I'm just glad I don't see Samus in high heels waiting for some dude to give her the OK for her to use missiles. For a mini game looks pretty fun though.
Dear God! I would be so upset if I were a hardcore Nintendo fan. Metroid was one of the last hardcore holdouts. MiiMetroid, no thanks.
Sorry, this has half assed cheap shovelware written all over it. If this is what Nintendo counts as a launch title for a new gen console then seriously? Maybe it would be good if it actually had online multiplayer.
I will prob pick this console up a bit later after it is released. The zombie game looks good and at least it is trying to be different. The new xbox and ps4 seem to be only improving graphics and power so far. But they are good enough already. The stranded of game is what is lacking. I own all 3 and say i play my xbox the most but I wish they would put a focus on couch split screen mp/co-op.(Halo 4). So seeing as a lot of the titles i have seen for the Wii U so far are multiplier I will prob pick this up :)
I wish i could look forward to this as much as i looked forward to the Wii coming out but there's just something about it that doesn't get me excited.
I get Ninty wants to focus on the asymmetrical multiplayer, but is that all they have? The Wii U doesn't come with 4 WiiMotes, so that's extra. I think, even though too high for me, the price for the Wii U & the titles they've been showing to the public (which is almost exclusively asymmetrical mp) is very misleading. I know all new consoles require a ton of accessories, but not from the previous console cycle (which the retailers have usually quit carrying by the time the new console releases). I fail to see how this wins them the casual crowd. It will probably convince about 5-10% of casuals that have a Wii tucked away somewhere, but they have to have a touch of gamer in them to understand what works with it. Anyway....
My issue is back when the Wii was the "blue ocean" strategy, Ninty said the next console was for the hardcore fans. I've owned every Ninty console since the NES, and love single player games. How is this system for me? No one is covering up my HDTV making me need to play a game on the screen on the controller. Ninty has never had a strong online presence, so multiplayer is not a strong suit among Ninty with adults . I'm not even sure i like the distraction of the meus being on the controller I'm playing the game with in real time. Imagine looking down in Batman:AC. You will miss a counter & get whooped. I play games for story & immersion & this console seems to want to continuously take you out of the game. I like pausing Mass Effect 1/2/3 while trying to spot enemies not on the HUD, or planning a tech combo. They said this was for the hardcore, but I think that was before the ink had even dried on the spec sheet. It simply is not. That's why they brought out a 360 style controller that makes me think that THEY don't even believe the junk they tell us. A system whose sole purpose for being is the unique gamepad, but....you can just set that aside & play like a real gamer. Is that what they are saying?
It's NOT for single player gamers. it's NOT doing a single thing revolutionairy, and I bet everyone that visits gaming sites would have been MUCH happier if Ninty HAD kept it's promise by making this system for their hardcore fans. They could've done this by nixing the gamepad screen, then putting a console out with about 4-5 times the final specs of the Wii U (and in that case, 1GB of the ram wouldn't be stolen by the humongous screen/controller funtions, so it would be quite a handsome & speedy little devil). It may grow on me. I will get it eventually for Zelda & Metroid (& probably Pikmin 3 and all of the 1st party greats), but I still bet it won't be for single player gamers, or anything close to what you see the Wii U is to the families of casual gamers that it's (again) being marketed to. Here's to hoping....
I don't see myself throwing any single ounce of interest at this title. If this is a stand a lone title for the Wii U, I really hope more companies walk away from things like this, and make decent titles that give great gameplay, and not a tech demo to show off what you can do with the Wii U's controller.
It's not like it's a full on Metroid game, it's just a mini-game in Nintendo Land, why are people complaining? That said I think this looks cool for a mini-game. I hope we get a real metroid game soon though
Doesn't look very fun. Looks like typical Nintendo childish nonsense. I might have had some interest in it if it didn't look like a Saturday morning cartoon. Instead, it just looks like something a 5 year old might be interested in, which is fine, but it isn't for me.
@unicornvisions you are so dumb. Nintendo makes great games and the Wii inspired everyone else to use motion controls. It was revolutionary. You have no taste in good games. How could not like super smash bros? And it has all the classics on it like Mario and Zelda. Like I said, you are dumb -_______-
@svdbygrce02 hahaha like all crazy stuff from nintendo.when I first saw mario party ( many many years ago) I tought same thing; I just hope this one will be alike...
@hellberg I don't see anything bad with this. It's one of the 12 minigames in Nintendoland (the actual game). It's not a new Metroid game.
@2bitSmOkEy Ended with Prime 3 and it should stay that way. Metroid and Retro Studios both need to MOVE ON from each other. Donkey Kong has proven that.
Really? "Maybe it would be good if it actually had online multiplayer." That's what you base "good gaming" on? That's a stupid standard to go by to dismiss a game just because it doesn't have online multiplayer. The purpose of this game is to play with your friends together because that's where the best interactions come in. Plus I don't remember them saying that this game doesn't have online multiplayer.
And for the Deluxe Edition, it's a pack in game.
@Fosambean heh although in the interview with one of the creators he sure did manage to dodge a lot of the questions he was asked
@DarthLod Yeah, they lost you years ago and you keep repeating that in EVERY NINTENDO related video, article, etc. out there (on this site at least).
If you were actually done, don't you think you would have forgotten them like... I don't know, COMPLETELY? As in, not paying attention to whatever they are doing?
I understand that you hate them, but if you continue to claim that they lost you and that you don't care, then act like it. Because posts like this make me think you really DO care.
@DarthLod See, I knew Nintendo was doing something right :)
@twztid13 I'd love them to have a deluxe premium bundle that also included 4 remotes, 4 nunchucks, and 4 controllers with the gamepad, that'd be so much easier
Thing is Nintendo couldn't have made a Wii U that's simply 5 times more powerful than the current Wii U because that would kick up costs by a massive amount. Plus take a look at videogame history, whenever Nintendo competed on a hardware level instead of doing what they felt the industry needed, they failed to do well, which is why they decided to change strategy, especially since their only two competitors now are technology giants who can pretty much throw around money without much risk, and even then, look at the problems both Sony and Microsoft dealt with at the beginning of their 7th gen launches, Sony with the extremely high price and developers struggling to create games on the platform while Microsoft's 360 had a high rate of failure. If this generation lasted the typical amount of time (4-5 years) both Sony and Microsoft would've been screwed.
That's why I never expect Nintendo to just release a more powerful console, and why I'm always excited to see what they have to come up with because it usually leads to something excited and eventually something that's here to stay. Also I don't see how the Wii U won't be for single players, ZombiU shows off exactly how survival horror games would be great on it and that's a single player game and your argument about Batman, why would you look down if you're in an intense battle?
Finally, I truly honestly don't know where anyone is getting this idea that Nintendo is marketing the Wii U towards casual gamers. At E3, they gave presentation on Wii Fit U but that's about it and NintendoLand, everything else has been geared towards more hardcore gamers.
@shiss27 haha once the PS4 and XBOX 720 comes out your going to need a waterhose to put the fire out..
@rajcodebees it already has as has the 3ds, the vita has a small collection of hardcore fans of the console but aside from that it's mostly dead already
dude whats with the vita bashing
I didn't say good gaming is based around online multiplayer but the simple fact is this is a multiplayer game that requires you to buy extra controllers in order to experience the way it was ment to be played. Online play would of helped in this regard. Still it just looks like another mini game compilation to me.
Also doing a bit basic research will show that Nintendo product manager Bill Trinen has confirmed that NintendoLand will have no online multiplayer what so ever.