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The Questyen 06-15-21 08:44 PM

Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 



https://i.imgur.com/wYjdJMs.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xNbTXDV.jpg

Game looks amazing. Both Amiibo and Special Edition are sold out at everyplace that has listed them so far.

Decker 06-15-21 08:52 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Ugh, I want that SE!

fujishig 06-15-21 09:06 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Did they put a chip in it because that SE is selling out in seconds like everything else.

OldBoy 06-15-21 09:07 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Fuck. I’m gonna have to buy a Switch. Fuck.

maxfisher 06-15-21 10:56 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
I get that itís Nintendo and itís Metroid, but this feels like a ballsy ask to me. Just off the top of my head, the Ori games, Bloodstained and Hollow Knight were all kickass 2d Metroidvanias that delivered awesome experiences for budget prices. I donít see the Metroid name justifying a 50% - 100% premium, but maybe thatís just me.

Decker 06-15-21 11:19 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
I loved, loved, loved Shadow Complex. Hell I even bought a Limited Run Games copy of it. But nobody charged $60 for it. Maybe this game is significantly bigger, but I kinda doubt it.
I will buy it anyways.

The Questyen 06-15-21 11:52 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
LOL I'll stay out of any conversations about game pricing. I've learned my lesson.

RichC2 06-16-21 07:10 AM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13946048)
I loved, loved, loved Shadow Complex. Hell I even bought a Limited Run Games copy of it. But nobody charged $60 for it. Maybe this game is significantly bigger, but I kinda doubt it.
I will buy it anyways.

MercurySteams last Metroid title was 11+ hrs long. And that was a 3DS title. Shadow Complex was like 5 hours long. Ori was short but Bloodstained and especially Hollow Knight were both cheaper and pretty long.

Hopefully this title will have some meat on its bones.

Noonan 06-16-21 07:28 AM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
SE preordered. It may be overpriced for what it is but I'm OK giving Nintendo full price for a new Metroid game (unlike giving them full price for 10 year old games they "remade".)

Decker 06-16-21 04:42 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by Noonan (Post 13946090)
SE preordered. It may be overpriced for what it is but I'm OK giving Nintendo full price for a new Metroid game (unlike giving them full price for 10 year old games they "remade".)

I'm so jealous. Want that SE. I assume I am SOL.

Maxflier 06-16-21 05:08 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13946007)
Fuck. I’m gonna have to buy a Switch. Fuck.

It's a fantastic system, I think you'll be glad you did. Though you should probably wait for the heavily rumored "Pro" model.

Maxflier 06-16-21 05:34 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13946369)
I'm so jealous. Want that SE. I assume I am SOL.

It's currently available on WalMart's website if you hurry.

Decker 06-16-21 05:58 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Not for me. :(

OldBoy 06-16-21 08:04 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by Maxflier (Post 13946379)
It's a fantastic system, I think you'll be glad you did. Though you should probably wait for the heavily rumored "Pro" model.

I mean this looks amazing and it started as a side scroller snd this just looks gorgeous. Iíve always loved Metroid and played and finished most, but itís small system right? I donít care about handheld or whatever. Just another hdmi port. No biggie. Plus its fucking Metroid! Itíll be my Halo for XBOX. And I can play Gamecube stuff like Eternal Darkness and the Metroid Primeís again? Easy sale if case.

Decker 06-16-21 08:23 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
You canít play Game cube games on the system

OldBoy 06-16-21 08:35 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Can’t download old games? Can you buy all digital?

RichC2 06-16-21 08:39 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13946472)
Canít download old games? Can you buy all digital?

There are very few GameCube or Wii games available for the Switch, digital or physical. Unless there are some new hacks I don't know about.

nickdawgy 06-16-21 08:43 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
I haven’t played a Metroid game since Prime.

SunMonkey 06-17-21 06:48 AM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
I saw a clip where the developer noted they couldnít do Dread until now because of technology limits. I wonder what that means for a game like a 2D Metroid.

fujishig 06-17-21 08:43 AM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Since a lot of the gameplay seems to be based on that dog robot stalking you, I suspect it's the ai/animations for the dog robot? I can't think of anything else because as others have said, there have been a ton of great indy 2d metroidvanias filling the gap since then.

OldBoy 06-17-21 06:09 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by RichC2 (Post 13946473)
There are very few GameCube or Wii games available for the Switch, digital or physical. Unless there are some new hacks I don't know about.

what the hell is point of Switch then, other than the handheld shit? You can play old regular XBOX games on XO or Series X. Not sure about PS, but why wouldn’t you be able to at least buy and download all of Nintendo’s past amazing games? I will absolutely reconsider now.

The Questyen 06-17-21 06:55 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13946810)
what the hell is point of Switch then, other than the handheld shit? You can play old regular XBOX games on XO or Series X. Not sure about PS, but why wouldnít you be able to at least buy and download all of Nintendoís past amazing games? I will absolutely reconsider now.

Never change Oldboy. You are always good for a laugh.

OldBoy 06-17-21 07:02 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
Well, thanks, but seriously? I’m so glad I went Xbox. I like mature, blood and guts FPS which I know Nintendo veered away from with some exceptions. I don’t need to play at work on a handheld or wouldn’t even if could. Not digital old games, not many new? What’s so good about it?

RichC2 06-17-21 08:59 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 
I love backwards compatibility but basically never use it unless it's for really old titles (which Nintendo includes a decent number with their online service at least).

Switch has its own games, if they appeal to you, then it's a really well thought out and built system. If they don't appeal to you then the hardware wouldn't make a difference anyway.

Adam Tyner 06-17-21 09:58 PM

Re: Metroid Dread (Switch; 10/8/21)
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13946810)
what the hell is point of Switch then, other than the handheld shit?

Itís the only place (a handful of mobile titles aside) to play new Nintendo games. Thatís a hell of a selling point.

I get not being interested in the handheld element ó my Switch is docked 99% of the time ó but the approach Nintendo has taken solves the biggest problem thatís plagued them for quite a few years now: they canít really do justice to both a dedicated handheld and a dedicated console at the same time. When one is being supported well, the other often winds up stranded in a software drought. Thanks to the Switch, Nintendoís attention isnít divided anymore, so theyíre able to put out a steadier stream of games. Whether youíre all handheld all the time, keep the Switch permanently docked, or are constantly taking it in and out of the dock, youíre covered.


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