Metroid Prime Trilogy thread (Metroid Prime 2 in progress)

 
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I’m spending more time fighting with the Wii remote more than the enemies. I waited nearly 2 months for this shit only for it to completely make the game unenjoyable and unplayable. I feel like I’m playing the game with a damn Guitar Hero guitar.

What the fuck was Nintendo thinking making this only playable with the Wii remote and nunchuck? This would be perfect to play on with the Pro Controller.
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well that sucks

maybe you'll get used to it?


 
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I finally got the remote and nunchuck to work properly after messing with the sensor by putting it in different spots. The spot I have it in now I guess was the sweet spot and it was working completely fine for my 6 hour marathon today.

I'm loving every minute of Metroid Prime so far. I was worried about the game being having a first-person perspective compared to the side scrolling Super Metroid, but my worries were gone once I was finally able to play it properly.

The gameplay feels great and nothing feels clunky. Only time it was clunky was when the remote wasn't working at all but that was for obvious reasons.

For a game made in 2002 the game's graphics still look great and I'm assuming the Wii beefed them up to look better for the Trilogy set.

The music is awesome too and was ecstatic to hear some familiar tracks when traversing through the various areas of Tallon IV. When I heard Ridley's Hideout theme from Super Metroid play when I got to Magmoor for the first time, I knew I was in for some shit. The new music is also great. I was in the Chozo Ruins for a long time and I never got tired of hearing the funky beat that plays throughout this area.

From a 2D-side scroller to an FPS game, this feels like a natural evolution done right. It's still the same Metroid.


 
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The music in Phendrana Drifts is so damn beautiful


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Gonna try Prime 2's multiplayer when ya get there?


 
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Gonna try Prime 2's multiplayer when ya get there?
I probably won’t check that out until I finish all 3 games


 
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One detail about this game that I love is the HUD/visor on Samus and how it really feels like you're inside her helmet as she moves and looks around.

Also I was completely blown away how you could see her eyes and face every time you get hit with something that leaves a bright flash of light. You can even see her blink too sometimes. These details just add to the already immersive atmosphere the game has and whoever thought of this is a genius.

I wonder if this was an inspiration for Bungie to have Chief's visor visible in Halo 3, and that game came out 5 years after this one.


 
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i haven't been reading your posts since i haven't played enough of the game and would like to form my own opinions

but this thread has inspired me to play along with you (even though i have several other things on my plate at the moment)


 
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God this game is just incredible. I'm loving everything about it so far.

I'm liking the enemy variety. At first I hated fighting the Space Pirates but once I figured them out and acquired more missiles/beam attacks, they were so much fun to fight. Their headquarters in Pendrana Drifts was a tough fight but making it out of there alive felt great.

The boss fights are pretty cool as well. Some of the mini-bosses you fight are rather... interesting and unexpected. I'm looking forward to what I'm going to run into once I go farther into the game.

I acquired the Ice Beam before stopping. I wish I had these days off from work so I can continue playing. I don't want to stop.


 
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I guess now I have to find the grapple beam and another suit upgrade to continue further. I have no idea where they are but one of them has to be in Phendrana Drifts somewhere and that's where I'm at right now.

I also completely missed a Save Point in Magmoor Caverns that I didn't even see until I was going back to Phendrana Drifts.


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You get the grapple beam surprisingly late. I would have expected it to be earlier.

I've also recently started playing these games at my friend's house. I just got the plasma beam.


 
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Yeah the Wii nunchuck is great when you have the perfect place for the sensor, but if you dont it Is pretty terrible


 
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God I hope Nintendo gets the person(or people) that made the soundtrack for this game back for Metroid Prime 4. Every song I've heard so far in this game is an absolute banger.

There's another area in Phendrana Drifts that plays like a futuristic version with a funky bass line of the area's original song and this song sounds like it came straight out of Ratchet: Deadlocked even though Metroid Prime came way before it. 
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God I hope Nintendo gets the person(or people) that made the soundtrack for this game back for Metroid Prime 4. Every song I've heard so far in this game is an absolute banger.

There's another area in Phendrana Drifts that plays like a futuristic version with a funky bass line of the area's original song and this song sounds like it came straight out of Ratchet: Deadlocked even though Metroid Prime came way before it.

It's Kenji Yamamoto. He has done the soundtrack for all the good Metroid games (Exept AM2R and  Maybe Return of Samus I'm not sure if that was him too.)


