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Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

I will not mark your worlds down on my map. I am not much a fan of lighthouses. 

But in all seriousness, eh. I think this game has a really really great concept and looks pretty cool. It's the only next-gen game I was actually somewhat hyped for. And it seems like my cautious optimism was worth it! ... But ... It still looks like the movement and gunplay are fairly flaccid and limp, which in a game like this, could even come off as janky if you are playing the game. I'd have to play it myself, but, at least from the gameplay videos, it doesn't seem like those elements are that polished. Whereas pretty much every acclaimed Metroid game polishes every portion of the game to perfection (except I guess the platforming in Prime that you almost never do? lol). 

Edit: Also, the last Metroid game on Metacritic only got an 85, lol. 

Last edited by AngryLittleAlchemist - on 29 April 2021

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Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

Except the last Metroid game was Samus Returns which got a 85 Meta..... so............



Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

Cringe



Libara said:
Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

Except the last Metroid game was Samus Returns which got a 85 Meta..... so............

Such an overlooked game. They should release a HD version for the Switch. It deserves better.



Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force got a 64 on Metacritic.



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KLXVER said:
Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

or Uncharted (insert number / name)

very fair good sir.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

Returnal seems like a very strong addition to the PS5 library, also 85 is a great score considering the inherent pros and cons of the genre itself. Roguelike games are not for everyone.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Another goty contender from sony



 

Libara said:
Manlytears said:

Mark my worlds. it would have been a 90+ if it sold for $60 and had the name "Metroid (insert number / name)". Seems like Housemarque did something especial here.

Except the last Metroid game was Samus Returns which got a 85 Meta..... so............

AngryLittleAlchemist said:

I will not mark your worlds down on my map. I am not much a fan of lighthouses. 

But in all seriousness, eh. I think this game has a really really great concept and looks pretty cool. It's the only next-gen game I was actually somewhat hyped for. And it seems like my cautious optimism was worth it! ... But ... It still looks like the movement and gunplay are fairly flaccid and limp, which in a game like this, could even come off as janky if you are playing the game. I'd have to play it myself, but, at least from the gameplay videos, it doesn't seem like those elements are that polished. Whereas pretty much every acclaimed Metroid game polishes every portion of the game to perfection (except I guess the platforming in Prime that you almost never do? lol). 

Edit: Also, the last Metroid game on Metacritic only got an 85, lol. 

Raven said: