Nintendo Switch Presentation: Nintendo Scene’s Hopes and Predictions

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This is it folks; in just a few hours the big Nintendo Switch presentation will be here. And what a treat it promises to be. Live from Japan in the early hours of tomorrow morning, or later tonight, depending where in the world you reside, fans are looking forward to seeing more details about Nintendo’s … Continue reading

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NS Analysis: The Life of Metroid Prime – Federation Force

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Several issues caused this article to be delayed until well after its official release, but with the extra time it’s now possible to analyse Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s performance in a broader context. Consider this article as half review and half reflection. Was the game fun to play? Were the outraged cries warranted? Why did it sell … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Metroid II: Return of Samus

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Following on from Conor’s wonderful review of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, we continue our celebration of Nintendo’s futuristic adventure platform franchise, Metroid. This time, I’m turning my gaze way back to 1991 to look at Metroid II: Return of Samus, which has had a recent return to the limelight in the quickly removed fan remake … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Corruption

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Continuing with our look back at some classic Metroid titles, we now cast our eye to the final instalment in the Metroid Prime trilogy: Corruption. We have covered the original Prime and Echoes in the past, so Corruption is a suitable focus for discussion. Just a quick warning of minor plot spoilers; anyone who is still waiting … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Super Metroid

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Continuing our celebration of the fantastic Metroid series on its 30th Anniversary (which Nintendo appears to have forgotten), I have the wonderful task of tackling the incredible Super Metroid. But first, a story for you all. When I was really young (we’re talking around 8 years old), I was taken shopping in the local big … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Zero Mission

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Given the amount of attention it’s received (none), it’s easy to forget that 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of another acclaimed Nintendo franchise. Metroid was first released on August 6th 1986 in Japan, and we were introduced to the heroine bounty hunter, Samus Aran. Revolutionary for its time, the original NES game pioneered a special … Continue reading

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In Retrospect – Metroid Fusion

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I thought I would try something new, in this period of post-E3 blues and with a definite gaming drought in terms of games, replay some retro titles and review them, So welcome to the first In RETROspect review, and this time I’ll be tackling the last game in the Metroid canon: Metroid Fusion. Originally released … Continue reading

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NS Preview: Post E3 hands on with Metroid Prime: Blast Ball (3DS)

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Continuing with our preview experiences at the post E3 event, we move on to give our thoughts on the most polarising title from the direct. Or at least one half of it with Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, due to be released as an extra game mode on Metroid Prime: Federation Force. What did the Nintendo … Continue reading

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E3 Week – Our Expectations and Wishes: Part Three

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It has probably escaped no one’s notice but E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is coming and we already know what Nintendo’s plans are; they are, in fact, replicating the incredible set-up they had last year with the Digital Presentation and Treehouse Live from E3. So if this is anything like last year, we are really … Continue reading

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E3 Week – Our Expectations and Wishes: Part One

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It has probably escaped no one’s notice but E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is coming and we already know what Nintendo’s plans are; they are, in fact, replicating the incredible set-up they had last year with the Digital Presentation and Treehouse Live from E3. So if this is anything like last year, we are really … Continue reading

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