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This review was submitted by Andrew Costanzo. If you’ve played Metroid Prime Trilogy, or just want to ask Andrew more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
Since Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES, Metroid Prime Trilogy is perhaps the greatest game compilation Nintendo has ever offered, bringing together Metroid Primes 1, 2 and 3. Are these games worth a repurchase, or is it the same old Samus?
Three games, one disc: For the price of one new Wii game, Nintendo is giving you three of their greatest hits in one package. This is already more than your money’s worth, and that’s not including the extra features and bonus artwork they include with the game.
Improved controls: Metroid Prime 1 and 2’s shooting mechanics are now mapped to the Wii remote pointer, akin to Metroid Prime 3. Action and control of Samus is just as accurate and fluid as the 3rd iteration of the series. And that is a good thing.
Improved visuals: Metroid Prime 1 and 2 are now displayed in 16:9 widescreen and 480p resolution, with improved lighting effects. What’s not to like?
Still fun: Metroid games are known for their quality, and these games stand high even to todays standards. Some of the greatest gaming experiences are to be had in these games, and if you haven’t played them, you are missing out.
Multiplayer: Metroid Prime 2’s multiplayer mode returns the same as it was back on the Gamecube. Unfortunately, this mode is a little dated with no online, and the pointer controls aren’t as precise when you are playing splitscreen.
This isn’t much to dislike about this game. If you haven’t played the originals, this game is a must-buy. If you already have the Gamecube games, it depends on what control method you like better. I think the Wii controls alone make the games feel fun and fresh, and all the extra features are icing on the cake.
Reviewed By: Andrew Costanzo
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