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Old 08-16-07, 09:32 AM
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the first MP didn't have mp
Old 08-16-07, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KurrptSenate
the first MP didn't have mp
He meant MP2 and MP:H.

Originally Posted by Groucho
I mean that last two Metroid Prime games were hindered by adding multiplayer when (imho) the time would have been better spent polishing the single-player experience.
3 if you include Pinball
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Originally Posted by KurrptSenate
you mean side-scrolling platformer?
To it's "Prime" roots.
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if thats what he meant, MP:H had a terrible 1p mode, but it was all about the mp, which is why people bought and played the game
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Hunters was actually MEANT as a mutliplayer game, so I'll give that a pass. But, I didn't think Prime 2 suffered from having the multi-player there other than the fact that it went against what they tried so hard to do (and accomplished) in the first game: creating a first person adventure game. To me, it just spoke "We want to be an FPS too!" when it shouldn't have had to.
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i personally liked em both
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After this comes out I really, really, really hope Nintendo lets the world know of their plans for a hot 2D Metroid V on the DS. Then they could do a Zero Mission style remake of Metroid II that includes an unlockable port of Super Metroid on it and you'd have the full 2D series playable on the DS.
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Ok all thanks for the info on past Metroid games. I love side-scrolling platformers, so it sounds like the 2D Metroids will be good. As for the 3D games, should I play any of the older 3D Metroids before playing MP3? In other words, any backstory or common elements which would be best learned from earlier versions?

Thanks for the insight!
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I really wanted to like Echoes, but found the light/dark switching kind of tedious after a while, and some of the boss fights just way too frustrating. I loved the first one, though. I'm just still not sold on the Wii. Having to do "motions" for all of Samus's attacks just sounds like it would be a major PITA.
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Originally Posted by Xander
Having to do "motions" for all of Samus's attacks just sounds like it would be a major PITA.
Huh? From everything I've read, the only thing that "waggle" is used for is to switch visors.
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http://metroidguide.com/
Old 08-16-07, 06:30 PM
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Crap, I need to hurry up and finish Echoes. Oh wait, I also need to finish Zelda one of these days. Dangit, I need to finish Ninja Gaiden Sigma, dahhh!
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Originally Posted by Xander
I'm just still not sold on the Wii. Having to do "motions" for all of Samus's attacks just sounds like it would be a major PITA.

Actually, if you're new to the Wii control scheme then it probably will be a PITA. But I'm sure you'll get used to it with time. I've only had my Wii for a few weeks and I'm still getting used to using them for Resident Evil 4. I still have problems with some of the movements but I can see where I'm getting better.

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Old 08-21-07, 01:37 AM
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Nintendo Power gave MP3 a 10/10.
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That's a surprise.
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
Nintendo Power gave MP3 a 10/10.
Fair and Balanced
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
Nintendo Power gave MP3 a 10/10.
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Old 08-21-07, 08:58 AM
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Six more days.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Fair and Balanced
Actually, I read... the only other game they've given a 10 was RE4. Not sure if that's true, but if it is, then it does suggest that giving MP3 a 10 means something.
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I've been playing through Metroid Prime and the arrangements of save points, especially related to bosses and power-ups, is quite aggravating. I hope the save points are better placed in the new game (or, better yet, it has a "save anywhere" system).
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I personally thought the first prime was way too easy. If they added a "save anywhere", it would not only go against what they've been doing since the first game, but I think it would remove all sense of difficulty from the game
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I've been playing through Metroid Prime and the arrangements of save points, especially related to bosses and power-ups, is quite aggravating. I hope the save points are better placed in the new game (or, better yet, it has a "save anywhere" system).
I hope it doesn't. Metroid Prime was one of a scant few games last-gen that actually had some bite to it and they stuck to that (and made it even better) for the first sequel. There's too many games on the market that are a few short hops away from simply having a "win button," so it's nice to have some games that don't baby the player come out from now and then. I'm not (totally) against an easy mode being in the game, but that should be something separate and shouldn't effect that main game.
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A 1980-era save system is artificially inflating the difficulty. I'd prefer tougher puzzles and sophisticated enemy AI. Plus, it's a PITA when you don't have a lot of time to play and you have to traipse back through a level where all the critters have miraculously respawned just to get to a save point.
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Just as much (more so, actually), a "save anywhere" option is artificially deflating the difficulty.
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I look at "save anywhere" as a convenience for the time-impaired gamer, not as an "easy mode".

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