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Are you shooting up ‘roids?

August 31, 2007
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Tuesday has come and gone (so have our writers), and with it the Metroid Prime 3 drop date. Me being the broke joke that i be, and spiteful towards Nintendo like a mothabrainer, am outside of your loop. So tell me, what’s it like in outer space? And why don’t Space Pirates fly in 15th century ships? Skies of Arcadia did it. I loved Skies of Arcadia.

Impressions, thoughts, complaints, delights, what have you. Let’s have it.

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  1. Bill permalink
    August 31, 2007 11:27 am

    I’m only about an hour in so far. It’s all pretty jarring at first, with people actually speaking, and yet how how similar it all looks. Started to get the feel for the controls, except scanning feels like too many steps considering how often you likely need to scan in the game. More feelings to come as I do get more along in the game!

  2. August 31, 2007 3:40 pm

    So far I beat the first boss and I’m halfway through the first objective.

    There is definitely an improvement over “GameCube graphics”, but don’t expect anything that looks nearly as good as PS3 or 360. I would say that MP3 looks better than the original Halo, but not better than Halo 2, except for the framerate and texture drawing, which in Halo 2 were absolutely awful (most scene changes started with all the models in solids without textures until about a second or two later). The textures in MP3 are a lot simpler (no bump-mapping), so there is no texture drawing visible.

    But, again, it is the controls that win the day with this title. Once you get used to them (and it will take you half the time it took you to get used to the control in the previous two installments), you don’t even think about them, and it’s like you are inside the game! Pretty much like with Wii Sports, but on a FPS the feeling is more intimate. The much-admired Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition has nothing on this one when it comes to controls (or graphics, for that matter)!

    I wish someday a Halo installment will have this controls slapped-on…

  3. September 1, 2007 1:48 am

    I started a post but had to go out of town to see a show.

    I’ll get back on that asap…I am sure you saw my half written post.

  4. September 1, 2007 7:35 am

    No i haven’t. Too much Warhawk (i am consumed).

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