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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Single Player FPS/action game on Wii!

    Posted
    CoffeewithChess

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Brief overview: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a first person adventure/shooter. The game has three difficulty settings: Normal, Veteran, and Hyper Mode. The difficulty settings Normal and Veteran are available at the start of a new game, but Hyper Mode has to be unlocked. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the third entry into the Metroid Prime series and the first Metroid Prime game to be on the Wii. Controls: 9 out of 10 The controls in the game are really good, for the most part. You move forward and backward using the joystick on the Nunchuck and you turn left/right and look up/down by pointing the Wii Remote in those directions. You can increase or decrease how fast you turn under the options menu. I highly suggest setting the look sensitivity to “Advanced” as it allows you to turn and look the fastest. Shooting and jumping is set by default to the A and B buttons. You press the C button to change into the morph ball and Z is used for targeting and grappling enemies or for using the grapple to swing in certain locations. My one little control issue I had with the game was jumping when as the morph ball. The game has it set up where you do a quick flick of the Wii Remote UP causing you to jump when in the morph ball phase. This works most of the time, but sometimes I would flick the Wii Remote and it wouldn’t seem to register in the game. It’s not a huge issue, but may be a little aggravating to some people. The - button is used to bring up your visors screen, the + button is used to go into Hyper Mode. If you press the 1 button, it will open up your map screen and allow you to change control settings and see your inventory and current objectives. Game Play: 10 out of 10 I classified this as a first person adventure/shooter in the brief overview. In the game, you are trying to stop the spread of the enemy. There are four main planets in the game where most of the game play will happen. You will travel to the different planets to stop the spread of the enemy. You will find out you sometimes can’t accomplish goals without a proper suit/weapon upgrade, and that upgrade may be on a planet you visited earlier in the game. This is where I consider Metroid Prime 3 to be more of the adventure/exploration type game than a first person shooter type. It forces you to explore the different sections of each planet and get suit/weapon upgrades to complete parts of the game. The game was well paced in the fact of keeping the adventure/shooting going. Many times you will work your way through an area on the map, get a suit/weapon expansion, and then almost immediately find yourself in a situation to use the new expansion in battle. The enemies in Corruption are varied. Some enemies walk/jump around, other enemies are clinging to walls/ceilings, other enemies fly around. The variety of enemies really allows the player to see the capabilities of the Wii Remote in a “first person shooter” setting. Each planet has at least one “Main Boss” to defeat. The strategies to defeat the bosses are almost identical in my opinion, the strategy being mainly: “move and shoot, move and shoot, move and shoot”. While I would have liked to have seen some different ways to defeating the bosses, the boss battles are great in the fact of keeping you on the offense and defense the entire time and making sure you are concentrating on what you are doing. No lazy gaming here! Graphics: 10 out of 10 I’ve played many Wii games and I thought the graphics in Metroid Prime 3 were really great and the art style was a great choice. I hope that other developers see what Retro did and take notes. I would like to see more FPS type games on the Wii with Metroid’s type graphics. The Wii may be only slightly upgraded from the GC, but that shouldn’t give developers a reason to not push the hardware. I thought the animations of death scenes of different bosses were done really well. Level Design: 9 out of 10 I thought that the levels were pretty well thought out, especially Elysia and Bryyo. Elysia is a sky town (think Cloud City from Star Wars). I thought one of Bryyo’s puzzles was extremely difficult to figure out when trying to get 100% of the items, but it made me think(and appreciate how much effort Retro put into making the game with quality play time). Again, a minor complaint with level design is the boss battles. Almost all of the boss battles are set up and designed the same way: Circular/Square type arena. The boss is usually in the center of the room, attacking outwards. Samus(you) are usually around the outside of the arena. As I said earlier, the boss battles are “move and shoot, move and shoot, move and shoot”, usually with Samus(you) running and jumping around the edge of the arena while