This game has it ALL!!!
This isn't a video game! This is a world class EXPERIENCE!
Samus has never been this incredible.
Lets start with the designers were meticulous in their incorporation of the console's sterescopic 3D. Every environment is artistically perfect, and the ambient music will make you feel like you are truly isolated on the planet SR388. Between any Metroid (Side-scroller or first-person shooter), this one definitely takes the prize for most compelling visuals
The gameplay and controls are super familiar but incorporates numerous innovations for modern gamers.
Right off the bat, Samus is given the ability to counter enemy attacks and decimate them in Matrix-caliber slow motion. You can jump on a boss and load it with rockets, which is extremely fulfilling to watch.
Samus has several new abilities and powerups to make exploration very exciting and satisfying.
You are even given a scanning ability to check areas for potential hidden passages and upgrades. The map also throws in a generous number of savepoints and teleporters to eliminate the asenine tedioum found in some of the older titles.
Interestingly enough, the game is VERY long in comparison to the other side-scrolling Metroid titles. Even with all of the added features, you will be busy for a while, which is good for the gamer who really wants to get their money's worth.
The Metroid encounters in this game can get fairly repetitive but there are several unique boss battles and chase sequences that an experienced gamer should come to expect. You will feel very satisfied after each succesful boss takedown.
For: Experienced platform action gamers who have plenty of patience.
Not For: Impatient Scrubs
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