I will never forget the day I first loaded Metroid Prime into my Gamecube (ah, the Gamecube).
It was one game I went out on a limb and bought, based purely on hype and the reviews I had read in gaming magazines (ah, gaming magazines).
Here was a game and a genre that typically wouldn’t interest me, yet there I was, shelling out $80 odd bucks at Harvey Norman (ah, Harvey Norman) based purely on the hype and buzz this game was getting.
Fortunately, in my opinion, it delivered in spades, and more.
I just remember it being so groundbreaking at the time. The next chapter in the evolution of gaming. A classic addition to Nintendo’s impressive collection of classic additions.
I have a love slash hate relationship with these sorts of games. I get frustrated easily, so I can’t tell you the amount of times I chucked down the controller in frustration and left the room, only to come back 20 minutes later and have another crack.
Something like this:
Just watching the first bit of gameplay takes me right back, to my parents’ house, sitting in the lounge, playing on a low-res TV yet still marvelling at the graphics and details.
You watch this, and you can not help but get excited for the inevitable Gamecube Mini… make it happen Nintendo!!!
Written by: @dantheinternut