concentrating weapon fire at the boss in the middle. I would have liked to see some arenas with different multiple level platforms being used during the fights or even environmental objects (i.e. stone pillars, fuel gel pools, etc.) used as strategic ways in the battles. The boss battles definitely keep you moving and keep your finger hitting the weapon fire button. If you try the game on Hyper Mode, be prepared for some long boss battles as it takes a lot more to damage them. Sound:10 out of 10 The sound in the game was a varied assortment. I really enjoyed how the music changed according to what parts of the planets you were on and I really thought that the music did a great job with setting the correct moods for the game. The voice acting was really good and the sound effects of your ship, weapons, and enemies were all done properly, adding to the game, not taking anything away or being annoying in anyway. Replay Value:10 out of 10 Again, this was my first Metroid Prime game to play. That being said, my first time playing it on Normal I logged right over 25 hours of game play on the game clock. I thought that I would play through the game on Normal and then put it away, but the game really did draw me in and I enjoyed the game so much and had so much fun, that as soon as I beat the game on Normal, I started another game on Veteran and logged right over 16 hours of game play. Then I decided after Veteran to go ahead and just TRY the game on Hyper Mode, because I had heard how hard it was and wanted to see if what I heard was true. After seeing how much harder the enemies were on just the first level in Hyper Mode, I knew I had to try and beat the game on Hyper Mode and I did in just over 14 hours. My total game play time for all three difficulties so far has been 55 hours. Adding to the replay value of the game is the fact that they included two bonus endings. If you beat the game with less than 75% of the pickups, you will get just the normal ending. If you beat the game with more than 75% of the pickups, you will get the normal ending plus one bonus ending. If you beat the game with 100% of the pickups, you get the normal plus two bonus endings (the previous ending for collecting 75% of the pickups and a new one). The game also includes different unlockable items you obtain by spending “tokens” you collect while playing the game. You get tokens a variety of ways: scanning items with your visor, beating bosses, getting different number of kills(100, 200, etc.), killing enemies in certain ways, etc. One thing that Retro did was to include something called “Friend Vouchers”. The difference with the Friend Vouchers and regular tokens, is that you can’t spend the Friend Vouchers. The only way to unlock everything(from what I know) is to have another person that has played Corruption send you their very own Friend Vouchers. When you receive their Friend Vouchers, they are then converted to Friend Tokens and can be spent on some unlockable items. Issues or Problems: I have already listed several small complaints in the review. Here is a summary of them and one or two added: 1) Almost identical strategies to defeat bosses and almost identical boss arenas. 2) Jumping while in the morph ball didn’t always seem to register. 3) When trying to grapple onto either enemies or items, sometimes it wouldn’t seem to register my motions in time (sometimes allowing a boss to get back up, which was really aggravating). 4) Load times. While you won’t see the screen actually say, “Loading”, the game disguises it different ways. You may walk up to a door, shoot it to open it, and have to wait 10-20 seconds for the door to actually open. During my first time playing the game, it wasn’t a big issue. After I knew where items were and what I was supposed to be doing, it was sometimes aggravating to have to wait for a door to open. Also, traveling between planets consists of using your ship to fly to the planets. When flying between planets, the game uses in-game cut scenes of the ship flying to disguise the load times between planets. Again, this is something that I don’t see as a HUGE issue, but something that may aggravate you a little. Money’s worth: 10 out of 10 Is it worth your money? Being that I've gotten 50+ hours of game play out of the game and I haven’t even unlocked everything yet, the game is definitely worth $49.99. Many people may be skeptical to play it, because they have never played a Metroid PRIME game…DON’T BE! This was my first Metroid Prime game of the series to play. This game is staying in my collection and I HIGHLY recommend it! Buy it; rent it; whatever you do, just make sure you play this game! The overall score of the game is the average of scores from the: Controls: 9 out of 10 Game Play: 10 out of 10 Graphics: 10 out of 10 Level Design: 9 out of 10 Sound: 10 out of 10 Replay Value: 10 out of 10 Money's Worth: 10 out of 10 The overall score is 9.7!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wii Are Incorruptible

