Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube)
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4.56 out of 5
Media: Video Game|
ISBN/ASIN : B0002ILS1U
Manufacturer : Nintendo|
Release data : 26 November, 2004
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Metroid Prime 2 - Genius
This game is absolutely fantastic. After completing the first game i was left wanting more and have since replayed the game countless times, it's a classic. I think Nintendo have really hit the nail on the head with this game - with most people sharing the view that the Gamecube is for "kids" the Metroid games really do it justice by providing for the more intelligent gamers. They are terrificly in-depth, clever, sophisticated and appealing for the mature gamer. I challenge anybody to play this game and not become totally imersed in its clever combination of massive unique worlds, mind-bending puzzles and absolutely immense amount of detail. From the insane number of different baddies you'll encounter, to the fantastic power-ups and weapon upgrades, you will always find something new to surprise you.
If it is pure gaming brilliance you want, get this game and you wont be dissapointed, if not then you can go and get an X-box with its dry and repetitive games that are constantly being churned out. This is really what gaming is all about, 5 stars.
Black and White
Owning this game, I can safely say that anyone who doesn't, will never truly appreciate what your Cube has for you. This game pushes the boundaries of the console in every direction, with eerie tunes playing, vast worlds to explore, an incredible number of imaginative enemies, and graphics so intricate, that it seems like your GameCube has some kind of point to prove. In this sequel to possibly the best GameCube game ever, Metroid Prime, Metroid Echoes is no letdown. The game has an altogether more sinister feel, as you crash-land on a strange planet after being sent to rescue a group of Galactic Marine troopers. As the plot unfolds, you become aware of a deeper evil within the planet. It is in fact torn in a dimensional rift, with a replica of the planet in a parallel universe. This planet is a dark version of the one that you land on, and is connected to it by means of portals. As Samus, you must uncover this evil, and save the Luminoth, the race in the Light world, from total annhiliation by the creatures of the dark World.
The game is better in some ways than Metroid Prime, although perhaps the objectives are displayed in a slightly less imaginative way. Completely new variations on Samus' armor, you must find her new weapons and upgrades to progress through the game, ranging from finding bombs for the ever-present morphball, or locating a new visor to see the planets from a whole new perspective...
Echoes takes a little while to get going, as the start is fairly quiet and unnerving, as if you are searching for something big. And that "big" thing takes a while to come by. But when it does, you are completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the game, and find yourself in a complicated storyline which weaves its way back and forth across the worlds. About a quarter through the game, you begin to see what it has been trying to show you, but has been to shy to yell about it as soon as you land.
Don't miss this game, it'll have you absorbed for ages. And you won't get bored.
Possibly the best Gamecube game
Well, Nintendo have done it again. An amazing game graphic wise and gameplay wise. When I first ordered this, I thought if its anything like Metroid Prime, this will be amazing. Then I got it, and was I surprised. It was SO much better than what I first thought! More abilities and two seperate worlds to explore.
As in any Metroid game, you play Samus, who has recieved a distress signal on a Mysterious planet called Aether. When you first arrive you find out what has happened to the Federation's troops. This story doesnt seem very original, but once you get into the game its a whole different story.
The multiplayer is also good, but you are restriced to about 6-8 (sorry I cant remember) small levels. The levels in multiplayer are rather small but this was just something for when you have a few friends around and you don't want to stay on single player.
After recently completing this game, I thought it was a masterpiece. Every aspect of this game is amazing and even non-metroid fans will appreciate this game for shear gameplay. If you havent yet got this game, I advise you to. I loved it and I think any gamer will.