Surprisingly enough, I never played this game as a wee lad! It may have been a case of stubborn cynicism upon their announcement—”Why do these games need a sequel? I’m good with the originals.” Ironically, it wasn’t until much later that I would find out that this title and its White Version 2 counterpart are essentially pseudo-sequels. They take place at a later date in the same region, but it’s not all that necessary to play the originals to fully enjoy them.
Despite being wrong, I still never found the motivation to
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buy play them before being swept up in more recent Pokémon news/games. Now, thanks to a friend of mine, I was provided a physical copy to try out for the first time. Interspersed between my playthrough of Metroid: Samus Returns, I would learn whether Gen 5 is all that a specific subset of fans promise it to be. That, and whether the original games are a better representation of what this generation has to offer.
Some would say, “Oh, how the mighty have fallen.” Personally, I would go with, “Oh, how this bizarre anime-Zootopia soap opera has leaned ever forward into the ‘opera’ bit.”
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I was made aware of this project’s existence roughly two weeks ago. Seeing a gameplay video that chronicled the entirety of the demo’s length, I was immediately sold on the premise. Metroid Prime, only on a 2D plane, worked on by fans of the franchise who hope to innovate as much as replicate. Apparently, it’s been worked on since 2004(!!!), and the fruits of their labor comes in the form of a 20-30-minute demo. It took me a little while to get around to it, but I’m really glad I did. It ended up being a very encouraging (and very rough) appetizer.
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This could be titled “Updated Thoughts on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes” since I have beaten this before. Though given it’s been many, many years since I’ve done so, I figure I’ll look at this from a fresh perspective. It’d benefit the game for me to do so, after all—my childhood impressions of this were less than thrilling.
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Many words were written about anime this season. A lot more than written over the course of the year, as my interest in the anime medium has slowly dwindled. Whether that says more about me as a person or the medium itself is debatable, but one thing’s for sure: I’m not much of an anime man anymore. More of a recommendation dispenser. I’ve seen so many that I’m able to take a quick browse through my list and give about three or four recommendations per genre. Like an old sage with a Word document. Where am I going with this?
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This entry really won’t be too long. There’s just not much to say with this one.
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Sorry, everyone. I would’ve had all this typed up yesterday, but I got caught up in some holiday decorating. I definitely wasn’t putting this off because I have a lot to say about this or anything…
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The last couple posts on my 2020 Merry path have been quite long, so I’m hoping to write this one with more brevity. As nice as it is to write 1,500+ word essays every time, my schedule just cannot withstand it, lest I push posts to super late at night and I disregard all other hobbies (which would mean death).
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I’m proud of myself, readers. Not only did I finish a shounen series, I finished one of the most memed anime series of the current generation. While it only consisted of the debut 26 episodes, I have now familiarized myself enough with the material to understand internet culture just a little more. My lifelong goal as an internet historian/archivist is ever-so-slightly closer to being achieved.
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