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Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Dec 25th 2010 at 12:14:48 PM

Metroid Prime was my first. To this day, it's still one of my favorite games.

Anyway, I finally got Metroid: Other M, and to be honest, while the story is pretty average so far, the gameplay's actually pretty great. The only thing I would've wanted gameplay-wise would be the options to use the Nunchuk and the Classic Controller.

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
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Dec 25th 2010 at 12:15:05 PM

Anyone else think it's harder to get 100% completion on a Metroid game than to just beat it in three hours or less?

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Dec 25th 2010 at 5:24:32 PM

Yes, it is. I've beaten every hand held Metroid I ever played in less than three hours. Metroid games being what they are, knowing where to go in the maze shortens time to completion considerably. 100% means you have to go through every single part of that maze.

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Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Dec 25th 2010 at 5:49:54 PM

Who else was introduced to Samus via Smash Bros.?

Not I. I was introduce to her via the incredibly underrated Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy. Yeah, sure it took me 2 years to actually beat that game (half of it was due to being stuck and the other half was due to the Nightmare Fuel induced by the Metroid evolutions in the game), but it was fun nonetheless. When I beat it a second time, that's when I discovered Samus was a hot chick.

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The Final ECW Champion
Dec 25th 2010 at 5:53:31 PM

I thought Samus was a robot until I read her profile on the first Smash Bros game.

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Dec 25th 2010 at 8:06:50 PM

Ooh! A Metroid thread!

I've played all the 2D Metroid games, and about half of Prime.

Love the series, though it's often more difficult than I'd like. I remember as a kid being confused about how to play M1 (I'd been raised on linear platformers like Super Mario Bros., at that point), and later being scared by being locked into a room with the first Torizo boss. Then later I got stuck in the Brinstar jungle area.

And years later, Fusion gave me chills whenever the SA-X showed up. Though that was totally worth it. I'm serious.

I really love the ambience and music of the series. It just has so many tracks that are great to leave running while I go do something else. Among the best tracks are:

  • Zero Mission Kraid's lair
  • Zero Mission sneaking mission
  • Zero Mission "Chozo memories" theme
  • M2 ROS theme that has this weird melody to it
  • Super Brinstar red swampy area
  • Super "Maridia 2" (higher notes)
  • Super Norfair—both themes but especially Lower Norfair
  • Super Wrecked Ship
  • Fusion Sector 5 (ARC), Sector 3 (PYR), Sector 4 (AQA), main theme, emergency theme, and boss themes
  • Prime crashed ship
  • Prime Phazon Mines—all three tracks
  • Prime Meta-Ridley

Wait, did someone mention Ridley before?

Holy shit Ridley is fuckin' awesome.

Conversation is now about Ridley.

By the way, The Great Pies Alt, you, me, and this other person with a Ridley facepalm avatar, and this other person with a Ridley Prime avatar with a greenish background could totally get together a Ridley avatar theme.

edited 25th Dec '10 8:14:46 PM by GlennMagusHarvey

Dec 25th 2010 at 8:08:49 PM

Oh, Crowning Moment of Funny from our page on Metroid:

** Justified in that Samus is usually sent in to pirate lairs post-piracy. You can see the pirates in action in the opening sequence of Super Metroid, when Ridley pirates the last metroid from the research station. Presumably, pangalactic police prevent protracted piratical processes, only summoning up their favourite bounty hunter to go in and blow up the place when they track down the actual lair - which would probably be largely immune to a head-on raid by federation forces.

> when Ridley pirates the last metroid

/me imagines Ridley copying the metroid's biomolecular structure onto a data disc then escaping

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jtmmachine Shadow Man from The Other Side
Shadow Man
Dec 25th 2010 at 9:42:27 PM

Guess he's NOT too big after all!

edited 25th Dec '10 9:52:12 PM by jtmmachine

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Dec 25th 2010 at 9:48:09 PM

Undead, I can't see your picture. :(

edited 25th Dec '10 9:48:23 PM by Scardoll

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Dec 26th 2010 at 12:12:00 AM

Hey, it's jtmmachine! You're the one with the green-background Ridley avatar!

I hereby declare Ridley avatar theme.

Dec 26th 2010 at 2:39:41 AM

I also have kawaii Ridley.

