Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption impressions

So then, I went out in the humid, sticky 34 degree Celsius heat, but I got it. I have rented Metroid Prime 3: Corruption! So then, on with the impressions!

Corruption is the final game in the epic Metroid Prime saga, and the first ever on the Wii. It has a LOT to live up to. And so far, things are looking good. VERY good.

First of all, the controls are incredibly accurate and intuitive. As you already know, aiming is handled with the Wii remote's pointer. Simply point and fire. Movement is relegated to the analog stick and most other actions are mapped to the remaining buttons.

One other action taking advantage of the Wii's unique abilities is the Grappling Beam. When targeting an object that can be grappled, simply flick the Nunchuk towards the screen, and Samus will launch the grappling beam at the target. Then, pull back hard on the Nunchuk to pull away the grappled object. Very interactive, and very fun.

The graphics in Metroid Prime 3 are also incredibly amazing. Corruption sports some of the best mapping, rendering and special effects that I've ever seen on ANY console, especially the Wii. Not only does everything look great, but all of the environments have an amazing atmosphere to them. Huge open levels, small, cramped hallways and more are so believably lifelike. Every single last visible object is rendered absolutely BEAUTIFULLY.

The audio quality in Metroid Prime 3 is top notch as well. With amazingly well arranged music and some of the crispest, cleanest sound effects I've ever heard, Corruption sets a new standard for sound in Wii games. Absolutely STUNNING.

So far, Metroid Prime 3 is the best game I've played in a long, long, LONG time! However, I've seen far too little of this game to judge it just yet. I'm gonna take one more day of play to really gather all I can of this amazing piece of work. Full review will be up TOMORROW NIGHT!

The Duck Has Spoken.


Ravi Jayant said...

Nice man... I totally agree on your opinions for this game... So I picked it up yesterday... but I wasn't able to play it (yeah... I was dying) because I had to do this family thing, BUT I brought it with me just in case I wanted to play it (they have a Wii as well). Since I knew what the title music of the game was like... I REALLY wanted to show every one in my cousins that this game was top notch... so I called every one up stairs and gathered every one around as they watched the amazing title sequence and they were all AMAZED. They couldn't believe their ears or their eyes... so they went hands-on and every one was amazed... so yeah.. just a small story I wanted to share! :)

TonMan42 said...

I guess you've never played Bioshock? Im sorry but IMO (!) I can barely play MP3 because I bought that and Bioshock at the same time, and "I FEEL" that MP3 cannot level up to Bioshock.....Im not a fanboy or troll I have all three consoles and IMO soo far I like all my consoles closely I think it is for me 360>wii>ps3

Anonymous said...

Can someone let me know what I am doing wrong on Bryyo? I cannot get to the satellite uplink or to the crash site because I cannot find the grapple upgrade. I am not asking for cheats or anything like that, just a hand finding what I missed or what I am doing wrong. I am stuck on Bryyo (I've been down both tubes already and thru the tunnels I am missing something). Can someone please help me?

Anonymous said...


Did you ever get an answer to this?
I am stuck at this point too!!


Anonymous said...

I am looking for the answer to this too!

----Can someone let me know what I am doing wrong on Bryyo? I cannot get to the satellite uplink or to the crash site because I cannot find the grapple upgrade.