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METROID PRIME Review - 9.8 from IGN!


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#1 of 304 OFFLINE   Steven_V

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Posted November 11 2002 - 09:17 AM

Here is a small excerpt from IGN's four-page METROID PRIME review (currently Insider only):

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Presentation - 10.0
Metroid reborn in 3D, and an impressive sci-fi fantasy to boot. Awesome menus. Design is great from concept to execution. Few games are this polished.

Graphics - 9.0
A stunning art vision that deserves major recognition, jaw-dropping world architecture, and volumes of pretty textures. At 60 fps with progressive scan support, there are few that compare.

Sound - 10.0
The original Nintendo composer delivers another opus and fantastically designed sound effects compliment the mood with Dolby Pro Logic II support.

Gameplay - 10.0
A true masterpiece; an accomplishment that will be recognized for years. It is Super Metroid in 3D, and it's as complex and wonderful as any gamer could want. Any self-respecting gamer must own it.

Lasting Appeal - 9.0
30+ hours to average completion. Requires much longer to earn 100%. Unlock art galleries, difficulty settings, and connect to GBA for extras. No multiplayer, but like Zelda, do we need it?

OVERALL SCORE (not an average) 9.8

Congratulations Retro Studios! Posted Image I can't wait to pick this up next week.

It seems Retro have proved all the early doubters wrong, myself included, who said Metroid in 3D could not be done. Not only has Retro brought Metroid into 3D, but they've managed to retain the gameplay that made the older games such classics as well. Posted Image

Also word from IGN is that Retro will announce shortly that work is already underway on the sequel to Metroid Prime! Posted Image However IGN has not yet confirmed this information, so for now it is still considered a rumor.

#2 of 304 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted November 11 2002 - 09:45 AM

Remember when Nintendo had to send Retro some of their disaster control people? Looks like it worked.

I want this game SO BAD!!!

#3 of 304 OFFLINE   Rusty Ray

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Posted November 11 2002 - 09:54 AM

already preordered it so i dont need a review to convince me, but it sure makes me feel better!!!!
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#4 of 304 OFFLINE   Chris Flynn

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Posted November 11 2002 - 09:59 AM

So I still want this game badly, but I think I still want the Sonic Mega Collection more...

But a 9.8... I might have to figure a way to get MP into my budget this week...

#5 of 304 OFFLINE   BertFalasco

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Posted November 11 2002 - 09:59 AM

Should I save this purchase for my birthday (Nov 30) and pick up NightFire and Mortal Kombat or MK and MP?

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#6 of 304 OFFLINE   Romier S

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Posted November 11 2002 - 10:05 AM

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already preordered it so i dont need a review to convince me


Exactly, already paid for. The game could have gotten a 5.0 and I'd still buy it. (and promptly returned it if it did suckPosted Image)

#7 of 304 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted November 11 2002 - 10:11 AM

9.8? Posted Image It's gonna be an expensive November!

#8 of 304 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Forner

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Posted November 11 2002 - 10:47 AM

As if I didn't want to play this game already. Damn it! I can't wait any longer!!!!
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#9 of 304 OFFLINE   Chris Flynn

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Posted November 11 2002 - 10:54 AM

Maybe it's just me, but I still want the Sonic Mega Collection more than I want MP... But that 9.8 does make it REAL enticing...

#10 of 304 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted November 11 2002 - 11:00 AM

Chris-

Well have you played any of the old Sonic games already? If so, then that's part of the experience that Sonic Mega Collection offers. Chances are you haven't played Metroid Prime yet.

#11 of 304 OFFLINE   Andre F

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Posted November 11 2002 - 11:05 AM

I got this all pre-paid as well. I can't wait...
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#12 of 304 OFFLINE   Rusty Ray

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Posted November 11 2002 - 11:06 AM

Playing the demo made me want it even more.. this plus xbox live and mech assault and tomorrows dvds... need another vacation!!
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#13 of 304 OFFLINE   Chris Flynn

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Posted November 11 2002 - 11:10 AM

Morgan,

Yeah, I know... But it's that old-school mentality about Sega and the Sonic series that makes me really want to get it...

I dunno... This is turning out to be a harder decision that UC or GR for Xbox last week. LOL

I will probably get MP first though, as I have some fond memories of Super Metroid for SNES and I'm a sucker for a hot chick in combat armor. Posted Image

#14 of 304 OFFLINE   Dan Brecher

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Posted November 11 2002 - 11:23 AM

I still don't know if I want this, and I cant think why as it certainly looks lovely. I am not big on FPS.... Hmmmm what to do, what to do....

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Posted November 11 2002 - 12:10 PM

Fine this game is the stuff BUT is it 16:9? Can anyone who read the review tell us if IGN said if it was or not obviously it's progressive scan, and I'm sure it's that Dolby pro logic surround 5.1 part II or whatever they call it, but how about the aspect ratio??????

#16 of 304 OFFLINE   Brandon_H

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Posted November 11 2002 - 12:15 PM

Sadly, not 16:9, according to IGN review.

#17 of 304 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted November 11 2002 - 12:40 PM

I want it.

#18 of 304 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Forner

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Posted November 11 2002 - 01:18 PM

On similar note, Planet GameCube just released their review of Metroid Fusion for GBA. It received a final score of 9.5. You can read the review here.

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Originally posted by Dan Brecher:
I still don't know if I want this, and I cant think why as it certainly looks lovely. I am not big on FPS.... Hmmmm what to do, what to do....

Dan, trust me on this one. Buy this game! It is not a first-person shooter. It's a first-person game, but not a shooter by any means. Based on the level I played at the the Cube Club last month, I can tell you that this game focuses more on exploration and puzzle solving than it does in blasting bad guys. If you loved past Metroid games, you need to play this game.
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Posted November 11 2002 - 01:46 PM

Good thing I have a copy saved at EB world. Posted Image

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Posted November 11 2002 - 01:56 PM

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Should I save this purchase for my birthday (Nov 30) and pick up NightFire and Mortal Kombat or MK and MP?

Hmmm...I think it very fair to make lots of fun of anyone who purchases any Mortal Kombat title over any Metroid title.

Maybe it's just me though. Posted Image


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