Retro Game Friday: Metroid Prime 2

Michael Blaker
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This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering the best entry in the Metroid Prime series! It’s Metroid Prime 2: Echoes!

Plot Synopsis:While looking for the Marines near Aether, Samus’s ship is damaged by severe lightning storms from the planet. Said storms have caused electromagnetic interference that prevented the Marines from communicating with the Federation. Samus finds the troops dead and surrounded by hive creatures called Splinters. Deceased Marines suddenly rise and attack her, apparently possessed, and she fights them off. Samus then encounters her evil doppelgänger, Dark Samus, for the first time, and Dark Samus jumps through a portal.

Plot: The plot is pretty good, although it’s not super amazing like an RPG it’s pretty good for what is essentially an FPS.

Gameplay: This game improved upon the first entry and included for the first time in the 3D entries the Screw Attack upgrade, which was amazingly fun to use. There was also a multiplayer mode, although it wasn’t that amazing. I enjoyed this entry quite a bit,

Art: It’s aged not that well, but it was amazing back when it was released.

Music: The music is amazing, and there were definitely parts that creeped me out.

Overall: If you enjoyed the first Prime, you’ll love Prime 2.

For those who like: Action, Adventure, FPS, Metroid, Good Plot, Great Gameplay, Excellent Music.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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