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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

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MobyRank
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (26 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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EL33TONLINE
Other than that there is nothing to complain about in this game. Any Wii owner that has been waiting for a decent First Person Shooter/Adventure game should go out to the shop right now and spend your well earned money on one of the best games currently available on the Nintendo Wii… don’t let other games corrupt your mind!
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Super Play
Ett av årets bästa spel sett till stämningen, variationen och bandesignen. Att Metroid Prime 3: Corruption dessutom har den bästa FPS-kontrollen till konsol gör den ännu större.
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The Wiire
If you're a fan of Metroid, then this should be the easiest decision in the world to make. Buy this game and savor every last drop. If you're a newcomer interested in sci-fi action or moody aventures, give the game at least an extended rental. If you simply desire a great and beautiful game, one that should set the bar for all those that follow in its wake, here it is. Just step behind the visor, for the first time or the last, and live as the greatest bounty hunter video games have ever known.
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Gaming Nexus
As a Metroid fanatic I’ve tried to stay objective with this review, but there’s no avoiding the fact that Corruption is an incredible game. The controls, the visuals, and the gameplay are so refined and polished, that Prime 3 can only find peer among the work of Valve or Irrational. Retro has proven FPS on Wii. Now go buy this game.
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Gamers' Temple, The
My final game time was a little over 24 hours for those interested and that is with 100% completion (not all scans though). I think all gamers will find something to enjoy here whether you like the previous Metroid Primes or not. The new control scheme and gameplay mechanics really add a bunch of variety that will keep any gamer type interested while attempting to remove all Phazon from the solar system.
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Maxim Magazine
Dear Nintendo: Here is a totally free idea for the next Metroid game: set it on a distant planet called Beach where bounty hunter Samus is forced by an evil alien to play professional volleyball in lingerie against the Dead Or Alive girls. Despite the fact that Samus wears more clothes than a Medievel knight, we're willing to forgive her, thanks to the game's first-rate gameplay. For a first-person shooter, it controls amazingly well on the Wii. Peppering pesky Space Pirates with your various arm-cannons has never been easier, or more satisfying. And unlike the previous game in the series, Metroid Prime 3 doesn't require as much backtracking, and overall feels more like the balls-out action movie it should be. All told, a triple-A Wii title across the board.
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Snackbar-Games.com
No matter which difficulty setting you tackle first, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will fulfill a lot of the promises made about the Wii when it was released last year. The first "hardcore" title for the system that was actually designed for it from the beginning, Corruption proves that the Wii is capable of more than just minigame collections and golf games.
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GamerDad
There aren't a lot of games available for the Wii that are T-Teen and like "Metroid Prime 3" so we'll recommend "Resident Evil 4" for older gamers, "Wii Play" for target shooting, and we'd like to remind you that budget releases of "Metroid 1 & 2" for the GameCube are available and a lot of fun (though you'll miss the immersive Wii controls).
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Digital Spy
With a superb control system, dual-level gameplay that takes it beyond the usual first-person shooter, an engaging combat engine and a world filled with graphical treats, this title represents one of the best Wii games of 2007.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I don’t believe in “perfect” games, but in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, there’s nothing left to be desired. It’s a fantastic game on all levels and should not be missed, especially by lifelong franchise players. The control scheme offers a truly immersive experience, the visuals are stunning, and the gameplay is phenomenal. Simply put, Metroid Prime 3 is undoubtedly a new standard of gaming for the Wii. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be bounty hunter Samus Aran, your wish has been granted.
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Jive Magazine
The final installment to the stellar Metroid Prime series is here. Step into the shoes of the legendary bounty hunter, Samus Aran, this time with the most tactile and innovative controls the series has seen to date. Join the battle as Samus’ final epic adventure.
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Nintendojo
And what Corruption lacks in available hardware specs it makes up for in direction and style for a truly beautiful game world. With creative creatures and a consistently brooding atmosphere, Samus's world is as alive and gorgeous as ever. It may not use the freshest paint, but it comes from the brush of a great painter, and together rivals Twilight Princess for the best Wii game yet.
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Retroage
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to niewątpliwie obowiązkowy tytuł dla każdego posiadacza Wii. Gra jest piękna graficznie z doskonałą oprawą dźwiękową budującą niepowtarzalny klimat Metroidów. Autorzy umieścili w niej sporo zmian, wiele usprawnień, a co najważniejsze idealne sterowanie, które samo w sobie daje pokłady miodu. Gra nie ma praktycznie żadnych minusów, na siłę można czepiać się dłuższego ładowania pomieszczeń, ale to żaden mankament. Jeżeli chcesz niesłychanie klimatyczną grywalną i dopracowaną grę na Wii, których jest na tej konsoli niewiele, to Metroid jest idealny. Niezaprzeczalna czołówka na Wii zaraz obok Zeldy i Mario. Powtórzę się, ale niestety muszę – absolutny must have.
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VicioJuegos.com
La trilogía Prime se cierra con el mejor juego que actualmente existe para Wii, quizá extraño para muchos, teniendo en cuenta que por su jugabilidad y desarrollo es totalmente opuesto a la filosofía que Nintendo pretende vender con Wii. Pero para los jugadores veteranos, y especialmente para los jugadores de las dos anteriores entregas, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption es una compra obligada.
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Game Freaks 365
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the game that I would have liked to have played in 2002. Retro Studios was not content with leaving the formula unchanged. Retro reworked the controls for Wii, upgraded the graphics engine substantially, expanded the worlds beyond what we saw on GameCube, used landing points to both save and enter/exit different areas of a world without having to start at the beginning, gave Samus allies, added voice-acting, and kept the trademarks of the franchise in place. If a sequel is to do anything, it should improve on its predecessors. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption does that and more. This is both a game that can justify a Wii purchase and is a requisite for any current system owner.
