Patrick: Living in the past will only ensure one more speedily becomes such; after all, if you're not growing, you're probably dying. This was never more the case than for Nintendo's Metroid series.
I wouldn't say so. It's just that the recent titles have lost some of the charm and sense of exploration that the previous titles had. It's like it has been dumbed down for a more casual audience.
Some might say the peak of metroid was Metroid Prime!
It certainly was.
I would not say so either, as Fusion and Zero Mission were just as good as Super Metroid. Nintendo just lost touch with the franchise.
While I love both Fusion and Zero Mission, they don't have that same sense of organic exploration that Super Metroid has. There's a little too much pointing players in the right direction and letting them know where the objective is, at least in my opinion. It's a small nit, but I can't help feeling it every time I play them. Prime comes pretty damn close to being as good though.
Ever heard of a game called Metroid Prime?
What you mean one of the all time greatest masterpieces to ever grace the planet?
Couldn't agree with you more.
Well, one of the great Nintendo 1st party gaming masterpieces to ever grace their systems at least.
Of the many gaming related groups i hate the most, the people that think metroid needs to go back to only 2D are really up there, right alongside the ones that think FF should go back to turn based.
Your misguided notions of advancement are your own problem. 2D is not inherently inferior to 3D, nor is turn-based inherently inferior to action. They're simply different flavors, neither of which are better or worse than the other. Final Fantasy was a turn-based series, they should have kept things as they were, keep the experiments and action as spin-offs, sort of like how all 3D Metroid games are under the Prime series banner. Nobody has a problem with non-turn-based FFs (most fans enjoyed Crisis Core for example), just that we lament the loss of turn-based, much like how we Metroid fans (most of us) enjoy Prime but want a return to 2D as well. Note: I accidentally agreed with you.
I want both, I think we are due a strictly 2D metroid though, been about 12 years since the last one.
No game can peak too soon
No because Metroid Prime was the peak.
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