Metroid Prime 3 Early Impressions

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

OK, so I just got in Metroid Prime 3 from Nintendo yesterday afternoon, and after a night of play I figured I’d chime in real quick with my early impressions. Needless to say, it kicks some serious ass so far, easily the best Wii game I’ve played to date (nabbing the top spot away from my beloved Elebits). Not much appears to be any different from the previous two on the surface, but the motion controls really do make for a more immersive experience and the visuals are the finest the Wii has produced. Aiming with the Wiimote is just so fluid and intuitive, and grapple beaming with the Nunchuk adds a nice extra bit of depth to the experience. The few bosses I’ve encountered so far have been outstanding, so I can’t wait to see how much bigger and badder they get as the game progresses.

You know what though, the thing that I’m thrilled by the most is the inclusion of voice acting… finaly! It seems like such a small thing, but the story is so much more engaging compared to the first two Primes merely due to the addition of voiced dialog. Hopefully Nintendo continues to update its other titles with the times like it has with MP3 — I know Twilight Princess would’ve been so much better had the presentation been a little more current.

Overall I’m definitely loving the hell out of Metroid Prime 3, it has me hooked in every bit as much as BioShock and Warhawk have, and that’s some fine company to be in. That’s all for now. Once I’ve finished the game I’ll follow-up with my final review.

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