Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Metroid Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS - My Thoughts E3 2017

So another E3 has come and gone and with so many titles to talk about where does one begin? Randomly choosing the new 2.5D Metroid Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS.

The side scrolling Metroid titles have been a favorite of mine since the NES days, but the weakest of them I'd say would be Metroid 2 Return of Samus. Their are 2 reasons for this, firstly the graphics are pretty much the same in most areas, and second is the lack of a map. It can get confusing on where you been and where to go. The first game on the NES didn't have a map either but since you only needed to hunt down 2 bosses and then the Mother Brain, it wasn't anywhere as bad.

So now Nintendo fans have started remaking Metroid 2 but Nintendo took it down in favor of their own re imagining of the Gameboy title, and it looks good. This was the Metroid I've been waiting for since the release of the 3DS and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Understandably some people are upset that the game isn't on the Nintendo Switch but personally even if they did port it I would get the 3DS version (unless it was an HD version). The depth that the 3D effect of the parallax screen brings is enjoyable to me, even if not everyone agrees.

What I'm looking foward to is the remake having a map, the new actions Samus can do in combat, and taking on all the Metroid forms again.

What I'm worried about is that the game doesn't sell well like most Metroid titles and once again gets swept under the rug by Nintendo for another dozen years.

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