Well I'm gonna start out by saying that the graphics are amazing. The graphics are so good, that you have to update your wii to play this game. The voice acting is also right on. The story is well thought out, that is if I could fallow the story and figure out what the main characters goal is. And the controls are kind of simple because you have to have your wii sideways to play. yes, no nunchuck. lol. but you do have to point at the screen from time to time if you want to view your area in first person view and target and shoot. So through the game, the wiimote go's sideways and then point at the screen. So the game is pretty awesome, but of course awesomeness means a lot of kick butt. And I mean A LOT! Really, there's like enemies on every corner of this game. And some barley even give you a fighting chance. And to make it better, the brats are fast. So if your really good about hand-eye coordination, this game will really test you.
If you played the original metroid for the nes then your going to like this game. If you go into this game never playing the first metroid or hated the first metroid then your better off avoiding this game. The controls are very similar to the first metroid with the only major change this is a 3D game and not a 2D game like the first metroid.
posted by JLOCKE5592 (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Sep 3, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
I didn't play much of the old 2D metroid games, so I really have nothing to compare this to in that way, but it was pretty good compared to the Prime series (Which I loved), and I was a little let down when the "First Person Mode" was very weak compared to running around in third person. It would have been real nice if you could add on the nunchuk and play Prime style. The controls were kinda odd and had a slight learning curve and once again, really could have used the nunchuk. On a different note, the story was pretty good, and the graphics of the cinematic scenes were some of the best I've ever seen, especially for a Wii game, and I believe they should have worked harder on the in-game graphics, and should have atleast had them more comparable to Prime 3: Corruption, but I'm not complaining. The only problems I had with the game were the controls, and the length. It was very short compared to the Prime series (I don't know how long the 2D ones were >.<) and I beat the game in about 8 to 10 hours. I would have another problem with this game actually, but it is sort of a spoiler, so just play the game and if u are a regular player of the Metroid series, you'll know what I'm talking about (It has to do with how you get more weapons). All in all I give the game an 8 out of 10 for the gameplay, story and graphics, and recommend it for rent for those that like the Metroid Series.