The Legend of Zelda vs Metroid

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Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) 4 years, 4 months ago

Poll: The Legend of Zelda vs Metroid (68 votes)

The Legend of Zelda 65%
Metroid 32%

Time to answer the eternal question: which franchise is better?

My answer: Zelda. It is the greatest franchise ever, it is highly consistent (the DS and Wii games notwithstanding) (Twilight Princess is a Gamecube game far as I am concerned, incidentally), and while Metroid is awesome, it, like everything else, can't come close to the glory of Zelda.

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#1 Posted by Telekill (7602 posts) -

Definitely Zelda unless we're only comparing Skyward Sword. SS having mandatory motion control ruined it for me.

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#2 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Telekill said:

Definitely Zelda unless we're only comparing Skyward Sword. SS having mandatory motion control ruined it for me.

If we were to compare Skyward Sword to a Metroid game, it would be to Other M.

As bad as Skyward Sword was, Other M is a whole different can of shit :-3

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#3 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9475 posts) -

Metroid was better on the NES. Zelda has been better on every other Nintendo platform.

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#4 Posted by Telekill (7602 posts) -

@charizard1605: I'll take your word for it as the last Metroid I played was the first for Gamecube.

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#5 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

Zelda for sure.

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#6 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

The two bottom Ips of Nintendo, which rises above the toilet the most. I'll have to think hard for this vote.

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#7 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

The two bottom Ips of Nintendo, which rises above the toilet the most. I'll have to think hard for this vote.

haha i dont get the appeal for either game. mario kart on snes was fun but couldnt care less about other nintendo franchises

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#8 Edited by DaBrainz (7917 posts) -

That's like asking to chose between my 2 kids.

I will say for both: the 2d ones are way better than the 3d ones IMO.

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#9 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Don't make me choose you sick bastard :(

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#10 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@Jakandsigz said:

The two bottom Ips of Nintendo, which rises above the toilet the most. I'll have to think hard for this vote.

@ghostwarrior786 said:

haha i dont get the appeal for either game. mario kart on snes was fun but couldnt care less about other nintendo franchises

Rofl

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#11 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

Overall metroid. Recently however I have to say Zelda.

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#12 Posted by PonchoTaco (3185 posts) -

Never really cared for the Metroid series. Love the Zelda series.

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#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27737 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

haha i dont get the appeal for either game. mario kart on snes was fun but couldnt care less about other nintendo franchises

Glad to hear Super Mario Kart is still remembered so fondly

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#14 Edited by deactivated-5acfa3a8bc51d (7914 posts) -

Metroid Fusion on GBA was dope, Donkey Kong wins Nintendo

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#15 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

I stopped liking Zelda with Majora's Mask and Metroid with Prime 2. Both these games are so similar it sickens me because of how tedious they are. And I absolutely hate the deja-vu settings of light and dark worlds that Nintendo loves to use on their games so much too.

Of all Nintendo's games Metroid has the most potential, they just need better writers to avoid what happened with Other M. But since they don't believe in stories their games will never evolved beyond childish stuff.

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#16 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

That's an impossible question, unless both is an acceptable answer?.

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#17 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

@PonchoTaco said:

Never really cared for the Metroid series. Love the Zelda series.

hard to believe that a Nintendo fanatic is saying something like this. Have you ever played Zero Mission, Super Metroid, Fusion or the first one from the Prime series? Because I'm pretty sure that if you do your opinion might change.

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#18 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

If Metroid didn't have Other M standing out like a giant herpe then my vote would be Metroid.

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#19 Edited by treedoor (7648 posts) -

They pretty much use the same design idealogies, but one franchise has used side-scrolling, and FPS gameplay while the other uses top-down, and 3rd person gameplay.

I'd say I'm an equal fan of both so far.

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#20 Posted by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

I hate having to choose, but I have to go with Metroid.

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#21 Posted by Basinboy (13368 posts) -

LoZ

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#22 Edited by darkspineslayer (22399 posts) -

I'm amazed this isn't subtitled "Screw you DSS" edition.

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#23 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11233 posts) -

This is a tough one. I'd say Zelda's been better overall, but it never reached the heights of Super Metroid or Metroid Prime.

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#24 Edited by lamprey263 (35024 posts) -

Neither games are big sellers even when they're good.

Not like it's accurate or anything, VGChartz lists like 17 million Metroid units sold while Zelda has like 70K+ for the tracked Zelda games sold, again not like it's accurate but it doesn't need to be to point out the huge disparity between the two franchise.

Personally, I like both equally.

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#25 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@darkspineslayer said:

I'm amazed this isn't subtitled "Screw you DSS" edition.

No, that'll be the next one which compares Super Metroid to Link to the Past, or Ocarina of Time to Metroid Prime.

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#26 Posted by musicalmac (24897 posts) -

Really tricky because I loved the first two Metroid Prime games on Gamecube, but Zelda: A Link to the Past may be in my top favorite games of all time.

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#27 Edited by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

Neither games are big sellers even when they're good.

Actually that's incorrect. Metroid sells like shit, yes, but Legend of Zelda has sold 70 million units worldwide at this point. Games like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess (along with the NES original) were massive sellers by any yardstick, and even the lowballed releases, like Wind Waker or Link to the Past, shift a healthy 4-5 million units.

