Metroid Prime remains one of Nintendo's finest games

Metroid has always been a mesh of different DNA: a little of Zelda's exploration mixed in with the acrobatics of Mario and then tied together with some good old fashioned plasma ballistics. Even taking into account that heritage, there was nothing quite like Metroid Prime when it launched in 2002. Coming up to 13 years later, and despite a couple of high quality sequels and almost a decade of increasingly fevered begging from fans, there's been nothing like it ever since.

This is a unique game, and certainly a very special one. Returning to it today - which is now easier than ever thanks to the recent release of Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U's Virtual Console - it's clear that the years haven't dulled its atmosphere or undermined its achievements. If anything, they're brought sharper into focus: as an updating of a 2D classic into three dimensions, the original Prime has earned itself a place alongside Super Mario 64 as one of Nintendo's greats.

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MrSwankSinatra1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

I wish Nintendo would release a 2D Metroid on the 3DS, that would be awesome. I mean they did it with Zelda by making A Link Between Worlds.

MSBAUSTX1353d ago

If they released Other M on the New 3DS XL that is capable of playing Wii quality games it would be awesome. Other M wasnt bad at all it just wasnt what fans of the Prime Trilogy wanted. I would buy it for my New 3DS in a heartbeat though.

MrSwankSinatra1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Personally I think it's time to go back to 2D Metroid. A Metroid game like Super Metroid on the 3DS makes my mouth water. As for Other M the story is what most people criticized the game for. When you go back to most of the other Metroid games the gameplay and game design is key component of those games while the story is told through the level design, item descriptions etc. In a way a game like Dark Souls was inspired by Metroid.

dieger1353d ago

Other M was pretty bad story wise but the gameplay was fun.

miyamoto1353d ago

yet Nintendo can't even tease us with a new HD Metroid FPS on Wii U after all these years .... tells me something is HUGELY wrong with Nintendo's thinking and management! So much for capturing the hearts of the hardcore. What the hell!?

But remember I first called it not Nintendo nor its blind extremist fans.

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masterfox1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

one of Nintendo's finest games ? For me it would be the only fine game on the Wii Fail U console, just saying.

higgins781353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Yeah. Mario Kart 8, Smash, SM3DW, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, Tropical Freeze, Rayman Legends, etc, etc. None of which are fine. Destiny, Driveclub and the most recent 'remaster' THAT is fine. The only win for me is quantity. Sales and a shed load of games. I don't care if either is any good, just that I have more.

On a less sarcastic note, yes, Prime is about as good as gaming has ever reached.

WeAreLegion1353d ago

I think you're just as bad as masterfox, honestly. Driveclub is an excellent game. Just as good as any of the other games you mentioned. I love my Wii U just as much as you, but I implore you to expand your horizons. Play some LittleBigPlanet 3. Or Sunset Overdrive. Or inFamous: Second Son. Or The Talos Principle.

There are amazing experiences on every platform.

higgins781353d ago

You have no idea how 180 degrees wrong you idea.

MSBAUSTX1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

My god I am having so much fun with this Trilogy. I never played Corruption and I must say that for an orrigial Wii game it has amazing textures and graphics. All the things happening outside the command ship at the beginning is really cool and the alien creature designs make me extremely excited for the future of this franchise. Here is to them making one for the Wii U!

Edit: i own COD world at war for Wii and tried playing it and compared to the detail of Metroid Prime 3 I found it almost unplayable.

GamesGamesGames1353d ago

One of Nintendo's finest games doesn't mean a good game. It's just one of the best they can make...

Double Toasted1353d ago

The thing is though, the title is wrong. Metroid Prime series is a series that is one of the best in gaming history. The designs and game mechanics are to this day in many aspects unparalleled. And some of the music? Don't get me started.

deafdani1353d ago


That was your gamer cred, going right down the drain.

demonddel1353d ago

Just bought the trilogy for the Wii U please tell me I can use the classic controller because I'm not feeling the Wii mote

WeAreLegion1353d ago

Unfortunately, no. :/ I actually prefer the Wii mote controls, but it would be nice to sit and play with a regular controller, as well.

higgins781353d ago

You can't. Stick with it however. Anybody more used to a 'traditional' controller will find some teething. Trust me however, having played the Gamecube version, controlling the game now via motion controls is far more dynamic.

deafdani1353d ago

Have you changed the Wiimpte settings to advanced? If not, do it. It makes a world of difference.

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