Submitted by Desert Turtle 1374d ago | review

Remembering the GameCube: Metroid Prime

Ryan M. of iNintendo.net writes, "When Metroid Prime was first announced at E3 2001, many gaming publications and fans were eager to play Samus Aran's first venture into the 3-D plane. Emotions shifted from excitement to concern however, when Nintendo turned over development of the project to Texas-based Retro Studios. The perspective of the game also took on a dramatic change; players would control Samus in a first-person, behind-the-visor viewpoint. In an era where Halo had only recently kicked off the first-person shooter trend on consoles, fans were understandably worried about the future of the Metroid franchise. Handing over the keys of a sci-fi, adventure-based series to a little-known Texas developer at the onset of the FPS craze seemed nuttier than Samus charging through fire and magma without her Varia suit, and the shift to first-person did nothing to allay the fears of fans. Fortunately, Metroid Prime proved naysayers wrong: instead of becoming a shallow shooter like many concerned, the title perfectly translated the Metroid experience into the third dimension." ( Metroid Prime, GameCube, Retro, Wii, Wii U) 95/100

Moduserous  +   1374d ago
One of the best games on the Cube
SCW1982  +   1374d ago
This is my favorite game of all time.
grahf  +   1374d ago
Same here for a long time, its still a top 5 for me personally.
Takoulya  +   1374d ago
Terrible controls, but great game.
ignorantsonsof_  +   1374d ago
I mean that's your opinion, but I never had any problems with the controls. Although now that I've played the Wii version I can't imagine playing it with just one analog stick.
ChickeyCantor  +   1374d ago
I love metroid prime, but sometimes the controls did get in the way. But that was back then, maybe I don't feel the same now.
#3.1.1 (Edited 1374d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
Takoulya  +   1373d ago
The problem was that there were many enemies, especially near the end that would move way too fast to be killed accurately with just turning your character or holding R. The game didn't let you move, aim and shoot at all, making it extremely frustrating to play.
Titanz  +   1374d ago
Amazing game
Retro Studious will develop something core-based on the Wii U in the future, and them "haters" will be in awe of it.


What Da f**k?
naughtyngga242  +   1374d ago
ha ha i just bought a gamecube today for $30 i dnt hav this game but i gat like 11 games for it :)
Venox2008  +   1374d ago
one of my top 10 games ever
browngamer4  +   1374d ago
An amazing game and my personal favorite from my second favorite series!
TheRichterBelmont  +   1374d ago
Eternal Darkness and Resident Evil 4 top it on the Cube, but it's right there.
ignorantsonsof_  +   1374d ago
I can't even describe how much I love this game. I'm gonna go play it now.
Bastion17  +   1373d ago
Ive beaten this amazing game ove 7 times now. Such a masterpiece

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Life is Strange: Episode 4 - The Dark Room Review – And You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Better | COG

8m ago - COG writes: With Episode 3's ending shocking so many fans, we dig into the next episode of this 5... | PC

Naughty Dog talks climbing with Drake, weapons and Uncharted 4's new composer

22m ago - While things may be a bit slim for PS4 gamers in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be a massive year wi... | PS4

'Warhammer: Arcane Magic' - a Digital Boardgame for iOS

Now - Arcane Magic is a turn based strategy game set in the Warhammer universe. Play it now on Ipad and Iphone. | Promoted post

Submerged Review | Complete Game Reviews

30m ago - The reviewer writes: "Submerged is a rather unique game that has an interesting take on the adven... | PC

Rare Replay review | Eurogamer

50m ago - With this hardware generation seemingly locked into a cycle of re-releases and remasters, it take... | Xbox One

Rocket League Review | CoinOpTV

1h ago - Once you’ve got the basics down, the possibilities of having fun with Rocket League are wide open... | PC