Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii

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Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Retro Studios Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (US/GB/JP)
Released: Mar 2008 (JP)
26 Oct 2007 (GB)
28 Aug 2007 (US)
Ratings: PEGI 12+, ESRB Rating Pending
Accessories: Nunchuck
Contributors:Gareth Edwards


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With Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Nintendo has offered up something for its faithful core gamers. Carrying on the Metroid tradition, the game thrusts gamers into a world of guns, spaceships and danger that's out of this world.

Our story begins with Samus waking from cryogenic sleep as her ship comes up to a cluster of Federation starships orbiting a bluish green planet. She has been called here, along with four other hunters, to help fend off an attack on the planet below. Without giving away too much, things take a surprising (or unsurprising, if we're brutally honest) turn for the worse. You are given the general layout for the remainder of the game and provided with a few key power-ups that will enable you to really get things under way.

One of the standouts about this edition is that, unlike previous outings, Samus is not forced to start things from square one. Right out of the gate, you have the morphball and bombs and you receive rockets very early on to help you in your journey. All of your basic powers will be upgraded and expanded via power-ups throughout, but the bothersome 'get up to speed' section has been left out almost entirely.

Naturally, all of the above has been applied to the Wii's remote/nunchuk control system - a feature intended to create a more intuitive feel to this FPS than the home console's tried and tested dual analog stick mechanism.

Another notable addition this time around is the voice acting that has been applied to every character in the game barring, of course, our heroine. Nintendo has been very hesitant in the past to allow voices in its games (due to fear of displeased gamers who can't agree on what an Italian plumber should sound like?). So, it is no surprise that great pains have been taken to make sure the voices here fit the bill.

If you're looking for a title aimed at the core gamer to sate your lust for shootery sci-fi goodness, stick Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in your Wii.


Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii Wallpaper

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii Wallpaper

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii Wallpaper

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii Wallpaper