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Old 09-12-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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Metroid: Samus Returns Reviews "Metroid: Samus Returns is the franchise in top form"


Game Informer - 9.75/10

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Samus Returns has enough unique content that it feels like a worthy sequel. MercurySteamís first outing with the franchise is also different enough from the recent fan remake AM2R, so fans shouldnít hesitate to pick up this rare gem. This might be Samusí first 2D adventure in more than a dozen years, but itís a great reminder of why we fell in love with the franchise in the first place.
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As the first 2D Metroid game in over a decade, Samus Returns faces unfairly high expectations. Mercury Steam's involvement, a team known to play fast and loose with classic game traditions, was also a potential red flag for some. In hindsight, there was never anything to worry about, and a lot to look forward to. Samus Returns is both a return to form and a look to the potential future for 2D Metroid games, where combat plays a bigger role and exploration involves clever thinking rather than persistent guessing. Fans get more than they bargained (and hoped) for, and everyone else gets an excellent 2D action game with one of the most captivating and capable video game heroes around.
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While itís been marketed as a remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus for Game Boy, Metroid: Samus Returns is more of a much-needed reboot of the 2D Metroid games we know and love. Itís a safe, modern take on Super Metroid, one of the greatest games of all time. Aside from some repetitive boss fights and hand-cramping controls, itís nearly everything I could ask for as a fan of old-school Metroids.
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Maybe the next 2D Metroid will take more chances, but Returns is far better than I expected it to be. The faux magic system, while shallow, adds some panache to the action, as do the combat animations that work within the confines of the engine.
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Nostalgia guides much what gets made in video game industry right now, with reboots, remakes, and remasters dominating the release calendar in lieu of riskier, new titles. Metroid: Samus Returns is far more than a simple rehash. Rather, it takes an underappreciated classic, whose design influence is perhaps felt more widely today than ever before, and enhances it for new audiences. The core of the gameplay remains largely untouched, but what new additions there are enrich the overall experience. The first classic 2D-style Metroid in 13 years (since the GBA Metroid: Zero Mission, also directed by Sakamoto), Metroid: Samus Returns is the franchise in top form, and makes an excellent case for the old masters.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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Amazon Prime members can still get a physical copy of Metroid: Samus Returns for $31.99, while it remains a pre-order.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:26 PM   #4
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Too bad this is on the 3DS. If this was on the Switch I would pick it up right away, but I can't really get hot and bothered about a 3DS title anymore. So much aliasing, low resolution textures, and hand cramps!
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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Awesome. Can't wait to pick this up Friday. Game looks incredible. Easy purchase!
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:42 PM   #6
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Nice, good thing I have a new 3ds to play this.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:02 PM   #7
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Awesome. Can't wait to pick this up Friday. Game looks incredible. Easy purchase!
1987 called, they want their gameplay and visuals back
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:30 PM   #8
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The last Metroid I played was Prime, on the GameCube. That game was a blast!

Can't convince myself to purchase a 3DS, though, so I don't think I'll ever play this one.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #9
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1987 called, they want their gameplay and visuals back
For once i agree with you. There is a limit on what i will put up with. Maybe if the DS was easy to hold, but its just too much of a hassle.

Does anyone know what role Mercury Steam played in developing this game? I didn't like that castlevania games at all. These reviews are suspect.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:51 PM   #10
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I remember thinking Zero Mission sounded like a dumb idea, but it was a pretty good homage to the original while adding plenty of new stuff to make it unique. Glad to hear that Samus Returns is pulling that off as well.
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Zero Mission was so good. 2nd favorite behind MP1.
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1987 called, they want their gameplay and visuals back
Thanks! I missed the darn call. I would have discussed how nice it would have been to play Metroid on my pc with a 1080 TI but I couldn't get anybody to understand. Also asked if it will work on my xbox one or the xbox xxx I have on pre-order. I will call them back. I doubt if it will work on my ps4 pro, Nvidia shield, Nvidia shield tablet, PS Vita either.

So I guess I will be lucky not worrying about the graphics and just playing a game that is getting top reviews from every site and everybody. I am a true gamer that has every current system because money is not an issue here.

I bet if I bought you a copy you would take it right?
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I broke down and ordered it. I loved Super Metroid on SNES. My soon to be cramped up hands are going to hate this game.
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So once again you ignore widespread critical approval and yet assert your opinion as truth. All this purely because you dislike the company who published the title. You are mentally ill.
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Quick question: WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE THAT?!
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For once i agree with you. There is a limit on what i will put up with. Maybe if the DS was easy to hold, but its just too much of a hassle.

Does anyone know what role Mercury Steam played in developing this game? I didn't like that castlevania games at all. These reviews are suspect.
If you want to read a less than glowing review.
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It does look like shit. Just because it's a 3ds doesn't mean you have to make it 3d.
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1987 called, they want their gameplay and visuals back

1987 (the game was released in '86...so, close enough)


2017(on portable hardware released back in 2011)

Sure, it's not the most visually-impressive game on the market...but if it's fun, it's fun.
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Quick Answer: HARDWARE LIMITATIONS!
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No. It looks worse than any SNES game. It looks worse than the majority of early 3D Saturn games. This was intentionally made ugly through art design and I must know who thought it was a good idea.
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