With Arkham Asylum done, it seemed as good a time to plug the Wii back in, dust it off, and actually play something. So I've been replaying Metroid Prime 1, and I'm a little surprised just how much faster the game moves with the Wiimote controls. Although I've kept the lock-on feature enabled for things like boss battles and whatnot, I've been doing a lot of freehand shooting...a lot more than I did in Corruption, actually. I'm about 4-5 hours in and just acquired the Spiderball, so I think that puts me around 40-50% of the way through the game? It's been pretty fun so far, though even with the far more comfortable gunplay in the Metroid Prime games I've had to rest my wrist every once in a while to prevent massive carpal tunnel. Scanning's a lot more obnoxius than I remember, though. I had to restart the battle with the plant boss because I forgot he had 2 scans, and if I replay Prime 1 again I don't want to be focusing on scans that time. Is it just me or are the Space Pirates a lot more aggressive now? I'll enter a room and suddenly two of them will be right there in my face instead of running around trying to gun me down.
After I complete Prime 1 I don't know how much more of the trilogy I'm going to play for a while. I don't like Echoes, but Corruption might get a replay.