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6th November, 2004 at 06:53:28 -

Theres been so much hype about Halo 2 lately, yet i havent heard a single thing about Metroid Prime 2 which is due to release either November or December.
So what is your thoughts on both games? and what game do you think will be overall better? sales-figures wise Halo 2 will sell way more copies, no doubt being one of the publicity whore that it is.

I myself wasnt a fan of Halo, repetive, no doubt a good game but not a great game.
It was way overrated, id go as far to say as one of the most overrated games of all time.

Metroid Prime however, was a game i hadnt heard much at all, never saw one advertisement of and i remember hearing off a few fellow clickers how it was one of there favourite games, so i thought well i might go and buy it so it will fill the wait till Wind Waker came out, bought it about 2 weeks before WW came out and i played it every day until i got my WW
It turned out to be one of my favourite games of all time, never expected it to be so good. The one thing that let the game down though was multiplayer, but luckily Metroid Prime 2 will have Multiplayer

I think Halo 2 this time around will be a huge improvement over Halo, but im gonna have to go with Metroid Prime 2 being the overall better game, but ill have to see
Those are my thoughts, what are yours about the two games?

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6th November, 2004 at 07:03:04 -

wow damn fine question

i loved Halo, the whole story and such. Im completely unbothered by online gaming, but Co-op is damn good for me so im just looking forward to how the story pans out in Halo 2.

and Metroid Prime 2... MP1 was the 2nd metroid game i played (1st being Metroid Fusion) and i just bought it because it looked good but i was hooked. playing through now for the 3rd time. which is quite a lot for me. but i bloody love it. probably because its the closest ill ever get to playing a 3D Turrican

definately getting both. and Zelda: the Minish Cap

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6th November, 2004 at 07:49:25 -

I've been keeping up to date with Echoes, I'll get it on the release date. As for Halo, it's just another FPS; nothing special about it at all--apart from the hype.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 08:50:36 -

Yes, Minish cap does look damn fine. Although i dont have a GBA but ill probably fork out the money to get one just so i can play Zelda: Minish cap
Metroid Prime was the first Metroid inn the series i had ever played, yesterday i download Super Metroid for SNES and its also pretty damn good!

 
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6th November, 2004 at 09:16:34 -

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6th November, 2004 at 10:00:47 -

Both will be beaten by Half-Life 2. However, though I have played little of those 2 games (the originals) I would say that out of the 2 metroid will be the more original and genre blurring and Halo will be the better selling. Life isn't fair.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 15:24:22 -

Halo 2 will outsell anything. Sorry, but it's true. And if anyone dares say that is sucks, you may be clawed to death by Halo fanboys.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 15:38:07 -

Halo 2 will sell more because of the larger user base on the X-Box and Micro$oft's huge marketing budget, I think Nintendo are nearly as bad as Sega at doing ad campaigns which was one of the main reasons behind Sega's demise.

I agree with Crystal Clear that Halo was a load of overrated crap. The Graphics were nothing special and the frame rate was jerky, no innovations gameplay-wise and boring missions. Metroid Prime on the other hand looked silky-smooth and had more challenging gameplay and puzzles.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 16:01:42 -

Metroid is very different to Halo.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 16:37:00 -

Halo 2 is going to kick some major ass! The multiplayer is going to be ultimate. You can play with 4-people on the same xbox on xbox live, with up to 16 players. Does anybody else have xbox live here? Because it is truely one of the funniest things around, the headset is like having people right next to you on a LAN and everyone is just so funny.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 17:47:19 -

"Halo 2 will outsell anything."

doubt that, remember Half-Life 2 is imminent...

 
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6th November, 2004 at 17:49:25 -

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6th November, 2004 at 18:00:48 -

True, true. Halo 2 will sell a lot however.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 18:32:15 -

If I remember correct Zelda's Ocarina of Time was the most selling game of all time(not completly positive about that). But anyways more people will buy Halo probably, because it's the only good game for Xbox so everyone with Xbox will get it of course. I'd also like to say that Metroid Prime is the only game that I know of that's graphics where the same if not better than it's short little movie clips on it. As well as Metroid Prime was rated number one in the greatest graphics of all time on many top 10 thingies. Though games like Splinter Cell have great graphics, I think Metroid Prime brought new elevations in gaming. That even now havent realy been matched. Halo's story is good, but Metroids is just as good as well as your talking about a story thats been going on for a long time. If it was'nt good I doubt Nintendo would still be making Metroid games.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 19:49:23 -

Biggest selling game of all time is Mario 3, biggest selling PC game is The Sims, OoT is probably the biggest selling 64 game.

