||Metroid Prime stands out as one of the greatest triumphs in the entire lineup of GameCube games. The trilogy crossed into the uncharted territory of sci-fi FPS in the Nintendo lineup. Samus Aran is back again as the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter. This time, she's sent on a mission to a space station and uncovers something that probably should have remained a secret. After narrowly escaping with her life, the story begins. This particular installment of the Metroid Prime series features all three titles (Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption) on one disc.
If the Halo series had been made for the Wii, the result would have been Metroid Prime. While Metroid Prime lacks the incredible multiplayer capabilities of its acclaimed XBox counterpart, it stands on it's own as a truly stunning game. The controls are spot on and using your power beam and insane suit capabilities is deceptively easy. Don't mistake this for a lack of functionality, this game packs a LOT into itself. From the different masks you are able to equip, to the different power beams you can utilize to fit your situation, to the wicked powers of your suit, to the legendary ball form, there is almost nothing you can't do. The maps are vast and beautiful with no lack of interesting areas to explore and enemies to defeat. You are also tasked with filling a chronicle so to speak of the history behind the civilization that used to dwell where you are. The flawless execution behind the design and setup of Metroid Prime make it one of the best FPS games that Nintendo ever produced.
The tale behind the events that occur during the Metroid Prime series is just as epic and incredible as the gameplay itself. It takes you on emotional roller coaster rides and draws you into it like any good story should. While it lacks a terrible lot of actual dialogue, what exists is just enough to compliment the events that occur during the cutscenes. Well placed and brilliantly written, the storyline throughout the trilogy stands proud as being a real victory.
The Metroid Prime trilogy stands as high in my eyes as similar science fiction trilogies like Halo and Mass Effect. Many dismiss it as a less formidable set of titles but it should not be underestimated. Anyone who owns a Wii should also own this game.