Okay! So, sorry about the recent absence; I’ve been sick, and haven’t been in the mood to post, but today’s post is my FAVORITE game/game series of ALL TIME. Metroid Prime Trilogy is the combination pack of Metroid Prime 1 and Metroid Prime 2 for the Gamecube with updated Wii-Motion controls and Metroid Prime 3 all in one game. Premier copies of the game were made in limited edition metal cases while later copies were released in the traditional white plastic cases. In Metroid Prime 1, which takes place chronologically after the events of the original Metroid game, Samus responds to a distress call located orbiting the planet Talon IV, and after encountering Space Pirates and, again, Ridley, she pursues them to the surface. Once there, she discovers that Talon IV, home previously to the Chozo, who saved her, has fallen prey to a freak meteorite strike which has riddled the planet with toxic waters, and a mysterious mutagenic substance known as phazon, which atop mutating the planets creatures, brought to the planet the aforementioned Space Pirates in search of a new power source for their operations. It is now up to Samus to discover and eliminate the source of the phazon corruption within the crater’s core and defeat the Space Pirates while exploring many regions of the planet’s surface.
Metroid Prime 2 follows the events of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime Huntersfor the Nintendo DS, where we find that Samus has been enlisted by the Galactic Federation to investigate the cause of one of their ship’s crashes near the planet Aether after an encounter with Space Pirates and render assistance to survivors if any. After a crash landing which left her ship damaged, Samus sets off to find the remaining Galactic Federation troopers, but upon doing so discovers that they have all been killed. Upon investigation, Samus discovers that strange forces are at work causing the bodies of the deceased troopers to become reanimate for the purpose of destroying her. Puzzling still, a strange doppelganger appears to be siphoning phazon from an alternate version of the planet inhabited by dark beings who steal her gear after she is forced to follow her dark self into a portal. Upon returning, she escalates a mountain to find a large creature again, animated by dark matter into attempting her annihilation. Upon its defeat, Samus acquires an unknown upgrade which is then bonded to her power suit. Reaching the peak of the mountain, she finds U-Mos, the leader of the indigenous people of Aether, known as the Luminoth. He explains to Samus that the people of the world were struck by a meteorite, not unlike that which struck Talon IV, however, instead of corrupting the planet, the meteorite created an alternate Aether, dubbed Dark Aether. The denizens of the planet known as the Ing waged war against the peaceful Luminoth leading them into a long war resulting in the loss of all but 1/4th of Aether’s planetary energy. Samus is then entrusted with the energy transfer module which is explained to be the unknown power-up which she acquired in the previous battle and the sake of Lunimoth people’s future. She must traverse the planet Aether traveling between it and its dark counterpart in order to reclaim Aether’s lost planetary energy and escape Dark Aether before its destruction.
Metroid Prime 3 takes place six months after the events of Metroid Prime 2, and puts Samus, again, in the employment of the Galactic Federation. Apparently, the Space Pirates have again made attack on Galactic Federation ships, this time stealing what is known as an Aurora unit, a large brain-like computer system which communicates with other onboard Aurora units on other spacecraft to create the Galactic Federation’s network. The federation enlists the help of Samus Aran, and three additional bounty hunters known as Gandrayda, Rundas, and Ghor in order to get intel on Space Pirate forces and re-acquire the Aurora unit. While debriefing, the planet Norion, on which the ship is orbiting, is suddenly attacked by Space Pirate forces and a sudden meteorite which has manifested itself from a wormhole in directory to the planet itself. I’m not going to go into too much detail for this game as it unwraps all of the mysteries of the previous games, but I urge anyone who loves a good first person shooter/exploration game to pick up a copy.
-Released August 24th, 2009