IGN's Review of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Wii.
Wow, awesome find. 9.5? A bit lower than my expectations. I think it should have gotten 9.6 or 9.7 or even 10. It's the best Wii game so far.
9.7 sounds about right.
Why would you assume it to be a 9.7? You haven't played the game. Besides, 9.5 is just as good.
That score pretty much matched my expectations, will be getting this one for sure. This game and Umbrella Chronicles might be the two top notch games for the Wii this year.
tplarkin7 , that's exactly what I told him in the comments for the 1up Metroid review ( http://n4g.com/NewsCom-6291... Whining because a game got a 9 instead of a 10 is bad enough, but quibbling over fifths and tenths of a point when you haven't even played the god damn game is ridiculous.
Way too many people here seem to think that looking at screenshots and videos online before a game comes out makes you an authority on the game's quality.
Another masterpiece from Nintendo. Their first party games are always AAA. The Metroid franchise is truly a classic series.
I hope this proves to a lot of people that the Wii can pump out good graphics. Because MP3 looks truly fantastic.
They state in the review that this is the last in a Trilogy but I anticipate we will see Samus again.
I always wished Samus was Nintendo's mascot altogether...I enjoyed the original Metroid more than the first Mario game (although Mario 3 is the best in the series imo, and still untouchable)...I liked the return of samus more than any other Gameboy (or other portable for that matter)game except for tetris...and Super Metroid is to this day my favorite platformer (side scroller or not) ever...
it took me a very very long time to appreciate the first Prime game...I kept thinking of it as a normal FPS, which screwed me up...but once I got used to it, and remember how "to think" in a metroid game, it was fantastic...
I have not once had any desire to even be in the same room as a Wii since the first few days of Wiisports...but this game looks great...
Awesome. I'm looking forward to this and Smash a lot, 9.5 is a great score.
@MK Red: true, especially if you look at the other games in the series' review scores. But they state in the review that it's the best one yet.
This is the first Wii news I've seen this high in degrees in a while. Then again, not that surprising as it is a big title.
figured this game was going to be a smash, I like the franchise hopefully it continues further and at the top notch quality :)
I'm buying a Wii before a PS3.
If this game was on the PS3 it would get a 3..Can this game be anymore lanier....You go into the same hallway and shoot one or 2 guys and move on to the next same looking hallway...It's just pathetic how this reveiws are. How can you look at MP3 and be impressed. I'm not big in FPS but this game looks whack and only a nes fanboy could like. It's a shame how reveiws tear into the PS3, but this game does not even come closest to the ugliest game on the PS3 and yet manages to get 9.6...People say the wii is next gen then it should be reveiwed against games that are next gen not gamecube games. Double standards is what ruining the gaming industry..IGN took a point from heavenly sword for not having multiplayer but they don't take a point for a FPS game not have multiplayer....which game should have multiplayer? a 3rd person action/adventure single player game or a FPS? I mean how can someone respect these reveiws when they dawg a game for something and then they praised another game for the same thing.
What does comparing this game with the ugliest ps3 game have to do with anything. You could have the prettiest game ever but if it sucks and isnt fun to play wtf is the point?
Mario...it is obvious you have never played any of the metroid games, sidescrolling originals or these first person games...
they have some of the best adventure puzzles of any games...and the most dynamic and different boss battles that still have never been touched...every single upgrade you aquire throughout the game is required numerous times to get to new areas (and everything is unlocked from the beginning...you just won't have the suit, space jump, speed, etc. to get through some areas)...
believe me I have since release not been too thrilled with the Wii's high profile in the media...a console that is profitable from day 1 with the idea of visuals and sound taking a back seat to silly motion controls was almost an insult to a gamer like me...so I didn't buy one...however I will always give credit where credit is due...and if there is one single game that has me jealous of Wii owners, or one game that would almost convince me to buy one...this is it...
Well thanks to this game I might actually consider the possibility of buying the Wii
Still I am a Metroid 2D fan with Metroid Fusion as my favorite ^^
disagree? I guess I wont buy a Wii and play this game then? ...ok >.>
I agreed with you dude, but come on Fusion?...fusion was great, better than Return of Samus on the original Gameboy...
but Metroid 3 is one of the best games of all time...I don't think anything in the series has matched it yet...probably the first cinematic "movie feeling" game ever made...
