Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Since the NES days, there have been several Metroid games. The first one was probably the hardest, since there was no map, no hints, and no way to finish it without being verifiably patient. And of course by that, I mean insane.
Thankfully, Nintendo eased up a little for future titles. Metroid 2 for Game Boy was a similar type of sci-fi action adventure, with the benefit of a little less pain-in-the-butt.
But the series really hit its stride on Metroid 3, also known as Super Metroid. It's a beautiful, exciting, and just plain fun game. There are plenty of great weapons, scary enemies, and gigantic bosses. To this day, I believe it stands out as one of the best of the series.
In any case, the reason I'm writing this post is to remind you all about the newest Metroid, Other M, due August 31st. It takes place between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion (GBA). From what little we know so far, it fleshes out the story of Samus and her origins. Plus, it looks amazing. The game is played by holding the Wii remote sideways, but if you want to look around, you simply point the remote at the screen and the game switches to first-person view. Looks cool to me!
Ok, so I'm bored now, so I'ma go play a game or something. Buh-bye!
Btw, Amazon (and to a lesser extent, Walmart) is offering a $20 gift card if you preorder the game. There's no way to know how long this deal will last, so I would suggest buying it right now! Plus, then you don't have to leave your house to buy the game! The darn thing comes to you! Holy crap, that awesome!