Title: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Gets 10/10
Description: on Nintendo Power
Nova - August 19, 2007 10:21 PM (GMT)
On one side, many find NP very biased, and people say NP gives all the Nintendo games high scores. Plus, every Metroid Prime game so far has had the following:
So it could be a little biased. However, they DID give MPH a 7.8/10, and they were accurate there.
Your views? What do you think IGN and Gamespot will give the game? I think it will get at least 9.5/10 on both. Before you ask, they're not allowed to release their reviews till next week, I believe.
On a side note: ZOMG SUPER METROID TOMMOROW!!!11!! :D
Menoknow88 - August 30, 2007 01:22 AM (GMT)
Gamespot killed it, gave it a freaking 8.5, of course IGN wasn't too harsh, 9.5 isn't bad.
Ok, now it's confession time, I've never played more than 2 hours of a Prime game, so this is one of the best games I've ever played. They said this one wasn't as good because it wasn't really anything new, well playing a Prime game for the first time, (really playing it), it is incredible.
I must say, it feels so large, and moderately like the B****** child of Halo and KOTOR. And oh yeah, maybe a little Oblivion thrown in too. If you've played those games as much as I have, you'll see what I mean almost instantly.
My focus has always been the 2d metroid games, like Zero Mission, and Fusion, each of which I've beaten well over 25 times. After playing MP3: Corruption for a little over 2 hours, I'm about ready to explode with glee. Yay.
IGN - 9.5 / 10
Gamespot - 8.5 / 10
Me - 10.1 / 10
DARK SAMUS IS BACK!
JDE - August 30, 2007 03:26 AM (GMT)
*Cries* My local Wal*Mart won't be selling it for a few more days. :unsure: I guess I could go to Gamestop, but I just don't much care for that place. They don't sell the older games, and the oldest they have are really expensive. I'm more of a GameXChange man. ^_^
Meno!!! You're back! WB! :lol:
Nova - August 31, 2007 04:46 PM (GMT)
Just completed the game. I won't spoil anything... to be honest, I was slightly disappointed story-wise. Gameplay wise, it's great, except it kills my wrists. <_<
Troid92 - September 5, 2007 02:23 AM (GMT)
My post copied and pasted from MP2D:
Beat it finally. I had to leave on a 5-day trip to New Haven when I only had about 3 hours left in the game. >_<
Here are my thoughts:
|Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Shake off Gandraya. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Shake off Gandraya. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Shake off Gandraya. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Rotate Wii remote counterclockwise. Shake off Gandraya. Point Wii remote at screen and pull away. Point Wii remote at screen and push forward. Shake off Gandraya. Rotate Wii remote clockwise. Shake off Gandraya. Shake off Gandraya. Shake off Gandraya.|
Yeah. They really should have stopped showing those after the first few times, because it's not that hard to figure out on your own. I also thought the entire game was ridiculously easy, and it was one of those games where, knowing that I will never see it normally, I die on purpose just to witness what happens. But I suppose that's what I get for playing in normal mode for my first playthrough.
|Next time I'm skipping right to hyper mode difficulty.|
More seriously, now:
|It wasn't as good as Prime. But it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.|
Just about all of my issues and concerns with the game before it came out were true about the final game... but less. Multiple planets didn't ruin the game, because they did act as simply a teleporter system between different areas, something I was saying Metroid really needed more of. There weren't that many planets/stations to visit either, making the worlds larger than you'd think. I was very glad about that.
The voice acting, other than Gandraya's sickening voice, attitude, and dialog, didn't ruin the game. That said, it was nowhere NEAR being that great. Every single character had the most cliche, overused, generic voices. Each male worker on the GF ship was either Buzz Lightyear or higher-in-pitch Buzz Lightyear, the GF troops were radio-fuzzed army men, that commander guy was SO cheesy and cliche, etc. Rundas and Ghor probably had the best voices, but you barely even got to meet them. Still, the voice acting didn't get in the way of the experience as much as I thought it would...
Aside from voice acting, I really wish they would have done more with Ghor before he was corrupted. He was an interesting character based on the GF log about him, but in-game we never even got to see some of the things they said about him. Oh well.
The story was horribly cheesy at times, but since I was expecting the absolute worst I could imagine, it ended up being okay. I still wish they could've told us where phazon actually came from in the first place. Not just planet Phaaze; we all knew there was a planet made of phazon. Why did phazon develop there in the first place?
Graphic-wise, I thought this game usually looked better than Prime just because of some of the great textures. Other places looked too much like Dark Aether, though: lots of black with overused clashing red or other colors. I mostly got used to the overused particles and bloom lighting, but I still found myself occasionally switching to the scan visor just to get rid of it, when things just glowed too much or looked too cartoony. But a few bloomless places in Bryyo and SkyTown were just amazing to look at.
