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2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 11:29 am
by VideoGameCritic
Who says I only review games from last century? Here's my review of Nintendo latest Metroid adventure for the 3DS.
Comments welcome.

Re: 2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 12:47 pm
by ESauce
When you say the d-pad doesn’t work it sort of gives the impression the developers just arbitrarily didn’t allow the d-pad to be used. But there are 4 powers that are mapped to the d-pad buttons, so they really didn’t have enough buttons to give that option. That seems like it could be more clear in your review. I’ll admit to forgetting and trying to use the d pad quite a few times while I played, but the alternative would have been more touchscreen controls, which I would not have liked. I feel like they offered the best control scheme given the amount of buttons they had to work with.

Re: 2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Good point I will try to clarify that.

Re: 2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 8:13 pm
by Voor
I was super hyped about SR, as Super Metroid is my favorite game of all time. I thought SR was really well done and "a proper sequel " is a great description. I also struggled with the controls as sometimes I needed to use/hold the analog stick, a face button, and both shoulder buttons at the same time. That's probably standard stuff for modern players, but as a retro gamer, it just was too much for me.

I could have done without the precision firing and Melee stuff.

As excited as I was, I quit halfway through. But I agree with the B+ score. if there ever another console to play it on, I'll try it again.

It did make me want to play the GBA metroids though.

Re: 2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 11th, 2017, 10:05 am
by CaptainCruch
This game is fine, but I'm in Area 6 now and I find it gets a little bit boring and tedious. I mean, it plays fine, but the 'sense of progression' isn't really there for me. It just feel like I'm doing all the same stuff over and over again.

Re: 2017/11/10: Nintendo 3DS: Metroid: Samus Returns

Posted: November 11th, 2017, 10:34 am
by TheBlondeGamePunk3
Amusing isn't it? The anger about Metroid:Federation Force spurred Nintendo to put out an actual Metroid game, I think it's too little too late. :lol: