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lightbriel:

Metroid Prime | Samus encounters Metroid Prime

The prophecies tell of the coming of the Worm. Born from parasites, nurtured in a poisoned womb, the Worm grows, devouring from within, until the world begins to rot. The words of the seers have come to pass, for there, in the depths of the world, the ravenous Worm lurks and feeds. From the stars it came, blighting Tallon with its Great Poison. We can but watch as the Worm grows, watch and wait” —Unknown Chozo

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The isolation of Metroid Prime reflects its hero’s sense of loss

jhamlet:

The Metroid series always made me uncomfortable, but I was also always hopelessly addicted to it. Behind those bright colors, there was nothing but existential dread and alienation. Most games, even Nintendo games, had other characters to interact with that weren’t hostile. Even Mario found Toad to talk to in the castles at the end of each board. Not so with Metroid. The Prime games amped that up, having almost no interaction with anyone or anything compared to the games of its time. 

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girlyboylush asked: MY FAVORITE PART IS HOW ETERNAL DARKNESS WAS SOOO GOOD BECAUSE NINTENDO KEPT STEPPING IN ALL LIKE "no what are you doing. no stop. do this instead"

flanoirbunny:

I WAS ALWAYS SO CONFUSED AS TO WHY TOO HUMAN BOMBED WHEN ED WAS SO FANTASTIC

AND NOW I KNOW WHY AND I WISH I WAS SURPRISED

people can badmouth Nintendo all they want but when their supervision can make a studio who would be responsible for X-Men: Destiny (50/100 on Metacritic) churn out THE defining horror game on the Gamecube and one of the biggest cult classics of that generation THAT SHOULD SAY SOMETHING

Something similar happened with Retro Studios and Metroid Prime, and it turned out awesome.

…And then something similar happened with Team Ninja and Metroid: Other M and it turned out terrible, so, I don’t know, YMMV on this kind of game development management.

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light-of-aether:

Playing Metroid Prime today I somehow managed to glitch up the Hive Mecha fight so that I was able to kill a few war wasps and open up the thing you shoot at on the mecha while there was still war wasps out. I ended up with hundreds of war wasps circling me. They were still there even after I’d defeated the boss.

Oops.

I love glitches and that is a very loveable (if terrifying) glitch

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Reflections on a Ruined Fountain

ryttu3k:

I think I want to play Metroid Prime now.

Do it! :) It’s my personal favourite Metroid game, which is saying a hell of a lot. With one exception, the Metroids are all wonderful games, but Prime is an absolute masterpiece.

(Source: overthinkingvideogames)

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Reflections on a Ruined Fountain

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fyeahmetroid:

Metroid Prime OST - Samus vs. Flaahgra ~ Flaahgra Battle Theme (by PeyserConley)

Fun fact: In the original NTSC version of Prime, this song does not loop correctly. This corrected, full version was used in the first PAL release and all other releases thereafter (including in the Prime Trilogy).

You can hear the bugged NTSC version here. It basically just loops the intro.

It’s a real shame that a lot of Metroid fans never got to hear this while playing!

The bugged Flaahgra theme is boring. The full one is one of my favourite Metroid songs! And the Flaahgra fight is one of my favourite one-shot bosses.

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