E3 might have labelled Forza Horizon 5 the "most anticipated" title of the show this year, but Metroid Dread would like a word.
Since its reveal at Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct, Samus' next adventure has become one of the best-selling games - with fans rushing to secure a standard copy, the special edition and the two-in-one amiibo pack.
On Amazon, in particular, pre-sales of this upcoming release have done incredibly well. At the time of writing, it's the best-selling video game on the website in both the US (and the UK):
It's also in Amazon's top ten video game "best sellers" list in many other locations around the world:
It's an incredibly promising start for what was one of the biggest surprise reveals of E3 this year. Perhaps the success of the Nintendo Switch can even take the Metroid series to new heights - a bit like it has with a few other Nintendo IPs.
If you haven't already purchased a copy of Metroid Dread, be sure to check out our Nintendo Life pre-order guide. Have you played a part in the next Metroid game becoming a best seller on Amazon? Leave a comment down below.
I'm pleased the days of Other M are long gone. Dread looks like it'll be a proper Metroid game.
Scalpers already got all the collectors editions.
Metroid deserves to be a 10 million selling franchise. Make it happen folks.
EDIT: It's number 2 best selling on the Australian Amazon site.
It’s just nice to see Metroid get an update and be relevant again…in way that’s not federation force+blast ball 🤧
I guess the scalpers did a good thing? I haven't heard too many being able to preorder the release of Metroid Dread that they want.
Could this become the best selling Metroid game so far, and by how much?
How do you know?
The game hasn't been released yet, how can you say "what a game"... when it hasn't been released yet?
Imagine saying "what a game" after pre ordering Cyberpunk 2077 before it was released.
Save that statement for after it's been released lol.
Good to see the franchise getting love. Hope it does well.
I have no intention of buying this though, but i hope it does well all the same.
A Metroid game selling better than "fine I guess?"
I could see this being the best selling metroid game easily
This was easily my Game of Show for E3. I’m excited-though a wishlist would be for a port of Samus Returns as well =)
Metroid really deserves a spot in Nintendo's highest grossing franchises, I really hope this game hits that mark and shows that people care. Samus Returns didn't sell all that well despite being a great game thanks to the Switch taking all of the steam at the time.
I'll bet that if this game does well then they might even put more effort into showing us more of Prime 4 sooner and perhaps put more faith in the franchise.
@EarthboundBenjy what didn’t you like about Other M? I hear people complain about it, but other than some complaints over the cut scenes I haven’t heard why.
I didn’t beat the game-but what I played I enjoyed. Does the game fall apart later into it?
Metroid and Warioware have had GREAT titles that languished in sales at the end of console life cycles. That is about to be remedied.
The great and game-hungry install base of the Switch, plus Metroid NOT releasing at the end of the console cycle, is what's selling this game. And that's fantastic! Now hopefully Prime 4 will be a launch title for Switch 2 like Zelda was for Switch. Have it be cross gen.
Great to see Metroid doing well, but the dig at Forza was a little below the belt considering its coming onto gamepass Day 1 - people aren't exactly going to be queuing up to pre order a game they can get for free are they.
I think i'm going to try and get it physical this time.
thank goodness. this is even better news for future metroid games. looking very forward to this awesome title.
@mattesdude Metroid: Other M in terms of gameplay was limited by its control scheme. Manipulating Samus while shooting and jumping and running in a 3D environment using just the Wii-mote was a bizarre challenge the director put on the team and I think it backfired.
Visually for the Wii the game definitely looked great but the map design compared to previous Metroid games was also lacking from my memory.
The story might need a whole essay so I'll just say that they had very stilted dialogue, at times many characters were awkward and a lot of it felt forced. They also wrote Samus as a weak character who is strongly dependant and dominated by male figures almost seeming kind of creepy, as if somebody on the team couldn't hold back some sort of fetish. This is the first notable badass female protagonist in video games and they decreased her to something much different especially with the re-introduction of Adam.
I wonder what the actual number is?
This game needs a resurrected Mother Brain!
Remember this, Nintendo, when you next consider revitilizing other IP that are currently just as dead as Metroid was not long ago.
