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Old 06-10-18, 03:56 PM
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Metroid Prime 4 --> Switch --> Release TBD

i can't believe there is no stand-alone thread on this.

i don't have and don't intend to get a Switch, but I loved Metroid Prime on Gamecube. Finished it a couple times. Incredible game. Almost finished the second. Didin't have Nintendo beyond GC. but i fucking loved Prime as an experience and I am a diehard Metroid fan from the original NES.

had most incarnations and sequels and what not. something about that franchise always tickled me. the sequel tweaks and differences and then the complete 180 with FPS Metroid Prime. That was actually, probably my first FPS. I had always thought Halo: Combat Evolved was, but forgot this was considered FPS. i mean there are still a lot of third-person elements, especially when Samus in ball, but this was my first.

had to make a thread on this next bc i need to live vicariously through all those that have the means and will play this...



thought this was funny as well...

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Old 06-11-18, 05:22 PM
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I enjoyed the heck out of the original prime, never played any of the sequels. Might have to pick this one up.
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Short version: the game just wasn't shaping up, so the reins are being handed over to Retro, who are starting over from (or close enough to) zero. So don't expect Metroid Prime 4 anytime in the next year or two.

We still have no confirmation what Retro has been working on. It's been five years since Tropical Freeze! Maybe those rumors about that Star Fox racer will bear some fruit this year.
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Oh.
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Metroid 4ever
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Metroid 4 coming soon to Switch 2
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Metroid 4 coming soon to Switch 2
Which is not coming anytime soon.
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Ugh. How hard could it possibly be to make that friggin game?
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Old 01-25-19, 03:21 PM
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They should do a remaster of the first three for the Switch to help bridge the new development window.
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Supposedly the remasters are already done and were supposed to be announced last month. Looks like we'll be waiting a while for them now.
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Agreed that at least remasters of the first three would be nice to tide us over during the long wait. Iím not the biggest Metroid fan but still will play the new one when itís out eventually.

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Old 01-26-19, 05:30 AM
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They should do a remaster of the first three for the Switch to help bridge the new development window.
That's a great idea. But I'm sure they would want to do this at least within a year of releasing 4 to at least tie it in together and drum up hype.
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I can't believe they've had this much trouble in development, or that they let it get this far. But - given that they have - major kudos to Nintendo for going so far to get the product right, image and financial losses be damned. This type of choice happens maybe 1% of the time in today's corporate environment. In this case, the fans will benefit hugely in the end.
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i really wish this was across systems...
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This would have been the first game to finally get me to consider a Switch. Guess I don't have to sweat it now.
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I've never played the previous game (wanted to get the Trilogy for the Wii but it was OOP and long-gone by the time I bought the system). How do they play? Would they still hold up today the way that 2D Metroid games do? Because Halo Anniversary was a much better idea in theory than it was in execution and felt really dated and unimpressive despite the new coat of paint.
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Old 01-27-19, 06:28 AM
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Aside from the the strange control setup for a FPS, the first one captures the feel of a Metroid game almost perfectly for me. I think it, especially, would hold up if well updated.
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I replayed the first one like 2 years ago and it held up great. It's more first person platformer than shooter and I like the Prime series far more than the 2D stuff. It's weird I'm a big fan of metroidvanias but I don't like Super Metroid or Symphony of the Night the two parents of the genre.
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I bought the trilogy twice now and haven't played it

I have a sealed copy of the Wii steelbook, then I picked it up on the Wii U for $10 so I didn't have to open my other copy. I just hate using the motion controls, and have a feeling it's going to extremely frustrating.
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I thought the motion controls made a few of the boss fights easier than traditional controls.
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I usually dislike motion controls but Metroid Prime plays great on the Wii.
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