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The Game that the DS was designed for, surely!,
This review is from: Metroid Prime Hunters (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
Ever since i recieved my Nintendo DS and the demo of this game that came with it, i had been eagerly anticipating the game's release. And i wasn't disapointed when i finally got it a few weeksx ago. You havn't experienced the true potential of the Nintendo DS until you've played this game, or better still, own it!
The game has gone beyond my original expectations of what it would be like, with exceptional graphics (undoubtedly the best on the DS so far), gameplay, controls and audio.
Graphics: I expected the game to have good graphics for a portable console but these just blew me away when i first slotted it into the back of DS. OK so they aren't as good as the PSP's (at least i think that's what that awful handheld is called!) but they are pretty close in my opinion. 10/10
Audio: It's no good having a game with fantastic visuals if the audio is abismal, But Metroid doesn't fail to impress in the category either. The sound effects are great and the music matches the setting exceptionally. If you are walking down a long corridor the music just adds to the suspense of what might be at the other end. You might not find better sound on a portable console game. 9/10
Controls: I almost convinced myself that Nintendo must have made this game and then thought about how they could make a console that would be perfect for playing it on. You won't another DS game with controls that are in the same league as this, they truly are a treat to use. You use the stylus on the touch screen to look around (the best method of controling an FPS since the keyboard and mouse), the D-pad for movement and the L/R button to fire your weapon. Pure Genius. Enough said.
Online: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on this game is an absolute legend! There is no lag whatsoever and the game just has a whole new element of fun and tension when you realise that you're playing against another person somewhere, you just feel that you have to try that little bit harder in order to get revenge on someone who just fried you with a Shock Coil or blew you apart with a rocket launcher. Great fun! 9/10
Overall: You would be a fool to buy a Nintendo DS and then not buy this game, the two things simply don't go together. If you want the most exciting, fun, original experience on the move, then here it is. Because i'm telling you now, unless there's a sequel this is will be the only game that you will ever play on your DS apart from Mario Kart.
Treat yourself, buy it now!