Metroid Prime 3: CorruptionMetroid Prime 3: Corruption User review by The Primagen.
GRAPHICS 5/5 As you would expect from the sequel to perhaps the Nintendo Gamcubes prettiest game the graphics do not fail to amaze in the third installment of this acclaimed series. Each planet Samus visits is an entirely new adventure in itself as they all contain wonderfully varied architecture, flora and puzzles. The game is still viewed through a visor of sorts like the previous Prime games and while Some may think having a tinted HUD (heads up display) onscreen at all times would be Irritating it is in fact still a nice touch because alongside the amazing controls it really succeeds in fully immersing the player in the role of Samus Aran.
The Characters 4/5 Samus returns better than ever as the world's most dangerous bounty hunter. Only this time she doesn't feel so darned alone! If you have played the other games you'll know that basically you are dropped off on a planet and told to blow the hell out of everything that moves.. However in Corruption this is not the case, even in the opening level when the vessel you are on is attacked and you wander through the corridors fending enemies off there are soldiers fighting alongside you and giving you information About what is happening.
SOUNDS 4/5 Soundtrack A truly great soundtrack brings this game to the next level.. Soft eerie tunes play quietly during the lighter exploration and during the larger boss fights a big, epic melody is pounded out. Also the little Metroid jingle returns in this installment too. Sound Effects Again this is a strong point.. Fans of the Prime series will be excited to hear that everyone has voice actors this time! Although unfortunately Samus doesn't. Your guns pump out loud futuristic sounds that seem to echo through empty hallways they sound so good that sometimes you'll find yourself shooting your guns just to hear it. When you shoot pirates they make alien sounding grunts and screams. Doors open with a great futuristic Fffshzz that sounds very fitting.
GAMEPLAY 5/5 Play through As I stated earlier this game is basically echoes except better. But how is it better Sean you wise, handsome, godlike Adonis you ask? Simple, the Wii-remote and Nunchuk make this game awesome. The Nunchuk control stick is used to navigate Samus around and the Wii remote is used to aim your gun at the poor heads of helpless pirates.. It feels unbelievably satisfying. Since this review is relatively spoiler free I shall refrain from plot ruining details and just say that your main antagonist is dark samus. One problem I do have however is the length, this game is simply too short. It over before you know it.. Luckily if you complete the game you unlock higher difficulties until you reach hyper-mode, which makes the game twice as hard. .
What they got right: Almost everything. Controls. Graphics Level design Plot
What they need to fix: Length Boss fights are slightly less epic than the previous installments.
CONCLUSION 4.9/5 This game showcases what Nintendo's console can do in the FPS genre and action games in general. There isn't really a serious negative about this game that I can point out. Is this one of the best Metroid games ever? Yes. Is this one of the best Nintendo games ever? Yes. Is it worth buying a Wii for? Without a doubt. Is this perhaps the best console FPS games ever? Hell yes.