At least one of the trailers I saw for this made me interested in the game. It was like a return to the classic gameplay of the old Metroid games, just in 3D and a few enhancements!
Boy was I disappointed.
I don’t mind them giving Samus a backstory, but when they turn her into a angst-ridden character desperate for the chance to redeem herself from some past mistake, I have problems. I also have problems when she goes into the game with all of her suit’s weapons, but won’t use them because the man she’s trying to seek redemption from (and also happens to be the commander of the mission) won’t let her.
Really? Samus has to seek permission to be the awesome bounty hunter she already is now? I’m sorry, that’s an EPIC FAIL on the developer’s side.
About the only thing this game has going for it is the graphics, which are pretty good (though I still like Prime 3′s better). Other than that, I really couldn’t stand this game.
I have been a fan of the Metroid Prime series since I tried the first one years ago on the GameCube. As I posted then, it was my first real foray into first-person shooters and it was awesome. Then I took on the Ing in Metroid Prime 2:Echoes.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is an awesome final game, and I can say that without having seen the end of it. It builds on the first two and adds in some Wii capabilities that weren’t available in the previous games and it really immerses you in the world of Samus Aran.
At first I was a little annoyed at the “grab the handle, pull, twist, push” sequences to open doors, but I realized later that little things like that that really pull you into the game. It makes it more fully immersive than always shooting the door with the right weapon.
I was also unsure of the talking, but seeing as they kept Samus mute and let the other characters just tell her what to do, it kept up the feel of previous games. In the first two, your suit’s computer would tell you what to do and where to go, but with the addition of these other characters, it seems more realistic to have these other characters explain things and give objectives. It also fits better with the storyline.
The story is that the Federation is finally having some success fighting against Phazon enhanced Space Pirates. Then, Dark Samus (aka Metroid Prime) returns and launches an attack that threatens to stop the Federation cold. Samus, and a few other bounty hunters are dispatched to several different planets in response. Samus is the only one to return.
Anyway, it is an awesome game and definitely worth buying.
My 7 Science Fiction Book Club introductory offer books arrived yesterday. I am now the proud owner of The Sword of Shanarra Trilogy (3-in-1), Lord of the Rings Trilogy (3-in-1), The Promise of the Witch-King, and four Star Wars books: Outbound Flight, The Dark Nest Trilogy (3-in-1), Labyrinth of Evil, and Legacy of the Force: Betrayal. I look forward to reading those and the several books I borrowed from my parents over the remainder of the year. I’m currently reading The First King of Shanarra and am about halfway through. Read the rest of this post »
My girlfriend should be here in a few moments to pick me up from work, then we’re on the road to vacation! Booyah!
So I tried the Emperor Ing again last night and kicked his corrupted, mutated, dark, royal bootay with over half my life left. About freakin’ time. Then I grabbed the energy to return to Aether’s Temple and finish the game. This started an eight minute countdown to get to the “light world.” Unfortunately, as I knew was going to happen, Dark Samus blocked my exit. Read the rest of this post »
So the Emperor Ing is a nasty son of a motherless pygmy goat. Rounds three and four did not go well for me. That final form of his is tough. I had nearly full life when I got to it in round three, but I still died and I’d only caused him to lose one third of his life. Argh. And I’m wanting to beat this on Hard mode with for the 100% ending. Right.
So hot dogs again for lunch. I’ve had them for three days and will again tomorrow. Hey, it’s cheaper than eating out for lunch.
I like NCIS. It’s funny and the characters are interesting. I just finished watching the first two discs of the season one DVDs recently released. I’m probably going to get the other two tonight. Yay! My favorite characters are Gibbs and Abby. Read the rest of this post »
So I just got the Light Suit on Metroid Prime 2 the other night. It’s freakin’ sweet. I’m running around Dark Aether like, “What? What’s that Dark Aether? Poisonous atmosphere? Where? I don’t feel a thing!” *kills another Dark Pirate Commando* “Booyah!” Read the rest of this post »
I shall be playing a lot of Metroid Prime 2 while my computer’s down and my girlfriend’s sick. Last night I played it for about 3 hours. I just beat the Torvus Bog and am on my way to the Sanctuary. Sanctuary is as far as I got when I rented this game last time. Now I own it and can beat it all the way. I’m not looking forward to Sanctuary, though. I remember some of the machines I had to fight and they were tough. Oh well. I’m always saying that “hard is good.” I guess the same is for video games. Besides, if it weren’t challenging, it wouldn’t be fun. Read the rest of this post »
I’ve always liked Metroid, ever since the first one. Sure there wasn’t any talking so it was hard to see a storyline, but it was a challenge. You could play that game for hours and hours and not get bored.
Well Metroid Prime is almost the same way with me. The only thing I don’t like about it is that fact that it’s in first person, but I can deal with that. It has a lot more in depth story and a lot of cool new toys and enemies. My least favorite new enemy is the evil metroids (all the other Metroids are okay with me because they are more vulnerable) in the Impact Crater (last part of the game) that split into two metroids that are only vulnerable to one weapon each. I just made sure I had a few powerbombs and ignored them until they latched on…then *BOOM*… no more Metroid.
Anyways, from what I can tell this one happens right after the first game or Super Metroid – though it’s hard to tell. It takes place on a planet called Tallon IV which seems to be the homeworld of the Chozos – who actually raised Samus and gave her the suit she wears and believed that she was the answer to some prophecy.
Anyways… This game is worth it even if you don’t really like first person shooters. I would encourage you to play it.