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Cheat Code Central
Altogether, this is one of the best titles of 2007. The graphics, the level design, the boss battles, the controls, and the fun are the stuff of legends. Retro Studios has helped validate Nintendo's console by creating a masterpiece so early in its lifecycle. If you own a Wii, or if you were waiting for a good excuse to go get one, run out to the store and have some fun.
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NZGamer
The original Metroid Prime is one of the highest rated games of all time, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption can easily stand by its side. Its incredible controls and even gameplay really elevate the franchise to new levels. Hardcore purists may find the greater emphasis on combat sacrilegious but for everyone else this is the Metroid game we've been waiting for since Super Metroid on the Super Nintendo. By the end of it all you'll find yourself justifying the purchase of your Wii, understanding why you're proud to be a gamer, and praying to the Gods for a sequel, and soon.
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AusGamers
Some very minor gripes aside, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a stunning example of design elegance, balanced gameplay and total immersion. The Metroid game-world has become even more robust this time around, offering deeper glimpses into the world of Samus Aran, which, in itself is a sad concept given this is the end of the Prime trilogy. It'll be interesting to see what Retro work on next, and while I would love to see them continue working on this series, it would be unfair to lock their amazing design abilities into an IP like Metroid. Whatever they work on next is sure to be an important entrant in the halls of videogaming, just as much as the Metroid Prime series is among the most important first-person franchises of recent times ' do yourself a favour if you've never spent an evening with Samus by picking this dazzling example of passionate game development up as soon as possible.
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Power Unlimited
De revolutionaire besturing, de wonderschone beelden, de briljant bedachte uitdagingen en de prachtig in de omgeving geïntegreerde puzzels, de heerlijk sfeervolle muziek, de machtige mix van oude en nieuwe elementen, het komt allemaal samen in de allerbeste Metroid ooit en een van de beste action adventures aller tijden. Dit móet je beleven.
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Netjak
That said, I can deal with all of those issues. The gorgeous graphics, great level design, and fantastic controls overshadow any of the game's minor issues. Intense first-person combat and solving environmental puzzles has never looked or played better. This is a must-own, must-experience title for the Wii, a hardcore offering that sets the bar for first-person shooters on the console high and should be looked to as the new standard. While it falls short of a perfect 10 on paper, it's certainly a 10 in my heart. Do yourself a favor and get it.
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VicioJuegos.com
Además, y pese al posible sequence breaking, el título resulta eminentemente lineal. En cualquier caso si sois de esos jugadores que miran con lupa cada rincón del mapeado, que no paran hasta conseguir todos los objetos, a los que no les importa dedicar cantidades ingentes de horas a un juego, eso sí, sin destripar el desarrollo mediante guías, volveréis a disfrutar de lo lindo con Corruption. Pese al sistema de control y al más acertado equilibrio entre acción y exploración, no os debéis dejar a engaños, si el primer Primer o Echoes no os cautivaron, es improbable que Corruption lo haga, ya que como hemos ido recalcando a lo largo de todo el análisis, ofrece el mismo espíritu de juego, mejorado pero fiel a las dos entregas anteriores.
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Lawrence
I believe that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption might just be the best game on the Wii, but I hesitate to recommend it to everyone. It’s a very challenging title, and will certainly cause the Wii’s target audience (casual gamers) quite a bit of trouble. I’ve played Metroid games my entire life, and I still found myself lost constantly. Despite the difficulty, it’s still an extremely rewarding experience that could only be possible on the Wii.
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Game Informer Magazine
It’s the little things. Watching a flying droid melt out of the sky after you’ve blasted it with a charged plasma shot. The puff of light and smoke a mine leaves behind after it jumps into your face. Seeing the husk of a dead soldier – frozen on a drifting spaceship – disintegrate to ash as you move it out of the way to use a console. These little moments stack up to make Metroid Prime 3: Corruption an unforgettable experience. But you may not notice them right away, because they weave together so well that it’s hard not to be distracted by the bigger tapestry they create.
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Gamernode
Metroid Prime 3 truly is an amazing game. It's almost perfect, and while a few things do pull it back from being that, it's still everything we've been waiting for from the Wii, wrapped in a nice fifty dollar package.
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NintendoWorldReport
I won't bother to offer consumer-level advice for a game of this caliber. You either own the game already or should be strongly considering it due to peer pressure and/or critical consensus. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a true gamer's game, a lovingly crafted science-fiction magnum opus, a showcase title not only for excellent motion controls but also stunning artwork that rivals anything in gaming. Play it, love it, and start dreaming of the next project from Retro Studios, whatever it may be.
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NintendoWorldReport
Overall, however, the door loading times and map configurations cannot bring this game down. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the current high point of the Wii, and I cannot recommend it enough. From the immersive control scheme to the thorn jungles of Bryyo and everything in between, Corruption is a wonderful, nearly flawless game. It brings closure to a wonderful trilogy, and I can’t wait to see what Retro Studios develops next, be it Metroid or something else entirely.
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NintendoWorldReport
As a sheer gameplay experience, however, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption ripples with life. It doesn’t offer mindless escapism; it demands you actively engage in the world you are placed in. It rewards curiosity, exploration, and careful thought applied to the obstacles in front of you. It gives gamers a visceral and subconsciously intuitive interface that will draw you into a more tactile experience than you are likely to ever have experienced. Even while the story fails to match the sublime depths of the gameplay design, Prime 3 is a beautiful game, an artistic monolith that consumes the player with possibilities. While the answers aren’t always as thrilling as the questions, the fact that a game exists capable of providing the kind of haunted examination and reflection that Prime 3 does is a feat of the highest magnitude in the medium. I’m done with Corruption, but it will be in my dreams for a good while yet.
