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With Super Metroid, Did the Franchise Peak Too Soon?

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.

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BrandanT1554d ago

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.

Erik73571553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Some might say the peak of metroid was Metroid Prime!

NovusTerminus1554d ago

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.

madmartegan1547d ago

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.

SCW19821554d ago

Ever heard of a game called Metroid Prime?

NukaCola1554d ago

What you mean one of the all time greatest masterpieces to ever grace the planet?

SCW19821554d ago

Couldn't agree with you more.

SSjDomon1552d ago

Well, one of the great Nintendo 1st party gaming masterpieces to ever grace their systems at least.

Big_Game_Hunters1554d ago

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.

SSjDomon1552d ago (Edited 1552d ago )

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.

rjason121552d ago

I want both, I think we are due a strictly 2D metroid though, been about 12 years since the last one.

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