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Retro Review: Metroid | Digitally Downloaded

While Metroid is not a dreadful game, it regrettably comes off as primitive, archaic, and baffling.

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kungfuian2314d ago (Edited 2314d ago )

Heresy! You have to be out of your fing mind!!!!!!!

Even some 20+ years later, you'd be hard pressed to find a game that surpasses the level of exploration, emersion, and issolation than the original Metroid.

For crying out loud, it gave birth to an entire genre of kick ass games based on the joy of exploration and discovery! The side scolling adventure platformer, commonly refered to as Metroidvania, and all kinds of amazing games like blaster master, SOTN and the gba/ds castlevanias, Shadow Complex, and the recent Outland, wouldn't even exist if it weren't for Metroid.

The genre this game created has better gameplay and deeper level designs than 99% of the over produced multi-million dollar glorified war movie clone bullshit that passes for a game these days.

The author needs to go back to COD or something and leave opinions about real games to someone else.

Dac2u2313d ago

"While Metroid is not a dreadful game, it regrettably comes off as primitive, archaic, and baffling."

Baffling.... To me, that says the author has trouble with games that require skill and patience. The original Metroid was a hard game, but if you're willing to invest some time and effort into completing it, it's a fun game.

As far as being primitive and archaic.... The game is 25 years old. Even still, Metroid was years ahead of other games in what it offered. Your first play-through(without assistance) will most likely take you longer than the majority of games that come out these days.

Veni Vidi Vici2313d ago

This sounds like it's coming from a person that wasn't even alive when the game was made. They've been spoiled by where games are now so they can't appreciate where games came from.

That's like taking a kid from today, sending him back in time and telling him to rate how fun the hoop and stick was to play with that kids played with back in the 1800's.

schlanz2313d ago

Metroid remains my favorite NES game.

Venox20082313d ago

Metroid for the win! but I more prefer GBA Metroid:zero mission remake of this game... but still, this is origins and I appreciate that.. all metroid games, except Metroid: hunters are great to me..

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