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Extreme Gamer
Now that Prime 3 is at our disposal, it is quite safe to say that Wii has an official flagship title that was built from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii’s control scheme and graphical capabilities. Prime also shows how to make an FPS (or as Nintendo calls it an first person adventure..) for the Wii that actually works and replaces the archaic analog stick control setup. Players will be corrupted by Prime 3 because it will be difficult to play other FPS titles without the unique and innovative controls offered by the Wiimote and nun chuck. Metroid also instills confidence in what is left of their hardcore audience, proving that Nintendo remembers who brought them their initial success. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a must have title for Wii owners.
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IGN
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was originally set to launch with Wii, but the year-long delay has been very much worth the wait. Call it a first- person shooter or a first-person adventure -- doesn't matter. I call it the best game on Nintendo's console. It is clear from the moment you pick up the controller that Prime 3 was developed exclusively for Wii. Not only do the new controls respond quicker and with more precision than any dual-analog-helmed FPS ever created, but the gesture system works brilliantly, too. Meanwhile, the title delivers everything a Metroid fan could hope for, including spectacular environmental puzzles, epic boss fights and intense combat, all wrapped up in a package that spans multiple worlds and is filled with re-traversal exploration. A cinematic storyline made possible by beautiful art and graphics rounds out the experience, which is complemented by a medal system and WiiConnect24 compatibility.
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V2.fi
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on allekirjoittaneelle ensimmäinen kosketus pelisarjaan. Vertailun vuoksi testaamani GameCuben ensimmäinen Metroid Prime vahvistaa tunnetta siitä, että olen jäänyt paljosta paitsi. Tunnelmaa löytyy molemmista, ensimmäisestä Primesta alkuvaiheissa ehkä jopa enemmän kuin uusimmasta. Wiin ohjausjärjestelmä kuitenkin tuplapompauttaa Metroid Primen aivan uudelle tasolle ja GameCuben perinteisempi ohjausmenetelmä tuntuu hetkessä todella kankealta. Corruption on ehdoton hankinta Metroid-sarjan faneille, mutta todella suositeltava teos myös avaruusteemaan muuten hurahtaneille. Vaarana on, että peliin ja sarjaan jää koukkuun, eikä kymmenen pelin pelaaminen kronologisessa järjestyksessä sovellu välttämättä perheellisille, työssäkäyville tai ulkoilmaa arvostaville. Sarjaan Wiin kautta tutustuvat voivat siirtyä Corruptionin läpäistyään sujuvasti Game Boyn harmaasävynäytölle ja tarinan seuraavan osan, Metroid II: Return of Samusin pariin.
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Kombo.com
Retro's carefully-thought-out design shines through any shortcomings the adventure might have and makes Metroid Prime 3: Corruption an absolute must-have Wii title. It is not as groundbreaking or impressive as the original Metroid Prime was five years ago, but on many levels, it is the more advanced and sophisticated game. If you own a Wii, you have to own Corruption. If you don't own a Wii, this is a convincing reason you might want to think about buying one.
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Vgames

כשהתלונה הממשית היחידה על משחק היא בנוגע לזמני טעינה, אפשר להניח שמדובר במשחק די טוב. מטרויד פריים 3 הוא אכן משחק די טוב, ואף הרבה יותר מזה. הייתי אפילו אומר שהוא המשחק הכי טוב שיש כרגע לווי, או לפחות שהוא בשלישיה הפותחת. הוא אמנם לא ארוך במיוחד – לי לקח בערך 16 שעות לגמור אותו במלואו – אבל אין בו רגע מת, וישנם תמריצים לשחק בו גם פעם שנייה ברמה גבוהה יותר, בדמות בונוסים נעולים מסוגים שונים. אם יש לכם ווי, אין סיבה להתלבט. בשביל משחקים כאלה קניתם את הקונסולה.

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Da Gameboyz
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is by far one of the most enjoyable games to grace the Nintendo Wii to date. With great graphics, great sound and great gameplay, including intuitive control with the Wii remote and nunchuk, this final chapter in the Prime series comes to an end with an incredible bang. Anyone who owns a Wii owes it to themselves to play this game and see what exactly Nintendo's next-generation console can do.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
But it'd be a damn shame if you passed up Corruption just because it breaks the convention of the past; it's a beautiful, wonderfully executed finale to the Prime series (even if the formula is a little different). We wait with baited breath for which direction Metroid will take next...
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Mygamer.com
But without question, it is great to see more epic games on the Wii. Like Zelda Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3 should be picked up by every Wii owner, even if you didn’t play the other Prime games.
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GamesFire
Begeisterung! Die Motivationskurve, die der dritte Teil der Metroid Prime–Reihe vorzuweisen hat, kenne ich nur von The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hält mich mit Verbesserungen meines Charakters immer auf Trab. Die Rätseleinlagen mit dem Morphball sind ebenso motivierend, wie das Ego-Shooter-Flair, das von der knackigen Steuerung profitiert. Die Story findet ebenfalls einen krönenden Abschluss und deshalb sollte Samus Arans letztes Metroid Prime-Abenteuer in keiner anständigen Spielesammlung fehlen. Ein vergleichbares Abenteuer sucht man auf der Wii vergeblich, darum ist Metroid Prime 3: Corruption eine absolute Kaufempfehlung für jeden Shooter-Fan.
