My Knee Jerk Reaction to Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS

Oooooooh this is a good game.

I’m saying this after roughly half an hour of play, but it’s bloody good. It looks and plays so well it makes you wonder why Nintendo bothered making the Switch.

As you might have heard on the latest Simply Syndicated Gaming News, I’ve been determined to enjoy a Metroid game. I tried to like the first one, and I haven’t given up on it entirely, but I’m not enjoying it.

However, I am enjoying Samus Returns, a Metroid game so new, I smudged the print on the box label. So the question becomes, at which point between 1986 and 2017 did the Metroid series become something I enjoyed. I guess I have to finish Samus Returns and start working my way backwards.

I’ve recently had the GBA version recommended to me, maybe I’ll give that one a go next.

Before I finish, it looks like SR still has the save point system, rather than a save whenever you need to system. I hate that system. I’ll just have to live with it.

Now back to the planet to continue hunting Metroids.