@RoguePirate well I mean CP2077 was a new and quite ambitious genre for CDPR to approach, whereas Mercury Steam is quite familiar with 2D Metroid after having developed the remake for Metroid 2, Samus Returns. So they know what they're doing already, and based on gameplay footage it's safe to say that Dread plays similarly to it. It'll be just fine.
I REALLY hope that true Metroid fans show up for this game. If we can get this game selling upwards of 5 million copies, we can ensure that Nintendo keeps developing the games on a timely basis.
@onex yeah i get that.
But you can't call a game great when you haven't played it.
That just doesn't make any sense.
is this what was suposed to be metroid prime 4?
if so, why hire so many great programmers?
I pre-ordered a game for the first time in years. I have total faith that this game will be at least as fun as Samus Returns, which I loved.
No this is a different Metroid game. Prime 4 is still in the works
More like the scalpers outdid themselves this time, the special edition disappeared in seconds
Golden Sun needs to go back to its roots for a total franchise reboot. Even a remake/remaster of the first 2 would be welcome.
Will be interesting to see how well the game sells when it launches, but the early signs are promising.
@SittingYak I agree, it works best in sprite-based 2D. Something similar to Octopath Traveler would be cool, minus the vignette effect. Have to have those sprites
Wow, being at the top in Japan is surprising. I thought that Japan didn't really like Metroid, but maybe that's changing.
you made my day:)
@DomGC not this one no, but maybe the fps version will
could this be the canceled game?
Hopefully they'll put Prime Trilogy on Switch if this sells well. 🤞🤞🤞
Don't forget that the Metroid brand name has also become a bigger thing in recent years thanks to the term Metroidvania and the popularity of said games. I bet a lot of inside gamers and younger players will be curious to try the real thing!
Nice! And well deserved.
A high quality 2D metroid game!
even if Dread sells 2 million it will be the third best selling Metroid game in the franchise, realistically it should sell upwards of 3 million
Pre-orders coming top doesn't always mean the game will sell well when it's released.
@Snatcher I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. How are you getting on with Super Metroid?
Never played a Metroid game before as its quite unknown where I'm from compared to the Castlevania series. Ori WotW is probably the first time I've played a game in the genre since the SNES era so I will probably suck at this game. Heard great things about the Metroid series and excited to jump into the action soon!
@Hordak It really doesn't. Best to leave Super's dramatic ending intact. We don't want Mother Brain to become Ridley or Bowser.
@NymosI i'm still going through the first level, I'm playing through it pretty slowly as i'm playing other games at the moment, it says it has a learning curve but I have yet to see were it comes from.
Surprisingly Backtracking is not all that boring, I find it pretty fun, Finding were to go next is really what this game is about for me, I mean every area has one or two other rooms were you might need to get a new power up some place in the area, There's also alot of places to save, Oh the backgrounds Its just amazing for a game this old.
But on the stuff I don't like so much, It would have to be the Control's, for the most part samus play's amazingly, but alot of the time I will overshoot a jump just bc Samus Jumps to high or far.
The story is also pretty tight, I'm going to have to follow a bit better, but so far, the lore looks lit.
the game is also not to hard, or to easy, just the right amount of ammo and heath.
So thats just my thoughts from playing the first level, and if I can get all that from the first level, I know i'm for a ride, and retro games are not really my favorite at all, but man metroid is a whole other beast.
My absolute most wanted game this year.
And this time, it's the special edition for me + the Amiibos.
Couldn't get my hands on the Samus Returns Collectors Edition.
@path4smash - Get a couple emulators and play Metroid Zero Mission for Gameboy Advance and Super Metroid for SNES. They're both fantastic.
Otherwise check out Axiom Verge on Switch/PC which is very similar gameplay.
I've never played much Metroid, but all this excitement around Dread has made me go back to the beginning and try out Metroid on the NES online service. Turns out I am terrible at it (even with the rewind option), but I have to admit, it's amazing what they were able to pull off on that console - the core elements of the Metroidvania blueprint are definitely there all the way back in 1986. The lack of a map and save rooms is rough, though... and will all of these flying monsters please stop hitting me in the face?!!
I guess this is a good test for the Metroid franchise. It always seems to come out on either the wrong console or too early/late in a consoles life cycle. Here's hoping it can do gangbusters and change the perception that it can only be a low selling Nintendo IP.
