Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Review

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

by David McComb |
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Depending on the sort of gamer you are - and what you want from your Wii - Corruption is either the best game since Zelda or a space adventure that misses the point of Nintendo’s humble, motion-sensing gizmo.

For hardcore gamers and series aficionados, Corruption is a gripping quest that reinvigorates Metroid’s familiar formula with slick and instinctive controls, allowing players to target monsters by simply pointing at them or swop between items with a gentle flick of the wrist. The stunning visuals - including elaborate, intricately-designed alien worlds and striking special effects - also make Metroid the best-looking game on the Wii, while the labyrinthine plot, oppressive atmosphere and imaginative bosses even give Halo 3 and BioShock a run for their money.

But for casual players whose console sessions are limited to pissed, post-pub bouts of Wii Sports, Corruption’s deliberate pace, constant backtracking through areas you’ve already explored and tedious loading times are exactly the reason you shirked the PS3 and Xbox 360 in favour of Nintendo’s straightforward approach to gaming.

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