I'm going to talk about my concerns with Metroid Prime 3 Corruption..= Let's start with a bit of review about me and Metroid, so I don't seem uneducated. My first Metroid game I've ever played was indeed Metroid Prime. But that game intrigued me so much that I needed to play other Metroid games. So I did. I've now played every Metroid game. And overall, Metroid Prime is my favorite game of all time (any console, any generation, any franchise, etc.) There's just something about that game that I can't resist.
Naturally, after MP2E was near release, I reserved my copy and bought it on launch. I thoroughly enjoyed it as a game and the whole experience. It was the audio, music, design, and concept that I had loved oh so much from its predecessor was still here But as everyone now knows, MP2 did not deliver the same experience as Metroid Prime. I'm not going into detail, since everyone basically knows why (light/dark, ammo....)
Obviously with MP3, Nintendo and Retro learned that we as gamers wanted change for the better. I'm really worried that they basically took Halo and slapped Samus into it. I see the trailers on Wii, I see the previews, I hear the "hype", I see the gameplay. But the more I watch/hear these things, I get even more worried. This sure doesn't look like the Metroid I was hoping for. This looks like a Sci-Fi-themed FPS! From what I have seen, I am not looking forward to this game. But I did reserve it, and I will pick it up on August 28. And I will play it. I just hope it pulls a Wii--first impression of controller was bad but now I love it!--and does the same thing to me. I guess what I feared from the start as with everyone else did before MP1 is that it will be a FPS. I want Metroid. I like the old feeling, but am not denying that new concepts and gameplay is good also...
Yeah....Hunters.... I remember those things in that game....oh yeah, Metroid Prime Hunters. I have one word: FAIL. Granted, it was cool to see good online w/DS and the graphics and control, but that was not a Metroid game. Now, why is the idea of antagonists from that game coming to this one? I know now they're helping Samus, but still.
The Helping Hand
...another huge concern of mine: help. Samus has never been helped (besides in Fusion....but that was used sparingly). Hunters....helping me complete the mission?! That's absurd. Samus is supposed to lose nearly everything in some random accident, and recover them alone. I feel like that whole area of the game is gone.
People and Their Voices
Ah yes, the GFMC people....Appeared in MP2 dead. The way they should be....creepy, and leaving Samus alone. Now they're an integral part of the story when they're alive. They talk to Samus. They're under attack and need her help. In the game. Not in a quick cutscene or anything...They talk to her, telling her what's going on. Granted, there were monoliths before, but they were mystical and weren't with the Galactic Federation. This leads me to my next point...
Learning What's Going On
In the other 2 Primes, you scanned to learn what the heck was going on with you and your surroundings. Now, apparently, you "hear" what's going on from the Marines (at least part of it, though the whole story seems to be focused on them and their issues). The scanning made you feel cool in your suit (I know it's still there), and it made the world seem cold and empty and lonley.
FPA or FPS
Okay, so maybe Prime 3 has the "best" Wii control so far. Maybe it's great for rrunning and gunning. The other two games controlled perfectly fine for what they were: First-Person Adventures. This one seems like a plain old FPS, especially with its new control. Granted, I don't want them to make the control liek the others when we have the new tech., but it seems like the game is based upon what we can do with the control, not what the control can do with the game.
From what I've seen/read around, I feel that none of my concerns have been addressed....anywhere. I'm not bashing the game in any way, shape, or form (liek I said, I'm still going to buy it and probably love it), but I'm expressing my concerns before I can play it.....