    Posted
    Cakey

    To start, this is arguably the best game ever. First-person shooters on consoles have suffered for years due to the "dual-stick" control scheme. Metroid Prime and Prime 2: Echoes used a different - and possibly worse - scheme. The Wii fixes this problem, and does it to a T. The controls are, put simply, just about perfect. The Wii remote senses your motions excellently, and all aspects are intuitive. It takes just a few minutes to settle into the controls. It's not all controls! To start with, the graphics are roughly on par with that of Microsoft's Halo franchise, which pretty much silences any whining about this -underpowered- console. You can gaze at vistas, read the caution labels on fuseboxes, and try not to gaze TOO long at the spectacular bosses. Human models (Yes, people in a Metroid game!) are fantastic, and lip-syncing (Voice acting, too!) is very good. While I'm discussing graphics, I probably should list the visual cons as well. Certain lines borders get pixellated when viewed at the wrong angle: this is a fault of the TV, not the game - the Wii doesn't support full high-definition technology. The only other problem must be that if you stand right up against a door, wall, etc. then it becomes pixelated. This is doomed to happen, and is why console-makers should really use THIRD-person shooters to show off a console's graphical capability. Story is more well-developed than previous Metroid titles; it's quite engrossing enough to lead through to the end. The inclusion of people - and three fellow bounty hunters - makes you care much more about whether or not the Space Pirates (who are under the control of Dark Samus) take control of the galaxy. Anyone who has played a Prime game can tell you that the real story is in the multitude of Lore entries located throughout the worlds explored. Tragic Bryyo, intent Elysia, arrogant Space Pirates, each has a different tale to tell. After reading the lore of Bryyo, I nearly cried. Story hitches? Not really. It's not a game where you expect, need, or want a huge amount out of story, and it delivers as it should. If you've played a Prime game, you don't need me to tell you the music is excellent, and this is better! The increased storage space available on the Wii disc allows for better quality music and more tracks in each song. Problems with sound? Again none. Where Corruption is most tarnished is in the items department. Unlike the first games, the basic set of Varia suit, morph ball, power bomb, charge beam is not lost near game start. There are also FEWER upgrades than previous games, and the only new ones are the Nova beam and grapple charge. Some also herald the return of the "stacking items" as a good thing: I disagree. If your items are only UPGRADED instead of added to, puzzles can't change so much: you'll still be using your beam, missiles, and grapple beam. You can't say the puzzles are BAD, or easy, though! The "stacking" items to cause some puzzle evolution: the plasma beam can melt some metals, the ice missile freezes things. One much clamored-about new upgrade is the Command Visor, which allows you to remotely command your ship to do a number of different things. This allows for something else new: ship upgrades. These are, admittedly, limited (there are two), but can change the dynamics of a puzzle: the hugest block is no match for the Ship Grapple, after all. Then come boss battles. These are excellent: the new controls allow for weak points and the like be properly exploited. Locking on no longer directs your fire at that point, merely the camera. This lets the size of a point matter, along with position, etc. Last but not least is the important: replay value! This, I can say, is considerable. An addition to the game is "credits". These come in four colors - red, blue, gold, and green (friend credits) - and each is earned in a different way. For instance, every time you scan a new creature, you earn a red credit. These credits can be used in the Extras menu to purchase bonus content. This content runs the gamut from sound tests to concept art to a screenshot tool to a Mii bobblehead in your ship! In conclusion, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the best Wii title yet, and possibly the best ever. This deserves your $50 more than any other game does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    the wiis best shooter