 
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6th November, 2004 at 22:51:00 -

Halo 2 will definately outsell Metroid Prime 2, there is no doubt about that whatsoever in my mind. However, I'm willing to bet my left nut that I'll get off on Metroid Prime 2 more. There's just a hell of a lot more to it than run, shoot, duck, repeat. I'll be getting both, though, because Halo 2 will still be a fine piece of work, even if it does use said formula. But, yeah, Metroid Prime 2 all the way.

 

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7th November, 2004 at 05:59:27 -

Metroid is much more of an adventure than Halo. with its giant world system. i think the Halo 2 soundtrack will be better, pointless as this statement is.

mate of mine has just preordered it 'cause his brother gave him £40 after eating his chicken.

 
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7th November, 2004 at 10:34:14 -

Metroid Prime was one of the best games I ever played, although I haven't played Halo. Halo 2 will definitely sell at least twice as many copies as Echoes, since such a significant proportion of the (slightly larger) userbase bought the system for the prequel. Circy's right though, they're quite different games, even if they're both played from the same perspective, so a comparison isn't really fair.

 
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7th November, 2004 at 14:13:47 -

thats the thing about Prime, pretty much everyone whos played it likes it. i was gonna preorder it today but i figured theres no point too many people will be getting Halo 2 to notice missus Aran on that Gamecube shelf.

anyone seen Metroid Hunters on the DS? to be totally honest i could get Mario and Metroid DS and die happy ... obviously after playing them for a bit mind you

 
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8th November, 2004 at 05:16:27 -

not really

 
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8th November, 2004 at 09:01:28 -

How can you possibly compare Metroid to Halo2, let along favor anything on such a shitty system as the cube? Get bent.

 
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8th November, 2004 at 11:00:41 -

let what along?

 
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8th November, 2004 at 23:12:09 -

I am a big fan of both games, but halo 2 will sell more. To be honest, I don't think you can make a fair comparison between the two games. Yes, they both are set in the future and feature guns, but they are drastically different. Metroid focuses entirely on the adventure and puzzle element of the shooter genre whilst Halo is designed to make you feel like you're just one of thousands in the middle of a massive war. Halo focuses more on the core elements of the FPS genre. To be honest, I think Halo deserves all of the recognition it has received. To place a unknown shooter on a rookie, and rather horribly planned, system like the XBOX and gain enough popularity to match that of brand name triple A titles is no small deed. Now, Metroid, on the other hand I think also deserves immense credit as it is by far the most imaginative and technologically wowing title added to the shooter genre in quite some time. Also in retort to the fan boy Taco; It is rather easy to favor something on the Cube. While I think nintendo seriously needs to change their current business practices if they wish to stay in the game, They always produce incredible must have triple A titles. How many of you will be picking up the new Zelda this coming year eh? That all said, and to answer crystal clear's question, it's going to be Halo 2.

 
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8th November, 2004 at 23:18:10 -

taco has the right idea, Halo 2 all the way!

I played Prime, and while it was a great game, I preffered Halo. If you ever go to a Halo LAN party you will know why.

 
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9th November, 2004 at 06:56:30 -

Taco must be one of those douchebags I was talking about. The quality of a game has nothing to do with the system it's developed for.

 
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9th November, 2004 at 13:48:48 -

OWNED!
Thanks for saving my time to defend the Gamecube. Though I think gamers pass an all time low when they try to diss Nintendo. PS2 and Xbox wouldnt be here today if it wasnt for Nintendo making the way into gaming itself. Aswell as you dont see as many Nintendo fans trying to diss the other systems as much as the ones who start the big arguement. By simply saying,"My systems better than yours". Im sorry but doesnt it seem a little childish to argue about it. All the systems have some faults none of them are perfect might I add. So just play your system and have fun instead of trying to prove what you have is the best. I think a system should be based on its games being good than if it can play CDs or DVD. Which I already have players to play them. Anyways Im not mad or anything Im just asking that we dont argue about the systems in this thread.

 
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9th November, 2004 at 17:31:22 -

Whos getting the new zelda?

me. anyone seen the trailer? sweet jesus... THAT is what mature zelda players have been crying for.

ive had a Halo Lan party, 13 of us. very fun but it really got boring after a while. probably cuz i was kickin ass

 
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9th November, 2004 at 20:14:08 -

SNES is like the GBA, old school style. I mean now they could make games for the SNES alot better 3Dwise, but its old. Im getting the new Zelda game hopefully when it comes out. Whose getting the DS? I know I am except Im thinking of waiting til christmas and maybe they'll have a black version out.

