Last weekend was a good weekend for me playing video games. I finally finished the second half of The Last Of Us, which I liked, but didn't love. The I got stuck into some Rayman Legends, which just looks stupidly gorgeous. It shows what is possible when you truly put a AAA budget towards a modern 2D platformer. This weekend? I'm playing a game that reminds me why I love games.
That game is Metroid Prime.
I've always wanted to replay Metroid Prime, mainly because I found an elusive copy of the Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii and always figured I'd find the time to play through it one more time. Now that GTA V is close to release, and next gen consoles are just around another corner, it really feels like it's now or never. If I don't play through Metroid Prime now, I'll never play it.
So throughout the week that was, I've been playing an hour here and an hour there. It's crazy to me how well this game has aged. In 480p, on my Wii U, it looks better than many modern games. Metroid Prime is almost 11 years old. That's insane to me. I don't think a better designed game has been released in those 11 years. I'm still in awe of it. It still feels fresh. And I still feel that glorious sense of discovery, despite the fact this is my third time playing through.
So that's what I'll be playing this weekend, how about you?