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METROID PRIME: FEDERATION FORCE
The newest Metroid game has arrived, and has instituted some changes for this latest outing. For the first time ever, you do NOT play as famous intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran, but instead as the Galactic Federation Space Marines. Instead of a solo adventure, you can team up with three other players and carry out missions for the Galactic Federation in a variety of different planets.
While not what Metroid fans are used to (or perhaps even wanted) the game is out now and it seems to be a "love it or hate it" kind of experience. What are your thoughts? Are you ready to suit up and take on the forces of evil to protect the galaxy? Or are you waiting for the triumphant return of Samus?
@Hinph Yep, it really didn't take a genius to see that either. I guess only a few people are geniuses then :p !
I was scoffing at that shit the day I saw the first trailer. Straight up Sony selling hype bullshit. It's what they're best at. Definition of a western douchebag developer. Everything wrong with the industry. Sean Murray is a lying fuckbag and I'm glad he and his studio now have the reputation they do. But everyone already rewarded them with money so too late! Psyche!
@carlosrox I bought both No Man's Sky and Federation Force, and I like No Man's Sky a lot better!
The funny thing is people are mad about No Man's Sky having no multiplayer and instead being a lonely single-player exploration game and my personal problem with Federation Force is that it is multiplayer and not a lonely single-player exploration game.
@carlosrox Meh. I think they intended to have more features at launch than they did but at some point Sony pulled the plug on them and made them release it, I'm sure they'll continue to add content until most of the stuff they talked about gets implemented. IMO the whole thing was crazy overblown, but you know, the internet. No Man's Sky was either going to be the greatest game ever created and the savior of all mankind or it's the worst game ever made and a total scam that people were tricked into buying, of course it couldn't just be, you know, a normal game with some really cool stuff in it and also some flaws, that's impossible in this binary age.
I decided to give Federation Force another chance and try to complete the game single player, but man they make it hard, the single player is so tedious, that part where you have to shoot 4 balls into 4 holes to get the door to open, it takes like 20 minutes since you're mech is the slowest moving vehicle ever created. Now I have to wrangle those dumb snow monsters into their cages. WTF. It's nearly impossible by yourself, so clearly designed for 4 players. I just don't know about this game. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be but still, what were they thinking. Even with 4 players local which is probably the best way to play this game it would still be super slow and tedious. The movement, the aiming, it's all so sluggish. I'm honestly not sure what they were thinking, that this would be the next Monster Hunter? Ugh. Went back and played a little Zero Mission on Wii U and was like "holy shit, so fast, so fluid, so fun", it's like night and day.
This might actually be one of my favorite 3DS games. It's really good.
@deathly_hallows some of the missions are outright miserable to do in solo. Most of the boss missions are pretty difficult to do in particular. That said apparently Triforce Heroes is way worse about it.