I have a confession to make. I’m cheating on my wife. She knows it and she condones it. Why? Every couple of years Nintendo presents us with its butch vixen, Samus Aran. She’s the only other woman allowed in our house.
There has been no exception with this year as the recently released Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has finally been brought to the masses for the Nintendo Wii. For what was originally intended to be a launch title, the extra time put in by Retro Studios to polish the game has been well worth the wait.
However, instead of me gushing about this game over one post, I figured that while everyone else is playing that other game and soon to be OTHER GAME, that I would write up some gameplay sessions. Now, before you get you panties all in a bunch (You do wear panties, right? The granny kind?), these posts will be spoiler-free. I’ll do my best to not give anyway any story elements.
With that in mind, I’d like to give a quick impression.
Brilliance. This game exudes brilliance. This is probably the most polished game that Nintendo has ever made, and if you know Nintendo, you should know that says a lot. Their games usually exhibit an above average shine. This game is loaded with tons of homages to the earlier games (in the timeline of the Metroid series), and doesn’t take itself too seriously all the time. Some diehards may not like this, but I for one, love the bobble head doll of my Mii on the spaceship dashboard.