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Metroid Prime Wii Collection/Metroid Prime Trilogy coming in August

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Godwind, May 22, 2009.

  1. Godwind

    Godwind WiiChat Member

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    It will be all on one disc.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/05/metroid-prime-trilogy-coming-to-wii-on-single-disc.ars

    You think it is worth picking up? I already have all 3 games. I also have a wave bird. Looking back at the earlier versions, you can see how much of an improvement the Wii remote makes.
     
  2. Napalmbrain

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    Personally I wouldn't buy the trilogy again just for a new control system and a few minor improvements in the first two games. Almost certainly worth it if you're new to Metroid though.
     
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    Looks like it's time to trade in MP3 before its price drops.

    This is a definite buy for me. I have Metroid Prime on NGC and MP3 but have never played Echoes. I thought that they would release the first 2 games under the NPC banner for $30 each (still would have bought them) so all 3 games for $50 is an absolute steal!

    The new controls will improve the experience a lot and I really like the idea of the medal system carrying through all 3 games. August 24th just can't come soon enough.
     
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    There you go Metroid fans
    This new Metroid game isnt new
     
  5. Godwind

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    Also when you consider online gaming won't be included, it does seem like a tough product to sell. It only has some things such as music tracks and extra unlockables.

    From what I got from ebay.
    Metroid Prime 1- $7 year 02
    Metroid Prime 2- $10 year 04
    Metroid Prime 3- $12 year 07
    Gamecube Controller- $10
    Memory Card- $10
    Total- $49
    I am also pretty sure you can get that for better prices than what I listed. I saw memory cards for only a few dollars less as well as some of the games. Plus you get Gamecube controller which makes it compatible with all gamecube games and makes playing some Wii games better.


    The other problem is that the entire series is less than 7 years old. The people who are actually interested in the series probably already played through the game.

    Probably the only reason why this game doesn't have an online multiplayer so it doesn't cut into the Conduit's sales.
     
  6. DBloke

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    No offense but that would be bullshite

    Nintendo are lazy with there online things on the Wii
     
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    I think your Ebay prices are the absolute low end. I've seen all of the games sell for more than that on there. I guess if you have extensively played all the trilogy then it might not be of interest but I would have bought them just for the controls at $30 a pop because MP3 played like a dream.

    Even though Echoes on the compilation doesn't have online play it does have 4 player splitscreen multiplayer. With The Conduit having online multiplayer but no splitscreen between that and the Prime compilation, multiplayer FPS action will be totally covered. IGN also reports that the new controls make the Echoes multiplayer much much better.
     
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    beat 1
    never finshed 2
    never played 3

    a definate must for me
     
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    Sorry, but I'm gonna have to call BS on this too. Why would Nintendo deliberately choose to protect sales of a third-party game over their own more lucrative franchise?
     
  10. Godwind

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    I don't think they are lazy. They made about 11 games to include Online play. A lot of Online games for the Wii are basically score boards and stuff like that. In addition, there are plenty of DS games made by Nintendo that have Online play.



    First off, lets address pricing. I am an American and you are an Australian. One USD is about 1.76 AUD. In AUD, that would be $21 AUD. Also to be noted is that Australian game prices are inflated to begin with. It would be expected that you would pay $30 (in AUD). Also, I specified that these weren't the best prices at all. In fact cheaper prices can be found. "I am also pretty sure you can get that for better prices than what I listed." I listed memory cards for $10 USD. They can be found for $6 less. I saw copies of metroid prime selling for $2 USD. I think my listing is extremely reasonable if not inflated.

    I haven't extensively play all the Prime games. In fact I never even completed any of them. But the information provided also offer insight on better offers. Also, consider the criticisms that Nintendo has received for Third party developers not being able to sell enough copies.


    I already know multiplayer is covered for the Metroid Prime 2. That was what Nintendo was trying to sell out of that package. But why would someone sincerely want to play split screen with the Wii Remotes? It would be really awkward. I think it should be expected that there is an online multiplayer package in the game. These games are at least 7 years old. If you are going to pay the money for the package, wouldn't you expect some better services than just some unlockables. I wouldn't be expecting the best of services. At least 4 man PVP. I doubt they would even have a score board for speed running.

    It isn't that I am not interested in this compilation. I really think there should be a little bit more meat to the package other than 2 remakes, a two year old game and a few unlockables. There hasn't been much sales over the Metroid Prime series and they have been fairly consistent. The highest selling non-packaged Metroid Prime game is MP3 which sold 1.53 million copies. Why should it be expected that the fanbase will grow beyond that? The trilogy package should be designed for people who have stuck with series for awhile.

    IGN employees are whores.
     
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    I think the more obvious answer is that they didn't see the point in working for months just to add online play to MP2's not-that-popular multiplayer mode.
     
  12. Godwind

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    Who ever said it had to be Metroid Prime 2's multiplayer mode that had online features? They could added a new Multiplayer section that could have been viable and popular. The extra effort would be worth it.

    Also to be noted, the controls for Metroid Prime 2 didn't adapt well for multiplayer. The Wii remote could do wonders to add multiplayer depth to the game.
     
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    I was going to say the exact same thing earlier but was busy.

    Building an all new in dept online mode like Hunters would have been a HUUGE selling point even for those who say they won't buy ths because they already own the trilogy on separate discs.

    Does Nintendo not know that this game could potentially sell 5M more copies if they added a whole new online component alone?
    The online push would be enough to cover ALL production costs and online features.

    But this announcement and lack of online really makes me wonder what rabbits their planning to pull at E3. It has to be HUGE. Think about it, E3 is about 2 weeks away, why didn't they hold off this announcement until then? Probably because they have way bigger tricks up their sleeve.
     
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    ahem, Samus aint no Space Pirate. Looks like the new Metroid isn't this collection.
     
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    As some of you will know im not a big fan of online multi as I like to see the face of the person im against.
    But there are people that would love some online Metroid play
    Note I said Wii HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH
     
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    im gonna buy despite i have em on GC and 3 on wii. i already planned on buying 1 and 2 for the wii with "new play controll", which would have been $29.99 each, totaling $60, so this is a deal either way. plus i LOVE MP1 and havent beaten 2.

    HOWEVER i want the fusion siut on 1 back.
     
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    Although I don't disagree with your statement, I don't think it should apply to Metroid Prime Trilogy's lack of online Multiplayer support. In the end this package is a reboot of the classics and apart of the New Play Control series. The originals didn't have online multiplayer and so these versions won't as well. I think this package is awesome...all 3 games for $50. They could have just released Prime 1 and 2 as NPC titles for $30 each, but they didn't. So let's be happy that they released a good collection of Hardcore titles on Wii.
     
  18. Godwind

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    That is because you are a die hard fan of the fighting genre.
     
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    ↑i also like to actually see who i'm fighting and i play many genre's. i think its better cause then you can get to know the person rather than being online where it just play, play, play
     
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    I'm definitely picking this up! Definitely rocks that all 3 are on one disc, all 3 have Prime3 controls, and all three have trophies like prime3. I've also read that the bloom-lighting from 3 has been added to 1&2 and the load-times for 1&2 have been sped up.
     

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