Rated 10 out of 10 by SkederMcPeder Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
As the second entry in the Metroid Prime Trilogy, this game stays true to the established Metroid formula, which involves traversing alien worlds in a non-linear fashion in search of upgrades and power-ups that allow you to further progress through the world. The gameplay and graphics are as good if not slightly better than the original Prime, which is possibly the best looking game of its time. The music is superb and is essential in helping create the feeling of atmospheric isolation that the series is known for. What makes this game different from other games in the series is its focus on Light and Darkness. Each area of the game has a dark-world counterpart that is more dangerous and contains tougher enemies, and using your light and dark beams to travel and solve puzzles between the two worlds is a huge focus of the gameplay. The addition of the Dark World makes this game more challenging and slightly longer than the original Prime. I would not recommend this to beginners of the Metroid series as it's often considered to be the most difficult, but to anyone who has played through the original Metroid Prime, this game is a must-have.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Mike and Ike have it
this game is brilliant but i think it needs more multiplayer levels because there is only 6 but u start out with 4 and u have to unlock 2 and its impossebillllllllllllll its hard so thats a great challenge. But they hav a great level design. for multiplayer alot of people say it suks well there wrong its a great shooter for 1, 2, 3 or 4. and they hav all the powers that u can do in ssb melee and ssb brawl like the grapple beam and the missles and small spher thingey bombs and the thingey itself and the charge beam thing every thing in those games is true except for the zero suit samus thing but if u want action u got it. in this game u get to hav 4 beams on multiplayer and campain those r the normal beam, the annialator beam, the dark beam and the light beam every one u can charge they dont shoot out the same thing. in this game ther r two multiplayer modes bounty hunter mode and death match mode. to me campain is as good as multiplayer mode.
Rated 9 out of 10 by carmaster98 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (A-)
This is an awesome game for metroid lovers, I would highly suggest shooters to play this game once!
What I liked:
The graphics are great, and the controls are simple. For a gamecube game, this is top notch. There is also a very good set of weapons, I like the new seeker missiles that Retro Studios added. I also like the fact that they added a multiplayer setting which lets me kick my brother's butt!
What I didn't like:
This game can take WEEKS to get done, so dont try to do it all at once( but if you do, be sure to have some caprisuns, a pillow and a sleeping bag nearby, because you are going to be staring at a TV for a while!) The game is also very difficult to get through. It took me like 10 tries to beat the Boost Guardian. I would not advise kids under the age of 7 to play because when you die, there would be a bine tickling scream that samus makes, so be careful.
If I am paying 9 dollars for this game, it is practically a steal.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CalugoKid1717 THIS game is definitely a challenge.
i got this game for christmas of 2009 and im still not done with it. i played the first one aslo and found it a little less dificult than the second one. the addition of the dark world definitely made it a much longer game as you are constantly having to go back and forth between thed ark and light worlds. a new enemy also awaits those who have not played the first one. The controls were good and the storyline was superb. it also made the space pirates into a secondary enemy for the first and only time. fusion was the same but thats not the game im talking about. the graphics are better than the frst ones graphics and if youve played the first one, you'll definitely like these graphics. interface was okay but it could definitely been better, as in the sonic gate mechanism was a littl tricky to figuer out at first, but once you did it, it was pretty easy. overall, tis was my favorite prime game though i havent played the third one. this game isnt good for beginners as first game experience is definitley handy. the rest i will leave up to the players!
