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Saturday, February 4, 2012
20. Metroid Prime (Gamecube)
The main reason to pick up a Gamecube: Metroid Prime. In my
mind, the Gamecube was an abject failure compared to the glory of past Nintendo
systems, but there were a few gems sprinkled here and there, and Metroid Prime
was the big fish in the pond. Prime basically follows the traditional Metroid
formula: explore and find new weapons and abilities to unlock new areas and
defeat the evil space pirates. The new twist, of course, is the ability to do
all of this in glorious 3d using a first person perspective. I don’t consider
this an fps though, in an obvious sense it is, but it’s more of an adventure
game than Halo. After landing on the Planet Talon IV to chase the space pirate
leader Ridley (the guy that looks like a dragon) our heroine Samus begins her quest
of exploring the world and figuring out what’s up. You will literally lose
yourself playing this game, as the environments are huge and this game does not
hold your hand at all. The only downside to this game? No Mother Brain.