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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Sarge Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:14 am

I've always been interested in the original Unreal. Maybe I should give it a go. I've got Unreal Gold that I picked up a while back.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by marurun Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:22 am

Sarge wrote:I've always been interested in the original Unreal. Maybe I should give it a go. I've got Unreal Gold that I picked up a while back.


It's a gorgeous game for the time, and the weapons are a lot of fun to play with. But the levels get repetitive after a while. The game is just too long and not all the level design holds up. And some weapons really aren't that effective, despite being lots of fun to use, at least in terms of how much ammo they chew through. Still, by the time you reach the end you'll be thinking, "What a trip!"
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Sload Soap Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:25 pm

Exhumed/Powerslave has some level exploration similar to that of the Prime games. You get a pair of boots in level X that allow you to take another route in level Y which leads to level Z. It's not much but it works well. It's also a pretty fine shooter in its own right. Course it's also pre-PS2 era so maybe not what you're looking for.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by o.pwuaioc Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:46 pm

Sload Soap wrote:Exhumed/Powerslave has some level exploration similar to that of the Prime games. You get a pair of boots in level X that allow you to take another route in level Y which leads to level Z. It's not much but it works well. It's also a pretty fine shooter in its own right. Course it's also pre-PS2 era so maybe not what you're looking for.

Looks like a Doom clone. I always passed over it, maybe this time I'll track it down.

How do the console ports compare?
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Sarge Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 pm

Ooh, yeah, I've played a bit of Powerslave. Actually have the Saturn version. I should probably give that a go.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Sload Soap Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:13 pm

The saturn version is seen as the best one. It was a Lobotomy port IRC and they knew the hardware inside out. Sure the PS1 port will suffice though I can't speak for it. And from what I understand the PC version is very different.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Xeogred Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:50 pm

I guess I'm in the minority that really enjoyed Unreal when I first played it a few years back. Never see it get much love around here on RB.

And if we're going for some of these crazy stretches. may as well throw Quake 2 in the mix. The environments wouldn't be super out of place in Prime. Imagine a full game covering the Pirate bases.
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by MrPopo Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:53 pm

Unreal was good, I guess I just didn't enjoy it in the same way you did.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Xeogred Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

I might be biased because its music was done by Alexander Brandon, the Deus Ex composer! Some of the best VGM in the business.

Combat/guns wise Quake 2 is definitely better.
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Re: Best shooters like Metroid Prime

by Melek-Ric Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:19 am

I haven't played the new Prey, but some of the gameplay I watched with the foam gun and puzzle reminded me of games like Metroid Prime. FPS games where the shooting was equal to finding your way, uncovering the narrative.
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