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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Federation Forced

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    Inachi
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    This game has some awkward controls, being timed and scored take away from the enjoyment a bit, and it's geared entirely to roughly toward multiplayer. Playing the single player makes it drag on, the fact that if makes you choose load outs and then weighs you down with them, boosted the modding system and built using them around getting medals in-mission, and, going back to the awkward controls, it starts you off in the gyro aiming, the game is painful. You can switch to Configuration B, which moves everything to the shoulder buttons, and the analogue nub. If your knuckles can handle that, it's a more comfortable control set up then moving your arms around trying to find the enemy. As for the story, it has potential. Even with the gameplay feeling aggravating at worst, phoned in at best, I've only played the first two levels and I'm interested enough in finding out what's going on to keep playing it. So, I wouldn't really recommend this to Metroid fans YET, but it would be a good way to go "Hey, if you liked that, go check all these other BETTER games" and make Metroid have a second coming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment but not terrible

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    Platypus
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    If you're a big fan of the Metroid series this probably isn't for you, since this seems to make everyone go crazy. I'm a fan of the Prime games but I never really got into the main series. I went into this just looking for a fun handheld shooter and I feel like I almost got that. I found the level design to be decent but the gameplay just boiled down to doing simple objectives and mashing the shoot button. The bosses in particular really drag this down in my opinion. If you're playing in single player they're all just annoying bullet sponges. If you still want to give this a try I'd wait for a sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game missing key feature

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    dcast
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    My 11 year old son loves this game. It is very challenging and engaging. The key feature it is missing is local download play for the missions (a vital feature Zelda Triforce Heroes). The missions get difficult at times and are really designed for multiplayer, but if you do not have friends with their own copy of the game, they cannot join in the mission with you. You can join with people online, but Nintendo is normally the console for local multiplayer. They really dropped the ball by not including it for the missions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spin off

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    enjoi05
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    If you're a die hard Metroid fan like me, you might have mixed feelings on this one. It's a pretty fun title, that has great sound design, level design, some innovative ideas with the gameplay, and great use of 3D. But something felt off about this title. The art direction when it comes to the characters/enemies are too cartoony for my liking, and this game is definitely better suited if you're playing it with others. Overall its a nice addition to the lore of Metroid, but I don't think it'll win over the masses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force

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    MrKBK
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    First off, yes this isn't what wanted as. As a Metroid Fan, I'm disappointed, but as a 3DS fan, I was impressed. Playing online on the 3DS may not always be the best experience for some, but for me, it's an experience unlike any other. Playing with my buddies in 4-player coop was fun! Puzzles were challenging, and boss battles were tough. Solo play is also good as well, but you could at least play with other players online if you don't have partners to play with. Grab it if you're interested.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metroid Prime Federation Force and hidden gem

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    GamerMark65
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    There have been mixed reviews about this game before it came out, I was reserved because I have always enjoy the Metroid Genre the graphics are great as far as the New Nintendo 3DS XL goes, but I feel its more of gameplay which matters and its fun to play. It has somewhat story but I think we should remember they are trying something new different so take it as that, nothing more. If you enjoy metroid, and like a FPS for the 3DSXL then this is the game for you

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a fine game, but not great...

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    Tyler
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    Aside from the fact that this shares a universe with Metroid Prime, it has little else in common. The gameplay is totally different. Most of the gameplay consists of short missions. They're all varied, but not all fun. The controls are pretty good considering it's a 3DS as well. If you have a New 3DS, it does use the new control nub, but the controls are better without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as people say

    Posted
    FakeName
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    Sure, it's not a "real" Metroid game that we were all hoping for, but it's a decent shooter in it's own right. If you're looking for an FPS on the 3DS, don't pass on this just because of all the negativity surrounding it for not being the Metroid game everyone wanted it to be. It's different, but that's not a good reason to call it bad without trying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as people say.

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    migueltorez
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    It's worth buying if you can get it on sale. It might be rare at some point due to the fact no one brought it. Check out my gaming channel launching next weekend (5/6/17). I will discuss Mass Effects future and more on YouTube next weekend. My gaming channel will be called retrobasement. My name is Miguel Torez so email me if you have questions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not the samus adventures, but still good!

    Posted
    greg
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    I bought this game even though I wasn't sure if I would like it. But I have to say it is a very good game. I like to think of it as a filler episode of a show until the main story starts to kick back in. If you like the raids that destiny has to offer then you will like this. It is a portable raid game and a good one. check it out, it is worth playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not true Metroid but still fun

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    PONGbyATARI
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    I have lots of friends that won't touch this game because it truly doesn't play like a Metroid game I still find it very fun and you might like it too if you go into with the right expectations. It's a mission based shooter that's done very well especially if your playing on the newest 3ds with the extra stick/nub. Solid 4 Stars in my book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best Metroid, But Good Otherwise

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    Jordan
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    As anyone will likely say, this is not a true Metroid game. That being said, it's a fun game in its own right. I played this as a solo game and didn't have too much trouble aside from a couple missions, but I'm sure the multiplayer is good as well. Honestly, it's not as bad as most fans would have you think.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer ONLY

    Posted
    Tucker
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    This game is a ton of fun...but only if you're playing it with a friend or two. Single player mode exists but it isn't the best. 4 players can play this game together and I can't imagine playing it alone again. Graphics aren't the greatest, but for Nintendo fans who want a Metroid game, this will do for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, but needs an update

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    Niconeek
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    The single/multiplayer main game has a metroid feel. It's not nearly as horrible as people say. The puzzles are intriguing; I wish the planets were more open world instead of sectioned off. And only playing with random people on blast ball isn't ideal when you want to get away from the story with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metroid Rises Again

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    Nicholas
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    Don't believe the biased hateful reviews stating this gane shouldn't be sold or played because it's "Not Metroid". They're a bunch of close minded nostalgic heads, this game is great! The game play is clean, the levels are well designed, and it's an enjoyable experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    best with other people

    Posted
    acideo
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    this is a very average shooter for the 3DS with passible controls and a decent variety of missions. This game is best played with other players, either locally or online, as the game was clearly not built with solo players in mind. It can be done but it is a pain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is a great Metroid Prime game. Give it a chance

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    iramirez909811
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    People give this game too much hate. It plays exactly like a Metroid Prime game but has online missions. It is a great challenge and the graphics are great. The music and controls are fantastic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    Solo
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    First of all this game shouldnt be taken as a Metroid game. Thats why it got a lot of flack when it first came out. Its great for what its supposed to be although I recommend you play it with other players to fully enjoy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as whiny Metroid fans made it out to be

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    VileOkami
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    Game is pretty fun when you have three other people to play with. Unfortunately, the online community will be dead within the month, so I can't really recommend buying it unless you want to play through solo or with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Joke game

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    zaxofe
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    Not the metroid we waited for, not playing her, game mechanics could have been better look like they slapped on the metroid name to make it on time for her year without a proper metroid in sight.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend