E3 2017 Trailer Impressions: Metroid: Samus Returns Game Trailer

E3 2017 Metroid: Samus Returns Game Trailer

Release Date: September 15, 2017
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

GameReviewPad gives their thoughts on the E3 2017 Metroid: Samus Returns: Game Trailer.

Louis Hughes says:

Even though I liked Metroid: Other M, the negative response to this made many feel that the Metroid franchise was dormant until last year when people were hoping Nintendo would do something for the 30th anniversary. When Metroid Prime: Federation Force was shown it was met with more criticism until all was ignored for a fan made remake of Metroid II. That would be short lived, as Nintendo ordered a cease and desist on the project. All hope for many was lost until Nintendo Spotlight’s showing of Metroid Prime 4 being in development. During the Treehouse segment the Nintendo of America’s, President Reggie Fils-Amé announced a new trailer which is the remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. With that, many realized the reason for the cease and desist, but with this, I feel many are going to compare this to the fan made game. The highlight of the trailer is showing the reflect attack to counter your enemy’s attack. I feel adding this new move will make the game easy, but during the Treehouse segment it showed that the game can get challenging. In the end, fans are rejoicing as Nintendo is releasing two Metroid games. Now that we known Retro Studios is not working on Metroid Prime 4 but Nintendo, how will they fare?

Andre Calvert says:

As a 1990’s era gamer, I plead guilty to never playing a Metroid game, but Metroid: Samus Returns will most likely be my first foray into the Metroid universe. Since I never played the original games (so far) I have nothing to really compare this too. On one hand, I was shocked to see a new Metroid announced at E3 2017, but on the other hand I wasn’t because it”s been so long and seemed like just a matter of time for this franchise to get another game. I look forward to this game, but I don’t look forward to all of the instant comparisons that will be taking up most of the reviews for this game when it comes out. For that reason, I think a brand new handheld Metroid game might have been a better choice, but console ports to the Nintendo 3DS seem to be a thing these days, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.


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