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4Players.de
Ich will hier nicht zu viel Pathos beschwören, aber die Retro Studios haben sich mit dem Abschluss der Trilogie nicht nur unsere höchste Auszeichnung verdient, sondern allen Unkenrufen zum Trotz gleich zwei Dinge bewiesen: Erstens, dass man schnelle Action auch mit Remote und Nunchuk hervorragend inszenieren kann. Freut euch auf eine Steuerung, die in Sachen Komfort und Präzision alles schlägt, was ich bisher auf dem Wii spielen konnte. Zweitens, dass Spiele auch ohne HD- und 1080p-Schnickschnack nicht nur möglich sind, sondern richtig klasse aussehen und begeistern können. Hier taucht man ein und will gar nicht mehr auftauchen. Auch wenn es unheimlich schade ist, dass Samus nicht online auf die Jagd geht: Ihr findet derzeit nichts Schöneres, Spannenderes und Unterhaltsameres - genau diese Art epische Abenteuer braucht der Wii!
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IGN Australia
There’s a huge amount to talk about with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but we’ve deliberately been a little light on the details because this is a game that’s all about discovery and atmosphere and best experienced first hand. The important thing to take away from this review is that Corruption is the finest first person title on the Wii to date, with brilliantly implemented controls, great art design and great gameplay. A worthy new addition to the series.
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Game Shark
While it’s easy to pick out little gaps here and there where improvements still need to be made, those not as nit-picky as I am will find a very satisfying and incredibly immersive experience that simply should not be missed. The campaign in itself offers a good deal of play time, but in a flash of brilliance, the developers also added unlockables, which can only be purchased by completing certain goals in the game (scanning objects, etc) and getting currency. These range from simple art books, to playback options for the game’s epic musical score, or even cool little novelties like bumper stickers for Samus’ ship (which I’m still working up to try and purchase). The only other disappointment is a lack of multiplayer, but regardless, you can expect to have an epic time with Metroid Prime 3.
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UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption leaves its two predecessors in the distant past, struggling to catch up. The innovations won't be changing any worlds, but they definitely redefine some of the rules we've been playing by since the first Prime was released for the GameCube in 2002. Despite a few nagging control issues, the highlight of the game is without a doubt the near-perfect FPS motion controls. There are some unlockables which can be "purchased" with earned achievement- like points - including a cool screen capture feature - but if anything brings you back for a repeat playthrough, it's more likely to be the great story and fun gameplay. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption does indeed deliver the experience that fans have been hoping for. Now the only question that remains is what's next for the universe with the trilogy completed?
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GameZone
Metroid Prime 3 is the game that everyone with a Wii should own, regardless if you’ve ever played a Metroid game. The great controls, amazing size and scope and incredible music are just a few elements that should get you hooked into the game. More gamers need to experience just how special a Metroid game can be and Corruption should be just the game to introduce a whole new audience to the franchise.
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Gamer 2.0
Proof that not all sequels are quick attempts to cash in; Corruption takes the already outstanding formula of the previous games and retools it into one of the most solid and rewarding experiences in years. Any fan of Metroid, or shooters in general, will enjoy the superb gameplay Corruption delivers and Retro Studios deserves praise for ending the Metroid Prime series with a mushroom-cloud-laying bang.
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Computer Bild Spiele
Diesen Titel können Sie nicht mal so nebenbei spielen. Die komplexe Planetenarchitektur verlangt Ihre volle Aufmerksamkeit. Sie müssen ständig am Ball bleiben, um nicht die Orientierung zu verlieren. Sonst wissen Sie nicht mehr, wo Sie hin müssen und was dort zu tun ist. Doch gerade das macht den Reiz des Spiels aus. Sie fühlen sich mitunter wie eine Archäologin, die gegen eine Verschwörung ankämpft. Das Ganze wird mit hübscher Grafik und atmospährisch geladenem Sound präsentiert. Die Steuerung ist über alle Zweifel erhaben - machen Sie sich auf mindestens 20 spannende "sehr gute" Stunden gefasst.
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Nintendo-Online.de
Man schafft es einfach nicht das Gold abzukratzen. Dann muss es anscheinend ein echtes Schmuckstück sein. Mit Metroid Prime 3: Corruption liefert Nintendo wieder einmal ein tolles Spiel ab, welches in allen Belangen überzeugen kann. Für Fans ist es ein Muss, für Freunde von guten Action-Adventures aus der Egoperspektive ebenso.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption är precis så bra som jag anade när jag först fick prova på det för över ett år sedan, och som Nintendos första storspel på konsolen (ett ombyggt Gamecube-spel räknas inte, tycker jag) lyckas det både utnyttja hårdvaran på precis rätt sätt och sätta en hög standard för andra att följa. Det kanske inte direkt var någon överraskning, men äger du en Wii måste du bara köpa det här. Samus fortsätter att vara min bästa kompis.
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Good Game
I don’t see a problem with it. It’s a complex game that’ll give you plenty of hours of game play, and it has the usual incentive of a bonus ending if you complete the game 100%. The Wii has been aimed at the casual market, but this is the game that’ll show the Wii can also satisfy hardcore gamers. One thing I should mention is that sometimes doors take a little while to open, but this isn’t a bug – it’s a feature designed to mask the loading times of the next area. Top game - 9 chickens from me.
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UOL Jogos
"Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" é, até agora, o melhor jogo para o Wii, ao menos para o público tradicional de games. Quem já era fã da série deve amar logo de cara, pois tem um aspecto familiar, mas com controles melhorados e um sem-número de melhoramentos que tornam a aventura mais prazerosa. O game brilha com sua mistura equilibrada de ação de plataformas, exploração, quebra-cabeças e tiros. Não se deve confundir "Metroid Prime" com um jogo de tiro em primeira pessoa, pois, apesar da aparência, esse é apenas de seus elementos. Por isso não serve para quem espera ação ininterrupta, daqueles que dispensam trabalho mental, ou para quem já não gostava dos antecessores, pois o estilo é basicamente o mesmo. Já os que não conhecem a franquia, não poderia haver oportunidade melhor.