@musicalmac said:

Really tricky because I loved the first two Metroid Prime games on Gamecube, but Zelda: A Link to the Past may be in my top favorite games of all time.

WE AGREED ON SOMETHING!!! \o/

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#28 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3177 posts) -

I enjoy them both but I think I like Metroid more.

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#29 Edited by musicalmac (24897 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Really tricky because I loved the first two Metroid Prime games on Gamecube, but Zelda: A Link to the Past may be in my top favorite games of all time.

WE AGREED ON SOMETHING!!! \o/

I'm guessing we probably agree on a whole lot more. :P

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#30 Edited by AznbkdX (4257 posts) -

Zelda by a country mile imo. It's probably in my top 3 franchises of all time. Love me some Metroid though but not as much.

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#31 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Definitely Metroid. Prime is one of my favorite games of all time and Prime 2 is almost as good. I've never actually played any of the 2D ones all the way through but that's just because I never got the games. The only Zelda I liked was Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, ocarina of time, and the ones on the DS I didn't enjoy much.

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#32 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

Well, there's no Other Z.

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#33 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@PannicAtack said:

Well, there's no Other Z.

No, instead there is Skyward Fucking Sword.

Not as bad, but still pretty bad.

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#34 Posted by osan0 (15019 posts) -

i didnt really know about metroid until the GC but the first prime is a sublime game. in my top 5 easily...right up there with the first deus ex for me. i would rate it higher than any zelda game and that is saying something because i do like my zelda. i just saw it on a shelf for 20 bucks and vaguely remember it getting some good reviews so i took a punt. really glad i did :D.

but as a series i would rate zelda higher. i have only played 2 bad zelda games (the 2 DS games). skyward sword has actually impressed me so far (though i have stopped playing it for the last few days....new laptop has been grabbing my attention. yes that is a subtle of mentioning i got a new laptop :P j/k).

its a consistently high quality series. the overall structure is getting a bit stale (though a link between worlds has improved on that...still more to do though) but within that structure the games are still very clever.

metroid is hit or miss for me. metroid prime is fantastic. prime 2 is also excellent as is 3. other M is just awful. what i played of super metroid was good but i didnt get to play a lot.

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#35 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

After thinking about this Im gonna have to go with Zelda. There are just more high quality Zelda games than there are Metroid games and thats not really Metroid's fault.

LTTP and Super Metroid are probably the two best games ever made but then you have OoT, Majora's Mask and Link's Awakening. I would probably take all of those over the Metroid Prime series. Hell, I might take Metroid Fusion over the Prime series.

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#36 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6033 posts) -

I love both equally. Especially once we start talking about Metriod Prime.

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#37 Posted by FinalFighters (2782 posts) -

Metroid, Hands down.

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#38 Posted by DillonShwing (565 posts) -

Zelda by a landslide. Metroid has never appealed to me at all.

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#39 Posted by David719 (2187 posts) -

Metroid. Easily one of my favorite franchises, in spite of Other M.

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#40 Posted by Renegade311 (350 posts) -

Metroid Prime was probably my favorite Nintendo Game ever

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#41 Edited by lamprey263 (35024 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@lamprey263 said:

Neither games are big sellers even when they're good.

Actually that's incorrect. Metroid sells like shit, yes, but Legend of Zelda has sold 70 million units worldwide at this point. Games like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess (along with the NES original) were massive sellers by any yardstick, and even the lowballed releases, like Wind Waker or Link to the Past, shift a healthy 4-5 million units.

well I address that in my post (thought said "70K" when meant to say 70 million), and yeah Metroid is shit commercially by contrast (though I love it personally)

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#42 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5219 posts) -

Metroid, I suppose. I hate choosing.

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#43 Edited by madsnakehhh (16265 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Telekill said:

Definitely Zelda unless we're only comparing Skyward Sword. SS having mandatory motion control ruined it for me.

If we were to compare Skyward Sword to a Metroid game, it would be to Other M.

As bad as Skyward Sword was, Other M is a whole different can of shit :-3

Both games were great, maybe below the usual standar, but great nevertheless.

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#44 Posted by Shottayouth13- (7016 posts) -

Zelda is the voice of a people.

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#45 Posted by cainetao11 (33508 posts) -

I went with Zelda but it was tough for me. Metroid, especially the prime games are awesome.

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#46 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

The only one that is a Legend.

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#47 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

@Zophar87 said:

If Metroid didn't have Other M standing out like a giant herpe then my vote would be Metroid.

Other M> Slow ass Zelda's Adventure.

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#48 Posted by foxhound_fox (97010 posts) -

In terms of consistency, probably Metroid.

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#49 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

Metroid for me. But that's probably because there hasn't been as many metroids as their been Zelda's something to think about. We can still appreciate Zelda even though it's been done far too many times, yet metroid hasn't been done enough so we can fully appreciate and feel exited about a next one. It's my take on it at least.

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#50 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Not even sure how Metroid is on this poll. I've always found it to be one of Nintendo's "Weaker" franchises.