    Posted
    tastygroove

    metroid prime corruption is a great wii title. it has everything you'd expect. solid game play, labyrinthine levels, and huge, tough bosses. all of this being said, i think this game exemplifies the wiis shortcomings in the modern gaming arena. first things first, mp3 has very responsive and smooth controls. its been said, and i would agree, that on advanced sensitivity mode, this is as close as a console has come to mouse and keyboard accuracy. battles will have you and your foe jumping about and dashing to avoid being hit, but the control scheme still allows you to make well placed shots. the only issue that i've found so far is that you can't turn around very quickly. the way your enemies dash around and the arenas are layed out there are times when you really need to look behind you quickly but just can't. it would have been nice if there was a quick turn-around feature a-la resident evil 4. this metroid plays almost exactly like the previous metroid games. the look and feel of the game is very consistant. levels are sprawling caverns and in each area there will be a new 'security feature' in some of the passage ways that you will need to get a new weapon or ability to be able to pass through. and each level has a few boss battles to test your mettle. actually, come to think of it, metroid plays very much like zelda, except with lasers and space ships instead of swords and horses. graphically, metroid is the best looking game on the wii to date, but still falls short of even the average xbox 360 title. this is more a shortcoming of the wii, however. it seems that the developers have really tapped in to the wiis hardware to produce the best looking game they could. lighting, textures, and effects all look great, and the frame rate stays smooth all the while. another area where metroid falls short for me is in its story. this is the first metroid where you will find voice acting and where you will have npc characters fighting along side you. it seems they've tried to include some story here, but in my opinion, have fallen short. it seems sort of forced and uncompelling. i found myself just moving through levels without any sense of why i was there. the characters are empty and generic. i guess that i've come to expect an engaging story along with my games. for me, for a game to be great, and complete, it just has to be there. another gripe i have is the lack of multiplayer or online support for the game, another thing i have come to expect from next-gen games. i understand that metroid games aren't meant to be multiplayer affairs, but it just seems like a shame to finally have a shooter with such great controls and not be able to test them against your friends. anyway, metroid is a great game and a must have title for the wii. hopefully its control scheme makes its way into future shooter games. but while this is a grade A title, i think it falls short of modern gaming greatness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The most I've invested into a Metroid so far.

    Posted
    kcabbusses

    (My first review here, and yeah, I'm hoping to win some gift card money, so sue me. :( ) I've played a lot of Metroid games, being a Nintendo nerd like myself. However, despite the promises of seeing Samus in skimpy outfits, I was never able to push myself to "complete" the games. Fusion? The other Primes? Even Zero Mission? I'd get up to a point, and then quit, likely out of tedium or frustration. Metroid Prime 3, however, struck a balance with me. I was able to beat it in it's hardest difficulty, with 100 percent item completion, without the same sense of frustration or tedium that plagued me in other Metroid games. For this, I'd say it's my favorite Metroid so far - sorry to all you 2D diehards. The Wii controls took some getting used to - alongside the fact that this felt "more like an FPS" than the other Prime games, which I also had problems adjusting to - but the effort to learn the controls was satisfying when I was able to adjust my shots to improve accuracy or nail hard-to-pinpoint objects with my missiles. The biggest complaint about the controls I have is probably the placement of the + and - buttons, but that is a relatively minor gripe. The planets and their layouts seemed much easier for me to navigate than in other Metroids, assumedly because of the way the ship can transport you to certain areas much quicker than walking for five minutes on foot. On the other hand, there's still some elements of exploration that require walking through mysterious landscapes and having a careful eye and an intuitive mind, which justifies it still being a Metroid title. The graphics were, of course, an improvement on the old Prime games. The most notable improvements seemed to be in the amount of objects and happenings that can occur on-screen at once - Bullets can potentially fly around from all over the place, for example. Sound was similar to the other Prime games, which is fine by me, although I personally prefer more retro-style "Melodic" music than the Prime series, which feels more ambient and atmospheric. The most dissapointing aspect of Prime 3 is rather fickle for me - Samus's "Zero Suit", seen in the opening sequence, is obviously not very skimpy. Regardless, though, it's nice to see her in "glorious 3D", so to speak. All in all, if you're looking for a satisfying singleplayer game, and you're a good ol' Nintendo nerd who wants more Wii games -besides- the "usual stuff", Prime 3 should at least be worth a good couple of rentals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metroid Prime 3: Perfect

