|Source: Country Games № December 2006|
|Source: Country Games № December 2006|
The second part has remained true to the precepts of the first, appearing on the GameCube in late 2004. Then the path of "Prime" is divided: while the third part is in development for Wii, demo Metroid Prime Hunters (hereinafter MPH), betrothed First Hunt, was released simultaneously with the Nintendo DS - indeed, it came with console free of charge. Thanks to her, everyone could see that the DS is not purchased in vain - to manage a fearless hunter Samus Aran with touchscreen and stylus is incredibly convenient.
By the way, and for stilusofobov provides a special system. It proposes to turn the buttons A, B, X, Y (from this severely affected pointing accuracy). Right Shift is selected for jumping, but the choice of weapons and a shift to an alternative form to remain in touch screen - only without a stylus you can do, come down to a simple "finger screen". But this, of course, any comparison is not with the default options.
In single player mode on the touch screen is waiting for us, another icon that activates the aforementioned Scan Visor. Thus, when moving to the pocket platform mechanics Metroid Prime has lost only avtopritselivanie, inappropriate because of the possibility of high-precision stylus control. Everything else - the exploration of new areas, scanning facilities, equipment and search for artifacts - meet us at Hunters.
However, there, in spite of excellent appearance and mechanics, it is worth noting that if in the Hunters was available for only a mode of Adventure, it would have earned on the strength of seven points. This stems from the outrageous flaws in game design, of which there have been completely deprived of masterpieces from Retro Studios.
Bosses - a separate issue. Remember how great they were in Metroid Prime? Forget. The local guards - only shadows of their ancestors. Moreover - a kind of bosses in Hunters (not counting the final), only two things - that is, each will have to fight four times! And the main villain yet and can not boast of complexity.
We do not find in the Hunters and the main motive of the study, present in all the games of the series - Suit Samus upgrades that allow it to reach more and more new places. Morph Ball, Boost Ball, bombs, missiles - all of Samus is the beginning, and no new features her costume during the game does not get. Will have to hunt except for the extra energy, rockets and ammunition to the "alternative" weapons. The add, there are six pieces - the number of rival Hunters Samus (see sidebar), and that they are able to open a multi-colored doors, completely replacing the natural obstacles, here.
And now - please! We encourage you to come to terms with the fact that the Single player in Metroid Prime Hunters - only free appendage, a small prelude to an almost flawless multiplayer game modes.
Importantly, what is red multiplayer MPH, - almost perfect balance between the seven characters, styles of play for which vary considerably. Each of the hunters have their weapons, which is managed better than others, and its alternative form (by analogy with the Morph Ball Samus), endowed with a unique attack. And it really diversifies the gameplay! In the two-legged form of Hunter can afford to use all the weapons, but vulnerable to a hit in the head; altforma is controlled by all means with a third person, limited to only one attack, but much more compact. Multiplayer battles unfold on a more than two and a half dozen cards of different sizes - from very small to truly huge - but always gorgeous with its design.
Supported and Download Play - but only in the mode of Battle, but not limited to the card and the number of hunters! Naturally, the proposed and online game on Nintendo WFC - both with random opponents (as the only mode Battle), and with your friends »(Friends) and 'rivals» (Rivals), in the matches that you set its own rules and choose any regimes. Moreover, in the intervals between battles, you can even talk with voice chat! Ah yeah baby DS!
And finally, a brief conclusion: MPH is not too succeeded as Metroid Prime, but given the heat in the role of Hunters.The main thing here - a delightful multiplayer, the success of which has become an inextricable link diversity and balance.
Altforma: Morph Ball
Samus Aran known throughout the galaxy as an experienced and skilled mercenary. Over her shoulders a long chain of successfully completed assignments and opponents, many of whom seemed invincible. Samus is familiar to players of previous games series Metroid. Her altforma very nimble and can cause damage as the bombs, and acceleration. Charged Homing missiles Samus on opponents.
Proud race Vhozon to which the Noksus, lives on the outskirts of the galaxy. Noksus chosen this path of the righteous man, joining the ranks of hunters to carry a reward many villains. In the hands of Noksusa Judicator has a chance to freeze enemies for a few seconds, giving them the power of cold-punitive. In altforme need only hold down the attack button - the deadly blade will encircle circles decent radius around leisurely blue july.
Weapon: Volt Driver
Altforma: Stinglarva Canden created as a perfect soldier. During the experiment, it is still a human brain could not stand neyroprogrammirovaniya combat situations, and made him aggressive, unpredictable and deadly. Altforma Canden has no equal protection. In it, he moves very quickly, and left by the bomb are automatically routed to the nearest enemy. Charge of the Volt Driver also has a potential for homing, but when hit distorts the image on the screen of the enemy.
Spire is the last surviving representative of an ancient race diamontov, his body is composed of organic silicon compounds. Spire travels the galaxy in search of information about the fate of his people. Stone, which is the Spire, transcend the heat of lava. Magmaul able to set fire to the enemy, confuse him. Dialanche, Spiked altforma Spiro, allows you to ride the steep wall and attack suddenly.
Altforma: Triskelon Trace came from the Empire krikenov, one of the most hated races throughout the galaxy.Every cry of a certain age are traditionally banished from the clan for the dedication. Trace is just in this exile, looking for suitable expansion of the empire of the world. Trace strong. Attack him altformy lightning and extremely painful, but leaves it open to retaliation. Equipped sniper weapon (imperialists) and field measurements, Tracy becomes transparent. A true camper!
Altforma: Halfturret Previously Uivel was a general of the Space Pirates, but after a battle with Samus Aran from it leaving only the brain and spine. They were used to restore the villain to life in a new guise. Altforma Uivela can easily confuse an inexperienced soldier. Deceiver is divided into two parts - upper torso remains under the player and the bottom turns into a turret that shoots itself the nearest enemy.
Weapon: Shock Coil
Altforma: Lockjaw Little is known about this mysterious hunter - but his boundless hatred for the Galactic Federation and the one who so often rescued her - Samus Aran. Altforma Sayluksa boasts excellent speed and power to laying mines. But the Shock Coil - not the most powerful weapon, but it does Sayluks sucks the life energy out of enemies, which allows for a long time to do without first-aid kits.