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Metroid Prime


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If you're a fan of Nintendo's classic Metroid franchise, you know you deserve this. You've waited much too long to be denied. Super Metroid was released in April of 1994, and since then there has been a nagging question in the back of your mind: When will Samus return? Don't fret. Open season on Metroids has begun.Metroid Prime is a first-person adventure game. Players control a bounty hunter named Samus Aran who must unravel a mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV.The game opens just as Samus' spaceship docks on a Space Pirate vessel orbiting the planet. Immediately, the beautiful graphics slap you across the face. Trust us, it's a firm slap. A silky-smooth framerate accommodates razor-sharp visuals of efficient machinery and foreign architecture. Meanwhile, a cinematic soundtrack sets the mood and eerie sound effects thicken the alien atmosphere.By far, the most effective visual effect is that everything you see is viewed through Samus's visor. The entire screen has a convex look, and a digital display provides information ranging FROM current energy levels to ammunition data. The most effective ideas are sometimes the most simple, and the visor view in Metroid Prime makes a huge leap forward in immersing players in the first-person perspective.Samus uses a Power Beam to shoot a series of locked switches, and eventually enters a cylindrical corridor very similar to the passageways found in the original Metroid titles. When Samus strides by broken pipes spewing steam, the visor becomes smeared with condensation. Later in the demo, the visor is splattered with the internal juices of ruptured enemy carcasses. Yes, life within Samus' gravity suit is a beautiful thing.Weapon effects are equally pleasing. Hold the A Button to juice up the Charge Beam, and you see the corridor glow and warp as the blast travels through space. Enemy animation is delightfully disgusting, whether it's a giant parasite queen squirming from the ceiling or a swarm of blood-thirsty critters gushing from a dark hole. Take note: the word "swarm" has been misused in video game reviews for years. With Metroid Prime, we can use the word "swarm" and feel perfectly justified. The screen fills -- FILLS -- with baddies, and the framerate doesn't even blink.

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Original Name  メトロイドプライム
Official Release Date Feb 28, 2003
Genre Shooting
Version  Japan
PAX-Code PAX0000046478
Catalog No.  DOL-P-GM8J
Item Code  4902370506433
Players  1

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Total votes:4

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melon_jaywalk (17) on 26, Sep. 2009 13:14 (HKT)
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Great game. Though, there is now a Wii version. I suppose unless you really care about the now removed Metroid Fusion connection bonus which was a fully playable original Metroid, then the Wii version is probably the better one to get. Or both, like I did.
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slick rick on 14, Oct. 2005 22:54 (HKT)
all time favorite!!!
fantastic!
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dakloos_69 (3) on 29, Apr. 2005 01:27 (HKT)
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This is the first time I ever cried when completing a game. If you play it you\'ll undestand me. This is one of the best games EVER.
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Anonymous on 14, Apr. 2005 08:37 (HKT)
BEST GAME EVER
to show support of this gem, i already have the pal and us versions. i will import the jap version as soon as i get my next paycheck!

PRIME is easily the best game i have played in many many years
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