I really can't say enough about these games. For starters, Super Metroid is my absolute favorite game of all time, and Prime definitely cracks the top 15. Seriously, these are both amazing games that I could come back to over and over again. If you haven't checked them out... WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!?!?!?
I'm just kidding. Wait until you're done reading about them to go experience perfection.
Getting to experience my favorite game series in not only 3D, but through the eyes of Samus really allowed me to immerse myself in the game. I felt like I was actually the one exploring Tallon IV, that I was the one collecting and utilizing all these amazing powerups, and that I was the one taking down these impressive bosses.
Metroid Prime has an epic soundtrack, beautiful yet dangerous environments to explore, and a backstory that really made my quest personal as I forged on to avenge the fallen Chozo and destroy Metroid Prime.
As for Super, I can't do this game justice with mere words. While I can speed my way through this game with minimal effort, nothing compares to my first foray through the maze that is planet Zebes. This was the first game I ever beat, and I have fond memories playing through this game with my uncle.
The music is perfect for every atmosphere of the game, whether I'm trekking through the superheated caverns of Norfair or the lush and vibrant jungle world of Brinstar. The bosses are some of the best I think have ever been made for a game, which nearly all of them being memorable in some regard. And the feeling of excitement from discovering a new item never goes away.
This game came from a time when the ratio of story to gameplay was pretty much nonexistent, but I feel that it doesn't lack in any way. The beginning monologue all the way to avenging the fallen Baby Metroid is full of emotion ranging from despair to fierce determination, and I think that's what makes this game so amazing. I know I've said it before, but you absolutely owe it to yourself to play this game.
Now you may leave to go enjoy them for yourself. Do it!
Or, you can watch us go through it here: