Metroid fans, young and old have many opinions on Metroid: Other M. Some some like it, some have been on the fence, yet others have practically boycotted the game entirely! Many have decided not to even attempt it.
US Retailer Best Buy has given us all the opportunity to purchase the game at an extreme discount and give it another shot. The Best Buy web site lists the normal retail at $49.99, but shows the discounted price at only $7.99! I had to laugh though, because the used copies begin at $9.99. Other games at the same price point include: Are you smarter than a 5th Grader, Shawn White Snowboarding: World Stage, Trauma Center: Second Opinion, and Martian Panic. Although Metroid: Other M reviews were not that great, I am not sure that it belongs amongst these other titles.
While looking through the discounted titles, I found that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is discounted to $8.99 and Hello Kitty Seasons is $11.99! Now going on price alone, do you think that Hello Kitty is worth more than a Metroid and a Zelda title regardless of reviews? I am not so sure. Either way, I would urge you to act fast if you want to snag your copy. I am sure they will go fast!
Are there any games that you didn’t buy because of bad reviews, but would pick up at a discounted price as low as $7.99?
After finishing up Xenoblade Chronicles last month, my body just wasn’t ready for another huge RPG. I had put in The Last Story for a bit, but only enough to know that the game would be another 50+ hour adventure that I just couldn’t pass up. Now that finals are over and I have had an entire weekend to devote myself to the game, I think it’s appropriate to give my initial impression on the game, and let me tell you, this is a game you aren’t going to want to miss. Hit the jump for a preview on what could possibly be the last hurrah for Wii.
Nintendo of America has shared some great news for fans of Pikmin and Mario Tennis! On June 10th, 2012 NoA will release Pikmin 2 and Mario Power tennis for the Wii as part of their “Nintendo Selects” line of games. Both of the classic games will be available for the low price of $19.99.
Nintendo also announced that Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country will now sell for the low price of only $29.99. For fans that do not already own the titles, or have played the disk to it’s grave, the lower pricing is sure to attract an audience. I can almost see Reggie swimming with Scrooge McDuck in the Vault of gold coins in celebration of the increased profits.
Could it be that the re-release of these games, as well as the lower pricing, are meant to draw fans back into the series in preparation for Wii U sequels? Probably not, but I can’t help but hope!