When people talk about gaming classics from Nintendo, many talk about titles like Super Smash Brothers Melee or Super Mario 64. But one game many also come back to with such praise is Metroid Prime. This title faced very difficult development, with Retro Studios facing many hardships getting the title finished.
Scrapping other projects in development within the studio, reworking core gameplay concepts and Shigeru Miyamoto helping with development; this was a project Nintendo had a lot of faith in for success despite it’s developmental challenges.
Metroid Prime released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 and while early impressions had people worried about the perspective shift from 2D to First Person, it ended up being a critical darling for the GameCube.
But it is 2016 as of this writing. Does Metroid Prime remain a classic? We will find out through this review!