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Vintage Review: Metroid Prime

by Jonathan Metts and John Rairdin - July 23, 2016, 2:50 pm EDT
Total comments: 8

Journey back with us and experience Metroid Prime for the first time.

Journey back with us to a time before YouTube and before video reviews were really a thing, as we dig classic reviews out of our archives and polish them up for a new generation of gamers. These aren't modern reviews of retro games. These are true, period perspectives. You'll find no nostalgia goggles here.

The original review from 2002 can be found here, and our new video can be viewed below.


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)July 24, 2016

Only a 9.5? This reviewer won't go far.

LucarioJuly 24, 2016

I would've given a 8/8 to much water, but meh.

DonkeyBilly KongJuly 27, 2016

Great idea and execution.  The review still holds up well, and I've forgotten that before this game, Samus was never a tank.

Evan_BJuly 28, 2016

Where I would have likely composed something hailing Prime as one of the greatest games of all time, Dr. Metts offers thoughtful critique into the series as a whole, as well as the nature of the character he loves so much. The movement aspect is definitely something I can relate towards, but seeing as Prime was one of my first Metroid titles, I was unable to identify Metts' criticism upon my first playthrough.

Still, Metroid Prime is just so damn good, isn't it...?

InvaderRENJuly 31, 2016

This was great!

nickmitchAugust 01, 2016

This was a great watch.

Mop it upAugust 02, 2016

It's interesting to see mentions of glitches in the written review, as I don't recall ever experiencing anything of the such in the game myself, and I don't recall hearing talk about such issues either. That doesn't mean it didn't happen, as I didn't get the game until later so I may have just not seen such talk, and later versions of the game could have been fixed as suggested. Though I wonder if it had something to do with the disc or system used.

StogiAugust 04, 2016

I miss Nintendo taking chances like this. I guess that's why Zelda is so refreshing.

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