Rated 9 out of 10 by nemesisfan great game
so i just got this yesterday. it has some challenges and its almost like the 1st metroid prime. you still can scan things to unlock things. so far i think its better then the 1st one. those who haven't [layed it should. the controls are good. the sound is good. the graphics are great for a g ame on the gamecube. but graphics do't make a game any good though. storyline is good to me so far. rether is the panet that smaus lands on. after she does some exploring you'll see dark samus. rether has to sides to it a dark side and its light side. samus needs to get to the temples to stop the dark side from taking over rether's light side. the bosses are a little challenging. the dark side creatures are called Ing. they wiped out the forces that crashed a enemy ship on rether when they searched for the survivers. i give this game a 9.5 out of 10.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dylon The Best Metroid Game In the Series
Aether. A desolate planet in the middle of the galaxy. But it holds more than meets the eyes. This is a planet on the brink of all out destruction. And the force that is destroying it is actually itself. Being the second game of the "Prime" series, one would say that this game must be bad because it is a sequel. But I have played both this game and the first Metroid Prime and beaten them, and let me tell you, this is the one to have. Even if you are a veteran or a beginner in the Metroid series, this game offers both extremely fun game play, and a very interesting storyline. After crash landing on the planet Aether, Samus finds herself stuck. But after some good old fashioned searching, she finally realizes that she must have landed here for a reason. A dark force has been eating away at the planets light for many years by a dark force called the Ing. It is up to Samus and her expansive package of weapons to ultimately seek and destroy the ultimate evil on the planet. But while traveling on the planet, she finds that Aether isn't the only thing with a dark side. Well, I hope you enjoyed my review, and I once again encourage you to seriously BUY THIS GAME!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Webb384 Amazing
I really like this game it wasn't the first metroid game I have ever played so I wasn't disappointed, I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing video games. The graphics are amazing and so is the sound. The story line is really pay attention for example if you don't pay attention at the beginning but pay attention near the end you won't know what's going on. Also I like this game because it gives you a variety of weapons to use, the fact that you can transform shapes gives you even more powerful weapons to use. This game really got me focused on the metroid games. If this is your first metroid game, then you will definitely want to get another one. Overall its just a flat out excellent game, the only down fall is it's only for GameCube and I don't know a lot of people with a gamecube but its there loss.
Rated 10 out of 10 by roguejmh888 Prime 2 is one of the best for Gamecube!
Prime two is a wonder game a perfect first person shooter. The game does share the same problem with jumping, and turning around like the first one but hey it's a great game. The story is right after the first one and better too. You go to a planet that is at war with the Ing of the dark realm. You must find out what the space pirates are up too as well, two enemies on your back. The style is like zelda you travel to the world of light and dark the reason is to solve puzzles in order to open doors that you can't get through. The world of light is sooo stunning what a beautiful sites from the sky temple to the underwater tunnels, the dark world is purple and black not as stunning as the light world. The sound is very good but very little talking, your data will talk to you when something new is updated. The music always the best in metroid. The graphics are very good but a hint of slow downs. Very polish too. The gameplay is well.... the same but it's harder then the last you get upgrades and powerful missles but they limited once you wasted them you have to blow up hives or monsters with your standard plasma beam. Overall the game is long and gripping too, it's one of those games that can't be missed!
Rated 10 out of 10 by darkreviewwriter this game is the best one in the trilogy
this game was asome,it has great controls and a it is a game that will give you gaming joy for many months, if you loved metroid prime you will love this one.there is a new boss called dark samus and you will have to fight her many times.this game brings back the screw attack,but replaces the old beams with cooler new beams like the dark beam and the light beam . the controls are different and include new visors like the dark visor. this game also includes special multiplayer modes. this time you land in a strange planet called ather, which has is home to a peaceful race called the luminoth, but a meteor (which a later game shows you) crashes into ather causing a rift that creates dark ather, wich is home to a evil race called the ing.i highly recomend this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Fry The Wombat Now THIS is like Unreal 2
I'd like to say that this is really great. It is just like Unreal 2 but with a twist. This game has GARGANTUAN bosses, some that I like, some that are irritating. To ALL you that have Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, it is really cool, I don't have any screenshots, but this will change your mind about this game. Just to say, Quadraxis is hard because he is HUGE and has really annoying attacks, such as the homing missle. This isn't a long review but I hope this changes your minds about this game. P.S. the Emporer Ing is Freakin' easy. So far I wish there was something like Xbox Live for the Gamecube, I'd call that the Gamecube Network, where you would get achievements in this game. So far, this game is WICKED SICK man, blood, guts, cool.NOW THIS IS UNREAL 2!