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Gamervision
There is no online multiplayer, no co-op (they would have needed to rebuild the entire game), but there doesn’t have to be. It is an experience to be compared to BioShock’s in an entirely different way. You aren’t moving through the pages of a brilliantly constructed piece of art like you are while exploring Rapture. You are literally moving in the world of Metroid. The game is wonderful and worth a buy in every sense of the word.
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Gemakei (formerly Zentendo)
Corruption provides great first-person controls and really takes advantage of the Wii's unique controller setup. The story and production quality are above what is to be expected, and voice work is a much needed addition. However, the game may appear to be too linear for Metroid fanatics, and really is more a first-person shooter than a first-person adventure. Game may also be a bit short for some. Title's new additions and elements breath fresh air into a series that was in danger of stagnating.
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Hooked Gamers
Overall, Prime 3 is the best in the trilogy and is thus one of the greatest games ever made. With its rewarding exploration, it's difficult puzzles, and spot-on controls, Prime 3 is an instant classic and my personal game of the year.
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AceGamez
There have been some concerns throughout the Internet regarding Nintendo's lack of advertisement for what is supposed to be a big title for them. They decided to try something new this time around, keeping the awe and shock that a triple-A title should bring to those who purchase it under wraps, preserving the surprises that a world of connectivity and instant access to information has made essentially impossible. The decision was for the fans and by not spoiling any of the wonder and gratification, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption provides, the Wii's best game - by far - is also one of its biggest surprises. Third party developers who have scoffed at the Wii as nothing more than an underpowered, casual system - you've just been served.
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N-Europe
This game is beyond any shadow of a doubt the best game in the whole of the Metroid series bar none, but I say that with a touch of sadness as Retro apparently have no plans to continue working on the project. Which is a massive shame as they finally seem to have nailed the formula for making Prime great. Time and sales will tell whether or not the studio can be tempted back into making the games, but for the time being Metroid Prime 3 is the best reason to own a Wii if you are into games that you can play on your own. At almost every turn you will find something new – a clever puzzle, a graphical quirk that will leave you staring for a moment or simply something you never saw before. Sure, once it’s over you won’t be coming back again for a month or so, but while it’s happening, it’s the best ride you’ll go on for a long, long time.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
If you've never been treated to the delights of a Metroid Prime title (and sales figures of the last two suggests that's most of you) then it's essential that you at least give this a try - and if you liked either of the previous two, it's just plain essential. Corruption is a game which places adventure as a joint priority among the action, and one that will live long in your memory once you're done with it. Quite unlike the slew of generic first-person shooters crowding out the shelves this year, it's a special game that might take a while to appreciate because of the way it does things differently to other games of a similar nature - but once you do unravel its charms, you'll be glad did. Immersive, engaging and with the kind of gameplay depth that so many shooters lack, Metroid Prime 3 might not represent a huge progression as far as the series goes, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best games I've played all year - and certainly one of best yet on the Wii.
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Darkstation
In the end, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption may not be the most groundbreaking title of the franchise but it does warrant a fantastic conclusion that I don’t think any Wii owner or Metroid fan can afford to miss. If you have any inclination of checking this game out, then don’t hesitate, this is one of the best Wii titles of the year.
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videogamer.com
It shouldn't be much of a surprise to hear that Corruption is another fantastic effort by Retro Studios. The streamlined, pin-point accurate controls set a new precedent for first-person games on the Wii, and the game itself will keep you busy for more than a few weekends with its excellent achievement-like reward system and lengthy quest that easily took us 20 hours to collect every item, scan every object and obtain the best ending. Corruption may not be much of an evolution of the series, and it's not without its flaws, but remains one of, if not, the biggest reason to own a Wii.
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Console Obsession
Aside from those slight reservations, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is one of the finest titles currently available on the Wii, and promises good things to come for both the franchise and the system. Nintendo may well be gearing up for yet another highly profitable Christmas, but at least they had the decency to throw us suffering fans a scrap before our Xmas feast.
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Digital Chumps
Metroid Prime 3 was everything Nintendo fans had hoped for in a finale to this heralded series. Near perfect gameplay, stunning visuals, a fully atmospheric sountrack and one heck of an ending sequence make this game stay true to the greatness entailed in the Metroid name. Whether you're an action, adventure, FPS or just purely a Metroid fan, this game has it all.
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GameDaily
We certainly aren't tired of the Metriod Prime series, and this revolutionary first-person adventure with tight controls will easily be one of 2007's best games. If Corruption is wrong, we don't want to be right.
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GameSpy
It's finally over. Retro Studio's five-year journey of crafting a trilogy of 3D Metroid games has come to end, and what an excellent ride it's been. The first two titles were of course groundbreaking for their time and resided on the gone-but-not-forgotten GameCube. Corruption marks the first and last time (probably) we'll see Samus' 3D adventures on the Wii but the game manages to stay true to its predecessors and even refines a few things on the way.
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USA Today
Metroid's metamorphosis from an '80s-era side-scroller to a first-person epic has been fun to watch. Corruption's engrossing adventure utilizing the Wii's unique controls takes the franchise to the next level.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Lets not end on a downer, though; this game is too good to let a couple of disappointing aspects prevent it from being an absolute must own game for the Wii. With its wonderful control, consistently superb level design, rewarding puzzles and gorgeous graphics it’s by far and away the best original Wii release since Zelda. At around 15-20 hours, its length is up there with the previous games (providing you keep away from the easiest setting which is stupidly easy, you have been warned), plus the ‘achievement’ style award system for unlocking bonus content means many will feel the need to return once Samus has finished her quest. With this rich, absorbing and rewarding world at our fingertips it’s game like Metroid Prime 3: Corruption that provide a fine example of why we play games in the first place.
