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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 208 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  1. Jun 11, 2012
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    These games are just extremely bland. Everyone hails them as though they are so great but they are just extremely slow paced and boring. The environments are completely lifeless. The controls are terrible, even on the Wii versions. The combat and the enemy AI is just completely idiotic and so, so incredibly easy. No real challenge of any sort. The exploration is so superficial, so shallow. Actually, there is no real exploring. It's completely obvious what you have to do from one moment to the next. Seeing a door across the room, and seeing some platforms and maybe something to grapple to lead you there is not what exploration is. Exploration means that you go and find something yourself. It means solving puzzles. It means actually looking around, trying to figure out what to do. It doesn't mean instantly seeing exactly how the developers intended you to do something, then carrying it out. That is not fun. That is boring literally by definition. These games are just awful, and sadly, this is the future of Metroid. Never will we see a classic 2D Metroid ever again because people pretended that these games were the absolute definition of Metroid games. Go ahead and think lowly the classics because of this post - especially Super Metroid and Fusion. Prove your ignorance. Expand
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91

Universal acclaim - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
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  1. The bargain of the century and a great opportunity to visit a brilliant series. [Sept 2009, p.79]
  2. There's a seriously massive amount of gameplay per pound here. [Oct 2009, p.58]
  3. Three outstanding games (two of which are vastly enhanced with dead-on motion controls) available for the price of one. We can’t imagine a better deal on Wii this year.