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A Quest to Play Games: Metroid Prime


Last night I finished Metroid Prime with ten hours and three minutes on the clock and 77% of the game completed. It was one of the most rewarding experience I've ever had with a video game, taking its place alongside RPG's that are famous for their epic length and platforming games that defeat you every step of the way. Every new missile expansion, energy tank, and power up filled me with a sense of joy. I came to crave the music that was associated with each, and the beautiful animations that came along with them.

On that note, this game is beautiful. Back in 2002 this game was absolutely mind blowing. Today, it holds up as a crowning achievement in video game art styles and level design. I never felt like the game was challenging to the point of total frustration, but it was also never so easy that I could play it without worrying about error. This is thanks, in part, to the fantastic level design found throughout. It's obvious that Retro Studios were fans of the older Metroid games. This visual diversity couple with brilliant level design and an amazing soundtrack help to make Metroid Prime one the most immersive games ever made.

I remember reading that many fans were worried about the Metroid franchise when they heard it was headed to a three dimensional perspective. They didn't want Metroid to become a mindless fragfest along the lines of Unreal Tournament or Counterstrike. As I was playing, Metroid Prime felt more like an adventure game with a heavy focus on exploration. The combat elements were there, but they took a backseat to the enviroment.

I believe that this is what made it such a joy to play. What cemented it in my mind as a modern masterpiece. If you haven't taken the time to play Metroid Prime through to completion, and if you own it in your collection, I suggest that you play it immediately. You won't regret it. Unless you're Dyson.

Up next on my playlist I have Majora's Mask. Wish me luck!
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About Krow-Kupoone of us since 11:45 PM on 12.01.2008

I'm a sixteen year old gamer who has made two other accounts on this site so far. Why? I have no idea why!

I'm holding something here.

My Blog Series:

Out of My Way; Bosses in Video Games:
King Dedede/The Nightmare (Kirby's Adventure)
Andross (Star Fox 64)
Diablo/Mephisto (Diablo I/II)
Gruntilda (Banjo Kazooie)

Things I'm playing right now:

My top ten games of all time may not be equal in my mind but they're sure as hell all crowning achievements in gaming, and I don't want to suffer through the painstaking process of coming up with numbers for each. I'll just put them in the order they pop into my head.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Banjo Kazooie
Banjo Tooie
Paper Mario
Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
Final Fantasy V
Super Mario Brothers 3
Jak 3

Really great games, no particular order:

Mega Man 8
Mega Man 3
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Metroid Prime
Paper Mario
Chrono Trigger
Banjo Tooie
Final Fantasy VII
Mega Man 2
Kirby's Adventure
Mega Man X
Harvest Moon
Star Fox 64
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IV
F-Zero GX
Persona 3: FES
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
God Hand
Shadow of the Colossus
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Banjo Kazooie
Halo 2
Mega Man X2
Super Mario Brothers 3
New Super Mario Brothers
Super Mario Galaxy
Yakuza 2
R-Type III: The Third Lightning
Yakuza 2
The Red Star

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