gamers (87%) found this review helpful
Pros: -good amount of gameplay -many cool weapons at your disposal -lush environments even for the ds -wifi connections/up to three players can battle it out for victory -sweet touch screen ability allowing for easy and smooth navigation and aiming -good amount of medium-difficulty puzzles -detailed rivals who are somewhat hard to kill -bosses at the end of each world -portable metroid prime/take it anywhere
Cons: -when you are using the directional pad and shooting with the left trigger, your hand may seem to cramp up over a long period of time -levels seem somewhat too short and sequenced -some may "not" be able to get used to the freehand play in Metroid Prime:Hunters
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
This game is incredible, and if you don't play it, you are seriously missing out.
Graphics: I have never seen such good graphics on the DS. Being able to put these graphics in, along with so many extras gives this game a bonus point from me. That's all I can say here.
Game play: The game play is great. Wifi omitted nothing, and made the game much better. There were around 27 stages, and 7 hunters to play as, each with there own effect. I won't go into it in detail, but basically, every hunter has their own weapon. Everyone can use those weapons, but the hunter that specializes in that weapon gets an upgraded version of it. Also no effects outweigh the others. There are enough checks and balances to keep each hunter equal, or close to it. the controls are strange, but not overly hard to get used to. Being able to cram in all of these extras in, along with the graphics gives a bonus point, as I have said in the above section. Not a single complaint from me here.
Length: The game is far too short. Though the single player is in no way the main focus of the game, I must be fair and take a point off here.
Sound: Very good. The sound is good in both battles and explorations. No complaints here.
Story: Though the story is not too good, it takes a terrible story to get me to take a point off.
Buy, Rent, or Ignore: I say you should buy this game. If you're sure about it, and this did not persuade you out of it, then rent the game, but I still say you should buy it. Do not ignore this game, whatever you do. Even me, someone who is terrible at shooting games, loves this game.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I must say, I enjoyed this game to its fullest. The graphics are exceptional, and have never lagged in all of my playing. The sounds can get a little redundant, but anyone who's played any First-Person Shooter can live with that. The music is fantastic. The enemy AI is almost too efficient (note efficient, not difficult), and makes them seem less human, but they're fine. The inclusion of several other hunters makes this game very versatile, especially with multiplayer gameplay. Due to special affinities each character has, their 'signature weapon' has some sort of bonus to that character.
Online play has only improved the game's fun factor, especially with the Rival Radar (close your DS and take it places and other people with the Rival Radar on will become your rival, then when you get home, check your rivals) and friends-only voice chatting. For some, it's a way of showing your skills on the battlefield. For others, it's a humbler when they find a superior enemy. Regardless of its effect, a jar of fun in every game is assured.
A great deal of strategy comes into play in this game, just as in the other Prime games. Many people consider this game much more action-oriented than anything else, and it is. But that doesn't mean you don't have to think, and in fact, it's quite the contrary.
I don't know what these other people are on about, but the control scheme is fabulous. It's just like being at home on the computer with a mouse and keyboard. Locking-on was removed, but how many First-Person Shooters beside the first two Primes had a lock-on feature? You have such precise, yet when needed, reflexive aiming, and I tell you, that can come in handy when sniping.
Metroid Prime: Hunters is a game you won't want to miss. Words alone cannot describe the feeling of being there, and nothing can tell you if a game is good or not, save playing it yourself. If you don't play this game, I assure you that you're missing out, good game or not.