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This game was easily the best game of 2002. It is one of the best adventure games ever and it has to do with how genre defying this game was. This truly is a first person adventure not a FPS. Unlike most games this one was willing to take a risk and it paid off. It has some of the best level design in a game and the puzzles are very well thought out. Exploration is what makes this game so good and the environments are huge and beautiful. The game is great the whole time through. It's only flaw is that it is not that replayable only worth going through once or twice but since it is such a long game that shouldn't stop you from playing it.
Graphics are decent. Gameplay is a bit tedious. You have to keep killing the same stuff over and over again. For instance, if you clear a room, leave, than come back, all the enemies are back. This takes away alot of satisfaction for me, I like killing everything and than having free roam of the place. Now, in a normal linear game, thats not a problem because revisiting old rooms isn't necessary but this game is free roaming. You have to go through everything multiple times to get secret items. There is also alot of bs as far as having to scan everything. There was 1 cool aspect. Rolling around in a ball is fun. I really can't think of anything else. I just didn't have the patience at all. I didn't for the original metroid either. I was glad I only rented this!