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Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless

Now that Metroid: Samus Returns has been announced, I took the opportunity to correct one of my long standing mistakes. I’m ashamed to admit it, but until recently, I’d never finished a single classic Metroid game in my life. I was scared of Metroid as a child, the original Metroid II was impossible to find in my town by the time I had a Game Boy, and Super Metroid was too expensive to buy, but too open ended to complete as a rental (pre-internet). It wasn’t until Metroid Prime that I had maturity and money at the same time, and could indulge in a fresh Metroid experience. Continue reading Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless

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E3 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns

In a post-Spotlight announcement, a possible refresh of the Gameboy Metroid game, Metroid 2 Samus Returns, was announced for Nintendo 3DS. Making it two Metroid games announced this E3 2017, with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4. Continue reading E3 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid Prime is the proper evolution of Metroid

Ever since the release of Metroid Prime, fans have been debating 2D vs 3D Metroid, and the conversation inevitably reemerges with each new rumor of Samus Aran’s next adventure.  It’s really a silly debate: The 3D Metroid Prime formula is the natural progression of the 2D Metroidvania, and is objectively superior to it. This does not mean that a 3D Metroid game is superior to a 2D Metroid by exclusive virtue of the fact it’s in 3D, it simply means that 3D Metroid has a higher ceiling. Continue reading Metroid Prime is the proper evolution of Metroid

Metroid Prime 4 rumors continue to mount with Deus Ex composer at Retro

Alexander Brandon’s revelation that he is working with Retro Studios has once again cranked the Metroid Prime rumors into overdrive.  Brandon has been a huge Metroid fan for a long time now, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to jump at the chance to work on the latest installment. Is this proof of Metroid Prime 4? No, but it is the latest addition to a pool of circumstantial evidence that indicates a new Metroid is coming. Continue reading Metroid Prime 4 rumors continue to mount with Deus Ex composer at Retro