New Metroid - 2D or 3D?

Posted by widdowson91 (1235 posts) 5 months, 10 days ago

Poll: New Metroid - 2D or 3D? (21 votes)

2D 38%
3D 62%

A new Metroid game is long overdue, and I really hope Nintendo announces a new title soon. I think the natural home for a new Metroid game would be the 3DS. That said, would you like the next Metroid to be a return to the series 2D roots, like A Link Between Worlds for the Zelda series, or would you want it to be a full 3D adventure, something like Metroid Prime Hunters?

Personally I'd love to get my hands on a new 2D Metroid game. It would make my year if Nintendo announced that.

#1 Posted by fatee (297 posts) -

No reason there can't be both.

Metroid Prime was fantastic! But I really did love the old side-scrolling GameBoy Metroid as well...
Either way; if Metroid comes out that would give me an really good reason to finally pick up an Wii-U.

#2 Posted by MirkoS77 (7037 posts) -

2D all the way.

#3 Edited by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

@fatee: Seeing both a 2D and 3D one would be nice, but I was more specifically referring to which you'd prefer to see first, or which one you'd like to see the most if there is only one game for the system. Metroid Prime is my favourite in the series, but I generally prefer 2D Metroid a LOT more. It's the same thing for me with Zelda. Ocarina of Time is my favourite, but I prefer 2D Zelda as a whole.

#4 Posted by Pierst179 (10729 posts) -

2-D on the 3DS and 3-D on the Wii U.

That way everybody is happy and we get to play two different Metroid games!

#5 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4677 posts) -

2-D on the 3DS and 3-D on the Wii U.

That way everybody is happy and we get to play two different Metroid games!

This.

I can't simply pick one over the other. I wouldn't mind if one comes before the other as long as we're getting the best of both worlds.

#6 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9518 posts) -

If it's on the Wii-U, I would prefer 3D.

#7 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16610 posts) -

I want another Super Metroid. As in open ended exploration.

#8 Posted by JordanElek (17733 posts) -

Sidescrolling with 3D environments, ala Shadow Complex but with better art and level design. The 3DS would be a perfect fit.

#9 Edited by TJDMHEM (94 posts) -

3d.

#10 Posted by superbuuman (2629 posts) -

on Wii U it has to be 3D, making it a 2D is just plain lazy...had enough 2D games on Wii U. :p

#11 Posted by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

Sidescrolling with 3D environments, ala Shadow Complex but with better art and level design. The 3DS would be a perfect fit.

That would be awesome.

#12 Edited by inter_911 (509 posts) -

4D

#13 Edited by GordanChoong (210 posts) -

Unless they reuse the scrapped ideas from the unreleased Metroid DS game that was supposed to be a sequel to Metroid: Fusion, then I don't think that having a next-gen 2D Metroid game is likely. If anything, it will certainly be 3D as a franchise like Metroid shouldn't be experimented with these kind of game play mechanics, or it would screw up the reputation. Just like how the Philip CD-I and second Zelda game were 2D sidesrollers and screwed up Zelda until A Link To The Past and Ocarina of Time cam in and saved the day! I actually prefer 3D Metroid, and Retro Studios will most likely not be making a 2D Metroid game as the Metroid fans won't request that. And take in mind that we are in the 2010's, where 2D games are just for nostalgia sake and not for innovation or creativity sake. We're no longer in the 2000's where games like NEW! Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Country Returns were made to please long-time fans, we had and are having enough of these 2D games. If Retro Studios actually wanted to satisfy the people that preferred 2D as well, then they would probably have to make the new game as linear as possible or make an extremely non-linear, open ended 2D game to please everybody with this. (To the author of this post, A Link Between Worlds is actually 2.5 D and no handheld Zelda game has ever been full 3D other than Ocarina of Time 3D).

#14 Posted by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

Unless they reuse the scrapped ideas from the unreleased Metroid DS game that was supposed to be a sequel to Metroid: Fusion, then I don't think that having a next-gen 2D Metroid game is likely. If anything, it will certainly be 3D as a franchise like Metroid shouldn't be experimented with these kind of game play mechanics, or it would screw up the reputation. Just like how the Philip CD-I and second Zelda game were 2D sidesrollers and screwed up Zelda until A Link To The Past and Ocarina of Time cam in and saved the day! I actually prefer 3D Metroid, and Retro Studios will most likely not be making a 2D Metroid game as the Metroid fans won't request that. And take in mind that we are in the 2010's, where 2D games are just for nostalgia sake and not for innovation or creativity sake. We're no longer in the 2000's where games like NEW! Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Country Returns were made to please long-time fans, we had and are having enough of these 2D games. If Retro Studios actually wanted to satisfy the people that preferred 2D as well, then they would probably have to make the new game as linear as possible or make an extremely non-linear, open ended 2D game to please everybody with this. (To the author of this post, A Link Between Worlds is actually 2.5 D and no handheld Zelda game has ever been full 3D other than Ocarina of Time 3D).

2D games aren't just for nostalgic sake. Granted, the New Super Mario Bros. games certainly were, and nostalgia could certainly play a part in the enjoyment of A Link Between Worlds. But then ANY game, whether 2D or 3D, can be used to fuel nostalgia. But suggesting 2D games serve only that purpose is simply incorrect. Some franchises were simply better 2D. Franchises such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Castlevania have never made hugely successful jumps to 3D, as even the best 3D games in these series are seen as vastly inferior to their 2D counterparts. And nostalgia has nothing to do with it. 2D Castlevania games are just more enjoyable than the 3D games. I think the majority of Castlevania fans would agree with me when I say this. They feel much tighter and more fluid to play. The same goes for Sonic too. Nothing Sega has done with Sonic in 3D has ever come close to the Mega Drive games and Sonic CD.

Yeah, I don't care whether A Link Between Worlds is 'technically' 2.5D. It plays like every classic 2D Zelda, therefore it's 2D as fas as I'm concerned. And I'd think most people would agree with me here. As for portable Zelda games, who even suggested any other portable Zelda game had been a 3D game other than Ocarina of Time 3D? I didn't, I know that for sure. Although, if you want to get technical, I could point out that both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks were rendered in 3D.

#15 Posted by munchmunch33 (10 posts) -

I'd be happy if we got a new metroid game period. That is, as long as it lives up to the series

#16 Posted by mrfokken (625 posts) -

2-D on the 3DS and 3-D on the Wii U.

That way everybody is happy and we get to play two different Metroid games!

This.

I think both systems need a Metroid game and 2D would be best for the 3DS.

A large, open world Metriod for the Wii U would be great, and could really help the Wii U's library especially if it had some online multiplayer components.

#17 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (726 posts) -

I really enjoyed its way into 2.5D with Other M. If it were played like Other M but removed the ridiculous 1st Person mode, made it a lot less linear like they did in Metroid 1, 2, Super, Fusion and Zero Mission, with modern (or as modern as Wii U can get) graphics, the I'd be stoked. I would prefer that on the 3DS though rather than Wii U. The Wii U should have an FPS Metroid like Prime since a lot can be brought to the table these days.