The mixed soundtrack made the game feel like a fangame at times. Some of the original tracks were awesome, like Bryyo's main blue sky theme and the one that plays just beyond the GF ship landed on Bryyo (the room with the statue that hops up and down the shaft). Most of the boss themes seemed too much like overused synth effects. None of them captured the wacky and freaky phazon style as well as the Impact Crater area and battles in MP. The edits of tracks from prior games may have been good, but for those of us who have played the prior games, they just felt awkward and stood out. Then of course, there were the loads of reused tracks from Metroid Prime and some from MP2. Even quick 2-hour whipped-together tracks are better than those, and I wish they would've just done that instead. At least they didn't go ahead and throw in some Metroid Metal while they were at it.
There are tons of other things I'd like to mention, but I'll cut my review off here. If Metroid Prime was 10, I'd give this game a 7. It was definitely a fresh experience, and I definitely enjoyed playing it, even if it's not one of my favorite games of all time.
JDE - September 5, 2007 04:55 AM (GMT)
I managed to get my copy on Sunday! ^_^ I love this game! But anyways, I just made it to the Valhalla. That puts me, what? Almost halfway through the game? Hopefully I'll find more time to play tomorrow night. Wish me Luck!
Menoknow88 - September 6, 2007 12:16 AM (GMT)
Well, I've hit my limit, which is sad. I've become less and less involved with video games to the point that I only play one or two games, some Gears here, and some Guitar Hero there.
Once the next 2d Metroid game is released, I'll continue playing, but sadly, I can't keep playing these console games, there's just something about it. Every game I play gets boring within several hours. Only multiplayer stuff is appealing, that and something you really can just pick up and play like Guitar Hero.
It's a great game, but sadly, I can't play it, I end up on the internets talking to my buddies and lurking through www.4chan.org.
Lot's of dirty stuff there though so I'm not going to advertise it. If you go, go to the Random forum, otherwise known as "/b" it's the only good one. But no advertising for me.
Hello everyone. I'll try to check back here every few days, sorry I've been scant in my posting, and many of you may have thought me dead, how sad. I'll get over it though. If you read my post, congratulations, you have more of an attention span than me. Farewell.
Nova - September 6, 2007 01:30 AM (GMT)
Well said. I will start to say my own review soon. Watch it, I'll be cursed somehow though, lol.
Before I start, GUYS! There's a freaking update in the announcements! Can ONE of you post please! Sorry, it's just, well, I make my first MIDIs for MNM... and no one says anything -.-.
Anyway, moving on to the review. It will contain spoilers.
It starts of pretty cool. Shame to see it's the terrible Zero Mission Suit look, but alas, at least it isn't forced in our faces for the entire game. I will start with gameplay.
At first, I loved the G.F.S. Olympus. It was really cool to be a part of the action in a Metroid game for once. You felt a part of what was going on. However, now I noticed a new terrible flaw with it as well. Replayability. And now I see how flawed the G.F.S. Olympus is. It was a great first experience. But it was an absolute bore when played again. Now, whenever I play it, I always dread the first moments on the Olympus, I want to get to the game. This actually is also true with Planet Norion as well.
In the end, the "tutorial" (G.F.S. Olympus and Planet Norion) is just way too long. We needed to be in the action a lot sooner than we did.
Now, as soon as we got to Planet Bryyo, it started acting like a Metroid game. Especially the firey section. That battle with Rundas was fresh and epic (and glitchy too, but still, little flaw). And I will say it right now. The bosses in this game were extremly epic and awesome. I found Meta-Ridley (NOT Omega), Rundas, Gandrayda, and Dark Samus to be amazing fights, if a bit too easy on easier difficulties.
Hypermode was actually done very well in my honest opinion, even if it was a bit too accessible.
I actually still have problems with the controls. I think it's more my room size is only just too small, so I can't actually play it well. So half the time, Samus' aim was a little off, or would keep looking down left. This really didn't help in boss fights, like Omega Ridley (****ing hit boxes for it's mouth).
Button placement is good, and doesn't feel tacky. Now, how does it compare to the GC Controls? Well, for one, it felt fresh. It was nice, you felt more in there. However, I also hated them, mainly because I keep getting cramps in my hand. I can't play it for so long before my hands get sore. In the end, I like the controls, but I want the GC ones back as well. And unfortunatly, it seems Metroid is going away from it, as the controls felt like a slightly improved Hunters. You feel in there, but get bloody cramps, and want it to be the same so your hands can also rest.
Graphics were very nice, especially artistically. I didn't like Samus Aran, and the Scan Visor kind of made it hard to see and ugly. Otherwise, loved it.
Sound was to be honest, rather bland. Most voice acting was just bleh. Plasma Beam was ****ing annoying. (seriously, wtf, that's the one sound they had perfect in the original that could of been kept and not have been minded about).
Music was good, but not as good as MP1, or heck, MP2. Many were recycled, or remixed, and most had bland techno instead. And those that didn't were just... boring.
The main thing I hated about this, was the story. So many potentials were lost here, or heck, left confused. Like Troid said, where DID Phazon come from. Why not expand on the Hunters? Samus was ZOMG cured. Final battle... where's Metroid Prime?! I wanted a Metroid Prime battle! -.-;
Sorry, have to cut this short... I need sleep... point is, I don't know why, but ever since MP, they've never made as good a game as it. Heck, SM was good too, but I wasn't 100% keen on it (I blame bad VC controls though).
I haven't got much hope left for Metroid. But I will stand by it, and won't leave.
JDE - September 10, 2007 05:33 AM (GMT)
I freakin' loved this game! I just beat it a few minutes ago, and I'm ready to go straight from normal to Hyper-mode!
My only complaint was that normal was extremely easy, and I wasn't as challenged like I was in Prime and Prime 2's normal. I was only killed by an enemy once. The other times, I was killed by the Acid Rain, or by doing something just plain stupid, such as falling into an opening which I knew would kill me, yet for some reason, I did it anyways. Those particular deaths occured when I was trying to figure out how to destroy the mining machine, right before you get the Nova Beam. Anyways, I'm heading for Hyper-Mode tomorrow. :P
kraid_is_da_bomb - September 13, 2007 10:34 AM (GMT)
I actually disliked all 3 prime games. It might have been the fact that the 3D (untraditional) form of them biased me, or, it might just be that I thought all 3 seemed to fail. Metroid is made to be a 2 dimensional game. That's what it was, and that is what made it good. Adding the 3rd dimension removed the dungeon like effect that made Metroid edgy, fun and scary. I have to say, all 4 Prime games are on the bottom of my list of favourite Metroid games. Super Metroid was a work of art, a masterpiece of Nintendo. These prime games, they are bound to bring down, if there is any left, the respect that the Metroid series deserves. That's just my two cents.
Troid92 - September 13, 2007 10:59 PM (GMT)
Everybody is hoping that the random "Metroid Project Dread" scan in MP3 refers to the 2D Metroid Dread game rumor that's been going around for years and isn't just poking fun at it.
There is a reason there are so many 2D Metroid fangames that have sprung up on the internet in the last several years. As much as I love Metroid Prime 1, it is true that the 3D games are totally different from the 2D Metroids. Nintendo had better listen to their fans and get back to the true 2D Metroid action.
JDE - September 14, 2007 04:17 AM (GMT)
Hmm....Perhaps some sort of 3D to 2D and back again thing. Y'know, decide what you want to see? Would work like the new Paper Mario game. Perhaps you could decide at the beginning of the game whether you wanted the classic 2D Metroid, or a 3D Metroid, and would have to play through the entire game that way. IDK, just a random thought.
At the end of the game, after the Fleet has made it back through the wormhole, admiral Dane asks if Samus made it back. When he recieves a Negative, it looks to me like he smirks. Has the Federation been sending Samus on all the most dangerous missions hoping that she would be destroyed? I SENSE A CONSPIRACY!! :lol:
Nova - September 15, 2007 02:59 PM (GMT)
Just like I said before, the smirk more likely means he knows Samus is still alive as she's Samus.
Silent Bob - September 23, 2007 11:50 PM (GMT)
Yes, I think the same. It seems the two go back a long time ago. Somewhat like the relationship between Samus and Adam. I merely think that he had a smirk for the reason that he thinks Samus is to tricky and tenacious to be killed that easily.
kraid_is_da_bomb - November 11, 2007 11:42 AM (GMT)
Prime 3 finally came out here this past Thursday, so I'm gonna pick it up ASAP ^_^ very excited!
Silent Bob - November 15, 2007 02:15 AM (GMT)
Dear god, that took a long time! Where are you, Australia?!
kraid_is_da_bomb - November 15, 2007 04:19 AM (GMT)
Haha yes, I am in Australia! So, I got it today, and I'm enjoying it, but it seems very Halo-like. It's a good game, it just doesn't feel like Metroid. Anyone want to trade friend credits? haha
EDIT = Scratch that, I can only trade friend credits with people who have Australian and New Zealand versions :S Ah well, my friend is getting it soon, I'll trade with him!
Icy Metroid - November 24, 2007 12:34 AM (GMT)
Metroid Prime 3, in my opinion is the best out of all the Prime games. Though I think it would have been better if it had a multi player mode that you could use Rundas, Ghor, and Gandradya.
Also I beat it in about 2 weeks
Nova - November 24, 2007 05:00 AM (GMT)
Hey, it's a new member! Hey, Icy Metroid. Welcome to Metroid: Net Mission! :D