Review by GeckoLover
"Beatiful end to a stunning trilogy"
All right, so the Metroid Prime Trilogy has been at the top of the heap for GameCube, with the absolute WOW factor of Metroid Prime, to the vast worlds of Echoes. The final in this trilogy is Corruption, and it was just about perfect.
The graphics are absolutely stunning. Amazing 3-d depth and incredible light effects. Each enemy is highly detailed, and the worlds are enourmous and greatly detailed. The lighting effects, as I mentioned before, are amazing. THe light glints off Ice, and shines from Fuel Gel perfectly. Such great graphics.
The sound is as good as ever in a Metroid game, and Corruption offers a bonus allowing you to listen to certain pieces of music. The war cries of Space Pirates clearer than ever before. There is also voice acting in this game, a first for the Prime trilogy, or any Metroid game for that matter.
The Wii control feels great with Corruption, and veteran players of the other Primes won't have any trouble adjusting. The exploration factor, while not as pronounced as in other Metroid games, is still a huge part of Samus Aran's journey. Often requiring you to visit previous worlds to uncover things you couldn't before.
Story: 5/10 or, if you read the Lore, 8/10
The story is fairly shallow, and is not explained fully through the in-game dialogue. However, if you take the time to read the ddifferent Lore you find and scan, then you will find a story that expands past the game, and into the other games in the trilogy. That story offers much explanation and detail, and is interesting to read. But if you aren't a Lore reader, than the story will breeze right by you.
A few new characters arrive, the main ones being three Bounty Hunters Samus will work with, they are very well described in the Lore entries that talk about them, however, not much storyline comes out of them, as they all die fairly soon. The federation also plays a large role, aiding Samus and attacking Pirates, they are no longer the faceless back group who gave you your mission in Echoes.
Genre and Tradition: Depends
Well, this Metroid game certainly is not like the others, it still has the exploration factor, but the voice acting a federation help give it an almost Halo-like feel. However, many old elements are still in the game, and it still wraps up the Trilogy beautifully.
Overall Rating: 9/10
An overall great game, with great gameplay, graphics, sound, and if you explore, a good solid story. Even those who love the old Metroid should give this new book a try.
Reviewer's Rating: 4.5 - Outstanding
Originally Posted: 02/29/08
Game Release: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (US, 08/27/07)
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