Prime[Debut: Gamecube 2002] [Played Wii; †Metroid Prime Trilogy]
I didnít have much thoughts on Prime when it released. Friends around me were adored with the re-envisioned franchise, many of them on theyíre first Metroid. Something about it didnít stick with me at the time, I wasnít invested with the franchise, with only a limited knowledge of its history; Mostly that the original NES †and SNESís Super Metroid existed, and most of my time with Samus coming from the Smash Bros. games. Looking back, I think most of my gripe was with the aesthetic, unreasonably uninterested into the cyberpunk-ish design and the robotic soundtrack.
Over the years since, I fell deep in love with the Metroid series, right around the time I felt immense pity of Samus on her Other M debut. Since experiencing the (possibly) worst of Samusí adventure, Ive been pressing to visit all of her grander adventures. Beginning with the latest series (besides Other M) I figured going back and visiting the 2 editions thats peaked my interest: Prime and Super Metroid.
Lonely exploration and the other staples of the series are definitely present in my mind. For the first stretch of the game I felt the backtracking exploration to be a little dull. I fully understand the magic of MetroidVania but paired with the First Person Platforming and infuriating motion controls I just wasnít feeling it, ya know. It hit me about at the Frozen Phendrana Drifts, though. After acquiring the bulk of Samusís weaponry and treading through old locales, that signature feeling of ďOh! So thats what opens that door!Ē, began to appear. It never really loses its luster, even if slightly forgotten.
Side note: From the very second of hitting the opening menus, the howling synthetic whistles of the intro theme bring a sense of nostalgia that never existed. †The music was one of the biggest motivators to keep pushing forward, desperately chasing for that next great tune.
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