Moon is better than Metroid Prime Hunters

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Jan 13, 2009
  1. Link5084
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    I'm very surprised at the game Moon. I thought it'd be a knockoff of Prime Hunters but it's even better! I actually like the atmosphere and the controls so well that it outdoes Metroid Prime Hunters. One thing though is that the game is screaming for online multiplayer like how Hunters did. Why didn't they include it in this game? It would have been so much better. What do you think?
     


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    Well it would be really cool.

    Until now i didn´t played the game (broken SD card) but anyway online multiplayer is always fun.

    But i think it will have the same problems than MPH:

    Lagg
    bug/glitches
    Online Cheater
    D/C (disconnect/connect).

    If you could update a DS Game via Online update this would be really awesome. And a lobby maybe [​IMG]
     
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    I think they should have spent longer playtesting it, and taken out the auto-save.
     
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    everything you said that is exactly how I see, metroid prime controls were lame, and the environment, was too small, moon is way better without a doubt, even though fps is not my thing.
     
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    They don't have multiplayer because wifi on the ds is worthless. So many cheaters... [​IMG]
     
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    The developers who made Moon are new to the video game industry. They have only made one other DS game and that's it. They also took the time to analyze Metroid Prime Hunters and make it even better. Moon excels in every category as a DS FPS and Nintendo could learn a thing or two from then.

    By the way, online Wi-Fi isn't that worthless. It's still fun to see your rank and killing other enemies online. Unfortunately though there's no way to implement this into Moon now. Do you think the developers intended to do this?
     
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    You're right, I shouldn't of said it's worthless, but playing just a few matches in Metroid Prime: Hunters makes you realize how much cheating there would be in Moon's wifi.
     
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    despite cheaters, it would have been cool to play with your friends on wifi >.>
     
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    Another good point, but the team seems a little inexperienced to be doing robust features like online multiplayer/maintaining their own servers. It'll probably be awhile before they come out with a game that supports any type of wifi.
     
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    Long live Renegadekid! [​IMG] I think they should continue to make FPS's for the DS until the end of it's lifespan, they seem to improve with every game
     
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    the thing that i really like about moon, is that they took everything bad from dementium and improved it.

    low ammo-> gun with unlimited ammo
    annoying to get health->most enemies drop health
    restarting level when dieing->multiple save points
    annoying to look at map->map on bottom screen

    i look forward to future games from this company [​IMG]
     
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    No way Moon is better then Metroid Prime. Its story is dead stupid (using Roswell as a Cliché to explain backstory is totally lazy storytelling) and the technical implementation is highly flawed.

    And I'm not particularly fond of Metroid Prime, either. But for a game to be superior I'd at least expect it to succeed in those two points.
     
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    Sure Moon's story is derivative and cliched, but at least it has a story. Metroid Prime doesn't have much of a story, and it's technical implementation is pretty shallow compared to Moon's. I think that Moon is superior to both those points.
     
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    Meh...I'm glad they concentrated on the single-player game. From what I've played so far, they've made an entertaining product.

    What I would like to see, however, is an FPS where the main attraction is its online multiplayer. But either way, it's going to be hard for any DS game to keep players interested with its online component. Why? Because of people cheating online. I know I spend very little time with it; there just seems to be little point in it. I get no satisfaction from pwning without skill, and if the playing field isn't level, I lose interest. I think it's likely the same for most folks.

    Which brings us full circle round. The DS is great for gaming on the go, and it can do things consoles cannot. The touch screen is a wonderful interface that offers a different experience for a huge variety of games, but it hasn't proven successful when it comes to online gaming. Even MKDS finally fell by the wayside. These days, players know that within the first week online gameplay will be tainted by cheat codes. I'm not making a value judgment, either -- just re-stating the obvious.

    The only type of online FPS for DS I could possibly see holding any long-lasting interest for players would be some type of co-op.
     
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    i dont atually like this game at all i put it on my card thinking this will be great what do i get
    crappy sound quiality
    not so good graphics
    and the whole robot thing is annoying (having ot pick it up)
    and also the recoil on the gun is pretty bad 5/10
    (do not troll my opinion)
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    Can't players cheat on co-op too?
     
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    i like metriod waaaaaay beter then moon

    plus i hate how when you shot the bullets go all over the place
     
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    I guess I should try this game. What about Dementium? Isn't that by the same guys? How is it?
     
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    well renegade kid did try and make dementium a good game
    and they were sucessfull on that game
    the gameplay was cool
    and the graphics could have just a tiny bit better
    and the story of that game is intresting

    and i have played Moon and that was AMAZING!!
    i absolutly LOVE that game
    even though they was no online
    they could have done like a multi-card play
    or even a single-card play
    but overall out of 10
    i give this game..................9.6(cause of the multiplayer)
    if there was multiplayer
    give it a 10
    and everyone would be playing it online too
    there would never be a day when there wasn't anyone online
    lol
     
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    I agree, Moon is better then MPH, and Renegade Kid is a great company that will go far in the DS industry, i mean 6 people beat nintendo at making a DS game. That's something.
     

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