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  • #39071
    bonnee
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    With so much crappy sci-fi on tv these days, sometimes its more rewarding to immerse yourself in a sci -fi related videogame. I assume many have already played Halo on the X-box, but I would hope that just as many play Metroid Prime on the Gamecube.

    Terrific stuff, and worth purchasing a console for. 8)

    #65667
    Flamegrape
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    X-Box is going down the tubes. The Nintendo Game Cube is doing fine, I suppose. But it looks like Playstation 2 is coming out on top.

    #65668
    bonnee
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    Really? Whilst the PS2 is hands down the most popular console in the world (only sometimes for good reason, like Vice City, Ico and Rez), my understanding is that the X-box and Gamecube are competing for second place in most markets.

    .And the general consensus is that the Gamecube is struggling to keep up with the Xbox because Nintendo can’t shake off its ‘kiddie’ reputation within the marketplace. (In England a major retailer recently stopped stocking it and in Australia they’re virtually giving it away).

    http://www.gamespy.com/editorials/april03/nintendo/

    Indeed, there is even talk of Nintendo going the way of Sega and becoming a game developer/publisher only (Sega’s dreamcast was fantastic and a unfair casuality of the console wars). No doubt such talk is premature, but it is an indication that it has lost considerable ground, and much of it to the X-box (apparently). In fact, Nintendo has recently been reduced to ‘giving away’ its most anticipated and prized game (Wind Waker) with GC in an attempt to kick start console sales.

    http://news1.iwon.com/tech/article/id/317848|technology|04-11-2003::18:29|reuters.html

    #65670
    isola
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    i got a gamecube (or to be honest, it’s my brothers), but i never played Metroid Prime, or what it was called..

    tell me more about it, because it might be time for me to buy a new game… it just might.. 😉

    #65671
    Anonymous
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    I musta played the original Metroid for 100s of hours when I was a kid. Dont own any consoles today, but if I did this would be the first game I’d get =)

    #65673
    bonnee
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    tell me more about it, because it might be time for me to buy a new game… it just might.. 😉

    Isola, what can I tell you other than its Must See Tv! You get to play an astronaut visiting a planet that reveals many hidden depths, creatures and secrets. Unlike the initial Metroids, it’s in a 3D environment (generally) explored from a first person perspective . You also can morf into a electronic ball in order to explore various catacombs, etc . Despite being armed to the teeth, Metroid is not primarilly a first person shooter though : Halo it aint. The intensity of the experience is derived from a sense of exploration, discovery, and encounters , and the way the astronaut literally internalises the extraterritorial environment. I provide an overview of reviews from metacritic – it currently enjoys a near perfect rating from across a range of sources.

    http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/gamecube/metroidprime/

    Once you finish it, then go out and buy Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker . Another marvel to behold , and certainly preferable to passively watching crap on tv. 😉

    Lexxlurker, I would strongly suggest you explore the possibility of getting a gamecube just to play Metroid Prime and Wind Waker – especially if you can get the latter bundled with the purchase of a console going for cheap. At any rate, Metroid Prime will bring back many memories – much of the joy can be derived from a sense of recognition and wonder in its new found glory.

    #65678
    Anonymous
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    I’ve never played it! This site locks up most of my spare time. Newkate is a keen games (RPG and Sims mainly) but the game that got me totally TOTALLY adicted was an oldy called Elite (I played it on the BBC B computer (pre console (pre pc!)). It was magnificent and in the UK it had the dubious honour of being the first game to advertise on TV!

    I ablsoutely adored it! Close comparisons are…. well there aren’t any, but X Beyond the Frontier comes close I guess.

    I’d buy a console if I could get a game as good as Elite or X Beyand!

    Is Metroid Prime anything like them?

    #65679
    Anonymous
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    Elite was a good game, an early addict of it myself =)

    If you’re interested Saddy check out this site, still contains Elite, as well as its sucessors.

    http://www.the-underdogs.org/search.php?search_game=elite

    #65681
    bonnee
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    I’d buy a console if I could get a game as good as Elite or X Beyand!

    Is Metroid Prime anything like them?

    Metroid Prime is incomparable, and warrants investigation with respect to itself. I’m not sure you’d want to buy a console just to play the one game though. You could always be a complete loser like me and own all three. Given the fact that your already a moral reprobate like moi (pardon my french letters), I would recommend the PS2 just to play Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Not sci fi related in any way, but the vicarious and visceral thrills are second to none. These games have become the standard to measure the decline of Western civilisation, and offer hours upon hours of reckless fun, wanton abandon and destruction.

    Still, this is a Metroid Prime thread so allow me to reiterate: beg, borrow or steal this game now if you think your a discerning game player and/or avid sci fan. Life is to too short to watch generic sci-fi in the vain hope that something worthwhile might appear and remind us of why we watch it the first place. At least this way, you get to be the character in a fully immersive and interactive sci-fi environment

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