Metroid Appreciation Thread - Come Inside and Talk About All Things Metroid

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by Parksey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:42 am

I always felt like Prime 3 got some unfair criticism when it came out.

It doesn't have as strong a start as the first two games, not helped by the setting as it's a little awkward watching Samis interact with other humans and characters.

But I always thought it was a really strong entry in the series. I replayed it a few years back and while the two GC games take a while to get used to due to the tank controls, 3 was really smooth and intuitive.

I think it doesn't help that the game was released at the tail end of 2007, when there were a big number of amazing games out, not least Mario Galaxy on the same system.

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:38 am

Prime 3 is better than Prime 2. It had to be made that way. The galactic conflict had escalated. It was never going to have that feeling of isolation that was so ingrained in the series.

All the Prime games are great tbh. 1>3>2

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:37 am

I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.


There are a few standout tracks from it. The credits theme from that game might be one of my favourite tracks from the Trilogy. I also like the Skytown music.

I don't really much else about the OST.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:16 pm

Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.


There are a few standout tracks from it. The credits theme from that game might be one of my favourite tracks from the Trilogy. I also like the Skytown music.

I don't really much else about the OST.


There are a couple of top tier tracks, but the quantity is pretty low compared to the first two games.

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.


There are a few standout tracks from it. The credits theme from that game might be one of my favourite tracks from the Trilogy. I also like the Skytown music.

I don't really much else about the OST.


There are a couple of top tier tracks, but the quantity is pretty low compared to the first two games.


First game has the best soundtrack by far. I love that space pirates theme.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.


There are a few standout tracks from it. The credits theme from that game might be one of my favourite tracks from the Trilogy. I also like the Skytown music.

I don't really much else about the OST.


There are a couple of top tier tracks, but the quantity is pretty low compared to the first two games.


First game has the best soundtrack by far. I love that space pirates theme.


The pirate combat music? Eurgh, that was one of the low points of the soundtrack to me. :slol:

Phendrana, the various Chozo Ruins tracks, Tallon IV overworld, all much better.

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:40 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:I just wish the aiming reticle were more like that in 1 & 2. Having a big neon dot kinda hindered the immersion. The music was also not as good as previous games.


There are a few standout tracks from it. The credits theme from that game might be one of my favourite tracks from the Trilogy. I also like the Skytown music.

I don't really much else about the OST.


There are a couple of top tier tracks, but the quantity is pretty low compared to the first two games.


First game has the best soundtrack by far. I love that space pirates theme.


The pirate combat music? Eurgh, that was one of the low points of the soundtrack to me. :slol:

Phendrana, the various Chozo Ruins tracks, Tallon IV overworld, all much better.


Phendrana is fantastic. I love the way the Tallon IV overworld theme changes about halfway through the game.

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by Victor Mildew » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:20 pm

Looks like the left bank of LEDs on my dolphin bar have burnt out in less than 3 hours of use :|

No more metroid for me then.

Edit you should see the workaround I've come up with :lol:

Dolphin bar still in use but hidden, Wii U plugged in and running in Wii mode on the gamepad, gamepad propped under my monitor idling on the menu screen. It works better than the Dolphin bar on its own :lol:

The state of this

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by Victor Mildew » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:06 pm

:datass:

A bit of random footage:


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by Victor Mildew » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:50 pm

This is great. The sky place :wub:

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:03 pm

Classic metroid prime - Just when things are building to a nice finish FETCH QUEST mummy strawberry floater

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by The Watching Artist » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:14 pm

Skytown :wub: :wub: :wub:
Advent7 wrote:Classic metroid prime - Just when things are building to a nice finish FETCH QUEST mummy strawberry floater

I know :( :( :( I think in 3 its set up so you don't have to fetch everything but then that means you get the weaker ending or something.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:09 pm

I hated the fetch quest in Metroid Prime 2 from what I recall, things like this just break up the flow of the game. Hoping 4 won’t have one.

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by Clarkman » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:07 pm

My Christmas day game has been Metroid Samus Returns. Just at the third area and I feel I have a huge amount of abilities already. Very little backtracking being enforced, which is welcome to this point. A little disappointed not to have had a proper boss fight yet.

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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:34 pm

Frosty the Clarkman wrote:A little disappointed not to have had a proper boss fight yet.


Metroids all the way down.

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PostRe: Metroid Appreciation Thread - Come Inside and Talk About All Things Metroid
by Clarkman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Frosty the Clarkman wrote:A little disappointed not to have had a proper boss fight yet.


Metroids all the way down.


Now won the fight for the Super Bombs and gooseberry fool got real very quickly :slol: That took me about fifteen attempts and my hands are cramped as hell. Being back on the 3DS after the luxury of the Switch is horrible.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:29 pm

As I'm using a DS again, what's Metroid Prime Hunters like for it?

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:42 pm

Gemini73 wrote:As I'm using a DS again, what's Metroid Prime Hunters like for it?


Imagine your hand has become locked in a painful claw position. That's what you'll be like after playing it.

Frosty the Clarkman wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Frosty the Clarkman wrote:A little disappointed not to have had a proper boss fight yet.


Metroids all the way down.


Now won the fight for the Super Bombs and gooseberry fool got real very quickly :slol: That took me about fifteen attempts and my hands are cramped as hell. Being back on the 3DS after the luxury of the Switch is horrible.


Some of the fights are a real nightmare! I quickly learned to be wary of every Metroid encounter. :slol:

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by Gemini73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:As I'm using a DS again, what's Metroid Prime Hunters like for it?


Imagine your hand has become locked in a painful claw position. That's what you'll be like after playing it.

Frosty the Clarkman wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Frosty the Clarkman wrote:A little disappointed not to have had a proper boss fight yet.


Metroids all the way down.


Now won the fight for the Super Bombs and gooseberry fool got real very quickly :slol: That took me about fifteen attempts and my hands are cramped as hell. Being back on the 3DS after the luxury of the Switch is horrible.


Some of the fights are a real nightmare! I quickly learned to be wary of every Metroid encounter. :slol:


I see. Are there any other Metroid games available for the platform?


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