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Game Critics
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is an expansion of its predecessors, and it builds on their legacy in every aspect. New weapons, more attack options, greater variety of bosses, more creative use of Samus' abilities to solve puzzles; it reads like a talented game designer's checklist. To say the game is competent would do it a disservice; it is a well-polished gift to both the Wii and to Metroid fans, and it puts the Wii's control scheme to good use beyond the mini-games. I think Corruption would be a solid entry in the series as a "normal" game using standard controllers, but the translation to such tightly-honed motion-control is what makes the game stand out most, and concludes the trilogy on a high note.
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Video Game Talk
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is just a great game. The gameplay is smooth and intuitive, the graphics are visually interesting and well rendered and the puzzles are difficult at times but never so impossible that you’ll want to stop. Retro did a great job of integrating the Wii’s motion sensor abilities into the gameplay and also solved the few problems that long-time Metroid players may have found aggravating. This is one of those games that belongs on your shelf of Wii discs. Highly Recommended.
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Gamer.nl
Metroid Prime 3 zal je aanvankelijk misschien op het verkeerde been zetten door de matige introductie, maar wat daar meteen op volgt is weer een onvergetelijk en fantastisch avontuur waarin Retro Studios hun artistieke kwaliteiten weer ten volle tentoonspreiden. Buiten het sterke avontuur zelf, is het vooral de besturing die een diepe indruk achterlaat en werkelijk fantastisch werkt. Zonder twijfel is Metroid Prime 3 momenteel de beste game op de Wii en een van de beste games van het jaar.
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Armchair Empire, The
It shouldn’t be out of a deranged sense of “duty” to take Samus Aran through another sci-fi shoot-‘em up – you shouldn't just "play it because you played the other ones." You should play Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to experince one of the best games available on Wii and one of the top games 2007 has produced (to date).
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1UP
Corruption takes advantage of the Wii's biggest strength (with its unique controls), and minimizes its greatest weakness (through astounding art direction), while otherwise maintaining or improving upon the high standards and overall polish the series is known for.
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Deeko
So what do we have after such a long wait? Is this worthy of the Samus stamp of approval? The bottom line is this. If you consider yourself a gamer, then drop the pretenses of the Wii being a kiddie machine, get off your HD loving ass and pick this up. Samus needs you, and I'm sure all you prepubescent young lads don't want to let her down now do you?
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Daily Game
Although Metroid Prime 3: Corruption offers straightforward missions requiring clearing an area, picking up a new upgrade and then moving to the next area, the delightfully smooth Wii motion controls offer some of the tightest aiming and most evolutionary first-person controls seen in any console game to date. Samus has certainly come a long way since her 2D debut, so let's hope this trilogy-concluding chapter isn't the last we'll see of Nintendo's leading lady.
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Play.tm
Right - cultural difference rant out of my system, Metroid Prime: Corruption remains not only an excellent game in itself, but the best application of the technology crammed into the cute little Wii to date. If you have the console, you definitely need to get hold of a copy. There is no multiplayer or online option, aside from a fairly bizarre option to trade in-game achievement medals online for reasons opaque, but with around 20 hours of play you will get your moneys worth. Of course, if you're already in the Church Of Nintendo you will likely revel at the chance to replay and replay it, just in case after the 50th time on Ridiculously Hard you get a slightly different costume or a cameo appearance by Yoshi in the credits. Metroid Prime : Corruption - recommended for acolytes and lay-persons alike.
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Game Positive
The Wii is in need of more familiar franchises like Zelda and Corruption. Not only will titles like this drum up nostalgia for Nintendo fans, but they are essential because the Wii lacks options when it comes to large, adult oriented games. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption does the same thing for the Wii that the original Metroid did for the NES. It adds a level of style and sophistication that the system is not accustomed to, and proves that the unique controller can be used for something besides minigames. With the Wii still flying off store shelves, many people are going to be looking for games with some meat to them, and Corruption fits that bill.
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Atomic Gamer
Even with a few complaints, I still love the Metroid experience on the Wii. The new controls allow for precision aiming once you get some practice with the Wii Remote, to the point where you need to lock on only rarely. It lets you spend more time immersed in the worlds and the boss fights will really get you pumped up. While the hardcore FPS players out there would likely scoff at many of the things that make Metroid Prime 3: Corruption unique, these guys are still innovating and trying more new ideas than many developers - even the ones whose games are in HD.
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Fragland.net
Also here it’s clear that the makers really did their best to make the game as accessible as possible, in this case by limiting the backtracking (returning to areas you visited before). Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is the last and most accessible game in the series. The well-known lone exploring and dwelling through beautiful and inventively shaped worlds is varied with quite easy but o so immersive and original combat, some of the most inspired and creative bosses and puzzle sections that always manage to surprise. The controls are, except for a few details, perfect and the entire experience leaves nothing to wish for. A big fat suggestion for those that want a top game on the Wii!
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Jolt (UK)
Still, it’s hard to really dislike Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for being so similar to the other games in the series – it’s just disappointing that Retro Studios didn’t try anything new. It’s definitely not a classic and its sorely lacking innovations, but Corruption is easily the Wii’s best example of just how perfectly suited to first-person shooters the console is, and a perfect ending for one of the most enjoyable genre-bending trilogies of the last five years.
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Nintendo Front
Eine absolute Traumwertung hat Metroid Prime 3: Corruption nur wegen ein paar kleinen Macken verpasst, die eigentlich so nicht mehr vorkommen sollten. Eine deutsche Sprachausgabe wäre wünschenswert gewesen, so wie ein Multiplayermodus. Auch die Grafik drückt die Note etwas, da sie teils nur mittelmäßig ist. Nichtsdestotrotz überwiegen die positiven Eindrücke und deshalb ist Metroid Prime 3: Corruption eine klare Kaufempfehlung.