 
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10th November, 2004 at 00:27:23 -

Im definiatly getting the new Zelda, no doubt about it!
SNES did kick major ass, im getting a GCN USB-Control-Converter for my PC, so i can plug in my GameCube controller and play some good old NES/SNES/N64 games

 
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10th November, 2004 at 01:49:42 -

I never really enjoyed Halo, but the millions who did can't be wrong. Obviously if it can be enjoyed by so many people it is a good game, just not for me.

Prime, on the other hand, absolutely blew me away. It's so fun to walk around phendrana drifts looking around at everything. And the amount of fear upon first discovering the metroid presence there is brilliant.

Alot of games try to be like movies, having you playing the bits in between cutscenes (even in RPGs where you get hints from other characters), but turn visor warnings off in prime and you have a game where you truly discover things for yourself.

Whilst I personally will prefer Prime 2, I'm sure many will enjoy Halo 2.

As for the new Zelda, woohoo!

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12th November, 2004 at 00:02:14 -

Just to clarify for Dustin G: If you read it correctly you would know I was referring to "Microsoft" being rookie system creators not Bungie being rookie game makers, and yes, Halo actually was a very unknown title when it was first briefly shown in video form at E3. I was there, and the only people that knew what they were seeing were the high level business executives. And to Yami, I think I probably will pick up the DS. I just wish that nintendo would create a killer app designed specifically for the DS. So far it's pre-existing games being edited and ported, but that's not all bad I guess. Has anyone seen the E3 video for the new Zelda? If you haven't do so. New Klear is right. It's the Zelda everyone has been waiting for since they completed ocarina of time. IGN has some really nice videos of it.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 01:06:35 -

Woohoo i just got me GC-to-PC converter, for all you emulation gamers its a must, its called "Super Joy Box 13".
Anyway back on topic, ive read some reviews on Halo 2 and saw some screenies, doesnt look like theres much difference at all just a few more guns and some spiced up graphics, its been all over the news, my bro told me that EB opened up its shop at 12:00AM - 2:00AM and sold over $20,000 worth of things, that was just at one EB store for the opening of Halo 2, so sale wise its going great and from a few reviews its not too bad, IGN gave it 9.8 and MP 9.7, Gamespot gave it 9.4 and MP 9.7? so Metroid Prime 2 can only improve.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 02:50:22 -

I've only got an GameCube so I'm all ears for the new Metroid game. As for Halo2, I would love to play it. But unfortunately I haven't got an Xbox.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 06:56:57 -

shit monkies! i just got Halo 2 AND Minish Cap and both are unopened... see how long i go just looking at the boxes before having a breakdown of some sort.

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12th November, 2004 at 09:16:58 -

I read a Halo 2 review,
It said that the one player is short and not very interesting at all, However the multiplayer modes are fantastic and should be the reason a person would want to buy it.
So if you have xbox live its a 9/10 but if you dont its about a 6/10



and its hard to tell if a certain game will outsell another, surely by now there must be loads more ps2s around than xboxs so would gta san andreas outsell Halo 2? who knows, because Halo 2 is the only big game on the xbox this christmas. And half life 2? how many pcs are there out there?

 
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12th November, 2004 at 09:29:32 -

i read a review on San Andreas that gave it 2/10. so that MUST be crap too.

its pretty good so far, feels just like the first one but with new levels which i like. glad they didnt change too much. the story? seriously its so involving, deep and *apparently* (havnt got this far) its full of twists. And multiplayer? i think thats crappy compared to the H1, you can only have 2 types of vehicles. in super huge matches a lack of vehicles is just pants.

thing i dont like about it; no Halo. i miss the setting. Earth is such a boring place.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 09:48:36 -

I personally don't care which game sells more. I'm just glad if I can get the game and play it.

However. The first Metroid Prime is definetly a better game than Halo. Not that Halo isn't a good game, it just lacks that little extra sparkle. Very repetitive after a while. Nonetheless, Halo is the best game for the X-Box. All the other games for the system, that aren't multiplatform games, suck. They totally ruined DOA 3. It was boring and dull. Not at all at the same level as DOA2.

Halo 2 has potential, so does Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 10:41:28 -

I played the first halo and really couldn't work out what all the fuss was about... and don't say multiplayer as there are easily 100+ games which can be equally as fun over a LAN. However, I am looking forward to half-life 2 on tuesday

 
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12th November, 2004 at 18:36:31 -

Metroid Prime had the different methods of viewing... hell X-Ray vision is just awesome.

but im really getting into Halo 2 now. the way i see it is Halo is like your playing in a movie, and in Metroid your just thrown onto a planet to do your own thing, like one of those interactive books you probably read as a kid... non linear etc.

meh. both games are very good. and Minish Cap. american zelda fans; IMPORT! its like nintendo/capcom beautifully 'borrowed' everything that makes each individual zelda game good and fused it into Minish Cap

 
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12th November, 2004 at 21:11:48 -

I got Minish Cap a couple of days ago, and finished it in one day. Not because it's short, but because it's fucking boring around here leading up to exams. I don't like everything about it; I think the shrinking bits are pretty pointless and it's annoying having to run back to a stump or jar all the time, and I think that the whole Kinstone thing is just a cheap excuse not to have any real sidequests. And the cloning is a pain in the ass. I also wish the gambling for figurines was more like SSB:M, because it takes way too long to do. I still really like it, but I don't think it's developed the series in any way other than adding pointless item collecting. Towers over other GBA games though.


