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  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 6 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey, true, but Zero Mission has also arguably not stood the test of time nearly as well SotC. The graphical enhancements in the PS4 version will be nice, but the sense of mystery and wide open world hold up much better than ZM's handholding.

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Appears to Tease a Metroid Fusion Remake, Too

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 6 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey, sure! I don't see anyone complaining about the PS4 SotC remake.

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Appears to Tease a Metroid Fusion Remake, Too

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 6 days ago

    @Jairo-MC, I found Zero Mission to be pretty bland actually. By no means a horrible game, but they went way too far with the handholding and the anime graphics. Also, the original 1986 Metroid and Super both evoked a dark, brooding atmosphere. That was a part of their charm, something Retro captured perfectly with Prime (even Other M had its moments). But Fusion and Zero Mission lack that atmosphere, partly because of the art direction, partly because of the soundtrack, and partly because you could never get lost! One of the reasons Super Metroid had such a great atmosphere was because the world felt dangerous and mysterious. You were alone and you had to find your own way. Fusion and Zero never let you experience that sensation.

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Appears to Tease a Metroid Fusion Remake, Too

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 6 days ago

    If Fusion gets a remake, it'd have to be a radical remake to get rid of all of Adam's incessant lecturing and the game's linearity. Personally, I'd prefer a remake of Metroid: Zero Mission. That was a potentially good game marred by the bright, cartoony art style.

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Appears to Tease a Metroid Fusion Remake, Too

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 9 days ago

    I'd really love to play a new Metroid game, but the art style just isn't doing it for me. The screenshots looks garish. Does it look any better on the actual 3DS?

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Review: A Near Perfect Remake of an Underappreciated Gem

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 28 days ago

    @atrb79 you can get the Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii or Wii U (I think it sells for around $20). Definitely worth getting it. You can play with the Wiimote and use the wiimote as your gun pointer, which I actually quite like. The first game is definitely a classic, and the two sequels are both fun as well.

    Posted in Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid Prime

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 28 days ago

    @chaoticBeat, Metroid Prime 3 did something like that. You could go to a few planets and a derelict ship. It worked... kind of. Unfortunately, I think what happened was that instead of one big planet with lots of diverse environments like in Prime, we got a handful of small, homogenous worlds. I still like Prime 3 a lot, but it somehow feels less like a grand adventure than the original. Given Nintendo's success with open-world design with BOTW, maybe they'll hit upon a new formula for Prime 4.

    Posted in Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid Prime

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 28 days ago

    Great writeup. This game is one of my favorites and has been since the day it came out. One more thing I think needs to be said. Even 15 years later, it still looks beautiful. Yes, you can see the polygons and the resolution is a bit low by current standards, but it truly is a triumph of the smart art direction and care of the graphics designers.

    Posted in Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid Prime

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 A month ago

    @Flipsider99, see Mike's answer above for why in a lot of cases it can help to have actors be the same ethnicity as the characters. I think part of the problem with the review is we don't know what that really means for Uncharted 4: Lost Legacy. I think the review would have been more helpful if it had pointed out problems in the performance of Nadine or Chloe, maybe some nuance in dialect or voice work that an Indian/African actor would have captured that Black and Bailey didn't, etc.
    @donkeyintheforest, around half of the review, including the the first three and last few paragraphs, focused on the racial identities of the actors, so it seems like a fair point of discussion.

    Posted in Uncharted: Lost Legacy Review: Pass The Torch, Drake

  • Avatar for dard410 dard410 A month ago

    @MHWilliams, that makes a lot of sense. I certainly believe - and hope most of us do - that ideally casting a voice actor of the same ethnicity as the character is the preferred course of action. However, I think the issue here is that a review of Lost Legacy doesn't seem like the place to focus on this for a few reasons. Option A/recasting probably wouldn't have gone over well with fans (look at the brouhaha over the replacement of the voice actor for Harry Flynn in Uncharted 4). Option B is already water under the bridge at this point - the actors were cast years before Naughty Dog settled on the direction for Lost Legacy. So it seems like it was largely out of the control of the developers by the time they got to Lost Legacy.

    On another note, I really like the format of having two mini-reviews for the game. It helps readers get a sense of the range of opinions, even at one website like USgamer. Hope you use that in the future for big releases.

    Posted in Uncharted: Lost Legacy Review: Pass The Torch, Drake

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