Metroid: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

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.

Comments

  1. flamingsquirrel says:

    Ah, you’ve played the awesomeness now. Great controls too huh? If it was more action oriented (like a medal of honor game or something) the turning could be a little faster, but set to advance it’s PERFECT for Metroid.

    BTW, how are you playing? Borrowing a friends wii or something? or did you finally get your own?

  2. I’m a diehard, and I don’t think I would approve of such silliness. 😛

  3. Man, I am so jealous! While I’m enjoying playing that other game and will be playing THAT OTHER GAME soon, I would still rather be playing MP3.

    Can’t wait to hear more about it.

    @FS – I wish this was my post, but it’s Nat who gets to enjoy the greatness of Metroid. I am still without a Wii. I hope to rectify that soon.

    @Brin – The bobblehead thing seems silly, but it’s definitely some clever silliness!

  4. flamingsquirrel says:

    Ah, I’m still getting used to this “more-than-one -blogger-per-blog” thing

    Sucks to be you.
    It’s a great game, really. Pick it up as soon as you get a Wii. Other titles that I would Recommend are:
    Twilight Princes (Obviously)
    Mario Strikers Charged (Good online play, and co-op)
    those are must owns, Godfather Blackhand has really good motion controls for beating the SNOT out of mobsters, if you liked GTA or Saints Row, then get it used. It’s worth $30, but not $50.
    Rent Super Paper Mario, DON’T buy it, it’s not that long, you can beat it in a rent, then it doesn’t have much replay value. Not worth $50.
    MoH: Heroes 2 look to be shaping up to be great, IGN says the controls rival MP3:C plus it’s got 32 player online multiplayer, with NO FRIEND CODES. you make a EA account, it plays a lot like XBL, Madden 08 had that system, worked pretty well.

  5. flamingsquirrel says:

    Ah, I’m still getting used to this “more-than-one -blogger-per-blog” thing

    Sucks to be you.
    It’s a great game, really. Pick it up as soon as you get a Wii. Other titles that I would Recommend are:
    Twilight Princes (Obviously)
    Mario Strikers Charged (Good online play, and co-op)
    those are must owns, Godfather Blackhand has really good motion controls for beating the SNOT out of mobsters, if you liked GTA or Saints Row, then get it used. It’s worth $30, but not $50.
    Rent Super Paper Mario, DON’T buy it, it’s not that long, you can beat it in a rent, then it doesn’t have much replay value. Not worth $50.
    MoH: Heroes 2 look to be shaping up to be great, IGN says the controls rival MP3:C plus it’s got 32 player online multiplayer, with NO FRIEND CODES. you make a EA account, it plays a lot like XBL, Madden 08 had that system, worked pretty well.

    So yeah, a little off topic though.
    I wish I could play Bioshock and Halo 3 too. 🙁

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