I've got the special edition it on pre-order for my fiancé's birthday as Metroid is his absolute number one game series.
I hope it becomes the best selling game in the franchise (for now, until Prime 4), to show Nintendo how much we love Metroid!
And next stop: F-Zero.
@psyraven76 I really reccomend you play the remake of the original: Zero Mission. A masterpiece.
If this becomes an absolute blockbuster, then I'm seeing 3D(or 2.5D) Remakes of Zero Mission, Samus Returns, and Super Metroid within 5 years!
@the_beaver Yeah, I would probably enjoy that more, but without having a Wii U to get it on Virtual Console, it's really hard to get hold of that one. Luckily, I do have a copy of Fusion, but Zero Mission is one I didn't get on GBA... regretting that now...
So I figured I might as well give the original NES version a go, at the low, low price of free
See this is exact proof how much love for the Metroid series exists, yet Nintendo continues to widen the gap between releases. Yes im very excited about this game and made sure i got my Amiibo’s and special edition preordered but Metroid is my favorite series and I constantly want to see new content. We have too many Kirby games and every.single.one of those games is bare bones minimum and they always have new releases
@Hordak hopefully we get lucky enough to see her!
Feels like I've been waiting my whole life for this day. To see Metroid get this much love and attention like it deserves.
The dark days of the Wii U era were rough. We wanted a new Metroid so badly. But Samus is here now. She's back!
@Dethmunk almost forgot about NSO. Renewed mine about 2 mos. ago but have not touched NES and SNES games for quite some time. I'll give it a try this weekend. Thanks for reminding!
@Slowdive lol no.
Thats just ridiculous.
You can't call a game great until you've played it. Doesn't matter how you try and twist this, what you said makes no sense.
You do you though, 🤣
@Savino foods and love are different.
Did you ever watch a movie trailer and say "yep thats a 10 out of 10 movie, i just know it, it'll be remembered as the greatest movie ever" - the movie is called Gigli starring Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez.
Yeah that logic doesn't work with movies or games.
Have you ever heard the term... "don't judge a book by its cover"
Well he's literally judging a book by its cover.
@Slowdive you are literally judging a book by its cover.
Calling a game great before even REVIEWS are available is ridiculous.
Look i don't care you do you, i actually thought you originally meant to type something else.
But nope you are fully judging a book only by its cover, not even the summary.
"Looking at the cover and saying yep, great book."
Like you've read it.
But hey you do you man 😂
@Slowdive like i said.
You do you, you wanna judge a book by its cover then knock yourself out.
But ignore is a good idea, i can't be bothered to see more of your ridiculous conclusions on here too.
You were quite the commenter on the Bayonetta thread too, so yeah i can see you fitting perfectly on ignore.
@Savino nah, nobody uses that saying because it isn't correct, very rarely is first impressions indicative of a last impression.
But look i don't really care, I'm not gonna bother arguing with you two over making some pre conceived notion that a game is great purely by looking at some gameplay trailer.
You both want to judge a book by its cover, then great, go ahead. Nobody is stopping you, no matter how wrong you may be.
The very fact that you even think like that discourages me to even engage with either of you.
So have a good day.
In my opinion this looks great based on the trailer and I pre ordered it. I was looking at some other games but this looks solid. Sometimes you just know! ; - /
I am also going to get the Amiibos which will be a first for me. You know, you just know. Just me being me. I do try not judge a game by its trailer but life is full of these, just go for it moments.
I liked Other M just fine. It's definitely not the best Metroid game. I know a lot people took issue with some the story elements and such. One criticism I do have for it was the volume of cutscenes and how long some of them were. It was a little much for a Metroid game for sure.
This is so good to see, Metroid deserves to be one of the best selling franchises in the industry, i'm hopeful with Dread, it'll get more of the success that it deserves. Thankfully i've managed to pre-order both the special edition and amiibo's, so hyped for release day, i've never played a bad Metroid game so i already know i'm gonna love this
Metroid is an Amazon best seller!! Thanks to scummy scalpers. Check ebay and you’ll see. Nintendo needs to put some effort into solving this never-ending issue.
It's so satisfying to see haters be proven wrong yet again.
