New Vs Old Metroid

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

Metroid Other M Vs Super Metroid

Metroid Other M
3
13%
Super Metroid
20
87%
 
Total votes: 23

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6770
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:30 am

For the magazine
Image

User avatar
harlequ1n
Posts: 1750
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:53 am
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by harlequ1n » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:45 am

Waiting for mine to arrive but it would be very hard to top Super Metroid, especially now that Samus has apparently become an emo girl who needs "permission" to use her gear.
Image

User avatar
Jet Pilot
Posts: 463
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:24 pm
Location: Kentucky, USA

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Jet Pilot » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:26 am

Nothing will ever top Super Metroid. That game is the perfect mix of gameplay and atmosphere.
PSN ID: JetPiIot (the "L" in pilot is actually a capital "i")

User avatar
Matt_B
Posts: 5467
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:30 am
Location: 5 minutes from the beach, 30 seconds from the pub

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Matt_B » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:13 am

Yeah, Super Metroid should win this one hands down. It's everything the original Metroid could have been, given the more powerful hardware of the SNES to run it on, and then some.

Other M isn't terrible, but it's precisely the sort of cinematic experience interspersed with occasional moments of gameplay that Nintendo haven't made in the past and quite why they've succumbed to the temptation still escapes me. I can only guess that they felt that the Wii was lacking a bit in eye candy and tried to overcompensate by cramming it all into the one game. Super Paper Mario cops a lot of flak for its occasional bits of drawn out plot, but Other M is at least ten times more guilty and less entertaining with it.

User avatar
thevulture
Posts: 10152
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:33 am

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by thevulture » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:48 am

:wink: Never took to Metroid in either 2D (Prefered Turrican series) or 3D-Metroid Prime:Looked gorgeous, but scanning and stupid check point system before boss fight`s etc really did my swede in.Future Classic in this month`s RG means i am going to check out the GBA games though.

User avatar
RMLF
Posts: 3210
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:54 am
Location: Lost in the Ether

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by RMLF » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Metroid Metroid Metroid.

What? You mean this isnt a Being Super Metroidovich thread. Dang!
The Artist Formerly Known as Ralph Milne's Left Foot :P

Wheres Gus Ceasar when you need him?... Pah!

Ralph's Trade/Sale Thread http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=22769

User avatar
Timothy Lumsden
Posts: 2994
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:07 am

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:38 pm

some games were born to be 2D only - Metroid is one of those games

User avatar
FatTrucker
Posts: 4724
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Essex

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by FatTrucker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:23 pm

Bit of a cheat as I voted for Metroid without having played other M, but without the benefit of a time machine, there's no way Other M can eclipse the original.

Even if its brilliant it doesn't stand a chance of being as great as SM was compared to other games in the genre back when it was released.

And I agree with Timothy, Metroid, like Castlevania has 2D genetics, anything else isn't a Metroid game, whatever they stick on the box.
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I've played all the Bratz games and Barbia Horse Adventures, due to having two girls and they are not rubbish in the slightest.
Feel free to add me on XBL.
Image

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by thl » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:28 pm

Super Metroid without a doubt. Another favourite SNES game which was absolutely immersive and the innovation was built upon that.

User avatar
Jeremiah Jones
Posts: 623
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Jeremiah Jones » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:40 am

It's still too early to compare the series' standard-bearer to its newest entry, especially in Retro Gamer. Other M should plead no contest.

User avatar
Smurph
Posts: 2905
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:18 pm
Location: Co. Antrim
Contact:

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Smurph » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:06 am

Super, definitely. Other M is good, and manages to switch Super Metroid into 3d quite well, but it's just not as good.

Although Prime > all other Metroids.
Antiriad2097 wrote:There is no in or out, just a constant state of retro gamer.
Nowloading.co.uk My Retrobate Profile

User avatar
Miketendo
Posts: 431
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:06 am
Location: Hamden, CT USA
Contact:

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by Miketendo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 am

There's absolutely no comparison, Super Metroid wins this one by a landslide. That's coming from an absolutely huge Metroid fan.

IronMaidenRule
Posts: 4413
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:33 pm

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by IronMaidenRule » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:14 pm

Super Metroid is a SNES classic, only time will tell if Metroid: Other M will get the same legendary status on the Wii!

User avatar
pforson
Posts: 2735
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:32 am
Location: uk london
Contact:

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by pforson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:13 am

Much like the article in this months magazine, I think the best Metroid is Zero Mission on the GBA. It's the only one I've completed.
WANTED: Amiga CD32 games. PM me. :)

Image

User avatar
stvd
Posts: 5137
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:51 pm
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Re: New Vs Old Metroid

Post by stvd » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:20 pm

The 3D Metroid titles are games "I just don't get"!

Super Metroid, however, is one of the best video games of all time IMHO.
It's one of those 'perfect' Nintendo titles. Graphics, sound, gameplay - all spot on.
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests