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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Will this ultimately accumulate to an entry which is "more of the same, but in HD" and doesn't take risks with the Prime formula?

To be fair I already had this concern from the moment the game was announced. There's so much to improve upon the established Prime formula, they could make a truly mindblowing game if they took risks and tried doing something new, but it's far easier to just lean on the past and make a "bigger and better" Prime 1. I think it's only reasonable to expect the latter, but hey, if it turns out as good as the original I guess I won't have much to complain about... I just wish they have the boldness to go beyond.



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mZuzek said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Will this ultimately accumulate to an entry which is "more of the same, but in HD" and doesn't take risks with the Prime formula?

To be fair I already had this concern from the moment the game was announced. There's so much to improve upon the established Prime formula, they could make a truly mindblowing game if they took risks and tried doing something new, but it's far easier to just lean on the past and make a "bigger and better" Prime 1. I think it's only reasonable to expect the latter, but hey, if it turns out as good as the original I guess I won't have much to complain about... I just wish they have the boldness to go beyond.

Yeah same, I always kind of expected that. Still, hopefully there's some cool new ideas! 



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super_etecoon said:

Simultaneous release on the Switch and new Switch like Breath of the Wild?  Or will they lock it to the next Switch to boost sales on the new system?  I don't think they would do that.  This is such a PR fiasco for them and denying the game to current Switch owners would be an even worse image.  If it does end up being a launch title for the next system I can guarantee you'll also be playing it on your Switch day and date.

Is Metroid a system mover?

I know it isn't traditionally a system mover, but I will say that it was Metroid Prime that brought me back to the Nintendo fold.  I skipped the 64 generation and moved over to Sony for the PS1 and the PS2 era.  Metroid Prime alone was enough for me to buy a Gamecube even if I didn't (at the time) like the controller or even the look of the system.  And if you don't think fans are excited about Prime 4, just take a look at the reaction videos of its reveal...for a title card.  A Metroid on the same level as Breath of the Wild would absolutely move units and could prove to break the under performing history of this beloved series.  Of course, now that we're in some sort of development hell or resurrection it will be tough to see the impact it will have on Switch sales or the Switch successor's sales.  Either way, I don't think they would lock this title behind a new generation.



My eyes couldn't possibly roll any further back. What has Retro been doing since 2013 then?



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spemanig said:
My eyes couldn't possibly roll any further back. What has Retro been doing since 2013 then?

No idea.

That’s exactly why I’m concerned.



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spemanig said:
My eyes couldn't possibly roll any further back. What has Retro been doing since 2013 then?

The rumored Star Fox Grand Prix, if real, might be really close to finished so they have the resources to start the early phases of a new project?



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This is good news in my book. Make the best game possible, please.



 

My passing on the Switch is officially validated now.  I wonder if they'll queue up Pikmin 4 now...

 



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slab_of_bacon said:

 

My passing on the Switch is officially validated now.  I wonder if they'll queue up Pikmin 4 now...

 

It's funny you write that ... when I re-opened this thread I was LITERALLY just thinking "Oh man, I need some perspective, I wonder how Pikmin fans feel!!!"



spemanig said:
My eyes couldn't possibly roll any further back. What has Retro been doing since 2013 then?

Goofing