Sunday, February 27, 2011

Should I Keep My 3DS Pre-Order?

With exactly one month until the March 27th North American launch of the Nintendo 3DS, I find myself asking, “Should I keep my pre-order?” When the system first became available to pre-order on Amazon, I immediately put in my order. Now as the release date quickly approaches and more details emerge, I've started to question if I really need to have the 3DS at launch.

Monday, February 7, 2011

“Any Objections, Lady?” - Solving the Problems of Metroid: Other M

Metroid is one of my most beloved video game series. I've probably spent the equivalent to weeks of my life playing through Super Metroid time and time again in pursuit of 100% item completion in under three hours. (Did that, next goal is under two hours, which I'm close to achieving.) When Metroid Prime brought a new perspective to the series, I was skeptical at first, but it ended surpassing all of my expectations. As for Metroid: Other M's goal of combining the game play of the 2D side-scrollers with some first-person elements and having a greater emphasis on story, it succeeded in some respects while faltering in others. While far from a horrible game, it is very easy to focus on the bad and overlook the things that it did right. Here, I'm going to propose a few minor changes that could have had changed the popular negative views of the game.

This post is rated SPOILER-RIFFIC!