Holy crap it's Metroid [Wii]

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hits today. Anyone gonna pick it up? IGN have been pretty tight with their Wii scores IMHO. They just posted their review (with video review) and are giving it a 9.5 ! Read/Watch it here.

Wii’s best game yet?

I don’t think it makes it to the right half of the country until tomorrow–which is just as well, since I have a lecture to give tomorrow that I’m totally not ready for. I doubt I’ll get much more done this week after that, though.

So it sounds like you’re excited about it? I’m curious to see “FPS with the Wiimote done right”.

I saw it at Gamestop today, and it wasn’t labeld as “pre-sale” or “display only.” Granted, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t just a box for display or pre-sale, but other places I have been (including other Gamestops) always label the games that aren’t released yet in the fashion.

I called my local GameStop to check–definitely tomorrow. Of course, we’re out in the stickiest of the sticks, so who knows?

I’ve been pleased so far with FPS and the Wiimote, particularly the Wii version of Resident Evil 4. I’ve never really done much console FPS gaming, though; I was almost all PC before I picked up the Wii.

I’m playing through Resident Evil 4 now, and it is great, but the one thing I miss about other first and third person shooters controls is having another analog stick to look around with. Unless I’m missing something, with RE4 you can’t run and shoot at the same time, which kind of is a pain in the ass. You can look around, but only with the D-pad, and that doesn’t give the fine control a second analog stick would give you. There’s got to be a better way to incorporate looking around into the game.

Well honestly I think that was a fact of Resident Evil, not the FPS on the Wii. Call of Duty had a reasonable implementation of the Wiimote – the analog stick functioned as your WASD keys, and the Wiimote is the mouse.

Apparently in MP3:C, you can change the sensitivity which changes (or eliminates) the dead zone such that the Wiimote controls the camera.

I got my Wii late and only started playing it this summer. My first game of choice was obviously Zelda, and just today I bought RE, which I’ve never played before, since MP3 will be released late Octobre here in Yurup.

I told the guy in the store that I like puzzles and non linear games. The choice was 'tween Prince of ersia and RE, and he made me buy RE.

Will Resident Evil satisfy me for two months, till I get my paws on MP3?

I was a little hesitant to get RE4 because I’m more interested in the FPS style game and not so much with the adventure/cut-scene-then-walk-then-cut-scene type game. Would I like it?

I don’t know. I’m not a big gamer and I don’t like first-person shooters, but I like RE4 (which is not an FPS being, first of all, in the third person). It has a feel of games like Silent Hill. I like games like that, the Tomb Raider series, Splinter Cell, etc., and this game sort of fits into that mode. It’s not a rip-roaring, near-unlimited ammo, blast everything in sight kind of game. The pace is much slower that from what I’ve seen of games like Halo and Call of Duty.

My guess is if you want a first-person shooter style game, you’re not going to satisfy that craving with RE4. However, I still think it’s a game that you may enjoy–so far, it’s the best game I’ve played on the Wii–certainly with the best graphics and gameplay.

RE4 is relatively low on cut scenes.

I’ve played that game start to finish more times than any other game. On the GC though, haven’t played the Wii version.