Insanity Prevails' Metroid Review

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Spook Oct 21, 12
You make good points, but I always feel as though -- as a reader -- that when the reviewer has to go back to attempt to enjoy a classic game, it almost never captures their attention in the same way as somebody who originally played them, especially if they've played and enjoyed a bunch of the newer entries. No matter how many groundbreaking elements it has.
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Insanity Prevails Oct 21, 12
True, some of the magic is missing when experiencing it outside of its own time frame. It's just when I think of other NES era titles like Legend of Zelda or Super Mario Bros that I think can still be fun even now despite their shortcomings then I simply can't bring myself to give Metroid a pass.
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Spook Oct 21, 12
Metroid is more of a special case. Mario and Zelda appeal to a lot of people, and I don't even feel uncomfortable making a generalized statement like that. figures don't lie... err, they do, but usually not on their own. That I know of. I don't believe even the best Metroid titles sold as well as some of the more average Mario's and Zelda's.

Personally, it's one of my favorite series, the original in particular being one of the more memorable games. I like space and pirates and Tanaka's compositions so that one really hit home for me.

Really well-written review, by the way. I forgot to mention that.



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