I've held off on reviewing Metroid, which I finished a couple weeks ago, mostly because I'm afraid it will sound too negative. Not being a huge fan of the franchise or, more importantly, someone who has actually played the previous games, I might be "missing something" that makes the game better than I felt it was. Objectively, though, as a fan of good action games, I can judge it just fine. My only hope is that I can offer something that isn't repeated ad nauseum in pretty much every other review on the Internet.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This review will be something of a departure from the norm, as what I've played is not a full game, but merely a demo that released yesterday. I was looking forward to it not only because I appreciate a playable demo of any new game, but Enslaved: Odyssey to the West in particular needed one to really see its strengths and weaknesses close up. Releasing on the same date as the new 3D Castlevania game doesn't do it any favors, either. (Note: Castlevania doesn't have a demo, but it does have reputation.)