posted by HylianPlumber16 (SPRINGDALE, AR) Dec 25, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
This is an amazing package. You get three huge games all on one disc. If you are a Metroid fan and don't have this, you need to get it! The new wii controls for Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2 Echoes feel great. With the wii controls, you can see more of the world. Also, if you had trouble with particular bosses in Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, you might notice the difficulty was toned down ever so slightly. If you are wanting to give something new a try, pick up and play Metroid Prime Trilogy. Worth a rent no doubt!
I'm not a Metroid kind of person, but I decided to rent it to see what it's like.
Let's face it, this is as close as it gets to an all-you-can-eat buffet of Metroid Prime. You get to try all of them to see what they are like, or you are obsessed with Metroid and need to collect all of its titles.
All three have their really, really good moments, and yet none were abysmal either. They all feature the isolation-ish setting of a first person shooter, with main character Samus going through galactic environments and doing missions.
Metroid Prime Synopsis 9/10
It's probably the most well-rounded of the three. Great graphics, unique monsters/environments, and a nice introductory feel of what Metroid exactly is. Pace of this game is truly a joy to play, in my opinion. Music is a great score, and gameplay can get pretty challenging..especially when nearing the final mission of the game. Overall a very polished game.
Metroid Prime II: Echoes 5/10
Sorry, but I really wanted to like this one. The problem I couldn't avoid was that the process of the game was just too confusing and I many times found myself referring to the online walkthrough (something I never do). Even then, the game was a pain in the padded butt (yes, EVEN with the walkthrough!) when trying to figure what to do next. Music is awesome nonetheless, and the story isn't jaw-dropping but it is still interesting.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 7/10
It wasn't as difficult as the 2nd Metroid game, but I STILL needed to refer to the walkthrough. Strategically, this game was also confusing and thus it interfered with the overall enjoyment of the game. This game has much more of a storyline and it will probably keep you more interested than in the 2nd game.
I suppose that the Metroid franchise is too difficult for my liking, yet I am always up for a challenge--and that's saying something. It's just that these games, particularly the final two, just left me kind of dumbfounded.