I recently rented MP2: Echoes and liked it, but i complained that much of the weapons and upgrades where just copied from MP1. That is true, and that is the only reason why i think Metroid Prime is better than echoes because echoes just copied the same look of the beams but gave them different names (like the Ice beam was the Dark Beam in Echoes but it did the EXACT same thing the ice beam did). MP1 is lacking in story, where as Echoes had a fantastic story. Also, in MP2: Echoes, the abilities you gained had somthing to do with how the boss absorbed that ability and is now using it against you, so when you beat it, you got that appropriate skill. In, MP1, you usually just randomly get the Abilities and Power-ups without fighting bosses that have somthing to do with your ability. Also, MP2: Echoes had mich better suits. Yoy got the dark suit, and then the sweet light suit that looked all chrome and awsome, but in MP1, your suit only changes color, so its not nearly as cool. Aside form these slight problems, MP1 has some great features though. First, the additional beams have unlimited ammo like the Power Beam so you dont have to worry about when best to use the beams like you did in Echoes, but it does make the game a little too easy at times (Cough()Plasma Beam()Cough). Also, if you have a GBA and Metroid Fusion, you can link your gamecube and GBA up and get to play the original NES metroid and unlock the Fusion suit to get to play as on Metroid Prime. Echoes only had an art gallery so the features in MP1 are definitely better. Also, the visors in Echoes Blatently copied the ones in MP1, The X-ray Visor in MP1, is almost exactky like the Dark Visor in MP2. The Infrared Visor in MP1, is like the Sonic Visor in Echoes. Its just things like that that make echoes feel like just an update to MP1. The graphics are good as usual with MP1. GAMEPLAY:9/10 GRAPHICS:8/10 DESIGN/CONTROLS:9.7/10 STORY:6/10 OVERALL: 9/10, Only a tiny bit better than echoes.
posted by Strongbad1 (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) May 30, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
This game had the best graphics of any game on Gamecube (and maybe even for other systems) when it came out. Now, the graphics are still some of the best on Gamecube.
The game feels well-made and has plenty of challenges after the beginning area. There are few glitches (like many Nintendo-originals) and it's just plain fun! There are also tons of secrets you can find as well.
Some may find this game boring though, as it requires a lot of scanning things into your log.
The only reasons I can find not to buy it, is it's very hard-to-figure-out difficulty (Online strategy guides fix that though), and a lack of multi-player.
This game is going for sale at under $10 used at most video game stores, so I don't see any reason why not to buy it! (It is waaaaaay under-priced!)
This game was awesome! It was the first Metroid game i've ever played (besides Super Metroid). The 3-D environment makes this game much different than any of the other Metroids. The first-person view is kinda hard to get used to, but after you play with it for awhile, you'll get used to it. There were many puzzles and places where you will have to think, but all the cool weapons, upgrades, etc. will keep you from getting board. The morph ball was extremely fun! There were a bunch of aliens, space pirates, and of course, Metroids to fight. The boss fights were especially good. The story line was a little deep, but if you read all of it, then it's awesome. The environments for each level/world were very cool, including ice, lava, and many others. Overall, I think this is one of the best Gamecube games yet. You should definitely check it out.