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The Queen of Broken Hearts

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I have the most wonderful wondeful husband in the world...
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So, I went home on my lunch break yesterday because Andrew was home. I never actually EAT lunch on my lunch break, because I'd rather eat around noon and then take my hour break around 2 or so. He said he had a surprise for me. I didn't really think anything about it. I got home and we had supper, and Andrew says that we should go upstairs and play video games since he'd been around the dog all day.

Little did I suspect that my regular Metroid Prime game in my GameCube had been replaced with Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. So while I was gearing up mentally to go tackle ol' Omega Pirate, the intro was different. And I did say that I wasn't supposed to have this yet, because this game is going to pretty well k.o. any hopes of me doing anything worthwhile for the next month or so. Oops.

It's my early early Christmas present, so Andrew says he's going to wrap just the box so I have something to open on Christmas day. Ha.

But it's great. I played quite a long time before I was defeated by some stupid sandworm thing that shoots morph ball bombs at you and you target it's ass. That was annoying. It's kind of hard to dodge around the worm's ass when the front end is charging you and hitting you with it's claw-mouth-thing. If that made no sense, don't worry. It didn't really make any sense to me either.

The game's beautiful. It's much prettier than the first one, although I really dig the Chozo Ruins area and nothing in this game has topped that (yet). My only gripe is the beginning, where once again you start out with all your cool stuff, then suddenly you walk into this cut-scene where it's all taken from you. Oh. How original. At least it wasn't caused by an explosion this time. I'd rather just start the game old-school where you have nothing to begin with and you have to build your suit and weapons as you go, rather than losing everything within the first 20 minutes of gameplay. Just my opinion.

I give it two thumbs up. Even though I'm not that far in it. Having trouble concentrating on work knowing that it's in my GameCube at home.

Tee hee.

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I am fearful of this game for two reasons.

1) Really, really long, and I have enough of a gaming backlog as it is.
2) Supposedly even harder than the first, which was bloody well hard enough for me.

So I'm actually holding off until next year on this one because of that. Maybe I can get some more practice in on fighting the Metroid Prime in the first one so I feel a little more prepared to deal with the horrors the sequel has to offer.

Yeah, it's WAY too hard for me. I just don't have the love. But at least I get to watch the pretty pictures when Kristy plays.

From an outsider's perspective, it seems that the play controls are about the same. The game seems like a kick ass expansion pack. This is good, as you can hone skills in one game and get a jump-start on the other.

Yeah, I think I would be in a lot more trouble if I hadn't still been playing through Metroid Prime. I'm not rusty yet. That helps. And all the badguys I've encountered so far (with the exception of bomb butt) have very similar actions to creatures in Metroid Prime. (Although I'm happy to say the first round of Space Pirates were seriously snail slow. That's okay. I doubt they'll remain that way.)

Hee. Most wonderful husband in the world. Aw, shucks. That might make me happier than Metroid makes you. =)

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