One of the biggest surprises of the most recent Nintendo Direct has been the release of Metroid Prime Remastered. A classic like this deserved our full attention, so after having explored every corner of it, today we bring you its analysis: what’s new? Is it worth it if we have played Metroid Prime original from GameCube? We hope to solve all these doubts and many more in our analysis of the first Metroid game developed by Retro Studios, the legendary American study. prepare for fight against dangerous intergalactic pirates once again, because we started.
Samus Aran’s debut feature
First of all, it is convenient that we introduce Metroid Prime Remastered to those players who could not enjoy it in its original release. Unlike the main series (with Metroid Dread being the most recent release), the games of the Metroid Prime series are adventures in three dimensions with perspective in first person. In this game we reincarnate the powerful bounty hunter Samus Aranwho lands on the planet Tallon IV having to face the evil space pirates, unclean beings who are carrying out unethical experiments that we will have to disrupt thanks to our powers and abilities.
As it happens in the main metroid seriesin Metroid Prime we will have to go getting skills little by little, like morphosphere or the missiles. These will allow us to access areas that we could not reach before. In Tallon IV there are all kinds of different and labyrinthine biomes: from places where it is freezing cold to literally magma geysers for which we will need thermal resistance. Metroid Prime Remastered is a game characterized by its great variety of situationsits very interesting mechanics and its diverse as well as powerful enemies and phase bosses.
Additionally, Metroid Prime Remastered it is also a title that opts for tell their story through the different scenarios that we explore, whose elements we can scan not mandatory to find out the context of what is happening or has happened within the game world.
Other technical details
The duration of this delivery of Metroid Prime It is 12 to 15 hours in totaland remastering doesn’t change that by not add new content compared to the original game. As you can already imagine, this installment is of the utmost importance, since it starts a trilogy that will be necessary to understand the events that will take place in Metroid Prime 4, currently in development by Retro Studios several years. This version of the game for Nintendo Switch has been developed by the same Retro Studioswho have had the help of other companies such as Iron Galaxy Studios (in charge of other versions of classic games for the hybrid, such as Diablo III or Skyrim) to carry out this daunting task.
Touching more the technical section, Metroid Prime Remastered runs at 60 frames per second with hardly any drop or element that tarnishes the experience. On the other hand, most of his loading screens are masked by seamless transitions that make us not move away from the immersion at any time. Without a doubt, Metroid Prime is not only one of the most important and influential action games of all time, but also one of the best titles in the GameCube catalog. For that reason it is this remastering turns out to be a real joy.
What’s new in this remastering?
After introducing you a little in what Metroid Prime Remastered offers in case you are new to the series, it is only fair that we now address things so that you are fans who have played original delivery. Although as we mentioned before, this version of the game does not bring new content for the main game, the truth is that it does brings numerous quality of life improvementsas well as extras that we have been very grateful for and that we describe below:
An exquisite audiovisual section
The most obvious thing that includes Metroid Prime Remastered it’s a audiovisual section revamped from the original release. The work done in this installment goes one step above other releases such as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HDresembling that of other games like Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition with incredible mastery. the planet of Tallon IV It has been recreated in high definition with new textures that make us completely believe that we are facing a current generation game. That, added to updated sounds for the occasion, has made us feel completely immersed in the experience that proposes
New control schemes for all types of players
As is evident, the controls of Nintendo Switch They are quite different from those of GameCube y Wiiand for that same reason, Metroid Prime Remastered he has had to reinvent them for the occasion. Specifically, the game has four control schemes different:
dual lever: Default control scheme, allows you to use sticks to move and aim.Pointer: Use motion control to aim and move the camera in a similar way to the Nintendo Wii trilogy.Hybrid: A pretty comfortable mix of the classic control scheme with motion control for aiming.Classic: This control scheme is inspired by the original GameCube version of the game, it’s pretty faithful!
How could it be otherwise, apart from with the Joy-Conwe can play the game using a original GameCube controller for a more faithful experience. For that, we only have to connect our GameCube controller to the Dock of the console using its corresponding adapter.
Other extras for the most collectors
Last but not least, Metroid Prime Remastered now has a complete gallery full of collectibles of all kinds among which we can find:
Designs: Concept art of the game used in both the original title and for this new remastering.Characters: Review of the repertoire of Samus Aran and the different characters in the game, with the possibility of seeing their models up close and rotating them.Music: Title soundtrack composed by 29 themes also updated for the occasion.
In total, we have 185 different elements to unlock in the gallery between designs, characters and music of all kinds.
Conclusion of our Metroid Prime Remastered analysis
After all that we have told you, we can only conclude that Metroid Prime Remastered is the best version of the game that could have been done. An exquisite set-up fully respects all the values of the original gameelevating it to adapt it to new times and to the control schemes of Nintendo Switch In its whole. Although we would have liked to see some more original content, details like his gallery full of collectibles will delight the fans.
Now, we can only hope that this installment lays the foundations for the rest of the trilogy also reaches us with the same quality standardsall this with a view to preparing the premiere of a long-awaited Metroid Prime 4 that increasingly feels like just around the corner. Whether you like action games or played Metroid Prime original and you feel nostalgic, you have a new date with Samus Aran with this delivery. Of course, we assure you that it’s so worth it.
Metroid Prime Remastered is now available digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop at a price of 39,99 euroswith texts in perfect castellano. On the other hand, if you are collectors you can get hold of the game in physical format from this next March 3rd at your usual trusted store, like the My Nintendo Store, for example.
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