Today the review embargo is closed Metroid Dread liked and in time various media published their reviews. The media attention is overwhelming. Below we have collected some votes for you.
Metroid Dread “is the comeback fans have been waiting for,” writes VGC. The side scroller would achieve “almost everything we hoped for”. The “near perfect balance of allusions to the past and fresh ideas”, the “fast action” and a “surprising story” are praised. 5 out of 5 stars.
IGN awards a straight 9 and you are “incredibly happy” to play such a successful Metroid. It has “enough clever innovations” and level design, like newer games like Hollow Knight and Ori. But the mix of new and old developers, the Metroid team, showed how best to do that.
Bee Eurogamer you reward the rare “excellent” seal and praise the game with its hard boss battles, countless gadgets and large mazes as a “love letter to good game design”. “Metroid Dread proves that the Metroid franchise is still able to innovate the genre it built with its own exciting ideas,” says Wccftech.
GamePro thinks Samus would lose compared to Ori or Hollow Knight. But this direct comparison and the loveless juxtaposition of functions fails. It would depend on the fun of the game, and here Metroid Dread would score with “gripping, incredibly motivating exploration”.
At the end there are currently 88 points Open Criticism. You can run it yourself in two days. After all these years, there is a new 2D Metroid that completes the storyline of Samus Aran and the Metroid that started with Metroid on the Famicom in 1986 and remained unfinished for 19 years after the Metroid Fusion.
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