Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Metroid Prime Remastered Scores a 95 on Metacritic

Metroid Prime Remastered, the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch port of the beloved GameCube classic, has earned an impressive score of 95 on Metacritic. (The original GameCube version scored a 97.)

The remastered version, developed by Retro Studios, features stunning visuals, improved audio, and an updated control scheme that allows for dual-analog controls.

Metroid Prime Remastered is a perfect example of a remaster done right. Everything that made the original great has been preserved, while the updates and improvements have made the game even better.

This game is a complete overhaul from top to bottom, making it one of the most impressive remasters out there. It’s a true testament to the hard work and dedication of Retro Studios.

It’s amazing to think that this game was originally released more than 20 years ago on the GameCube, and yet it still holds up incredibly well. With updated visuals, audio, and controls, the game feels just as fresh and exciting as it did back in the day.

One of the most significant changes made in this remastered version of the game is the addition of dual-analog controls. But fans of the original GameCube layout don’t need to worry — that control scheme is still available, too. However, for those of us who are more accustomed to the modern style of first-person controls, this is a welcome change. The controls are fluid and intuitive, making it easy to pull off Samus’ impressive acrobatics and take down enemies with ease.

Another welcome addition is the new “casual” difficulty mode. Metroid games have always been known for their challenging difficulty, but not everyone enjoys that kind of experience. This new mode is perfect for players who want to enjoy the exploration and world-building of the game without worrying about dying over and over again. It’s great to see that the developers took the time to consider different types of players and made adjustments to cater to their needs.

The updated visuals are simply stunning. The world of Tallon IV has never looked better, with high-definition textures, lighting, and particle effects bringing the environment to life like never before. The remastered audio is also impressive, with fully orchestrated music and updated sound effects that further immerse you in the game’s world. Even the small details, such as the rain droplets hitting Samus’ helmet or the shimmering of the Phazon substance, are incredibly well done.

One of the most impressive aspects of the game is the world-building. The interconnected regions of Tallon IV are full of secrets and hidden equipment, just waiting to be found. The game rewards exploration, and the feeling of discovery when you stumble upon a new upgrade is incredibly satisfying. The lore and backstory of the game are also expertly woven into the environment and the artifacts you find, making for a truly immersive experience.

All in all, Metroid Prime Remastered is a must-play game for any fan of the franchise or anyone who loves immersive, first-person adventures. The game has aged incredibly well, and the updates and improvements made in this remastered version only serve to enhance the experience.

The game is a true masterpiece, and it’s no wonder that it currently sits at a 95 on Metacritic.

So, grab your Switch and get ready to explore the dangerous world of Tallon IV once again. It’s a journey you won’t forget anytime soon!

Justin McGee
Justin McGee
Lifelong Nintendo fan. Follow me on Twitter @PuffyRedShirt

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