| iamman's Last Game Reviews
08-09-12 03:34 PM
| Super Metroid Review
First things first, i am NOT a big Metroid fan. In fact, i have never beaten another Metroid game besides Super Metroid, and i have only played about 3 Metroid games, including this one. But from what i can say about Super Metroid...Wow...I can't believe how awesome this game is. I actually didn't expect too much from this game, but what i got was beyond words, and i highly recommend this game to anyone who plays video games. Super Metroid's game play is basically maze-like and some of the puzzles are tedious and you can't beat them without certain items, upgrades, and all that good stuff. It is a pretty mind-boggling game, and it took me a while to get everything done, and even then, i still didn't have all the power-ups and i was missing a couple missiles here and there. And i can't tell you how many times i had to look up a walkthrough just to figure out how do preform certain moves. But other than that, i had i great time playing through the whole game, even if it took me more time to get the items then to actually beat the game.
GRAPHICS - 10
I can't believe how good this game looks, everything looks like as if we were actually exploring Zebes. All the enemies have nice animations, colors and shadowing, that would make them look real. All the bosses look incredible, and they slowly change colors the more you damage them. (No need for giant HP bars covering the screen!)
SOUND - 9
Super Metroid has an amazingly good soundtrack, and every song fits in perfectly with whatever is going on. There aren't too many sound effects cluttering your speakers, so now you can listen to the music without being interrupted by some enemy that won't stop firing off shots!
ADDICTIVENESS - 7
I don't get around to playing this game too often, mostly because whenever i think about Super Metroid i start having flashbacks of Maridia. (I spent so many hours trying to get out of Maridia, and i still can't ... Read the rest of this Review
Batman - Return of the Joker
08-08-12 07:54 PM
| Batman - Return of the Joker
Batman is an iconic superhero, and my favorite out of all of the superheros out there. Now a game based off of Batman is a good idea and should be handled with care and precision. And Sunsoft took the idea and made Batman for the Nintendo NES which was a NES classic, and so they followed it up with Batman - Return of the Joker. From what i think, it is an good game for the NES and Sunsoft did a fine job on it. the first Batman game on the NES was more true to the Bat with Punching (or BATMAN'ING they called it) and gadgets. With Return of the Joker, they seem to have tried something different with Batman only using a laser gun, it's really strange to see Batman shooting people rather using his normal methods and his apparent "no gun rule". One thing i don't understand is the level progression. How does Batman go from (level scenery spoiler) the streets of Gotham City to a factory, to an icy field, to an underground facility, to on top of a train, to a base, to a missile testing facility, to a jungle, all the way up to the Joker's hideout, and in the end it shows where you have been this whole time, and everything was done on a small solitary island. AND HIS HIDEOUT LOOKS HUGE! Even though it wasn't that big as a level, and who built it anyway! How does that make any sense!? However nerd rage aside its all something i have to get over.
GRAPHICS - 9
The graphics are fantastic, and the animation is very fluid. Everything looks dark and edgy, and it looks great (for 8-bit of course). The game also brags about it's superior 16-bit look on the back of the box.
SOUND - 9
The sound is amazing, fast paced, catchy, and never gets boring! The sound effects are all good, from the explosions to the gunfire, everything sounds great.
ADDICTIVENESS - 7
I only really play this game whenever i'm bo... Read the rest of this Review