Dec 26th 2010 at 7:59:16 PM

I got a Wii and two games for Christmas. One was Super Mario Galaxy 2, the other was the Metroid Prime Trilogy. I never owned a Game Cube back in the day, so my most recent Metroid before now was Metroid Prime: Hunters on the DS, which I thought was pretty lousy. The real Prime games are rather badass, though. I thought switching to 3D would make Metroid go the way of the 3D Castlevania games, but they're actually very good.

My only regret is that we may never see another proper 2D Metroid. Fusion was alright, but diminished the gameplay in favour of telling a story. Not worth the trade-off, IMO. My initial hope for Other M was that the Wii was getting a classic platformer Metroid since it didn't have the "Prime" subtitle, but it was not to be. I still have to rent that and see if it's as silly as everyone says.

Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Dec 26th 2010 at 8:25:10 PM

From what little I've played of Other M, the story is not so much bad as it is wonky in execution. My original expectations based on what people were saying was to be unimpressed, maybe even angered, but I'm pretty neutral to it as it stands. I do think it needs to be tweaked a bit so it's not so polarizing, however.

I'm still not used to the game's controls, but gameplay seems fun (though I'm still not used to Samus being so agile in her suit).

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Dec 26th 2010 at 8:49:08 PM

From what I've heard, it plays like Ninja Gaiden, but then I've only heard, not played first hand. I've really been looking for a copy of Metroid 2 if I get another Metroid game.

Modified Ura-nage, Torture Rack
Dec 26th 2010 at 10:50:28 PM

I hope they remake Metroid 2.

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Dec 26th 2010 at 10:57:08 PM

Considering it's on decades old hardware, they'd fucking better. :V

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Dec 26th 2010 at 11:09:16 PM

The problem is not that it's on decades-old hardware.

The problem is that it's hard to understand of a game. This includes the overlapping maps.

edited 26th Dec '10 11:09:33 PM by GlennMagusHarvey

Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Dec 26th 2010 at 11:10:29 PM

[up][up]Indeed. And then maybe people won't be confused whenever I mention evolving Metroids...

edited 26th Dec '10 11:11:05 PM by Customer

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Dec 26th 2010 at 11:25:02 PM

^^ It's still a problem. I mean, for younger players getting introduced to the series, there's basically a giant gap in the story and there's no (easy) way to play the game to fill it in. A pretty important part of the story, might I add.

Also, money.

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Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Dec 27th 2010 at 12:34:54 AM

[up]This makes me wonder if there are people who think Samus just randomly found a baby Metroid before Super Metroid began.

And frankly, I kind of want Nintendo to release an updated GBA Metroid compilation (akin to the Megaman Zero Collection released earlier this year) for the DS or whatever, but add Metroid 2 and Super Metroid so just about all the games are available on current gen systems. At the moment, Fusion and Super are the only other Metroid games aside from the Prime series that I haven't played.

edited 27th Dec '10 12:36:17 AM by Customer

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Dec 27th 2010 at 5:29:02 AM

And then maybe people won't be confused whenever I mention evolving Metroids...

Repeat after me: Metamorphosis. Me-ta-mor-pho-sis. It's not a Pokémon.

...Although, a Pokémon based on a metroid would be awesome. Grass/Dragon, Ability: Levitate. Learns Giga Drain at level 5.

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Dec 27th 2010 at 6:41:51 AM

I hope they remake Metroid 2.
And I hope it's a more faithful remake than Zero Mission.

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Dec 27th 2010 at 6:48:05 AM

Zero Mission wasn't faithful?

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Dec 27th 2010 at 6:56:36 AM

Ehh... no. It barely plays like the original. It's absurdly easy, even for modern Metroid standards, enemies are never a real threat they are just... there for you to kill while running from one point to another, every boss is disappointing except Mother Brain, where you actually need to dodge attacks. The game forces you to take a specific route by indicating your next objective all the time (although not as bad as it was in Fusion). The powerups seem to be there just to allow you to go through obstacles, whereas in the original they changed how the game was played almost entirely. The slightly bizarre stealth sequence at the end wasn't bad but it felt out of place in Metroid.

edited 27th Dec '10 7:01:06 AM by Ganel


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