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    This will be a day one purchase for me. looks phat
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    Link to the trailer for those wondering:
    https://me.ign.com/en/nintendo-switc...cement-trailer

    It does look good. Not sure if it's enough to motivate me to get a Switch, though. Asidee from Nintendo, are there any games exclusively on Switch that wouldn't be available on, say, Steam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calthaer View Post
    Link to the trailer for those wondering:
    https://me.ign.com/en/nintendo-switc...cement-trailer

    It does look good. Not sure if it's enough to motivate me to get a Switch, though. Asidee from Nintendo, are there any games exclusively on Switch that wouldn't be available on, say, Steam?
    there was a thread on here that answered that very question. I had pointed out that I am a fan of the game Marble it Up for Switch but I am sure there are dozens of other must-have exclusives that people mentioned in that thread
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    At least this new game looks to be 2D, I never got into any of the 3D first person Metroid games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    At least this new game looks to be 2D, I never got into any of the 3D first person Metroid games.
    yeah same here. I put maybe an hour or two into Prime and it just didnt suck me in like the other Roids. I generally just prefer 2D games in general though and I think games like Metroid, Castlevania, Contra, Mega Man play a lot better on a 2D plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    yeah same here. I put maybe an hour or two into Prime and it just didnt suck me in like the other Roids. I generally just prefer 2D games in general though and I think games like Metroid, Castlevania, Contra, Mega Man play a lot better on a 2D plane.
    I also disliked Metroid Prime, but not because it was 3D (I actually thought being 3D was an awesome idea for a game themed around exploration). Rather, my problem was just that it was boring and had a lot of dubious design decisions. I actually just finished writing a rant about this so whenever I upload that to Google Docs I'll link it.

    When it comes to Mega Man, I loved the Legends games. I've heard that X7 and X8 were also 3D and didn't quite work as well, but I haven't played them yet.

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    I'll look into buying it at it's first decent sale.

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    When it was announced for nintendo recent E3 showcase i was all ready sold on metroid dread.Some thing it took decades for the game to be made finally,originally for the DS but it was canceled.The series producer explains it more.
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    Metroid Dread initially being cancelled is a draw actually. Feels like some lost piece of gaming history already. Trailer looks solid, I just hope the character/enemy graphics don't overly zoom out constantly. Too many 2.5D side scrollers zoom out these days to the point you barely see the character you're using.

    I really liked the Metroid Prime series btw. My favorite from the 2D ones is Metroid: Zero Mission on the Advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcadePerfect View Post
    Metroid Dread initially being cancelled is a draw actually. Feels like some lost piece of gaming history already. Trailer looks solid, I just hope the character/enemy graphics don't overly zoom out constantly. Too many 2.5D side scrollers zoom out these days to the point you barely see the character you're using.

    I really liked the Metroid Prime series btw. My favorite from the 2D ones is Metroid: Zero Mission on the Advance.
    MZM was my least favorite. I dont remember dying except maybe once, at the final level? It felt way too easy
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    After watching NL review of it i'm sold on it anyones else playing it currently ? I was gonna preorder it but i don't have the money now,later on i'll buy the game.

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    not yet. havent had time to go to the store

    got my hands on one. the first GameStop I tried was sold out, so went to the next closest one. gonna fire it up tomorrow. will give impressions later
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    Not really impressed with this.

    Sure, it's better than Samus Returns, but Axiom Verge 1 & 2 are not only WAY BETTER, but better priced, as well. ($19.99 each)

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    yeah its not for everyone but I like it. The controls are somewhat hard to get used to if youre expecting controls like Super Metroid.
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    im not sure if Im sold on this game yet or not. The complicated controls with having to hold down like three buttons to fire a missile and not having the simple "aim diagonal" button is a bummer. The map is massive, way too big for me to want to search every nook and cranny. thrre isnt an overarching theme to each world so every world just feels identical to one another and I find myself constantly having to look at the map because everything looks the same. there's a ton of spots to replenosh energy and missiles so there's never a sense of needing to stay alive. when the EMMIs get you, you start right back at the outside of the zone.

    like every other game made in the last 20 years, it's needlessly complex, massive, and unmemorable and I say that as a diehard Metroid fan.
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