I don't know dude...super metroid was so perfect imo that it may never be topped...
So the Wii has its AAA exclusive games earlier then the PS3 has?
Nice. Indeed that will make me buy a Wii earlier then a PS3
You are pathetic.
It's truly amazing. Even when it's news about a Wii game you start bashing the PS3.
You even have to bash on PS3 when we are taking about Wii, you just simply amaze me, what the hell is your problem man, I want to talk about how good this game is and not bash on other systems, ITS A GAME NOT A SYSTEM REVIEW, DOES THAT FIT IN YOUR MIND?.
I mean if this is all you can do in an wii only article...yeah ill add you to ignore insted of track now.
welcome to the ignore list
I have already used this pic for theMart last week...but to those who haven't seen it...I met TheMart before at a gamespot 360 party...
I'm glad wii owners have got a quality game to play. I think their wait has been worse than PS3's.
No wait is worse than Delaystation. Wii got AAA Zelda much earlier remember?
Wow. The first AAA game for Wii, go wii!!
What AAA games has PS3 got this year. *cough* *cough*
Thought So ;)
WTF is AAA?
I think it means good game. I think all 3 systems have good games now. :)
Why are you people bigging in PS3 into this, don't you have something better to do then bash?
so f1ck off =))
and don`t forget Uncharted, Ratchet. )
I wasnt sure if I was going to buy Prime 3 and in all honestly i havent even payed much attention to its progress until VERY recently. Like Charlie2688 I too prefer my Metroid in 2D, so the whole FPS view never set well with me(til now). I bought Prime on GC and I tried hard to enjoy but I just couldnt accept the fact that it was a FPS so i skipped Prime 2 completely. I just wasnt ready for such a drastic change.
However, I finally decided to look into MP3 just within the last 2 or 3 days and I'm lovin it!! now I'm clicking on every fuggin link I can find on this game. It looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeet and I'm really diggin the newly implemented control scheme. I'm officially ready to accept the fact that its a FPS and looks to be a damn good one.... and thats ok.
Just yesterday a N4G member asked me if I was getting this game and even then I was unsure but after seeing and reading all the details that i have today, and it has been ALOT, theres no question about it. I'm buyin this shiyat DAY 1!!! Thank God I found and bought a Wii.
MP3 on 9/1 and SMG up next.. I'm all shiyats and giggles!!!
Awsome Job Retro/Nintendo
I can't say I was huge into either of the first two games in this trilogy - but with the reviews this game is getting I guess I'll have to buy it! I do love both puzzles and FPS', so I guess I should give this more of a chance.
yeah. I'm really suprised by the scores its rackin up as well. 9.5 is way descent. I guess its a good month for FPS fans. First Bioshock and now Metroid Prime 3.
sick. i cant wait.
Seriously, she keeps churning the same "AAA" bullsh1t. AAA means high on budget, not quality, like he thinks. It can be both (like Zelda). She's also trying to do some damage control on how he has thrown the "AAA" string in pretty much every thread, now he has to give himself some worth or credibility by actually trying not to be a hypocrite (but only trying, don't get your hopes up). By the way, why does he even mention PS3 on a Wii related article when she's a 360 fangirl?
Anyone can understand why bioshock got tons of great reviews. It is new IP; not just new, but incredibly creative in every way. What the hell is so good about this game? Seriously, "good graphics" my ass. Metroid Prime 3 graphics are way below the current standard. You don't judge the Wii based on its specs. Since when are Specs shown when you buy a console? The fair thing to do is compare Wii graphics to its competition (Xbox 360 and PS3); not judge it as if Wii was the "special kid" in class that can't do well at anything because he's... well, he's "special" (for those that didn't get it, I meant retarded). There's no way for MP3 to beat or be compared with Bioshock. In NO WAY.