@RoguePirate "Imagine saying "what a game" after pre ordering Cyberpunk 2077 before it was released.
Save that statement for after it's been released lol."
I'm sure a lot of Marvel fans were geeked to play last year's "Avengers" game. Then it came out, critics reported that it was below average, and just a week later no one was playing it any more.
A marketer's job is to lie to you. A critic's job is to tell the truth.
Problem with articles like this is that these are half truths, most people who are genuinely fans of the series myself included will never actually obtain a SE copy or the amiibos... Like all retail it's all about the numbers, these could have been bought by a homeless person under a bridge. Ebay makes money off of inflated sales and so do the scalpers and retail gets the numbers almost instantly. Until there's an embargo placed on price gouging for second hand sales of unreleased goods this will never end. As much as I love Nintendo they are guilty of causing artificial shortages by making things purposely limited. Trying to tell people not to buy grossly overpriced preorders is also ridiculous, FOMO is very powerful and don't forget collectors who plan on never opening up those SE copies and amiibos... Rant over... PS I'll get a physical copy as I do with all first party titles and I'm sure I'll enjoy it 😊!!
@RoguePirate The difference is there hasn't been a bad Metroid game (Federation Force doesn't count and Other M, despite what people tell themselves, wasn't a bad game) and CDPR hasn't made a good game yet. Everyone who played Witcher 3 knew to expect Cyberpunk to be garbage, it was blatantly obvious what was going to happen.
@checkr911 lmfao... that's so hilarious, because i have yet to play a single Metroid game that i considering to be anywhere close to decent. Let alone good.
Your point about Witcher 3 is totally subjective because to me, Witcher 3 is better than ANYTHING that Nintendo have made for the last 40 years.
I literally consider Witcher 3 to be better than ALL of Nintendo's entire library of games.
So yeah your point doesn't chime with me at all.
Not even a little.
Edit: my top 4 games
1 Witcher 3
Then after Botw Nintendo doesn't feature in my top 10 at all.
so happy that Metroid Dread can be the best selling game of the franchise
If sales stand up for this and Prime 4, it might pull the franchise into the spotlight. Come on Metroid fans, you can do it! Trust an FE fan, Nintendo rewards high sales with more games.
Glad to see 2D Metroid being shown some love, not just by Nintendo but also by the consumer. I'd really would not expect for this to translate into massive sales for 2D games (by Nintendo's standarts) and thus a big Metroid revival though.
@Ryu_Niiyama I wouldn't get too excited. 3D Metroid (Prime) games don't sell that well. I'd blame the GC, if it wasn't for the fact, that they were all also on Wii and that this also holds true for Mario games (2D sales > 3D sales).
@RoguePirate You sure have range when it comes to favourite games! 😉
@Ralek85 I am just sending positive vibes to the metroid fans.
@checkr911 KInda relative though, the Witcher 3 has the best combat out of the series, but it's definitely trash combat to 3D action games at large. At the same, few games have equally involved quests and certainly none with the same level of quality as far as "sidequests" go. I'd go sofar to say, that Witcher 3's best sidequests can probably top any jRPG quest line ever.
But yeah, definitely not my favourite series and I agree on Cyberpunk. Looking at all the issues with the Witcher games, it was insanity to think they could pull-off a vastly bigger game, with vastly more complex mechanics and an all-around super 3D combat-system. It was never going to happen 🤷♂️
It's also true though, that people love Witcher 3 and love to believe into what they like. I had friends droning on about Cyberpunk for years ... it got on my nerves, but you learn to deal ^^ Part of me gets it though. I love love Cyberpunk as a setting and genre and only very few pieces of media really take advante of it succesfully.
I cried a little on the inside when I saw the live-action version of Ghost in the Shell for instance. I did expect it to suck. I did not expect to not hit one note of GitS successfully, completing the impossible task of not-getting-it-at-all. I still went and saw it, as I badly wanted for it to not be horrible - even knowing it would definitely be horrible. The only good thing about the movie was the artbook. The only aspect the film - at times - got somewhat right. Not as right as the concept art, but you take what you can get.
@Ryu_Niiyama Fair enough. Didn't mean to kill the mood, just some ... well, expectation management maybe 😜
@Ralek85 lol i know you were being sarcastic.
