Monday, September 24, 2007

Second opinion: Metroid Prime 3

When Metroid first came around on the NES back in the day, people enjoyed the side-scrolling action and Mother Brain. We cannot, also, forget about what would happen when you completed the game in less than 2 hours. With Metroid 2 (GB) and Super Metroid (SNES), the formula continued to work really well. When Metroid Prime debuted on the Game Cube, people were shocked and really worried about the move to FPS. Well, when you played it, you know that the move was a great move for everybody.
Now, with the Wii, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption; the bar has been raised even higher. MP3:C begins six months after the events of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she assists the Galactic Federation in their fight against the Space Pirates, despite being slowly corrupted by the mutagenic material, Phazon. The Wiimote gives such a level of immersion with the game that it boggles the mind. You point the Wiimote at the enemy and press A to shoot. You use the nunchuck to move around and disable shields. The graphics look about as good as any on the Wii right now. The controls are fluid (just try not to switch hands due to exhaustion), and there are VOICE ACTORS! I don't have to sit back and read the story. Overall, if you have a Wii, you need to get this game.

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