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Prometheus
10-11-2007, 01:12 AM
Foreword: Sorry I've taken a while with posting new reviews as of late, I've been busy working. Hopefully I can make it up with this review.


Metroid Prime 3 Corruption - Nintendo Wii (released 4th quarter 2007)

Genre: First Person Shooter Action Adventure


Metroid Prime 3 is one of the reasons I bought a Nintendo Wii . When the game was nearing completion, and then was set to be released, I was bewildered by an apparent lack of promotion and marketing on Nintendo's part. Thankfully, the game is excellent; unlike the marketing used for it.

Metroid Prime 3 Corruption is the final chapter of the Metroid Prime series, and it plays like a dream. You are (of course) Samus Aran, the famed bounty hunter; who fights the Space Pirates. This is the first Metroid game with full Voice acting, and it is really something. Not once have I heard a character that didn't feel right, which is a pretty big feat as this is their (Nintendo) first attempt at full Voice work in a flagship title.

The game starts off on the flagship Olympus, where you learn the fundamentals of the new control system in a well designed opening tutorial. Soon you find yourself under attack by the Space Pirates, and you are forced to fight and work your way back to your ship. As in other Metroid games, your ship acts as a safe point, where you can save your game and stock up on health and weapons. This time however , you can enter the cockpit of your ship, and actually pick where you want to fly next, or input information in a very cool interactive way using the Wii remote.

The controls are one of the best parts of the game, you aim with the Wii remote by pointing it on screen and shoot by pressing either a or b (you can change it). This is one of the first Wii games that I've played that actually feels like it was designed especially for the Wii. The button mapping is just perfect, and the context sensitive moments in the game have a wow factor, and are responsive and not gimmicky in the slightest.

As I mentioned before, the voice acting is excellent, but what about the sound effects and music? Don't fret, Nintendo have all bases covered. The music is one of the greatest video game scores I've heard in the past year, and the sound effects in general are on par with the excellent standards set by the music and Voice work in the game.

The graphics are impressive, the art work is beautiful, and you can really tell that Retro Studios took their time in designing full, luscious looking worlds. Never in a first person shooter have I played levels that looked so nice and were so well conceived. Samus looks great, and all enemy models are well designed. Although the overall look of the game seems only slightly changed from Metroid Prime 2, albeit in a higher res, I think the developer made a good decision by not trying to overhaul something that already worked. The graphics are overall some of the best you will see on Wii, second to only Super Mario Galaxy.

Overall Metroid Prime 3 Corruption is a must by for anyone serious gamer that owns a Wii, it is a flagship title of Nintendo, and you would be sorry to miss it. Buy this game.


Score: 9.5/10

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Lightning Strike
10-11-2007, 06:07 AM
Is this out yet? i didnt know that, its taken away the side-scrolling theme that was good, and replaced it with a Halo like theme, i hope its good, but you seem to have enjoyed it, so if i get a wii, ill have to give it a go

Prometheus
10-11-2007, 06:54 AM
its out now

its been away from the side scrolling theme since gamecube......there was 2 of them on gamecube and one for ds that were first person.....

Lightning Strike
10-11-2007, 08:00 AM
lol, i never played any since the one on SNES, and you said third in the series, so i assumed

The real gamer_thing
10-11-2007, 12:03 PM
Good review. I got this game a week a ago and I agree with everything you've said. Brilliant game. One of the hardest games I've played in a long time.

Nintengod
10-11-2007, 01:20 PM
Cracking review Prom, and this is yet another Wii showcase title. Anyone who thinks the Wii is not up to standards or is not powerful enough need to look no further than this game.

I think I may buy it today....or wait till Friday, and buy Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3 then......just gotta decide which to dedicate my time to first!!! :D

powerblade
07-12-2007, 05:12 PM
I think the game is really outstang, farly like the revolution of nitendo:)

Talentz
18-12-2007, 02:03 PM
Lovely got the game at home completed It really a lovely game,but all the Metroid games have been hard!

vrc2k?
01-01-2008, 12:29 PM
i love this game, the level design is brilliant, the graphics are good enough for a ps3 or 360. the backgrounds look just beautiful, hypermode works brilliantly with its risk reward system. shooting in hypermode damages yourself but it does lots of damage to your enemies, sometimes you will become corrupted and cannot exit hyper mode and you have to rapidly shoot to remove the phazon or you face instant game over.

the levels always have some sort of interesting puzzle. the morph ball is used very well you travel through tunnels or get under small places and use the morph ball bomb in skillful ways.

the weapons work very well, you can easily get to the button you need, the standard beam has a charge feature which travels slowly, has to take time to charge but does quite a lot of damage. the better weapons just get added to the old ones increasing the power. even the weapons get used to solve puzzles. missiles get increased to ice missiles so you can freeze dangerous substances to travel, you use the charge attack to set fire to things to release things or make things move.

the game is long aswell, i have been playing for over 6 hours and i have done less than 20%

the turning works best on the most sensitive setting.

ten out of ten