 
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12th November, 2004 at 21:41:10 -

"you can only have 2 types of vehicles"
On one of them there's a tank, a banshee and a ghost. That's three
The boarding an enemy vechile is so cool!

 
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13th November, 2004 at 05:06:20 -

Halo 2 > Metroid Whatever (Pffffttt)

WHo said there were nly 2 vehicles?!!! What?! There's like 8, the big ass dropship's schweet

 
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13th November, 2004 at 11:03:02 -

Offline Metroid Prime is better and to think what if Metroid Prime was online?!?

 
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13th November, 2004 at 15:45:01 -

http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/metroid-prime-2/565589p1.html
LMAO this is going to rip shit on Halo 2!

 
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13th November, 2004 at 17:35:42 -

Ok duders, Gamecube is a piece of crap anyway. Metroid 2 doesn't look bad, but it ain't got nothin' on Halo2, 'nuff said Kekethxbai

 
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13th November, 2004 at 17:41:05 -

Well Halo2 has nothing that Quake didn't do years ago, except for vehicles, oh wait, someone DID make vehicles for quake.

 
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13th November, 2004 at 17:54:45 -

"Ok duders, Gamecube is a piece of crap anyway. Metroid 2 doesn't look bad, but it ain't got nothin' on Halo2, 'nuff said Kekethxbai"

You, sir, are an idiot.

I agree with Shab, Halo2 is just a fancy FPS. Metroid is different and innovative.

 
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13th November, 2004 at 23:14:34 -

*Mild Spoilers*

Ok, I've now got Halo 2, and I must say that while it's a great game, it doesn't offer a hell of a lot more than the first Halo. Some of the new vehicles are nice, but a few are basically alien remakes of human vehicles that do the exact same thing. The same can be said for most of the new weapons, although the lock feature on the rocket launcher is a nice new addition. Some of the new enemies are awesome, like the flying insect things, but in the end it's all wasted and it just becomes yet another Flood killing thing, with hordes of the same enemies over and over again in several remarkably similar rooms. Multiplayer still rocks, but once again offers nothing particularly new, and has even had the unlimited grenades option removed which is one of the reasons Halo 1 was so fun in multiplayer. The character customization feature's pretty cool, so is the logo idea, but it's superfluous to gameplay anyway except maybe for the camoflage. The campaign has a few semi-unique levels at the beginning (like the highway one in a tank), and the alien twist is something different, but ultimately reminds me too much of any other linear FPS with big guns and hordes of enemies.

In my opinion I enjoyed Metroid Prime 1 more than I did Halo 2, which almost definately says to me that Metroid Prime 2 will shit all over it. Please note, before I get the proverbials flamed off me I'll just say that this entire post is opinionated and therefore niether correct or incorrect.

 

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13th November, 2004 at 23:53:56 -

"Ok duders, Gamecube is a piece of crap anyway. Metroid 2 doesn't look bad, but it ain't got nothin' on Halo2, 'nuff said Kekethxbai"
I refer you to the previous assertation that anyone who thinks that hardware is a determining factor in the quality of a game is a douchebag fanboy.

 
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14th November, 2004 at 02:15:19 -

If you can only afford one console, get the one with the best games. It is just a coincidence that this console is made by Nintendo .

 
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14th November, 2004 at 02:17:35 -

I hope in Prime 2 they don't put too many characters in, the feeling of lonely adventuring in Metroid Prime was one of the best things about the game. If you put too many characters in, it's just a futuristic Zelda game.

 
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14th November, 2004 at 06:30:18 -

id like to read that Prime 2 page but im hungry.

as far as im aware, unless you unlock it or whatever, i can only have 2 types of vehicles on multiplayer levels (primary and secondary). unless some levels just have more, for some reason...

thing i like about Halo 2 which i doubt Prime 2 will have; Co-op.
thing i like about Prime 2 which i doubt Halo 2 will have; more fun.
what i *really* want to play; Duke Nukem Forever
what will never come out? Duke Nukem Forever

 
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