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Gamesmania
Ehrlich gesagt bin ich mit den beiden Vorgänger auf dem Gamecube nie richtig warm geworden, vor allem beim zweiten Teil habe ich mich nach etwa der Hälfte der Spielzeit hoffnungslos verirrt und entnervt aufgegeben. Bei Metroid Prime 3 sind die Schauplätze zum Glück etwas übersichtlicher, so dass ich mich ganz von der Planetenwelt verzaubern lassen konnte. Die Highlights im dritten Serienteil sind zweifellos die tolle Abwechslung, der Mix aus Kämpfen und Rätseln, sowie die klasse auf die Wii zugeschnittene Steuerung des Shooters. Spätestens nach der etwas langweiligen Einführung, nimmt euch das Spiel gefangen und stellt ohne Frage das derzeit beste Actionspiel für die Wii dar. Wer mehr Wert auf eine fulminante Präsentation oder packende Story legt, sollte sich aber lieber auf der Xbox360 umsehen, in diesen Bereichen kann Metroid Prime 3 plattformbedingt leider nicht derart überzeugen wie beim abwechslungsreichen Gameplay.
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Softpedia
Nintendo wasn't wrong going first-person-adventure on Metroid, even though it would have seemed like a bad idea for the series at the time Echoes was released. So even though Corruption isn't the first FPS Metroid, it certainly had fans holding their breath for the new control scheme which, in the end, proved to be a winner. Metroid Prime 3 Corruption has it all: great looks, great score, and the smoothest controls anyone could ask for in a Wii game. Go out and buy it, this one's worth every cent!
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Nintendo Spin
If you're thinking that Metroid Prime 3 will change the FPS genre forever... it won't. I went back to playing dual-analog the next day and enjoyed it all the same. But this doesn't mean the Wii is doomed. Metroid's crazy, new control scheme has a steep learning curve and some small annoyances, yet it's fun. It's a unique experience that's worth playing, especially for hardcore Wii owners who are sick of the mini-game compilation disease. And it's not just about testing out the controller, either. Metroid Prime is a deep, complex adventure that, for all its moments of tediousness, should please the fans.
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Worth Playing
Gamers eager for a new Wii title would do well to pick up Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. While it doesn't do much to change the overall formula of the Metroid Prime franchise, it manages to fix many of the flaws found in Metroid Prime 2. The proof-of-concept implemental of the Wii control scheme alone is worth trying out, and it should show eager gamers that the Wii really can do what Nintendo has promised. Even with a low difficulty level, lackluster story and flawed unlockables, Metroid Prime 3 is certainly a must-play for Wii owners.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Si Metroid Prime 3 peut se vanter de clôturer brillamment la trilogie de Samus à la sauce FPS-aventure, c'est avant tout parce que son passage sur Wii permet à cet épisode d'optimiser la gestion des contrôles en les rendant plus précis, plus intuitifs et plus ergonomiques. Le déroulement du jeu est en revanche très classique et ne surprend pas vraiment, mais il s'agit tout de même du meilleur épisode de Metroid Prime sorti à ce jour sur console.
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GameSpot
If you're a Metroid fan, there's no need to convince you to play Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It's got exactly what you would expect from the last in an acclaimed trilogy of titles: great boss battles, involved environmental puzzles, and a smooth control scheme that cements exactly how FPS controls should work on the platform. It'll also keep you busy for a while, since you can earn tokens for completing various tasks and use them to purchase unlockable goodies like concept art and bumper stickers for Samus' ship. While the lack of multiplayer is disappointing, the single-player campaign won't leave you wanting. In the end, you may not be able to shake the feeling that you've done all this before, but it will still make you grateful for how great it is at its core.
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Time Out New York
There’s been a lot of online grousing from those who feel the Wii’s runaway success has been achieved by Nintendo abandoning diehards in favor of the party-game crowd, but with the fiendish puzzles and ridiculously entertaining combat dynamics here, gamers who’ve stayed loyal to the company for more than two decades get the digital equivalent of a giant heart-shaped box of chocolates.
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The Video Game Critic
All in all, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption effectively reinvigorates the franchise with the best FPS controls around and the strongest storyline of the series. Those looking for a more cerebral brand of first-person shooting will be thrilled, but gamers geared more towards mindless "fragging" are in for a headache.
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Game Revolution
The truth of the matter is that the storytelling is just one not-so-great addition they’ve made in a series of other great additions, like the spot-on implementation of the Wii controls. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption blossoms into a fun, massive game with a tiny bit of heart, and if this is the high note in the trilogy it is a perfectly agreeable conclusion.
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Gamekult
Avec un gameplay reposant largement sur les mêmes bases que ses deux prédécesseurs et des graphismes n'ayant que gagné légèrement en finesse, Metroid Prime 3 aurait pu décevoir ou, tout du moins, lasser. Mais, à l'instar d'un Twilight Princess, cet ultime épisode de la trilogie peut compter sur des mécaniques de jeu qui n'ont rien perdu de leur efficacité, un travail impressionnant sur le level design et, surtout, une maniabilité bouleversée qui nous fait vivre des sensations inédites une fois dans la combinaison de Samus Aran. Conclusion idéale à la série Metroid Prime, Corruption redonne puissance et intérêt à un gameplay varié et parfaitement équilibré. Retro Studios maîtrise parfaitement son sujet de bout en bout d'une aventure plus rythmée, mieux mise en scène, et qui se hisse sans peine au rang d'incontournable pour les possesseurs de Wii. Un véritable régal pour les fans qui diront sans doute au revoir à la chasseuse de primes le coeur serré.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Il n'est pas évident de dire du mal de Metroid Prime 3 : Corruption. Sans être une véritable révolution, le dernier volet de la série est une sorte de « Best of ». Il reprend les grandes lignes des deux premiers « Prime » pour offrir une aventure longue et palpitante. La Wiimote apporte ici une véritable bouffée d’air frais. Difficile de revenir à une maniabilité classique au pad après avoir passer autant d’heures à pointer la télécommande blanche sur l’écran. Depuis Twilight Princess, la Wii avait définitivement besoin d’un grand jeu épique tenant le joueur en haleine de longues heures, elle vient de le trouver… Enfin.
