So why only give it 4? Mainly because after the previous 2 Metroid prime games on the cube I was hoping they would have managed to make this game flawless. And it nearly is. The graphics are fantastic. When you go into scan mode and you see the reflection of your eyes on the inside of your visor, or when you go to x-ray and see your own skeletal arms, wonderful. And it's just difficult enough to provide a challenge without making it too easy or too impossible. I also liked the fact that because it's such a huge game it's easy to get lost but every so often you'll get a hint of where to go next meaning you don't wonder aimlessly until you accidentally find what you're looking for. So why the 4 stars. Well the most annoying thing for me was the time it takes to open some doors. It was the same in Metroid Prime 1 and 2. You shoot the door and it opens. However sometimes you have to wait for the disc to load before the door opens. Which is a pain especially if your trying to get somewhere really quick and don't want to fight all the creatures on the way (which respawn almost every time you leave a room). You end up sat in front of a door for 30 seconds listening to your Wii make strange noises before the door finally opens. Also although the story is great they never explain why you start off the game in the basic suit. Surely all the suit expansions (which are generally the same from 1 and 2) should already be available to you, or at least have some story explaining why they aren't. But that's just me being petty. Overall this is a fantastic game worthy to be in any gamers collection. Just make sure you have several weeks spare in order to complete it fully.
When I had a SNES back in the 90's one of my all time favourite games was Super Metriod it blew me away at the time. I got Metriod Prime Hunters on the DS which is great too and very hard maybe a bit too hard. I'm glad to say Metriod Prime Corruption is the best Metriod game yet and is'nt as hard as Prime Hunters on the DS. Corruption really shows off the Wii in all areas and Retro Studios should be given a medal for perfecting the Wii controls with their first game on this system. The game starts off slowly so that you can get use to the controls and your surroundings. As you progress through the game the graphics get more and more impressive. Samus's is a sexy deadly bounty hunter who has a very powerful weapon that chargers up and she can also turn into a ball. Sometimes you need turn into the ball to solve puzzles and you can drop little bombs to blow stuff up whilst in ball form too. The boss battles are fantastic and very intense. If you are hungry for more Metriod that uses the same great Wii controls, then you will be pleased to know that the first two Prime games are being redone for the Wii.
This is simply, the best video game I have ever played. It got me involved for days. The conrtols are simply amazing and almost every part of it is sensational.
The only real problems I can see are the difficulty of doging enemy attacks and the slight lack of replayability in the game. But the first time I played it it was fantastic. Shame it's not quite as good second time around.