 
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Found the gravity suit and now I’m making my way through the Phazon Mines.

I almost died as I only had 1 energy tank left. Thank god there was a Save Station right after that morph ball maze with the electricity.


 
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Got the grapple beam now.


 
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Alright I guess I have to backtrack and find something that’s gonna help me get across this gap of radiation in the Phazon Mines. I tried everything I could to get across but nothing worked.


 
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Backtracked out of the Phazon Mines and I ended up finding the X-Ray Visor and Plasma Beam. With those, I went back to some areas in the Chozo Ruins and Phendrana Drifts. I found some extra energy tanks, a bunch of missiles, and more power bomb upgrades. I also picked up a couple of those Chozo artifacts and took them back to the temple. I wonder what happens when you get all of them?

I stopped somewhere in Phendrana Drifts because there's still some hidden places I gotta explore now that I have the Plasma Beam.

Missile count: 130
Power Bombs: 5
Energy Tanks: 10
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13 hours into Metroid Prime 1 so far and I had my first death. I was planning on finishing the game without dying once. Oh well.

Found some more Chozo artifacts as well. I have half of them collected so far.


 
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Beat the Omega Pirate, he was the most annoying boss I’ve fought so far.

Now I have to collect the rest of the Chozo Artifacts. I have 5 more to find.


 
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did the prime trilogy on the wii not have gamecube controller support?


 
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did the prime trilogy on the wii not have gamecube controller support?
it does not, surprisingly enough


 
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>When you find out that the X-Ray Visor can see the Chozo Ghosts


 
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I beat Metroid Prime last night, took me 19 hours to complete and I had a 75% rating for collecting items.

I didn't know that the reward for collecting all the artifacts would be an intense fight with Meta Ridley. Took me awhile to beat him because my missiles kept hitting the side of his chest instead of direct impacts so the fight went longer than expected. I did enjoy this fight but I feel like the fight against Ridley in Super Metroid was better because there was more tension to it, it felt more personal.

The Impact Crater was an unusual and strange place but it was cool to explore through it. This place definitely felt more alien-like than the rest of the areas in the game. I wish it was a little longer like how Tourian was in Super Metroid. The Metroid Prime's appearance in this state was quite unsettling as it looks like a weird deformed human face, little did I know you'd end up fighting this thing's face in it's final form later on.

Like with I felt with Super Metroid, this is a game I wish I grew up playing but instead I had a PS2 and Xbox. Metroid Prime 1 was truly a game ahead of it's time, especially in the years from 2000-2003 when FPS games were still trying to find their identity in the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube era.

Final thoughts, I still can't get over the visor effects when you're near bright flashes of light. I tested this out some more in the underwater frigate location where it looks the best. You can see the entirety of Samus's face if you get it in the right spot and Samus will blink and react to it as well.

On to Metroid Prime 2 I went immediately after I finished the first game. I hope this game is just as good. I've already met Dark Samus and can't wait to see how this goes.


 
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so i guess best buy leaked that the metroid prime collection is coming to switch or something, so here's hoping


 
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so i guess best buy leaked that the metroid prime collection is coming to switch or something, so here's hoping
I saw that too. It would definitely buy the time before Metroid Prime 4 releases, plus the Switch sold a metric ton more than the Wii U so I'm sure they would sell a lot of copies of the trilogy.


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On to Metroid Prime 2 I went immediately after I finished the first game. I hope this game is just as good. I've already met Dark Samus and can't wait to see how this goes.

How bout that title music though


 
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On to Metroid Prime 2 I went immediately after I finished the first game. I hope this game is just as good. I've already met Dark Samus and can't wait to see how this goes.

How bout that title music though
Which track specifically? The Metroid Prime Trilogy shares the same menus and stuff so I don't know which theme you're talking about.


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On to Metroid Prime 2 I went immediately after I finished the first game. I hope this game is just as good. I've already met Dark Samus and can't wait to see how this goes.

How bout that title music though
Which track specifically? The Metroid Prime Trilogy shares the same menus and stuff so I don't know which theme you're talking about.

Well all of them are great but I meant Prime 2 specifically.


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so i guess best buy leaked that the metroid prime collection is coming to switch or something, so here's hoping

fuck yeah. I have the trilogy for Wii, but I didn't want to play through them all with the Wii controller. This is good news.