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Eagled eyed fans have noticed some dialogue censorship in Metroid Prime Trilogy.

A cutscene in the final Metroid Prime chapter, Corruption, was spotted with an ever-so-slight change. Instead of saying, "Damn! They're targeting the planetary-defense system," Admiral Dane says, "No! They're targeting the planetary-defense system." Both the original titles and Trilogy carry Teen ratings in the US.

It's unknown whether there have been other changes, though it's likely that the notorious "tap A over 9000 times to see Samus's breasts" cheat in the original Metroid Prime has been removed.

Thanks to 1up.

What do you think of the strange re-dubbing, necessary or pointless?

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It\'s stupid and pointless, especially since it was so minor.

Just asserts for me even more that Nintendo are being totally paranoid about censorship again, and I don\'t like it one bit.

It\'s unknown whether there have been other changes, though it\'s likely that the notorious \"tap A over 9000 times to see Samus\'s breasts\" cheat in the original Metroid Prime has been removed.

Smilie

( Edited 02.09.2009 16:02 by SuperLink )

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Now this is just plain petty. Smilie Hope they didn't change anything else like this. Smilie Haven't noticed yet, though.

Regardless, what a compilation!! Smilie I knew it was unlikely, but I was hoping Retro were going to include the original intro and title screens for each respective game. Oh well.

It's unknown whether there have been other changes, though it's likely that the notorious "tap A over 9000 times to see Samus's breasts" cheat in the original Metroid Prime has been removed.

It doesn't work. Smilie Smilie

Chance favors the prepared mind.

How unnecessary. Smilie

MechaG2 said:
but I was hoping Retro were going to include the original intro and title screens for each respective game. Oh well.

Smilie You are kidding right? I thought they\'d be in there. Everytime I played either of the original games, I\'d spend about a minute just listening and watching the opening titles. Smilie

I guess I\'ll have to just pop in my GC versions. Smilie

( Edited 02.09.2009 17:38 by wAyNe - sTaRT )

They also removed some minor detail from the game too like when you charge the ice beam Samus's cannon doesn't freeze over anymore or after firing multiple shots it doesn't show the the cannon cool down from overheating. I don't know why they removed these.

I would have thought they'd edit out the part where I put my penis in Samus' anus.

... wait, no.


...though it's likely that the notorious "tap A over 9000 times to see Samus's breasts" cheat in the original Metroid Prime has been removed.

Damn!

... I mean, no!

Damn!!

I think this is a classic case of changes being made, censorship wise, purely to keep the people making these choices employed.

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It actually makes it sound confusing, like he's disagreeing with Ensign Stubbing.

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L said:
They also removed some minor detail from the game too like when you charge the ice beam Samus's cannon doesn't freeze over anymore or after firing multiple shots it doesn't show the the cannon cool down from overheating. I don't know why they removed these.

Smilie................. why Retro why? I'd like to hear what their excuse is for taking them out. Smilie

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Damn man, what's the point?

Oh crap, they've got to me too! Smilie


wAyNe - sTaRT said:
How unnecessary. Smilie

MechaG2 said:
but I was hoping Retro were going to include the original intro and title screens for each respective game. Oh well.

Smilie You are kidding right? I thought they\'d be in there. Everytime I played either of the original games, I\'d spend about a minute just listening and watching the opening titles. Smilie

I guess I\'ll have to just pop in my GC versions. Smilie
Yeah, I feel your pain... Smilie I use to do the same thing. The beginning intros and title screens were EPIC for all 3 games. And the music... AWESOME! /sigh Was really hoping Retro were going to keep \'em in the Trilogy. Smilie

L said:
They also removed some minor detail from the game too like when you charge the ice beam Samus\'s cannon doesn\'t freeze over anymore or after firing multiple shots it doesn\'t show the the cannon cool down from overheating. I don\'t know why they removed these.

Wait... WHAT?! Now that you mention it, I haven\'t noticed the cool down effect. I haven\'t gotten the Ice Beam yet, but why would Retro remove graphical effects from the originals?!! Or anything awesome for that matter?! Damnit!



( Edited 02.09.2009 22:36 by MechaG2 )

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Well those who'll miss these can still pop in their original versions of the three games. I still have them so it's not gonna be an issue for me Smilie.

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Damn you!
- I mean, no you!
... Smilie

I think this is ridiculous. In House of the Dead: Overkill the word 'fuck' are used more than 100 times. And now 'damn' is censored in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, one of the most hardcore Nintendo-games for Wii. x)
Nevermind, it doesen't affect the gameplay in any way.

English isn't my main-language, so I will possibly make some grammatical failures sometimes. But shit happends.

While this obviously doesn't "ruin the game" or anything like that, I'm pretty concerned about what something like this implies. I am increasingly starting to fear that Nintendo may be regressing back into the dark ages, when they bent over backwards in a misguided attempt to please young children and soccer moms. This particular incident seems negligible until you realize that it took time and almost certainly money to make this minor change, and then you really start to worry about where Nintendo's going.

wAyNe - sTaRT said:
L said:
They also removed some minor detail from the game too like when you charge the ice beam Samus's cannon doesn't freeze over anymore or after firing multiple shots it doesn't show the the cannon cool down from overheating. I don't know why they removed these.

Smilie................. why Retro why? I'd like to hear what their excuse is for taking them out. Smilie

Probably because I think all the games were ported to Metroid Corruptions engine.
Which...while very good itself and clearly based on those engines...didnt actualy feature those effects.

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I love the damn no! jokes. Smilie

I don't understand how anyone even noticed these changes.

Does anyone know if you can view a list of the achievements that are unlocked/unlockable? It was annoying in Prime 3 to not know what you had to do to get most of the medals.

Darkflame said:
Probably because I think all the games were ported to Metroid Corruptions engine.
Which...while very good itself and clearly based on those engines...didnt actualy feature those effects.

That's not a good enough excuse. Smilie What made Prime 1 and 2 look so great was all the little extra graphical details. MP3's engine is based on the MP1/MP2 engine like you said so it shouln't have been hard to add the effects.

I thought it was always just a case of find them wasnt it? Not actually doing stuff.
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And yes, they should have coded the effects into Prime 3's engine.

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I'm Sorry, but WTF? This is just rediculous. They going to remove samus in her zero suit now?

Echoes221 said:
I'm Sorry, but WTF? This is just rediculous. They going to remove samus in her zero suit now?

Redonkulas!


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