Should i buy Metroid Prime 2:Echoes (GC) or Metroid Prime Hunter (DS)

Discussion in 'Games' started by mac000, May 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    I have both systems, whats more fun the GC or the DS version?
  2. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    Echoes. Without any shadow of a doubt. The multiplayer brings back memories of GoldenEye so you can still play against people.
    Depends what you personally want though

    Single Player- Echoes has it. It's absolutely stunning.
    Multipayer- Hunters.

    Both have Single and Multiplayer elements but each game does one better than the other.

    Have you played Metroid Prime 1? If you haven't you should start off there.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    I haven't played Prime 1 no.

    I'm looking for somethign that I can jsut pick up and play and not have to get too into so I was thinking MP:Hunters but you're saying that its only good for WiFi?
  4. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    As someone who gets a bad WiFi signal I can say yes, WiFi IS the major seller in this game. unless you have a bunch of mates with Metroid locally, online is where it's at. The single player is good though. certainly fun to play through but it's no console Metroid.

    I would say go for Prime 1 first. 2 is very hard, and its difficult to play Prime 1 after 2's better graphics, GUI, style etc. Or buy both and lock Prime 2 away until you've beaten 1. if you're anything like me the break between 1 and 2 was dreadful :(
  5. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Have all three.

    Metroid Prime is my favourite.

    Echoes is harder and just somehow not as fun - maybe the innovation from the first just felt like a re-tread.

    Hunters - deady once you get used to the controls, and it has wifi multiplayer - but staring at a tiny screen for 3D action can be a little nausiating after a while.

    You should be able to pick up prime 1 & 2 for less than a copy of hunters - so that's what I'd do...
  6. macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    MP2 is the best dude.....MP1 was great but i felt the challenge of 2 and that made it excellent.....except the damn key hunt crap.

    MP:hunters for the DS single player doesnt live up to it but the multiplayer is awesome.

    Always start at the begining anyway and prime 1 is great.

  7. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    If you want to play in gam-chronological order get Prime, Hunters, Prime 2 ;)

    Have you played the GBA Metroids? They're very good. Infact, I don't think there has ever been a Metroid doozy. Metroid 2 perhaps?
  8. macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2003
    if you haven't played Prime 1, get it.. it's my favorite console (non-sports) game off all time.

    not to say Echoes isn't good, but Prime is the best game i've ever played.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Yeah Metroid Prime was a lot more enjoyable for me compared to Echoes. I also liked the look of MP a lot more compared to Echoes. And I dunno about you guys, but I found the first one to be far more difficult than the 2nd, especially the final boss.

    Start with the first game, and then get the 2nd if you enjoy it. MP can be had for like $10 used these days, so there is really no reason not to own a copy. And the graphics still kick ass. Far better than Halo imo.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2003
    CD: TX-14
    I have both Primes for the GC. and I must say, they are some of the best games the cube has. I would reccomend playing Metroid Prime 1, 2 has a bit of a weird learning curve with the light and dark worlds. While one lacks a multiplayer, 2's is not that good. However, I hear the Hunter's multi player is quite fun.

    My recommendation: Single player get Metroid Prime 1, expand to 2 later if you like it.
    Multi player, get Hunters. I'll be getting my DS June 11. :-D

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