Review by SauceCaptain
Best Game On Wii and Best of the Trilogy
Simply put the best game on the Wii and one of the best ever on any platform. The control is amazing, the best of any FPS. This game demonstrates what can be done with this type of control, for this type of game. After about 2 min. you can feel everything you are doing flawlessly and you will never want to go back to a regular control scheme for a first-person game. The traditional Z-Targeting system is still included, but gives you the advantage of being able to aim on screen in addition to locking on to targets. Many battles will have you strafing and jumping around a boss while you aim at weak points to do more damage.
Like all Metroid Prime games the graphics are superb. Not just good for the Wii but good compared even to 360 and PS3 games. You will find yourself often times just looking at the amazingly detailed environments just to take in the beauty of the graphic art. I have never played a game with such incredibly designed levels and to such a degree of detail.
Music and Sound are on par with the first two games, excellent. The music from all the levels never gets old. It can be very moody for the darker parts of the game and fits the action when in a battle. Sound effects match the environments and creatures perfectly.
The formula from the other Metroid Prime games is here in full force but expanded. Expect giant screen filling boss battles, space pirates, Dark Smaus shows up again, morph ball puzzles, bounty hunters, exploration and item collecting. The main difference between this Prime game and the two previous is the pace of the action. Everything is more streamlined and feels more natural. A very nice addition is the ability to jump in your ship and warp between planets. The wandering from one game section to another in the first two games is gone. The game flows much better and the story unfolds at a better pace. Expect loads of nice cutscenes to move everything along.
Some people don't like how the game has more of a focus on action than exploring/collecting like the first two games did, but Retro did an amazing job of balancing the game and making it feel right. You can tell every aspect of the game was crafted by people that wanted to make it as perfect as possible. This is a fitting end to an amazing trilogy and a real jewel of game development and design. If you are interested even slightly in this game BUY IT, you will not be disappointed. 10/10.
Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Product Release: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (US, 08/27/07)
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