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Which one is your favorite?

Super Metroid (SNES) 15 46.88%
 
Metroid Prime (GC) 17 53.13%
 
Total:32

Guacamelee is one of the few games in the genre I haven't played yet. I was expecting a bunch of suggestions of games I've already played; there have been countless occasions of times that I almost bought Guacamelee, but for whatever reason I didn't. I think it's because the source material doesn't really capture my attention. Perhaps I'll give it a shot, what with the sequel having recently been released to critical acclaim. I get a Viewtiful Joe vibe from looking at it, if you remember that game.

I have played through both of the SteamWorld Dig games, and thoroughly enjoyed them both.

I'm bored right now looking for a new game to play, so I'm going to give this a serious look and consider making a purchase.



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Was trying to decide between the original or the sequel. I got the original for $7.50 on Switch, may or may not get a chance to play it tonight, but looking forward to it.



Dangit, my thread died! :



Proxy-Pie said:
Dangit, my thread died! :<

OT: My favorite's Metroid Fusion. I know some people don't like it that much, but I always felt like it was the funnest.

I think this might be because the latest post in your thread is almost two years old. But Metroid is just a beautiful topic and as you can see people like to talk about it, so OP took the chance and Power Bombed this thread into the community. Don't be sad, it was a fun ride. 

I remember when Curl made a thread where he specifically talked about horror elements in Metroid games and he might have put that into your thread already, but he, as well as OP (and as well as myself, too), probably didn't remember that it even existed. 



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super_etecoon said:
CladInShadows said:
Metroid is easily amongst my top 5 franchises, and Metroid Prime and Super Metroid are two of my favourite games of all time. To say that I'm excited about MP4 is an understatement.

Regarding my ranking, I don't think I really have one, except that Super Metroid and Metroid Prime are pretty much tied at the top. I also need to play AM2R. And while we're at it, can we talk about how awesome Axiom Verge is?

Yes we can!  Axiom Verge was one of my favorite games last gen.  Excellent level design, upgrades, weapons, an interesting story, and one of the best video game soundtracks of all time.  And all made by one dude, Thomas Happ.  His story is incredible and I really hope we see a 16bit evolution of Axiom Verge announced next year at E3 called Super Axiom Verge.  Please, please, please.

An Axiom Verge sequel would make my day.  Do we know what Mr. Happ is working on these days?

And agreed on the soundtrack.  Moody. Unsettling. Synth-based. It fit the game to a tee.



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super_etecoon said:
RaptorChrist said:

I played through Axiom Verge during my three day stay at the hospital last month for the birth of my second child. Exploration and power-ups were great, and the difficulty was perfect for what I was looking for. I honestly don't remember the soundtrack much, but I might have been playing it with low sound or something.

As for AM2R, I only ever played through the first area of the game, and it was right before the release of the Metroid 2 remake on 3DS (which is why I found myself playing it). Is it worth a full playthrough, and how does it compare to Axiom Verge? Will my playthrough of Samus Returns on 3DS make the game too easy (or rather, will it feel like I'm playing the same game)?

Edit: I've been in a Metroidvania phase as of late. I also played through Hollow Knight a couple weeks ago, as well as Bloodstained when that came out. Any other recommendations? And what about Prime; is there anything comparable to a Prime game?

And to my knowledge, Metroid Prime is the only game of its kind.  

Maybe Recore for the XBone/PC? It was made by some key people from Retro. While not nearly as good, and maybe not quite a Metroidvania, it did scratch some of the Metroid Prime itch. Really felt like a 6th generation game.



RaptorChrist said:
Was trying to decide between the original or the sequel. I got the original for $7.50 on Switch, may or may not get a chance to play it tonight, but looking forward to it.

You could have gone for Guacamelee One-Two Punch Collection too but at $7.50 I think you had a good deal on a fantastic game.



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Still waiting for Metroid Prime Trilogy on Switch, so I can actually play a Metroid game and know anything about it.



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Barkley said:
Still waiting for Metroid Prime Trilogy on Switch, so I can actually play a Metroid game and know anything about it.

Come to think of it, the Nintendo Switch is the only Nintendo console I can't play Metroid Prime on. I have an old silver GameCube with the game, my Wii can run to GC disc and I bought Prime Trilogy on Wii U and you know what? I'd buy it again on Switch in a heartbeat.



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TruckOSaurus said:
RaptorChrist said:
Was trying to decide between the original or the sequel. I got the original for $7.50 on Switch, may or may not get a chance to play it tonight, but looking forward to it.

You could have gone for Guacamelee One-Two Punch Collection too but at $7.50 I think you had a good deal on a fantastic game.

Wait, is that a thing? I was looking for a bundle that included both on Switch but didn't come across it. I wasn't too thorough, though. Now that I think about it, and I'll have to confirm when I get home from work, but I think the price of standalone Guacamelee 2 was more than $7.50. Oh well, I should consider getting it while it's still on sale.

I only played for about 20 minutes last night and so far the game is pretty good. The gameplay is fun, but I feel I should mention that it did seem a bit less polished than I was expecting. I'm not sure if I like the game using colored blocks instead of replacing them with something feasible as a means of blocking transport, but perhaps this game is more focused on the beat-em-up aspect and the colored blocks allow the player to quickly glance at the map and find places they can or can't explore.

Combat is satisfying, and I'm sure it gets even better as I unlock more of my move set. I'm going to try out the multiplayer this weekend with my daughter and see how that goes.

And on the subject of the Axiom Verge sequel; is that just wishful thinking, or do we have reason to believe that Thomas Happ is actually working on a sequel (a 16-bit sequel, no less).