Yes i like my open world experiences, being able to craft my own adventure and not follow a linear path laid out for me appeals a lot to me.
Don't get me wrong though, just because those are my favourite games, doesn't mean i don't have a large list of others games i play.
I love Metroidvania games too, but quite frankly there is too many options available for me at a fraction of this price, to even consider buying this game.
Having given it some thought, the most I'd be willing to pay is $20 for this game.
@RoguePirate I was, yeah, guilty as charged! 😅
Personally, I want to see the actual game before I make that call. It might be a $20 game. It might be a $40 game. It might be a $60 game. I couldn't even begin to guess about this right now, with the minimal amount of information we've got.
The fact that it is "2D" really doesn't factor into it for me. I've seen plenty of 2D games that visually trounced 3D competitors, not to mention other aspects of game design.
Speaking of 2D, visuals and Metroidvania, you'd probably already own/played them, but my personal favourite right now bar none is Hollow Knight. It's excellent in every respect. Ori 1+2 are also excellent choices, alot more heavy and challenging on the platforming though. I think Hollow Knight was severly underpriced to be honest. Quantitiy and quality of content was there in abundance in every aspect of the design.
Nobody would expect a 2D Mario to be sold at $20 just because it is 2D. That would be utterly absurd. Going by sales numbers, people actually vastly prefer 2D Marios ...
Just saying that it might very well be the case that Metroid Dread is priced perfectly well and it's just that all those other options available to you are actually underpriced. At least I could not objectively justify the reason why Hollow Knight out to be priced at a 1/4 of the price of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for instance.
@Ralek85 Yes i 100% agree that Hollow Knight was severely under priced, i would be willing to pay $80 for Silk Song, but thats because i know it'll be great. Also my favourite 2d game.
I genuinely thought New Super Mario Bros U was insanely over priced, i mean they released the game for $50 some 6 years before they put it on the Switch.
So it was an old port with minor improvements at a higher price point than when they released it on the Wii U.
But many kids tend to buy everything with a Mario face on it. My 8 year old nephew for example, will grab everything Mario and Pokemon related, won't play for more than 5 hours lol.
I also like Racing games
Love me some NBA 2k (shhhhh its my guilty pleasure)
Beat em ups too
Loving Monster Hunter rise right now
Played Ori 1, great game but a little short, i have Ori 2 on the back burner.
And yes best to hold off on Dread till you know whats up imo, but how you value worth is entirely up to you.
Personally for me i need a $60 game to at least give me 40 hours worth of content, it would make it the longest 2D Metroid ever made, i hope they do it but i have my doubts.
With the popularity of the Switch, this is a great time to boost Metroid exposure. This game will hopefully do well, and set up Prime 4 to do even better. When I've seen the sales numbers of previous Metroid titles, It's surprising Nintendo has given Metroid any attention at all really, but I feel a change coming.
@RoguePirate It's true that Mario and Pokemon always sell, even if it's just a barely upgraded rehash (something both franchises love to do), but I think Pokemen managed to turn it into an artform. Hell, Pokemon even gets ways with 0.0 zero effort on the 3D-visuals-front.
IF Silksong is anything like the original game, I'd be totally fine with $70-80 for it. The $60 price has not moved in over a decade, which is insane unto itself.
The playtime can only be consideration among many though. I mean, Dead Cells is another fantastic Metroidvania, but by it's nature as a roguelite it's also very scaleable in terms of playtime. Someone might be "done" after 20 hours, someone might not be "done" after 200 hours.
In general I loath to judge games this way, because the last 10 years have given rise to absurd amount of padding in games. It always existed (Hi! Why not grind another 10 levels before you can beat the final-final boss, huh?^^). But studios like Ubisoft made it an art to pad their sandbox game with inane and boring content to make them look big and fulfilling when in reality, any content of substance burns down to like two or three dozens hours at the very beast. They magic here, I think, is to roll it all into one neat package, so that player struggles to discern what is actual content and what is just padding.
It kinda disgusts me if we are keeping it real, as in my book, it makes games worse. A great 90 mins movie, can be become a downright slog if some suit decides it needs to be 2 hours long because ... that's just how long movies have to be now at the very least. The same goes for games.
