This is gonna be a bit unconventional because I'm not a big gamer, but I really do like the Metroid
series for its lore, atmosphere, and its soundtrack. It's a franchise that I'm sad Nintendo tends to neglect at times because you could pretty much make as many games for it like you could with Legend of Zelda
, but I do understand that there's probably things to it that need closer attention to detail to help each game stand out while still being a Metroid
game. That's probably why Metroid Fusion
is so unique in that regard because it was different from the norm (while paying homage to its sci-fi/horror roots), but it built upon the lore and Samus' character. And that's also probably why people don't like Other M
so much because it did the exact opposite while trying to imitate Metroid Prime
So though I've made the attempt to play the games, it wasn't something I could get a hang of as quickly as I would've liked--and unfortunately, this isn't helped that by the time I did
feel like I'd be able to play Prime
all by myself and not have to watch my brother play it, the Wii broke and when we got a new one, we discovered it didn't have backwards compatibility. And it was a good few years before we got ourselves another GameCube (my brothers gave the first one away for some stupid reason), and by then I just never felt as motivated.
Oh yeah, I actually was part of the "Samus is a girl??!?" crowd, oddly enough, despite not once owning the original Metroid
(I'm kind of surprised we never did, Dad sometimes still played the NES when I was a kid). Thanks to Super Smash Brothers
, I thought Samus was a (male) robot/android for years
. Then I just so happened to decide to go on the website just because and upon reading Samus' bio, I almost didn't believe it. I thought it was just a typo or just one of those speculation edits.
So yeah. (If it mentioned her gender on the game, I don't remember it.)
I like to join Please!
Favorite Metroid Game: Metroid Prime (it's still so freaking good)
What got you into
playing getting to know Metroid?: Super Smash Brothers (Melee)
What's your favorite boss?: I'm having a hard time deciding between Omega Pirate and SA-X.