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Author: bloomer
Posted: May 09, 2010 (08:51 AM)
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Great review.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: May 09, 2010 (06:40 PM)
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Thank you, Bloomer!


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Author: bloomer
Posted: May 09, 2010 (08:23 PM)
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To add a few more words, it delivered the explanation of what the experience of playing Metroid Prime 1 was like perfectly. I always felt that would be hard to describe, because it's a pretty complex feeling... or maybe nuanced is a better word. It feels effortless, but to describe it requires like what you have done here.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: May 10, 2010 (12:12 AM)
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I understand exactly what you mean, and that's part of why I had such a hard time writing this, especially since being able to accurately describe that experience played a huge role in noting where Corruption and especially Echoes went wrong.

I really enjoyed writing this, though. My reviews are typically too long (I'll say it if no one else will), so it was good practice to review three games in the space of one. And I'm actually happy with how it turned out, especially now that I've just gone back and proofread the thing. It's all tightened up now, hopefully.


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Author: Fedule
Posted: May 10, 2010 (09:39 AM)
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Wholeheartedly agreed with everything said here.

I often hesitate to bring up Metroid Prime in "favourite game ever!" conversations, because I know that as soon as I do, I will be challenged to put into words the intangible soul that makes it such a great experience. I could write volumes about all the little bits and how they all interconnect, but I just can't ever seem to do the game justice. It's like trying to explain the Gaia Hypothesis to a militant atheist. Needless to say, you've managed to sum this up very well!

I also think it bears repeating, for emphasis, how beautiful Metroid Prime is, and how a game that was made in 2002 can hold its own, graphically, in 2010, against some of the best our current hardware generation has to offer, and the best criticism we can find is that some of the textures look a little blurry. Truly, this game was ahead of its time - but in a good way.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: May 10, 2010 (12:03 PM)
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That's what I meant when I said the game's beauty transcends technology. I've played the Trilogy version twice since I bought the game last year, and it rarely clicks that I'm not playing a current-gen game, because the artistry on display is still fantastic. You're right about the textures (the visible pixelation on Samus's torso during elevator scenes always bugged me), but I'm not kidding when I say the main reason I bought this set was to play Prime in true widescreen at last. And if the game is ever re-released on a future high-def Nintendo console, I'll happily buy it again.

Anyway, thanks for the comments -- I'm glad this all came through for you. I'm happy enough with what I've said about Prime that I'm wondering if I'll ever review it individually now. I'm also glad I hit the subject of the story, which is something people don't talk about much when discussing Prime but which I felt was a vital detail.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: June 17, 2010 (01:40 AM)
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you know what else is bullshit? they took out the title screens! i could (have) sit there stoned for half an hour watching MP1's title screen.

great review. agree 100%. though i've kind of come around on Echoes a bit, it's not nearly as strong a whole but there are parts that are better than anything in MP1. like the Quadraxis fight, in fact the bosses in general were way better. the powerup guardians were great. then MP3 just has fucking Gradius "shoot the core!" shit.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 17, 2010 (02:54 AM)
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Is there an option for widescreen or is it just the way it's optimized?


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: June 17, 2010 (05:31 AM)
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I'll add to the praise. Never played a Metroid game before, but I picked up the trilogy after reading this review.


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