Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Cinemikel, Feb 6, 2018.
I don't think Metroid needs a multiplayer mode. Can't imagine a series that is most identified with single player story heavy gameplay would somehow stumble upon some multiplayer formula that would blow people's minds and propel it's sales up much further than it would have if they only focused on single player and really made it amazing.
That said, as someone who actually loved the hell out of Hunters and enjoyed Federation Force, I would take some spin off game like that on the eshop in a second.
My controversial gaming opinion: the Light Suit aged poorly.
Metroid can definitely do the same, I think. In fact, this recent news help support the idea, I think. The BN Singapore staff working on the multiplayer mode (a number of the staff worked on a CoD styled multiplayer Star Wars game), while BN Japan works on the single player. The Singapore team could lay the controls groundwork for the whole game thanks to their FPS experience while the JP team builds up the story, art, and level design for the single player
If the game is good, the Metroid fans will be there, but what about the rest? Hope they market the game well
Is Ridge Racer... good? Legit never ever heard of anyone buying it, playing it, or even mention it outside of the meme. Is it big in EU or Japan?
Metroid Prime attracted a lot of attention for being a first-person Metroid, which was unusual because, well, it's a first-person Metroid. It attracted all of the Metroid fans curious to see what it was like, as well as other people, perhaps FPS fans, as well.
Naturally, it garnered an audience, but not all Metroid fans enjoy first-person shooters, and not all first-person shooter fans were interested in what Metroid Prime offered. So in that sense, that the series peaked with the first isn't really surprising. People came for the novelty and once they had their fill, they were content to stick with either the side-scrolling Metroids or the FPS games that were more their speed. So Metroid Prime basically entered the same rut as the rest of the series, appealing to a select audience, but unable to expand with any significance beyond it.
And none of this would have been possible if Awakening wasn't different enough in the ways that mattered.
Nintendo has tried to shake Metroid up to varying degrees, but none of its games have come anywhere close to what Fire Emblem Awakening did for Fire Emblem.
I want some more Guyver influence in Prime 4.
I for one am actually glad Prime 4 will probably have more Japanese flavor. Say what you will about Other M but it felt a bit more true to OG Metroid than the Prime series did. It went back to the Godzilla, Ultraman, Power Rangers design aesthetic and I fucking loved it.
I hope Prime 4 has more of that. Loved Other M's cheesy Power Rangers-esque designs.
I would go crazy if Retro, or a side team of Retro was working on the MP. Or, another team.
Hell, even the same team.
There's no good reason we couldn't have both.
Crossing my fingers for Ridge Racer 8 to be Ridge Race Type 4-2
Man, I'm so ready for MP4, they could just show a render of the suit design and a picture of what the HUD looks like and that would be enough for me.
I'm looking forward to seeing what Tanabe has planned for Sylux, I'm hoping it actually has a payoff and MP4 doesn't end with Sylux tailing Samus again.
I really hope they take another shot at Blast Ball from Federation Force.
Ps Vita one was pure garbage
Let's hope for a good one.
Let's not forget:
The fact sheet for Metroid Prime 4.
“Metroid Prime 4 returns to the First Person Adventure roots of the original Metroid Prime game and introduces a new storyline that ties together the events of the Metroid Prime universe and takes the storyline in new directions.”
The fact sheet for the game also said the upcoming Switch title will see a return to the first-person perspective of the Nintendo Gamecube and Wii Prime titles.
It also reveals the development team are “hard at work bringing the action, isolation and exploration of the Metroid Prime universe to life on Nintendo Switch.”
Just had the stupid thought of a Daft Punk OST for MP4. Holy shit that would be glorious.
The last Ridge Racer I played was the DS launch game. It was alright but it basically seemed like Normal Default Racing Game.
I've played MP1 a bunch of times and played through MP2 2.5 times. I usually like to play games I really like at least more than once. I don't think I ever made it through a second game of Echoes. When the Trilogy released on Wii I got about half way and got horribly horribly stuck in Torvus Bog. Summer 2016 I had a huge Metroid itch and played through 1 yet again, and decided to tackle 2 again. I got to that same part in Torvus Bog and had again thought I was stuck. Then I finally passed it and I was completely in love. I missed all the upgrades. They were so great.
At the end of the day I came away loving MP2 almost as much as MP1. In fact I could argue MP2 is better. With the Wii controls it's super fun using the different beams and upgrades.
I made it about halfway through MP3 and am now in a similar situation as I was with MP2. I never fully completed a second game of MP3, this is now the second time I've made it halfway through a second game. I still love MP3 though.
2 is no slouch though, I could argue it being even better than 1.
Doctre81's LinkedIn hunting backs up the thing about BN Japan taking over from Singapore. But also, "Senior Online Programmer". Hmmmmmm.
If it doesn’t take away from the single player, they can do what they need to do to get those copies sold. I wanna see Samus prosper.
I think a good online mode for MP4 would basically be like DOOM 2016's- completely separate from the main game, with completely different weapons, maps, characters but reusing the same core game mechanics. Maybe with the ability to play as different hunters too.