Critic & User Reviews
LOVED THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!
posted by 250zombies (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Dec 20, 2007
Member since Jul 2004
8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
posted by duuuuude (SOUTH BOSTON, MA) Jul 8, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
posted by werty485 (KATY, TX) Sep 12, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Most immersive handheld title.
posted by ArcadeGuy (BROOKLYN, NY) Oct 27, 2006
Member since Oct 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Like Super Metroid, they are both action/adventure platformers with a huge emphasis on exploration. The game takes place in a massive, intertwined stage, and finding the next area to progress may not always be clear.
I was reluctant at first to play the game, since the beginning turned me off. The structure is a little different than other Metroid games. It opens with with a few narratives and has a few scattered segments of text box dialogue throughout the game, but thankfully it's a very light read, and it's worth it in the end.
In the game, your character is exploring a space colony and your are given mission orders by a computer AI, who often locks doors leading to areas you're not ready to visit yet. This system is controversial considering the franchise's previous history of exploration and non-linear progression. To the game's benefit, it makes it easier on newbies, since you will not get lost or stuck as often... for the most part. Being in 2D, the solutions are never that obscure, you just have to think inside the game.
As with Super Metroid, one of the best aspects of the game is the rich atmosphere. The graphics, music, and presentation make you very immersed into the eerie and dangerous setting of a space colony overrun with an alien parasite. The encounters with the main villain are unpredictable, and very effective.
Metroid Fusion is just not the most sensible handheld game. The gameplay is pretty heavy and attention-demanding. Although you can put the game in sleep mode from the pause menu, you have to find a save room to shut it off.
posted by Strongbad1 (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Jun 19, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by Quicksilver84 (SPRINGFIELD, IL) Jul 23, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
The Bad: Sometimes you can feel overwhelmed with the game's challenges and get mad, but keep playing, its worth it. The SA-X (think a Samus Doppleganger) is a pain in the rear at times too.
The Ugly: The SA-X. If you don't know what I mean, play the game, then you will.
posted by Saint67 (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Jun 9, 2012
Member since May 2012
posted by arceuslvx (FULTON, MO) Jul 26, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Suspense And Action To The Max!
posted by Shadowkid (SAN ANTONIO, FL) Jun 29, 2011
Member since Jan 2010
Incredible game that lives up to the name Metroid
posted by Parrapa (GLADEWATER, TX) Jul 12, 2010
Member since Nov 2004
posted by AznIceman (CRANSTON, RI) Nov 21, 2008
Member since Sep 2005
very good overall
posted by tyranitar (ARLINGTON, TN) Oct 2, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
posted by knblouis (SAN LEANDRO, CA) Apr 16, 2007
Member since Mar 2007