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Posted by Geraine (Member # 9913) on :
For the most part I loved it. I was really pleased with how well it turned out.

It did feel a lot like Metroid, however this gave a sense of nostalgia and did not detract from the game at all. The game felt original, and while there are similarities in the "powers" you receive, it added to the entire experience.

I thought the last battle was epic, my only complaint was how it all tied up at the end.

Minor spoiler below


After the final battle you are confronted by the leader of the compound. Then he is shot in the head. I don't understand why the person that shot him would do so, as he would have been a valuable source of information. But no, he is just shot in the head, a helicopter arrives, the main character gets a thank you, they hop on said helicopter and the credits roll.

I understand that this leaves the story open for either another game or for the upcoming book, which I am fine with. I just didn't get why the leader was shot in the head instead of captured and interrogated.

Besides that minor annoyance it was an absolutely wonderful game and worth the 1200 Live points. I'm playing through it again to try and find all of the secret items. I want to find out what is behind that door you need the passkeys for.
Posted by Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged (Member # 7476) on :
I now have a lot of hope for the Enders Game they are making.
Posted by Clumpy (Member # 8122) on :
I heard about the game receiving acclaim, but until I saw the post here I did NOT know that game was by Chair and is based on Empire. After watching a review it's a given - I'll be downloading it this weekend after I get my HDTV (whoo-hoo!).

We need more stuff like this in the XBLA.

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