I’ve been talking a lot about Metroid these past few weeks. That’s mostly because Nintendo does not seem to care all that much about the franchise, even though they are releasing Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that got a lot of heat for being untraditional, and including new Metroid-themed items in Miitomo, which actually made me start that App for the first time in a month. No, the Metroid thing most people seem to talk about these days is a little fanproject called Another Metroid 2 Remake, or AM2R for short. I got it, played it and now I’m going to tell you how it holds up to official products.
With Metroid’s 30 Birthday happening this year, it feels like the perfect opportunity to revisit the games that made this franchise so great and maybe play some games that I’ve never completed. Metroid Fusion is one of those games: I tried several times to play it, but never managed to reach the end. This changed this week, as I picked the game to be the first one I livestreamed over at my new Twitch channel. Not only was live-streaming it a fun experience, but the game overall was really enjoyable.
Metroid was one of the last Nintendo-franchises that I discovered for myself. Back when I got my Gamecube, I found Metroid Prime used for cheap and since I had little money back then, I added it to my Gamecube collection, which at that time only consisted of StarFox Adventures and Resident Evil. It quickly became my favourite game on the platform for some time and was the starting point for my love for this series.
„Spiel der Geschlechter“ ist eine Blog-Serie, die versucht, die Populärkultur aus Gender- und LGBT-Perspektive unter die Lupe zu nehmen.
Nintendo ist für die Wiederverwertung uralter Gender-Stereotypen in Videospielen bekannt. Was jedoch gleichzeitig vergessen wird, ist die Tatsache, dass das Urgestein der Industrie gleichzeitig eine der wichtigsten Ikonen der Videospielgeschichte geschaffen hat, die manch festgefrorene Gender-Konzeption aufzubrechen vermochte. Doch wie so oft, begann dies ursprünglich mit einem Film. Continue reading