with how Retro Studios handled scanning in each of their Prime games, as they felt the need to provide info for too much of the environment. Another reason I prefer Metroid Prime Hunters, as it mostly focuses on important information and eliminates the clutter that can be seen often when the Scan Visor is active in the other Prime games. The important information Metroid Prime did provide, in terms of enemy scans, also is unorganized which came off as a lack of polish. Overall, while I do think Metroid Prime is great, I agree that nostalgia may be pushing much of its current acclaim.

Favorite Game: Metroid Prime Hunters

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kkslider5552000

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Eh I have to disagree. I like having all of this information, it genuinely added to the worlds. I really got into like the history of the worlds in these games and it was a clever story hidden realistically inside of the world of the game. I mean if people didn't like it I guess I understand why. I couldn't get into the books and lore in Skyrim so fair is fair. And I will say the Pirate Lores were too cluttered at a couple of points. I mean it makes sense from an in-game point of view but that was too much I admit.

The scanning in Hunters was horribly unmemorable, I can't tell you anything about it or almost anything about Hunter's worlds despite the large amount of time I put into the game.

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Jaz007

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I think the information you got was great but it was annoying to have to scan everything.

I'm gonna try again.
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