Monday, January 16, 2012
What do you mean you've never played Metroid Prime? You call yourself a Nintendo fan!?
If there was one game I that I could hold over all the PS2 and Xbox fanboys last generation, it would be Metroid Prime. The game looks, plays, and sounds absolutely incredible...but don't call it a first person shooter. It just isn't that. Sure you technically have a gun for and arm it is in the first person perspective, but the game is all about exploration and discovery. Some have dubbed it a first person adventure, and I tend to agree with that classification.
The first time that I booted up Metroid Prime and landed on the vast world of Tallon IV I was amazed at just how beautiful the world looked. The way that water droplets hit Samus's visor was absolutely stunning. If it sound like I'm running out of adjectives to describe the game, well you wouldn't be too off point. I just can't stress enough how great the visuals of this game are.
By today's standards, Prime may not look like much, but I challenge anybody to show me a game from last generation that has the style, direction, and sheer attention to detail that the fine folks at Retro Studios have created in Metroid Prime. That's not even saying anything about the musical score or the game, which is great in it's own right. Nintendo did well to re-release the game as a part of the Metroid Prime Trilogy, because it is definitely that should not be missed.