Hell, by now I am kinda relieved if a game has an actual ENDING. That's a thing now to me: be thankful for a game to actually end. Didn't used to be a thing in 99% of the games I played, now it's something I highly commend. Restraint is not a strength many developers posses these days.
I should know, if I had little restraints with textwalls and such, but I don't do this for money 😜
@RoguePirate Dude, you went on and on about what a sinner people were if they "judged a book by its cover" otherwise known as looking at footage and drawing conclusions about what you see. (which is what trailers are for) I didn't agree with your argument, but I was going to leave it alone. But then you went and said you know Silksong will be great, but you haven't played that! According to yourself what you just said was foolish.. As you told others, "You do you," but at least be consistent in what you have to say.
But I would like to make clear that I do not feel any ill will toward you or your opinion, I just felt an inclination to defend some people you said were unworthy of interacting with you.
But, ugly stuff out of the way, METROID DREAD. I am so stoked that it is already doing so well, this is in my top 3 franchises right up there with Zelda, It looks fantastic, and quite honestly to me, Metroid 5 means more to me than Prime 4. I understand where Primes fans are coming from, but personally, the likes of Super Metroid are better games. I'm so happy this franchise could be revived.
Looks everywhere available a SINGULAR day after the direct
@METROIDDREAD to be fair thats true i have no real evidence that it will be great but honestly, even if it's half as good as Hollow Knight, it'll still be great.
But yeah that is true, that's not an assumption i should make based on previous reputation.
@RoguePirate It's all cool, no one is mad at you or anything, I just felt like pointing that out.
But I actually do not think what you said was incorrect, or irrational, I do have faith Silksong will be great, and in the same way you have faith in the team that made Hollow Knight, I and others have faith in the team that is making dread because both you, and us have seen what these developers have done in the past, and going off of that plus footage is all we're doing essentially, not neccisarily trying to review the game before it's out.
@METROIDDREAD yeah but still, i shouldn't have said that, its hypocritical of me to tell someone not to assume something, then go ahead and make assumptions myself. Thanks for pointing it out 😁.
Edit: Buuut just like you, i still think Silk Song will not disappoint 🤣🤣🤣
@RoguePirate Personally, speaking I thought Hollow Knight was a fresh take on the Metroidvania formula and injected a lot of creativity into the formula, and I have faith in Silksong, however something about Metroid has always, at least to me, been different, been special in the genre it pioneered. I don't know if it's the gameplay, or the atmosphere, the combat, or just how cool the games cutscenes are, or the theme of Sci fi, in space with unique creatures. Perhaps it's the tight world design, or perhaps a combination but in the way there is nothing like a Zelda, There's nothing like a Metroid. And truly, I think Dread could be one for the ages and I implore you to check it out, there are loads of stuff for all MetroidVania fans to enjoy in this, mean its Metroid 5! There is no way you can skip this one! Especially since BotW 2 is taking yet another half decade, despite being an asset reusing sequel.......
@METROIDDREAD Yeah i definitely think that Hollow Knight reinvented the genre and set a new bar for Metroidvania games.
As for Metroid Dread, the issue i have is, i played Metroid: Samus Returns and i felt that i didn't really get my money's worth. And that was $40, the only way i would be willing to spend $60 on Metroid Dread, would have to be if it had over 100 hours worth of content.
Like Hollow Knight does, or Dead Cells or Hades. But i somehow doubt it does, so i will definitely be giving this one a pass.
Then i maybe willing to consider it but I'm not solely relying on Nintendo to provide me with a good gaming experience so i can happily wait for BOTW 2. Although yeah the length in time and it being mostly reused assets is slightly frustrating.
Well, that is fair I can't stop you. Was it the combat of Samus returns that left you frustrated? I mean if you didn't feel like returns was worth your money, then that's reasonable to say, as Mercury Steam is playing a big part in this. I really loved Samus returns personally, I thought Mercury Statham understood the series better than even Retro understands Prime. (Completely debatable) it is my 2nd favorite Metroidvania behind Super Metroid, (Zero Mission really close behind). If you absolutely hated the game, at its core, then yeah skip this one, but if it's just certain aspects about it you don't like, or the structure, (after all this is a remake, it could be possible that Metroid 2s structure wasn't pleasing to you in the first place so of course it would be hard to like to remake), You may just be surprised, the elements you didn't like could be tweaked, or completely gone.