    Posted
    Masenko

    Overall Score: 10 Prime 3 is a perfect blend of old Metroid gameplay, new tricks, and the Wii's amazing controller. Graphics: 10 The art direction on this game was perfect. Every area is beautiful to look at, especially in 480p. There's certainly nothing wrong visually with this game. The game runs at 60 frames per second (this is very, very good) for the entire game. Sound/Music: 10 The music is very mood-setting, and the special effects sounds are great as well. It's hard to describe music and sound effect with words, so you'll have to check it out for yourself. No complaints and only praise, so no points off. Play Control: 10 Metroid 3 easily has the best console control scheme of a First-Person type game ever. Some people may even prefer the Wii's remote and nunchuk combo for this game over your standard PC keyboard and mouse. The Wii Remote may be around equal or slightly less than a mouse for aiming, but the nunchuk blows keyboard motion control out of the water. Strafing is like gliding on water. Aiming, shooting, and everything is executed with flawless controls. The controls are really very easy, perfect, and to use an overused term, fluid. Storyline/Plot: 9 This is the third Prime game, so it's like reading the last third of a great book. It's not the easiest thing to just come in on due to some obvious nostalgia from earlier Metroid games. To balance this they seemed to have added in the hunters from the Nintendo DS game, Metroid Prime Hunters. Overall though, there's plenty of mystery and excitement over what's going to happen next, and that's what a story is all about. Replayability: 10 Some people complain that the game is too easy. This may have a ring of truth to it, since the controls are so precise, you're actually playing the game instead of fighting dual-analog sticks. Besides, Metroid Prime 3 has three difficulty settings, and an amazing amount of things to scan and collect, and plenty of places to explore. There's also Friend Vouchers. They are achievement points that are unlocked as you play through Prime 3 that can be traded online with your friends. You spend these points on downloadable game extras, and you can only spend points that you were traded. It's a cool bonus to keep playing until you unlock all the extras. This game is easily the best game out for the Wii. The controls put every other console First-Person game to shame. Metroid Prime 3 is an FPA, it's a First Person Adventure, which means if you like exploring, figuring out environmental puzzles for powerful enhancements, and fights against Space Pirates, this is a great game for you. Also... wow is this game ever fun. Overall Score: 10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Wii Showpiece

    Posted
    T8RtheR8R

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is one of those showpiece games. One of those games we all fall back on when someone asks: What's a good game for the Wii? A longrunning staple of Nintendo, Samus Aran, one of the greatest bounty hunters in the universe seeks out a cure to a strange infection she'd picked up while stopping a space pirate attack. It seems as if the infection spreading in her body and suit is also effecting several planets in the universe- so off on another adventure. The gameplay is excellent, your view is Samus' in suit view through most of the game, there are some jumping points and some rolling points that you'll switch to a side view. Sometimes that first person perspective can make leaping and jumping around a little more tricky. The Wii controls are perfect. You use your Wiimote to aim her multipurpose cannon, just like a mouse ( take that PC fans )and still have the ultra tight walking control with the Nunchuck. There's also a deep story running in the background that you can use some of your suit's special features to discover, along with tricks for defeating enemies and bosses. If in doubt- scan it! Unfortunatley for those that are not connected- you can't unlock everything by yourself. You get tokens for reaching certain milestones in the game, some of which- you have to give away, and or get back. So not only do you have to get connected, add a friend that has MP3:C, you still have to wait for them to send you some back. You don't need to play the other games in the Metroid or Metroid Prime series, but if you find you love Metroid you can still play the other two in the Prime Series since they're Game Cube games, and two of the original can be downloaded on Wii's Virtual Console. Overall this game is just under perfect. Close enough for my taste- I absolutley love the control scheme and I hope every FPS that comes out has a similar control scheme.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE Wii game to own

