I’ve never played any Metroid game. Ever.
There, I said it.
I have no idea why I never have. I’ve wanted to, especially since I started writing this blog. But something always stops me and I don’t know what it is.
My 1st memory of Metroid is being a kid and being over at a friend of my brother’s. I don’t know if this was actually the case, but I remember they had a TV hung from the roof (remember, this is old CRT TV’s and it probably would’ve been quite small by today’s standards) AND THEY WERE PLAYING METROID ON NES ON IT!
This probably set the standard for opulence that I’ve been trying to achieve in my life since then, but that’s a different blog. I recall he NES being new at the time, this might have been the first time I had even SEEN a Nintendo, so the whole thing was really impressive. BTW – remember at the beginning of the NES when they had a robot? A ROBOT?!?!
It’s Samus, not Seamus. Dumbass.
I also don’t know a ton about the game. I think it’s an open-world-ish game (ala Mega Man); that it’s hard, but not Mega Man hard; and of course, it features the most famous female videogame protagonist: Samus Aran.
Anyway, at some point I’ll start in on this series and it will be epic… or maybe hard to get into… or maybe the NES game will be too difficult and I’ll skip ahead to something more appropriate for my skill level… but you get the point 🙂
I look forward to your comments. I’ve never really played any of them either. Not a Nintendo fanboy.
Super Metroid is regarded as the best in the series. You may however want to start things off with Metroid Fusion (it has similar gameplay, but is vastly easier.) The Prime games are very different to traditional Metroid as they are first person. From what I hear the Metroid game on the Wii isn’t very good.
Thanks so much for the advice! I’ve heard often that Super Metroid is the best, but hadn’t heard anything about Metroid Fusion so I’ll check that out as well.
Late for the party but, if you want to go through the story in chronological order without going to the NES version you might want to check out Metroid: Zero Mission.