Earlier this week, I got to play over 90 minutes of Metroid: Samus Returns on the Nintendo 3DS. I’ve played most Metroid games, but haven’t sunk too much time into any game in the series, so I was very eager to spend an extended amount of time with the game. These are the things that I realised (and absolutely love) about the game.
It’s A Reimagining
This is not a remaster of the Gameboy game, but rather a reimagining. The developers (MercurySteam) have managed to bring some of the best parts of the game over whilst incorporating modern design mechanics to ensure that it’s enjoyed by hardcore gamers and more casual gamers alike.
The 3D Is Stunning
I can’t remember the last time I played a 3DS game with the 3D turned on, but you’ll definitely be turning it on for this one. The cut scenes are absolutely beautiful and the foreground of the 2D levels really pop against the background with the 3D on. It’s not essential that you use it, but you’d be absolutely silly not to. The sound of the game is also amazing. I was playing with headphones and I’ve already decided that I won’t be playing the game without them.