Metroid: Zero Mission: Second Impressions

Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -

If Zero Mission has even more energetic pacing than Fusion, that fact is balanced out by the game's conspicuously inferior graphics. This installment is little more than a re-make of the (now ancient) original Metroid, and it shows. But even a below-average Metroid is an above-average game!

#1 Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -

If Zero Mission has even more energetic pacing than Fusion, that fact is balanced out by the game's conspicuously inferior graphics. This installment is little more than a re-make of the (now ancient) original Metroid, and it shows. But even a below-average Metroid is an above-average game!

#2 Posted by Hailinel (24272 posts) -

If by "little-more than a remake" you mean "a complete overhaul in graphics, sound, gameplay and story, as well as new areas to explore, items to find, and enemies to fight," then yeah, you might have a point.  I don't really see how those elements could be considered "little more" than anything.  Nintendo rebuilt the game from scratch and came up with something that I find to be one of the best games in the series.

#3 Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -
@Hailinel: The term "re-make" implies that the developers have updated elements such as graphics, sound, gameplay, and story. If I had called Zero Mission "little more than a port", on the other hand, I'd be more understanding of your reaction.

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