Graphics are not the only thing that matters, but they do matter. If it was only gameplay, then why bother with adding so many features and mroe power with each generation? NES was powerful enough I guess... no no, Atari. And in fact, the reason NES won over the crowd was superior technology, compared to Atari and the rest, since it was able to do a lot more that previous consoles weren't.
I also think that sound, presentation and other production values are important for the entertainment experience; that's why I find it funny that IGN gave 9.0 in nearly every category to Heavenly Sword, yet their overall was "7.0"; since the Wii can't really match any of those categories solely for the matter of technology alone, its games should be inherently rated worse (that is, if journalists actually had a single time-and-tech evolving metric for every game). After all, who cares if the Wii is so cheap.
You know what's funny though? You're all sheep of the gaming journalists. Make your own opinions. I have Metroid Prime 2 and frankly, it's Shooter for casuals (as in difficulty = retarded). Despite not liking "casual" stuff, I wonder how this game would be reviewed by a "casual only" magazine? The problem with these reviewers is that they play games for a living, and that they all belong to the same small niche of the market, the "hardcore gamers".
How can the sequel of a sequel be so highly reviewed just because of Waggle, I'll have to see for myself. Until then, I'll remain as a skeptic.
If he's that misguided he'll probably accidentally shoot himself by the end of the day anyway.
AAA doesn't mean high quality and high scores? really last i checked it did...
Why did nes outsell the atari? You say it was superior technology. Then why is the psp losing to the ds? Or how did the old nintendo gameboy defeat the superior color technology Sega Game Gear. It doesn't make sense if its based on power and higher techs. Who would want to play a black and white less superior game to better color game?
The reason why nintendo won was because of the gameplay. Check out this game, check out its gaming style how different this game is compared to any other game and Nes had a different controller than the atari joystick (Something similer to today). Maybe you have heard of it. It was the D-pad WOW~!!!!!!!!
Kirby (Nes) This game is way past its time maybe the best nes game.(It was so good it was remade for the snes)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=... Plus off course, Donkey Kong(I loved the Donkey Kong Snes series to me they> any sega game) , Mario, Fox, Zelda, Metroid and others.
Gameplay is also the story, the style of playing the game and what its about. Graphics is just how pretty it can look. I would rather play chrono trigger instead of a super high graphic "Roller Coaster Tycon Game"
Anywyas in the future we will get to a point in graphics that we just can't really add anything else since our eyes will not notice it anyways.
No Online ruinned this game for me. Don't give me the "this game is meant to be single player!!111one lol" because, unlike bioshock, nobody buys it since even the DS was capable of doing it. For that reason alone, every review uptil now should get 10 / 100 subtracted from the score (and that's being generous).
Holy crap, you are so anti-Wii I can actually smell the sh*t you're tossing on my LCD monitor.
Wait, why would this game get lower reviews for not having online? That doesn't make any sense. BioShock was exactly the same way. Metroid Prime 3 is revolutionary for the Wii in so many ways it absolutely deserves a high score because it is a testament to the single-player gaming experience.
In fact, I absolutely hate anyone that says a game is worse for not having online. You're discarding the possibility that maybe- just maybe- that game's predecessor had really, really, lame multiplayer.
Seriously Bootsielon, you're the kind of N4G member who everyone loathes. The best thing for you to do would be leave N4G and never come back, because your opinions are so uneducated and worthless that the best possible way you could serve N4G is to sod of and die.
It never was an online game and never meant to be an online game, in all honesty, I'm so happy they brought back a lot of the old Super Metroid elements into the game, which still remains my favorite of the bunch, and if bioshock doesn't have online, I'm pretty sure MP3 can more then hold on to be an amazing game without it
So...the arguments we have here against a good rating for MP3 is 1) bad graphics and 2) no online.
Well, let's start with bad graphics. HA. You are jaded. Anything that's not a 10 on graphics didn't sell last gen or is called Crusin'.
There is no reason for photorealism, and less so in a game that wasn't meant to be like that. Metroid is a ahrd game to look at from a graphics standpoint because it's not meant to be the most realisty game, but its not cartoony like Mario or Rachet & Clank. Anyone who complains about the graphics of this game simply does not understand Metroid, Nintendo, video games, and quite possibly, life.
