Here’s some more screenshot comparisons of the DS 4X Resolution Emulator. On the left, the native DS resolution (256 × 192 px), and on the right, 4X with FXAA (1024 × 768 px).
I’m blown away by some of the detail that would otherwise just never, ever be seen. Especially some of the textures on Metroid Prime Hunters.
Can’t wait til we get a better rendering solution and some texture filtering. It’s going to be awesome to play some of these with new visuals.
Not really familiar with any of the other games, but holy crap. That Prime Hunters one.
Okay so this image is from the “Captain N” comics (which I know literally nothing about; I just came across this on Kraid’s page on Wikitroid)
Now a part of me wants to show you all how we can make a nice, not sexualised suit-free Samus. With no balloon boobs and no heels.
But also there’s a part of me that must mention that she is hitting her enemies by fucking swinging Kraid around by one foot
Dang girl those Chozo muscles really work
I’m so tired of seeing overly sexualized samus aran fanart. Yes, we know she wears a skintight jumpsuit. No, you shouldn’t be able to see her freaking bellybutton through it. She’s wearing a suit she doesn’t just have blue skin stop drawing her like her suit is some kind of elaborate tattoo and draw her as the badass hero she is.
I can’t stand when people draw the Zero Suit so that her boobs are sticking up and her nipples are significantly pointed outwards.
Like… Have they ever SEEN a breast? Do they know how GRAVITY affects it? Are they aware that the nipple will NOT STICK UP LIKE A FRICKING WALL SPIKE? Do they know that they are biologically able to reach a certain size and NOT GET THAT BIG WHOA HOW IS SHE STILL STANDING UPRIGHT?
Even worse is when the suit takes the shape of parts down south. Like… Whaaaat?
The most ironic thing about Sakamoto declaring the Prime series as non-canon is that Metroid Prime has been the greatest thing to ever happen to the Metroid universe and its lore, while Other M literally shits on Samus’ character like no other game has before.
More so, I’ve read every piece of logbook registry on ‘em three Primes, and let me tell you that the details provided are of such quality that not using them for expanding Metroid’s universe is one of the biggest bullshits Sakamoto has ever done.
I mean, you probably heard of ‘em Chozos and Luminoth, yeah? Well, those guys were just two of an entire group of ancient species described on the logs.
Or another thing, perhaps you remember how the first Prime describes that after Samus destroyed the Space Pirate’s base at Zebes, Tourian, (Metroid/ZM), the remaining forces went out to search for resources to rebuild it, and how the Space Frigate Orpheon came in contact with Tallon IV and all the shit that came after, right? Well, they also tell you that Orpheon wasn’t the only one. There were two other Space Frigates out there; Siriacus and Vol Paragom.
But yeah, who cares about all that nerd stuff, ‘cause it’s always better to delve into Samus’s troubled teenager days.
Thank you Mr. Sakamoto.
He didn’t actually declare them non-canon in so many words, just didn’t consider them when making OM. Which, really, is splitting hairs, but basically he considers them side games, like Link’s Awakening or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.
Which is still really silly for the reasons given above. The Prime Trilogy has so much delicious lore and makes the Metroid galaxy feel huge - much bigger than Samus’ vendetta against the Space Pirates.
Sakamoto can consider them side games as much as he likes. I refuse.
All that melodrama in Other M was extremely unrealistic really, particularly against Samus’ existing established character. Plus, it was just plain unsatisfying.
Finding a figure of Tallon IV’s sun that tells you the Chozo of Tallon IV appreciated their star? Incredible! You wouldn’t think it but it really does- just finding this piece of a lost culture of your own accord (not thrust down your throat in an unskippable, unbearable cutscene) makes the Metroid universe a far more real place. It makes these mysterious long-lost people seem like real people, with their own unique aspects of culture and beliefs and such. It makes it more exciting to you that you’ve discovered this thing. It can make it seem sadder that said race is now presumably all dead (alternatively, Luminoth corpses where you find out when and how they died upon scanning them.)
Other M just seems like a terrible overdramatic attempt to be a sob-story with poor acting. It’s nowhere near as stimulating to the senses.