Metroid Prime 4 on Wii U - Features we want to see

Playeressence's Furious Francis discusses what features he would like to see in the next Metroid game for the Wii U.

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DA_SHREDDER2140d ago

This will be the big N's Halo. It will be amazing.

TruthbeTold2140d ago

If this is indeed what Retro Studios is working on, after seeing what Monolith Software is doing on the Wii U Graphics and Draw distance-wise, I can't wait to see what this game looks like. Prime 3 looked amazing, even on the Wii's comparatively limited hardware. It'll be no PC level look of course, but those guys know how to do the most with what they're given.

Theyellowflash302140d ago

I think it will actually look better than most PC games because of the Art style. Yeah PC can push way more polygons, but Retro's art team is one of the best in the business. Medal of Honor has some of the best graphics on a decked out PC, but I think Halo 4 looks better because of the art direction and animations. There are more to games 'looking' great than raw specs.

TruthbeTold2140d ago

I hear you on that. Art style is crucial.

ElectricKaibutsu2140d ago

A Retro made HD Metroid will be amazing.

In the article they have one interesting idea: have Samus have an internal monologue. Her thoughts would come out of the gamepad speakers. Imagine walking into that destroyed ship in Prime 3 and you hear Samus say quietly "They're dead. They're all dead." Or something better and less generic :). Wouldn't that be cool and add atmosphere? They would have to get a good writer or else it would be incredibly annoying, though.

Even if that wouldn't work for Metroid, that would be perfect for an Eternal Darkness sequel.

wishingW3L2140d ago

Metroid Prime was intended as a trilogy so I doubt there will be a 4th one.

TotalSynthesisX2140d ago (Edited 2140d ago )

So was Halo. And Mass Effect. And probably a half dozen other game franchises.

Your point?

Kevlar0092140d ago

Counterpoint: Halo

Reasoning: Halo made complete sense as a Trilogy, 343 has managed to make a new Trilogy to complete what Halo 4 started. Prime is known for being Metroid first person, and the mysterious ship at the end of Prime 3 indicates it's not over. Though the end of Phazon would mean no more Metroid Prime, it can easily expand.

At the very least there will be a spiritual sequel in the same Universe/canon (if that makes sense)

zerocrossing2139d ago

I have my doubts they'll be a 4th Metroid Prime anytime soon, I have a feeling Retro are working on Star Fox if not then it'll be something else Im sure will be awesome.

If ever there is a 4th instalment I expect it'll be a while before we see it.

CaptainN2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Fine....Metroid Dread it is then :p

Or they can just make another name, Metroid Omega or something like that.

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jacksheen00002140d ago (Edited 2140d ago )

Metroid prime trilogy was awesome, From play mechanic to visual graphic & art style. But I'd rather Nintendo make the next metriod game play similar to other M.

I know I know other M sucks like hell as many of you would say. But I think the main reason why Other M failed was because of the lack of optical memory space on the wii's disc which was limited to 8gb; resulting to a more run gun action game rather than exploring corridors & find hidden items.

So, now that the Nintendo's Wii U has the memory optical space (25gb),taking the same approach(other M) again shouldn't be an issues.

DarkBlood2140d ago

metroid prime trilogy would like a word with you?

jacksheen00002140d ago


It just that I don't see metriod as a FPS. The 3rd person preservative game play view is good in all but I'd rather it be more like Other M in my opinion.

Other M was a great attempt by team Ninja; to make it as close possibly as they could to the 8bit 2d metroid. but I like said before, the wii's optical space wasn't enough to make it good. Time will only tell.

DarkBlood2140d ago

thats only in regards to your comment about exploring and finding items and how much gb the prime games took and it was fairly good amount to do in those games

it didnt seem to be a big of a focus in metriod other m

MultiConsoleGamer2140d ago

The Metroid Franchise has tremendous potential on the Wii U console. Definitely excited for a potential MP4. But personally I think the series might be headed for a reboot.

BTW, Take all of the features the author mentions in this article, apply them to a new version of Metroid Prime Trilogy, and I'll buy that as well.

bacrec12140d ago

The Multiplayer from Echoes brought into High Definition...

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