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Fri 09/07/04 at 21:28
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Well I decided to give it another go and at least complete it this time I love it, it's technically superb in every way and it's so addictive cos discovering new weapons, items, enemies and areas is awe inspiring.
But I can't help feel that it's a bit thin in the sense that there's nothing driving the game along!
Thu 15/07/04 at 11:16
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Haha, good one.
Thu 15/07/04 at 11:14
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Love-hate? Nope. It's dull, but well executed. I don't like it enough to finish it. But I don't hate it.

There are very few games I start and fail to finish - in fact, on this basis I'd have to put Metroid Prime somewhere on a par with Ratchet & Clank.

I stopped at the Omega Pirate. I know what to do to damage him, shoot out his crystally bits - I just figured there would be one cycle for all the elements, however after doing this 4 times and still not beating him, I couldn't be bothered any more. I don't think there's going to be much more in the game I haven't seen already.

As for the ...story.. er, no thanks. Wow, the inscriptions talk about you as if you were there in the past, isn't it clever. Generally it just goes "ooh, creeping evil, we will help the hunter!" or "we have prepared a new counter-measure, the hunter won't get us this time!"
Thu 15/07/04 at 00:01
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Strafio, please, for the love of the forums, let sleeping dogs lie.
Wed 14/07/04 at 23:20
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I prefer it this way.

You sort of discover the story, rather than be told it, rather than be dragged through it.



As to the controls, the only stupid thing is how they put in third person (Zelda) controls and didn't allow you a third person view!
Wed 14/07/04 at 19:02
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tphi wrote:
> Silent-Scope wrote:
> There is indeed a plot in the game but the story telling is so thin
> that it feels like your running around scanning stuff, shooting
> enemies, going from a to b, collecting hew items and
> weapons/upgrades
> and defeating bosses once in a while.
>
> But dear boy.. that's exactly what you are doing..

Yea I know.. i'm not moaning that it's a poor game it was good enough to be completed just a few little problems that need to be fixed to make it even better which will hopefully and probably happen with MP2:Echoes.
Wed 14/07/04 at 19:00
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Ya the end bosses aren't that hard but you have to give it a few goes to work out their pattern.. although all the bosses were easy.
Wed 14/07/04 at 17:23
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I love how the storyline is built up, makes for a wonderful atmosphere. But then again I love pretty much everything about Metroid Prime.

Don't see what's so hard about the last two bosses though, I beat both of them pretty easily.
Wed 14/07/04 at 17:20
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Silent-Scope wrote:
> There is indeed a plot in the game but the story telling is so thin
> that it feels like your running around scanning stuff, shooting
> enemies, going from a to b, collecting hew items and weapons/upgrades
> and defeating bosses once in a while.

But dear boy.. that's exactly what you are doing..
Wed 14/07/04 at 16:06
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I've completed it unlocked hard mode but i can't be arsed to scan everything again and go back to areas with harder enemies it wasn't a fantastic ending either..
There is indeed a plot in the game but the story telling is so thin that it feels like your running around scanning stuff, shooting enemies, going from a to b, collecting hew items and weapons/upgrades and defeating bosses once in a while.
Wed 14/07/04 at 00:23
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Yes!!! Beat Meta Ridley! I've tried beating Metroid Prime and i've managed to get to his second form then I died :S

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