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GameCola.net
Apart from that, there's not much more I can really report. If you've played Metroid Prime before, you know what to expect. More of the same+. There are some extras, but nothing really worth writing about.
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GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption isn’t a bad game by any means, but it isn’t world-shatteringly great either. It’s an awesome conclusion to a surprising take on the Metroid formula, but it may have difficulty bringing in fans who are accustomed to some of the more current FPS offerings that are out there. For gamers who own only the Wii, Prime 3 is seriously the best the system has to offer in terms of presentation, pacing, and control. For those that own multiple next-gen systems, Prime 3 is a fun deviation, but it may not leave the same lasting impression that other games have.
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Yahoo! Games
If you consider the competition games like BioShock and Gears of War, Metroid is going to feel stilted and oddly paced. But if you're a fan of the long-running series, you'll probably be pleased how well this game fits into the canon, both in terms of gameplay and story. This is a classic Metroid game, made easy enough that it's also an ideal introduction for new players. Plus, you'll get a good look at Samus unmasked! In that regard, at least, Halo 3 has nothing on Metroid 3.
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GamePro (US)
On the surface, Corruption doesn't look all that different from the first two chapters of the Prime series. The series' exotic extraterrestrial locales and characters are back in full force, and Samus' inventory consists of several series staples. But once you get your hands on the Nunchuck and Wii Remote, and delve into the game's narrative, you really get a sense of the major changes Retro Studios made with this iteration.
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Gamestyle
Ultimately, it is still Metroid Prime, with most of the strengths intact - a brilliant 3D world with impeccable design, attention to detail and amazing production values. For all the little faults you could level at it, it's one of the best games available for the Wii.
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EmpireOnline.com
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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TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Despite the lack of a multiplayer mode, perhaps it just seemed to fly in the face of the single-player gameplay when Deathmatch was added to Echoes, Metroid Prime 3 isn't without some link to the outside world. Various tokens can be collected as the game progresses including 'Friends Tokens', which can then - in the spirit of Nintendo's attitude to online gaming - be sent to people, unlocking bonuses and upgrades. At first a neat idea, the fact is that it all seems rather frivolous, and wouldn't have been missed if it had been left out. Considering how polished the rest of the Corruption experience feels, the collection of tokens just seems a little tacked on, and it even could be argued by some of the Metroid Prime hardcore as contrasting to Samus' Bounty Hunter status...selfless acts aren't exactly prevalent in that line of work after all.
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PlayDevil
"Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" easily exceeds all current Wii games right now (except perhaps for Super Mario Galaxy) with perfect controls, enjoyable graphics and a solid single player story, close to fifteen hours. That said, there's absolutely no reason at all for any player to dismiss such an excellent experience. Get it !
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G4 TV: X-Play
At the end of the day Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a fine installment (and most likely a conclusion) to the series but it is still relying on a formula that has been in place since 2002. Purists will applaud the lack of change in the game. I, for one, was expecting a game that felt as fresh as the Wii’s new approach to how you play. While the Wii is making developers rethink much about gaming, we will have to wait a little longer to see the true fruits of those efforts.
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Factornews
Metroid Prime 3 est assurément un bon jeu servi par une excellente réalisation, du genre qu’on aimerait voir plus présent sur Wii, mais une orientation vers plus d’accessibilité et des mécanismes de jeu qui prennent la poussière m’empêchent de crier une nouvelle fois au génie. Un bon jeu ? Assurément. Un bon Metroid ? C'est une autre affaire...
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Good Game
Yeah true that [it's a sequel], but I was hoping they were going to freshen up the series. It’s meant to be action adventure – but if you just like adventure, you’re going to find the platforming to be a bit tricky – its not an easy game. If you just like action, you’re going to be frustrated since most of the time you’re stopping to scan things. The only people I can GUARANTEE that will love this game are true Metroid fans – if you’re new you might enjoy it, or you might not. 7 chickens.
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Thunderbolt Games
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a fine first-person adventure, and it is definitely one of the better Wii titles aimed at mature gamers. However, there is no denying that Corruption lacks the substance that made its prequels so awesome. Despite the near-perfect motion controls, the experience just isn't as exciting anymore. Perhaps this is due to Metroid Prime burnout - after all, Retro Studios have basically repeated the exact same formula twice over now. Nevertheless, if you're dying for some more Metroid Prime action-adventuring, this won't disappoint... much.
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Game Critics
In the main review, Jason comes to the conclusion that Corruption is a well-polished expansion to the Metroid legacy. I agree, though I'd be hard-pressed to find any elements in the game that are new or original. Considering that the series has a storied history and celebrated status as one of Nintendo's core franchises, this isn't automatically a bad thing. Quite frankly, the developers had lost ground after their initial effort, so Corruption's return to form goes a long way towards making up for the errors last time around. That said, I won't be interested in the next installment unless a bigger shakeup to the formula takes place.
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Bordersdown
Thrilling, of course, because the game is built on the solid foundations of its sensational controls. It’s a familiar story for Corruption: The controls are heavenly but the game isn’t. It’s rather odd to be recommending a game that frequently disappoints, but Wii owners may very well want to sample Corruption to, at the very least, see the massive potential the Wii control system has. But to buy this for a Metroid experience will only lead to heartbreak; Retro has lost its touch, and the scrutiny around their next title is now inevitable.