Retro Wrap-Up: Metroid Edition (Part 2)


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Last week, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) took a look at the earliest entries in the Metroid franchise. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the Metroid Prime series of games by Retro Studios. This is another series that has a bit of a divide between fans, albeit one not as big. Many fans think the games in this series, particularly the first Metroid Prime, are some of the best in the franchise. Others don’t like them because ZOMG FPS GAEMS SUKC! But I think we can all agree that the commercials for them are pretty cool, at the very least. So please enjoy these neat little videos in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Bandai Namco announced a sequel to Solatoroboas a mobile game.

Jonathan Higgins reviewed Thomas Was Alone, Charlotte Buckingham reviewed Galaxy Run for iOS, Guy Rainey reviewed Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition, and Tyler Lubbin reviewed Jet Force Gemini in this week’s Retro Review.

Microsoft is now offering $100 off the purchase of an Xbox One if you trade in your PS3.

We covered the Global Game Jam: 2014 held in Melbourne, Australia.

Steve Baltimore talks about the PS Vita hardware in our newest segment, Vita Corner.

Nintendo announced that DS titles will be coming to the Wii U’s Virtual Console.

Jeff Neuenschwander talks about the various Harvest Moon spin-offs in this week’s Jeff’s Musings.

An indie jam is being held in protest of King’s unscrupulous trademark actions.

Josh Speer recaps the past week of Smash Bros. screenshots in this week’s Smashing Saturdays. In addition, Charlotte Buckingham tells us about her experience playing as Ike in this week’s Character of the Week.

Josh also talks about his Top 10 Sneakiest Robot Masters from the Mega Man series.

Former Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada explains why the company made so many mobile games and ports recently.

Square Enix also reveals that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is getting a collector’s edition.

Some new details about the bonus launch-day content of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasia have surfaced.

Finally, Jonathan, Jared and Randy talk about some of the most anticipated titles for February, like Bravely Default, in this week’s installment of The Downpour Podcast.


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Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.