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The 2002 GameCube Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter video game

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Awesome game

  • Feb 17, 2003
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I bought this game as part of a package deal when I bought my Gamecube from Amazon. In all honesty, I didn't even really want the game, but figured I'd buy the package and sell the game as soon as I got it.

Luckily, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. While it starts out looking like a fairly lame space game, it evolves into a full-fledged masterpiece. The graphics and gameplay are astonishing for someone who started out his video gaming with the likes of Pong and Space Invaders.

That said, the only DOWNSIDE to the game is that there's really no way I could have gotten through it without the help of a guide. Since Zelda: Ocarina of Time, (and probably before) it seems like designers are creating games to be so difficult that you need to fork over some extra cash to learn how to play them. This seems like a cheap trick to make a few extra bucks on what should be a complete game at the time of purchase. I really don't think there's any way you could find and do everything you need to in this game without some outside help, which is frustrating.

At any rate, need for guides aside, this is a great game, and has become an unexpected favorite. One for the permanent collection..

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More Metroid Prime [GameCube] reviews
review by . July 27, 2010
posted in The Gaming Hub
There aren't too many times when I'd call a video game beautiful, but this is one of them. It's like a work of art that you can explore. Even though it's a bit old now, it's still worth playing.
review by . January 23, 2010
posted in The Gaming Hub
There aren't too many times when I'd call a video game beautiful, but this is one of them. It's like a work of art that you can explore. Even though it's a bit old now, it's still worth playing.
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Xbox editor Mike Fehlauer said this game looks likeHalo, and I think he meant it as a compliment. Most of the game is played in the first-person view through Samus's visor, which offers both heads-up display and scanner abilities, but Samus can also roll up into a ball to negotiate tight spots. What's really cool is that the game shifts to a third-person trailing perspective in this mode, which helps refresh the gameplay.Metroid Primehas some original weapons, such as the grapple beam, wave beam, and freeze beam, and the Big N is promising loads of others, too. The game looked great at the show, but we didn't have enough time to really get used to the controls.--Porter B. Hall
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ESRB: TEEN
Number of Players: 1 Player
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Retro Studios
Console: GameCube
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: November 17, 2002
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