    Posted
    gratyngrogg

    If you're a moderate to hefty fan of either of the first 2 Metroid Primes, this one is going to give you twice as much to love! The differences that make it better? - Multiple planets to explore - hyper mode: at the cost of an energy tank you get 25 seconds to blast the heck out of whatever's in your path, AND hyper mode has it's own share of weapons upgrades during the game! If you use it too much though you risk becoming corrupted and dying. - the grapple beam does more now than just allow you to swing from grapple points! Pull away obstructions or a foe's shield, and more! - more morph ball puzzles! I don't want to spoil anything but some of these puzzles are amazing! - Oh, did I (and anyone else) mention the graphics are stellar and an obvious improvement over the first 2? - full voice acting from the supporting cast as well as in-game NPC's! - scanning does more now than fill your logbook, a great many of the more integral scanned items that are logged will earn you credits good toward bonus stuff in the "Extras" section of the game. You can use these credits to buy artwork, music, and in combination with friend vouchers (which you can only obtain from a friend over WiiConnect24) you can get cooler stuff like a Mii bobblehead for your ship or a screenshot tool that allows you to take screenshots in-game and send them to a friend! The game took me a little over 17 hours to complete on normal difficulty, with an 83% completion rating. Finding every single logbook scan and upgrade item will likely tack on another 6 - 8 hours! So at the very least you're looking at a 25 hour experience the first time through, and the game gives you reason to go back and play it again, (though how I will not say.) The game also supports progressive scan and widescreen. Now buy it! Buy it and love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Controls Like A Dream

    Posted
    JollyGiant

    The Metroid series has always been about you being a bounty hunter out on your own. As the series evolves, Corruption gives you a lot more interaction with other characters. Before, during, and after your missions you'll get to talk to your military companions, fellow bounty hunters, and the sentient super-computers the story revolves around. This new level of interactivity with others gives your actions much more context so you know why you're out there, and infuses the story with more detail and emotion. You're still a lone bounty hunter fending for yourself, there's just a lot more going on around you now. + The way Retro Studios has implemented the Wii remote into the first person shooter genre is groundbreaking. No longer are consoles second place to the computer mouse and keyboard controls. The Wii remote practically transforms into your weapon as you hold it and simply point at the screen to aim at your targets and look around. There is a great feeling of accuracy and control with this setup, moreso than any other I've used before. The motion sensing abilities are also used wonderfully for interacting with switches, cranks, doors, buttons, enemies or anything else that can be pushed, pulled, or twisted, which really makes you feel more involved in the experience. + Corruption is one of the best looking Wii games yet. Not only does it have immense levels of detail pouring out of every corner and crevice, but it has a true feeling of being art, rather than just a video game. From the giant stone golems with glowing bellies, to the living blue planets with pulsing appendages and creatures unknown, there is much beauty within.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As of its release, it is easily the best Wii game.

    Posted
    hardwii

    For some, the Prime trilogy just isn't their "bag". They might have become bored with the backtracking and fetch quests, they might have disliked the use of the 1st person perspective, or maybe their views on the games, which are almost universally viewed as masterful by critics, were tainted by nostalgiac memories of their 2D predecessors. Irregardless of their reasons, Metroid Prime 3 is surely a much easier game to swallow. It remedies many of the quibbling flaws from the first two Prime games including: -Useless trekking through areas that have little to no remaining importance simply to reach areas that contain "artifacts" or other upgrades of importance. This was solved through a clever use of Samus' ship and slightly smaller areas. -Controls that were arguably substandard. Metroid Prime 1 and 2 utilized a lock-on aiming system that was a bit boring and slow in comparison to first person shooters, but was much more conducive to the platforming that is a staple of the Metroid series. For Prime 3, Retro ditched this method in favor of more traditional FPS controls that, at the very least, seems more accurate than any other console FPS, and are the new benchmark for FPS controls on Wii. -Backtracking is simply made more tolerable. The artifacts that must be collected to finish the game could easily be found without actively seeking for them, which makes the end-game search quick and painless. Other than that, MP3 makes novel use of the Wii remote for short, motion-sensing puzzles, which makes it feel all the more... Wii... ish. >_> I highly reccomend this title for any Wii owner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game!

    Posted
    Biologist85

    I've always enjoyed the Metroid series of games, especially the last three- but Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is really special since the Wii controls allow you to really get into the game by adding a physical element to the actions (they may be a little frustrating at first, but with a little practice, it's no problem). Great graphics considering that it is on the Wii system- very nicely detailed worlds and creatures that are aesthetically pleasing. The story line is a little weaker than the other two games, but still very entertaining. There is plenty to do- it's not one of the shorter games that leave you disappointed. I liked the more "alien" nature of the last two games where you are the lone hero battling Space Pirates and other strange creatures in an unfamiliar landscape (it cultivated a certain sense of intrigue for me), but this game introduces other hunters and human troops into play (for the newer series) that doesn't allow for that atmosphere. But, that is just personal preference and I wouldn't assign it as a huge negative- you've got cool new weapons and abilities that make up for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Outstanding Shooter for the Wii

    Posted
    somebody

    I have played "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" for the Nintendo Wii, and can honestly say that it keeps me addicted for hours on end. The game's storyboard alone is enough to keep someone extremely happy with it, but the guys over at Retro Studios and Nintendo took the game a couple steps further. First of all, the levels in the game will constantly come up with missions when you least expect it or new parts to a certain planet. The game always has some kind of area or room on each planet that will not open with your current stuff, so you will be compelled almost regularly to come back to certain planets that you already beat. The only thing I dislike about the game is that sometimes a person can find themselves stuck on a mission and not know what to do, plus the fact that some things in the options menu aren't so clear on what they mean (such as the option to adjust the "visor opacity"). But otherwise, I remain extremely satisfied with "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" for the Nintendo Wii. This game was an excellent purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great shooter

    Posted
    bmstew

    The third installment of the acclaimed Metroid Prime series, Corruption truly delivers one of the best experiences so far on the Wii. Using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Corruption has some of the best controls you'll ever find in an FPS. It really does give you the sense that you're there, as Samus, blasting these Space Pirates. In addition to that, this is the second-best looking game on the system (sorry, couldn't put it ahead of Super Mario Galaxy). You'll forget that you're playing on the underpowered Wii. Oh, and the level design is amazing; there's not nearly as much backtracking as previous games in the series had. The story did feel a little tacked on to me, however. It's deep (at least by Nintendo standards), but nowhere near Halo or Half-Life. Still, don't let that stop you. This is a great game and the Wii's best shooter. Actually it's one of the best games on the system, period. An absolutely beautiful game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    Posted
    scrubs

    Well... first i would recommend this game and its the third best game on the wii, only tp and ssbb surpasses it. if theres any way to discribe this game, i would describe it as a futuristic zelda. true its a fps but it has a zelda feal to it because of all the problem solving and puzzle solving stuff. im not a fan of the back tracking but it shouldn't bother anybody. the real problem i have about this game is that it just doesn't hold your interest as well as a zelda and heres why. its kinda of hard. not the enemies but the puzzles. you will be stuck at somewhere and you don't know what to do until you finally realize that you need to go back to another planet. some of the stuff is just hard. but i think it is a good replacement for halo (at least for the wii). this is a game worth getting, trust me. just don't get your expectations to high. it got a good rating of 9.5/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wii has a contendor

    Posted
    jerlandon

    With all the recent buzz about high profile shooters on "next gen" systems such as Bioshock and Halo3, it's such a treat that Wii owners get the killer app, Metroid Prime 3. I'm not a Nintendo fanboy so the aformentioned games still deserve all the praise they're getting but MP3 is in my opinion the true next generation of first person adventuring thanks to the incredibly intuitive, responsive, and immersive controls. I never want to go back to dual analog or even mouse and keyboard after this experience. On top of that, Retro Studios has FINALLY set a standard for graphics and presentation on Wii, showing that it actually is a system beyond the original Xbox. Hopefully the lazy developers will be kicked into shape by this title's beautiful textures, effects and smooth framerate. Fantastic game and we didn't have to wait til December to get it either. Stop reading and BUY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Um.......forgetable

    Posted
    Madmax624

    Well it was ok, but I had some problems with it. One, I am really good with maps. Scarely good with maps, but this game sucks! You aren't told what room you are wandering into and with all the backtracking you have to do for all the upgrades it gets a little daunting. Also some of the fighting sequences were difficult, not because of the game because of control problems. You can't really look up that well and if the cursor goes of the screen you can lose it for a second and then it won't come back. Also some of the doors in game play don't open as fast as others. This is a software problem with loading materials for the next room most likely. Either way, I cussed this game out several times because of idiotic things that should have been taken care of in beta testing. Either way I would rent this game and test it out before you even think of buying it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its good to be Corrupted

    Posted
    JoeMama0708

    Everybody was in awe when they first heard about Metroid Prime for the game cube. The legendary female bounty hunter was going to a whole different dimension... 3D. The graphics were amazing, the level designs outstanding and it was named as one of the best nintendo games in history. Well after its not so good sequel (Metroid Prime 2 Echoes) retro studios finally nails it right on the head in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The visuals are at its top notch and Samus has never looked so good. Now the game play, you actually feel like your in the Chozo made power suit. This game feels absolutely amazing with the Wii controls. You aim with the wii remote, fire with the A button, and move with the control stick on the nunchuk. Overall this will probably be one of the best games that you buy for the wii and will probably be the best game for the wii ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Wii Must Have

    Posted
    Mike7

    Metroid Prime 3 Corruption is probably one of the best games available for the Nintendo Wii right now. It ranks with the likes of Zelda Twilight Princess. With its exceptional graphics, game play, and intuitive controls you will be left fully emerged inside the Metroid world. Even if you haven't played the first two games in the series you can still pick it up and play. The motion sensing controls are PERFECT. Finally a FPS on the Wii that takes full advantage of the wiimote sensing capabilities. The graphics as well are fantastic and some of the best found on the Wii so far. They are vivid and beautiful to look at and add to the immersive game environment. Overall Metroid Prime 3 Corruption is worth the money and a must have for the Wii. With an exceptional storyline, game play, and control scheme you can't lose by purchasing this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a great shooter

    Posted
    azburton

    I bought this game based on the hype that Metriod games get. It is one of the most expensive games for Wii, so I already had high hopes for it. It let me down. I was done playing after the 2nd level. It is REALLY monotonous, you just tap the 'A' button as fast as you can all the time. The controls were complicated, but not because they give you a lot of options, (like in Heroes 2), they were just not well thought out. Here's how I looked at it: Resident Evil 4 is $20 cheaper, has better graphics, better gameplay, and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole game... (frankly it scared the bejesus outta me). I just purchased Medal of Honor Heroes 2, (or something like that), and it has very detailed controls, but they are well thought out, and flow very nicely with the gameplay. Save yourself some $$$ and go with one of those titles.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best FPS on Wii

    Posted
    MichYu

    This is one of the best games I have ever brought for the Wii. The graphics aren't like PS3, Xbox 360. However, considering the Wii Specs, it definitely The best looking game up to date. The control Scheme is Great. I used to hate Console FPS games cause of the current dual Anolog control scheme. Unlike the current dual Anolog controls, the whole screen only moves if you aim at the edges, allowing to you to shoot everything on the screen easily and allows you to play for longer periods without getting a headache (like early FPS, 007 Goldeneye, for N64 using a Wiimote). It is very responsive, so you don't have to worry about the Lags when aiming/targeting another as in the anolog sticks movements. With controls like this, FPS games are well on its way back to the top of my list.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great End to a Great Trilogy!

    Posted
    BachMan

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was the perfect way to end a thrilling trilogy of games. It really is a shame that the Metroid Prime franchise has come to a close. "Corruption" was easily the most challenging game in the series. The controls were an absolute blast to use (having to actually reach and turn switches, as one example) and put you right into the game. The game took the first-person shooter aspect to its highest level. No more clicking buttons to aim and lock on...you actually have to aim on your own with the Wii Remote. The graphics and visuals are absolutely stunning. The story grabs a hold of you and never lets go, as you will find it very hard to put this game down. Sad to see the series come to an end, but knowing Nintendo, they'll come up with something new that is just as great, and then some!

    I would recommend this to a friend