@METROIDDREAD No the game was fine, for what little there was, it was barely a 15 hour game, I've played meatier demo's. I just felt it didn't warrant such a price tag.
It was decent and the combat was fine but way too short for such a premium cost.
Like i said, Dread will need to have at least 100 hours of content for me to consider it.
@RoguePirate Oh, I see, you thought it was too short.
@RoguePirate That's fair, no one likes a short game, especially one you are enjoying at the time. I don't know how short dread is, but I do know the file size is almost 7 gigabytes, almost as much as Metroid Prime Trilogy, so you can make the judgment from there.
@METROIDDREAD yeah i mean, it was also around the time that i tried the demo for Dragon Quest 11, which was 10 hours of content, on a free demo, that was nearly as long as a full Metroid game costing $40.
But yes we shall see.
@RoguePirate Yeah, I guess the only thing you yourself can do is wait for the game to come out and see what others say about the length. It's perfectly reasonable to have length as a top priority for these things, and while I find incredible increase in value in games I can put hundreds of hours in such as Botw, Pikmin 3 and Super Metroid are some of my favorites of all time And they are not even 10 hours. I guess when I love a game and it's concepts so much, the replay value is so great, I play it loads of times, and I am satisfied. I mean, I don't know how many hours Mega Man 2 is, (my favorite 2d platformer) however when I had the urge to stomp some Wily, just weeks ago actually, I kid you not I beat the game in 2 sittings. I beat all the robot masters in a night, then the rest the next day. However, I felt satisfied. I just loved the level design so much, I felt content. I really don't like it when I'm playing a game I really like and it ends much too fast, (the latest case of this is Age of Calamity) and I don't feel satisfied. However, when I a game is as mind blowing as Super Metroid was, I can settle with a shorter game, especially when it has enough collectibles to alter future playthroughs. However since it's been 19 years I'm with you, I want a meaty experience, at least 30 hours. However it's METROID 5! No matter how disappointing a short game will be, no way am I missing out on a new iteration in one of my favorite franchises. And the game really does look good to me.
@METROIDDREAD i wouldn't say that the game length is my only top priority, but it plays a huge part in my decision making process for actually buying the game.
Its a price and time factor, if i spend $60 i want a minimum of 50 hours of gameplay, thats a bare minimum too, for Metroid i want the game to make up for how short the previous entries have been.
Although to be fair if i heard that Metroid has 50-60 hours worth of good content and the reviews are decent, id seriously consider it.
For me though a sure purchase would have to be 100 or so hours - this means lots of upgrades, lots of missions, good side quests and many many hard and annoying boss battles.
If Metroid Dread turns out like that, then I'd buy it. I already know it has good gameplay, Nintendo are known for their gameplay, but i don't care about that. It's the other areas where they are lacking.
@RoguePirate Hm, fair enough. I don't wanna be pessimistic, but I doubt you will get any more than 65 hours. It's just not the type of genre that gives you 100s of hours. However, the average playthrough of Hollow Knight is 30 to 40 hours, so what do I know, if you were able to get 100+ hours out of that, maybe Dread will be a similar situation. Making up for past titles might be a bit difficult though.
@METROIDDREAD I'm not sure where you got 65 hours from, no 2D Metroid has ever been longer than 15 hours, thats if you do every single thing. Like 100%.
If you tried to 100% Hollow Knight it's easily over 90 hours.
If past Metroid games are anything to go by, don't expect more than 20 hours, but even if they go all out here and put in 30 hours, that would still be a lot shorter than your suggested 65 hours worth of content.
I'm looking online and it says Hollow Knight to 100 percent is 42 hours. But I believe that you did take 90 hours if you say you did.I got the number 65 from how many hours I played Super Metroid which is actually over a 100. (taking into account how many times I replayed it Then again I dont know how many times I replayed it. I do know Super Metroid is a 7 hour game, and I got 25 hours out of that my first playthrough. So if this game happens to be even 35 hours, I could easily see getting a good bit out of 100 percenting it.. Metroid games are petty good about collectables.
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