Metroid Prime ---------------------- NEW Firsthand Impressions From IGN!

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  1. Masood Ali

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    Check it out here.
    It seems the visor view will be much more elaborate (and will play a more important role) in the game than I previously thought.
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

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    Nintendo letting out information this early about a game they are helping to make? IMPOSSIBLE!!!
     
  3. Ike

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    Is watching a video firsthand? Either way...

    I don't know...still not excited yet. Maybe when they release more.
     
  4. Marshall Alsup

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    Man, I love metroid, but the FPS thing really put me off. Here's hoping, but I wish it was still 2D...

    Maybe I'm reaching that point in my life when games leave me behind and I get all cranky and talk about how much better it used to be :b

    -Marshall
     
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    As for Nintendo leaking information...

    I haven't read any sales figures for their cube, but at my local best buy, the rack of cube games is 3 times smaller than the rack of xbox games. I wonder if Nintendos sales are slumping. Maybe their trying to generate some interest in their machine?
     
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    well, there is only like 12 games out for it so far, i think there are much more xbox games out
     
  7. Masood Ali

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    There are 30 games out for the Gamecube, and 40 for the Xbox.
     
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  9. Masood Ali

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    How many of the Xbox's 40 are good? How many of Sony's 200 are good? Who's to say? I certainly didn't.
     
  10. Morgan Jolley

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    Actually, the Nintendo 64 wasn't a failure at all. They had a LOT of great games for it, but there were long stretches of time when no good games would come out for it. Nintendo once said they would rather have a few excellent games than a bunch of OK games, and thats what they tried to do with the N64. The worst part of the whole console was the cart based storage format that put a lot of companies off to it.

    One of the successful things with the PSX was the amount of games, good or bad. Sony let anyone make whatever they wanted for it, and then people liked the crap games for it.

    And who cares if Nintendo was making child-friendly games? Do you know how many great games were child-friendly? There are adults here who bought Mario Advance 2, which is a VERY child-friendly game, because they love it and got a lot of enjoyment out of it. I challenge you to name some games for the N64 that were aimed directly at little kids and nobody else. The only ones I can think of were those Sesame Street games.
     
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    Exactly my point, Kelley.
     
  14. Morgan Jolley

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    If you look at games that are universally accepted as good (HALO, being one of those games) for all the consoles, I think the X-Box would be in third place compared to the PS2 and GCN (not counting DoA3 since its not really that much different from DoA2:H).
     
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    Ahh...stop it please.
    How 'bout that Metroid, huh? [​IMG]
     
  16. Morgan Jolley

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    I'm really looking forward to this game. I could care less if it retains the feel of the original games, it just needs to be good.
     
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    Serious question: what makes Metroid "Metroid"?
     
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    For me Metroid is exemplified by several things.

    #1 Staple platforming gameplay. Platforming was an integral part of the Metroid series and I'm dying to see how they pull this off because in all honestly I have always hated jumping in an FPS. If they get it right though I will be a very happy man.

    #2 they already have. Samus Aran. You cant have Metroid without our favorite bounty hunter. She is of course the heart of the series and I couldn't imagine a Metroid game without her in it.

    #3 Variety of exploration. One of the greatest parts of the Metroid series was the way the game was setup. The various area you could enter combined with the puzzle element of trying to figure out where you had to go next always made the Metroid games exciting. The level design for all of the Metroid titles have been ingenuis and I hope this translates into the new Metroid.

    I'm skeptical about his change to FPS but I'm more than willing to give it a chance being a big fan of the Metroid series. We'll have to wait and see.( I just bought Super Metroid yesterday for the 22.99 with box at Funcoland! WOOHOO!).
     
  20. Morgan Jolley

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    While it is important that it retain some Metroidness in order to be worthy of the name Metroid, I will buy it if its good enough to be bought, whether it retains Metroidness or not. A game can be a spinoff, sequel, or prequel, but as long as its good, I will buy it, even if its not in the same vein as the rest of the series.
     

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