Now, on the multiplayer. Metroid was never meant to be a multiplayer experiance...ever. You could play 2 player back in the days of NES, but Metroid was single player. You can't pick out the worst Metroid in history and say "but that one had multiplayer." By the way, it was the worst because it was planned too much around multiplayer. Metroid is for playing alone, not gunning down other Samuses.
With the same breath you praise Bioshock, you condemn Metroid because of lack of multiplayer.
When will the fanboyism stop? When with the graphics whores learn? It's crazy that every good review for something not on your console, and every bad review for something on your console, must be biased, and half the time is because another company planted someone to do the reviews.
Metroid is great. Samus rocks on MP3. Get the game or get over it.
I am certainly amazed what work they have done with this game, that they were able to bring a totally new controller and make it better then any other FPS system, except maybe keyboard, but this is just so much more inuitive, another point, is they have brought back a lot of aspects from Super Metroid, which they don't seem to mention, which is what made Super Metroid so good, the all in one beam, and the way the game flows and is made, I'm glad it has come out to be the game everyone expected it to be and so much more!
NOTE:WTF is up with people bashing the PS3 while we are taking about a Wii game, no one is bashing on the XBOX about that control for FPS being better here, and frankly, I don't care if it is or isn't better, I just find it totally appulaing that people would say AHAHAHA, Wii has an AAA game, ect BS ect, its just plain stupid if you ask me, talk about MP3, not other crap, don't you have something better to do then bash other systems (i.e. a life?)
EVERYONE should want to play this game if only to check out the controls. I don't want to compare this game to Halo, but the controls might be a little better here. RE4 Wii Edition rocks because of the aiming system, so this could be awesome too.
Glad the Wii has gotten a great game again, it has been a long period since the last one, although i`m sure many would say the same for other consoles too ;)
Now I have to hurry and finish Bioshock before tomorrow!
Nintendo is a money printer.
Really, you are one of the most retarded idiot on this website.
Metroid sucks because of no online play yet you like bioshock.
For F*ck sake i hate repeating my self...but it happens allot.
You hate a game yet love another with the same problem......no not problem, lets call it missing elements.
Like i said in a different post to you :
Prime 1 and 2 don't have online play so how could this franchise be ruined because it lacks online play?
I really really don't care about fanboy wars but retards like you need to be shot down, your arguments are so contradicting...f*ck sake get an education and then return you 6 year old ignorant turd.
Wow a Wii story got to 500 that amazing, Great game BTW I love metroid and plan on buying this game :)
I can't wait to play this game. I will be waiting for it tomorrow.
9.5 or 9.6 is GREAT SCORE!!
Online or no online playing don't matter because prime 1 and 2 don't have online playing, it wasn't meant for online playing.
It doesn't lack online play.
Nintendo just don't want to make it online play.
RE-think before you say things out.
I'm always here looking through your comments.
Methroid Prime 3 is an awesome game. I can't wait to play it tomorrow.
``I'm always here looking through your comments.´´
that´s creepy man............the way you say it and all.
i would rather go and buy a ps3 than a wii
wii is garbage
nintendos best console n64 FTW
metroid prime 3 who cares........... HALO3 FTW
Another reason not to buy a wii, repetative weak gameplay, horrible graphics,no online ect.
Another reason to bash SHAKA, repetitive weak comments, horrible arguments,no brains, lacking sense what so ever and on top of it all he is a broken tool!
Time for you to reprogram your system shaka your model type is lastgen XD
I had ever never like the Box 360. Microsoft Box 360 sucks.
overheating and disc sratching, don't have the games I want to play at all. FTW MP3 is better.
no wonder why Japanese hated Box 360 so much.
Microsoft give Japanese free Box 360 but they refuse to take it.
It's big with the huge extra power supply.
MP3 i can't wait to play it tomorrow!!!!!
I've ever never like the Box 360 because it don't have the good/great games I want to play at all.
MP3 rules all over.!
Dude please don't bash the 360 for no reason specially when its highly off topic.
you are ruining it for other Nintendo fans.
just don't do it
Might be asking for this for Christmas
i am going to get it anyway because it hot
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