I didn't play the first two of the Prime series, but I do have Corruption and I think it was the first FPS I ever played, so it's very near and dear to my heart. Still, I'm super interested in Other M, because it looks like it might have an actual story (and the gameplay looks super great). Not that the Prime series didn't, but, in my opinion they were a little teensy bit flat. :T
The story is a teensy bit flat IF you don't read into the scan data. That's the beauty of the Prime games. You get just enough information to understand what is going on in the story, but also have access to so much more than that if you get curious.
Looks like other M may lay things out in more of a storybook fasion than prime did, but that's fine too.
Pick up Metroid Prime Trilogy. Has all three of them with widescreen support and Corruption's controls. A fantastic purchase. The first Prime was my first FPS...well, I had played GoldenEye but this was the first I actually owned. Also look at Turbo's post, as he is absolutely correct. That said, the ending of Corruption DID suck horribly and I'm sure it was even worse if you didn't play the first two.
It's true, I didn't much read the scan data. v___v Perhaps that was the problem. Although I also found Corruption's ending to be a little anticlimactic. I dunno, maybe I've been so picky because I'm an RPG addict and I haven't yet weaned myself off their long (oftentimes cliched) stories. But is it really worth buying Corruption a second time to get the first two games?
Yeah the lore and everything makes it better, as does having the backstory by playing the first two games. And yes, it's very much worth it. I actually have every Prime game in it's original form AND got the limited edition of Metroid Prime Trilogy and I was beyond satisfied. The trilogy costs just as much as one game. In other words, I paid 50 bucks and got 3 of my favorite games with updated controls and added widescreen support. Best deal ever.
EDIT: Oh and there's lots of extra content too. Concept art, soundtracks, dioramas...the whole nine yards.
Interesting. I think my brother's friend loaned us the first Prime game. My brother tried to get into it but he said it wasn't as good as Corruption. Perhaps the new deal thing would be easier for us to get into.
Yeah I started with the first one so I loved it. But since it's got the controls of Corruption you'd prolly like it better. The biggest complaint people had about the first Prime was the controls. I didn't have a problem with them, but most people did and this fixed that =P
Prime and Echoes have a totally different feel to them if you ask me. Corruption you had contact with the other bounty hunters and the human fleet. In Prime and most of Echoes you are totally alone. You rely on yourself and that is it. No allies, no ship to fall back on, totally isolated. It's definitely worth a look since prime had some of the coolest level design and puzzles. And the bosses were bad-ass. Thermal and Xray visor FTW. And the wave beam, sooo sexy.
Very true. I was ok with the lonesome feel though: Samus has always been a lone wolf. That said, I still wish they had expended the multiplayer in Echoes. I would pay for a multiplayer Metroid game on the Wii...like if Metroid Prime Hunters didn't suck and also had the bounty hunters from Corruption. Maybe even a Phazon-infused Federation Trooper and Dark Samus.
EDIT: Horde mode anyone? A team of four hunters fighting waves of Space Pirates?
Yes, but even if that is an incredibly awesome idea, Nintendo would never do it. As much as they say they like multiplayer games, it's only those you can play with friends at home that they like. Online play gets completely gypped. I realize I'm preaching to the choir here...
Absolutely. Believe it or not I used to be a Nintendo fanboy. Hated anything Sony or Microsoft. Got all my gaming news from Nintendo Power. But between the online play sucking on the Wii, many of the Wii games falling very very short of playable (much less good), and Rare getting sold to Microsoft, I just had to move to 360. I don't regret my decision in the slightest.
I believe it. I'm starting to get annoyed with Nintendo too. It was only last summer when me and my brother got a 360, and the only games we have on that right now are Burnout: Revenge, FF 13, and the two Banjo- games from the Arcade. I'd really like to get Arkham Asylum sometime...
Oh wow then you're not used to Samus being all alone =P Even in the NES days she's always worked alone. She made mention of it in Fusion as well (a game that I haven't beat thanks to the freakin final boss)
All great selections, and I have both Banjo- games on the XBLA as well as on the 64...but what about all the supremely under rated games on the N64? Like Snowboard Kids or Iggy's Reckin' Balls? Better yet, Bomberman 64. And then there's many more that were not under rated but still epic such as Starfox 64 and Kirby 64 etc.
Also, I wish more people would mention Majora's Mask instead of OoT...they're both amazing, but for some reason I like MM better.
I agree that the N64 was the best console of all time. I think this for several reasons, first of all back then there was no internet capability for game consoles, so game developers were extremely careful to make sure that a game was as perfect as they could possibly make it before it was released. Now game developers make a game as fast as they possibly can, as a result the quality of games has gone down tremendously. I suppose that the current attitude is to make a game first and work out any bugs later through patches and updates.
Reason number two is that during the N64 generation, there was a lot of new content that had never been done before, these days the vast majority of games that I play has absolutely no content that I have not seen before.
Finally, the N64 is going to stand the test of time; I would be willing to bet that in ten years there are going to be way more N64s floating around than Xbox 360s or Wiis strictly for the fact that back then game consoles were able to take a lot more abuse than consoles can today.