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Gaming Aliens, Hunters, Pirates & Justin Bailey: Metroid [General Discussion]

Discussion in 'Community' started by darklordoftech, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That's really good. Target was still selling new copies for $60 a couple years ago. But that's mostly because Nintendo 1st party titles rarely drop in price if they're not part of a Selects series or whatever.
     
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  2. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't recall any references to how old Ridley is. He could be ancient for all we know. While there haven't been references to "ancient aliens" visiting Earth, there's been so few references to Earth in general that that doesn't mean anything.
     
  3. Life

    Life Jedi Master star 3

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    Does Earth even exist in the Metroid universe?
     
  4. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Master star 3

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    Huh, I would have thought lower selling games would drop in price! I think I got my copy online.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    OM did a little better than MP2 and about half a million copies less than MP3- so it wasn't really a lower selling game (especially for something coming out late in the Wii's life cycle- by 2010 the Wii had fallen behind due to the lack of HD and the PS3 was starting to crawl out of its coffin). A few 1st party Wii games, like OM, stayed on the retail aisles at full price next to Wii U games since the system was backwards compatible (and gave the Wii U more titles in that first year or so when it was really hurting for titles).
     
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  6. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I wonder how long the Chozo had been on Zebes when they adopted Samus.
     
  7. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I really can't believe they finally made Dread real.

    Also: Must get!



    EDIT- it’s up on Best Buy now, but probably not for long.

    EDIT 2- damn! The Amiibo sold out on BB in seconds! Had it in my cart too! :(
     
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  9. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @darklordoftech I'm honestly surprised that this thread hasn't gotten much use since it was created in 2013.

    Then I remember that the Metroid franchise hasn't gotten much use since 2013.

    Ha!
     
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  10. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Posted this in the E3 thread, but might as well post it here as well:

    Never played any of the Metroid titles before, but I absolutely love the look of Metroid: Dread. Very Alien: Isolation inspired, in a sense, with the unkillable enemies that have to be avoided.

    If Nintendo stopped being dumb and released a complete Metroid collection, along the lines of what Halo: The Master Chief Collection is for the Halo franchise, I'd probably go out and actually get a Switch.
     
  11. Ichor_Razor

    Ichor_Razor Jedi Master star 3

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    So when you guys saw the E.M.M.I.'s chase Samus, were you reminded of General Grievous in the way they transformed & crawled rather hastily after her like he did to get to his Wheelbike?
     
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  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    It's basically if, instead of a Kaleesh warlord, they turned a PS5 into General Grievous and then crossed it with the SA-X from Metroid 4.

    Also, RIP Arlo [face_laugh]:



    Well, Metroids 1 & 3 are already on Switch Online. 4 existed on Wii U Virtual Console, so if they would start adding GBA games on Switch there'd be access to that. Metroid II is the trickier one, but the remake via Samus Returns on 3DS might show up one day. I could see them rereleasing/porting it after Dread gets its time in the spotlight.

    Treehouse Live also did some gameplay breakdown:




    The EMMIs are seemingly unkillable under normal conditions, tracking you by audio and sight indicators which you can try to avoid giving off. But you can also find destroyed Mother Brain-like units to acquire a limited-use Omega Cannon to take the EMMIs out with, with some good aiming.
     
  13. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I want that special edition and I can't believe I missed the pre-order window. I hope they get more in soon.
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I was able to preorder the Amiibo at a GameStop just now despite the website preorder selling out there (and Target and Walmart). Might still have a shot at an SE Dread that way.

    Also, I’d hardly call it a preorder window. You missed the preorder snowflake that melted away immediately. ;)

    EDIT- Also, if you can't get an in-store pre-order, there's an outside chance that the US Amazon listing isn't actually out of stock and simply hasn't gone live yet. But it's hard to tell- if it sold out, it did so so fast that not even Wario64 was able to catch that it went live. Damn scalper bots are relentless. And Nintendo's scarcity on these sucks. Just make enough to match pre-orders already!

    That said, W64 also pointed out a listing on the JP Amazon site which was still in stock and will ship to the US. However, while the game will be playable in English, the art book and such will presumably not be.
     
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  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Amiibo functionality revealed.

    Samus will give you any energy tank on first tap, refill energy once a day after that. EMMI gives you a missile+ tank first time and refills once a day after that.
     
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